Universal Aircraft Towbar

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$139.95
$139.95

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Product ID: 10322A



Made in the USA

These high quality towbars are perfect replacements for your lost, bent or broken towbar, or even if you just need an extra around the hangar. Much more durable than the lightweight model included as original equipment. Constructed of carbon steel and powder coated for years of use.



Universal Towbar

For use with a tug, tractor or by hand. Clevis hitch ensures a safe and secure attachment. Spring-loaded latch ins...Read more

Made in the USA
These high quality towbars are perfect replacements for your lost, bent or broken towbar, or even if you just need an extra around the hangar. Much more durable than the lightweight model included as original equipment. Constructed of carbon steel and powder coated for years of use.

Universal Towbar
For use with a tug, tractor or by hand. Clevis hitch ensures a safe and secure attachment. Spring-loaded latch inserts automatically adapt to the nose gear fittings of most singles and twins. Slide lock quickly adjusts and holds firmly. 6' long.
Reviews
4.2 / 5.0
34 Reviews
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2
Durability
4.2 / 5
Reliability
4.3 / 5
Performance
4.0 / 5
Ease Of Use
3.9 / 5
Value
4.3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (12)
No (4)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Not practical for rental aircraft
This is a solid/rugged tow bar, if you own your aricraft, but if you are a renter, like I am, it is not practical to carry it to the rental aircraft for each flight.
June 17, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Nice tow bar, light and well built.
Nice and well built tow are, I did mount a 2” ball coupler on it so I can move it with the same 4-wheeler I move my boat with. It seems strong enough that I may mount a electric motor on it to make it a motorized tow bar. It is built good and seems to be light enough that it wouldn’t be to heavy to handle.
March 25, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I have only used it a couple times for my own aircraft. I have worked as an an aircraft mechanic for 48 years I have used many towbars. For this application the fact that is lightweight, easy to use and the price is right I think it is a good bargain. I use it on an old cub/cadet which makes it much easier for me to go flying
December 5, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Absolutely perfect for my 206!!!! Fits the strut bolts like a glove. Also easy to find a receiver hitch for the lawn tractor, so that I now have the perfect tug. Plenty of length too-good clearance between tractor and prop. Price unbeatable, And i shopped around a lot.
June 18, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Universal Tow Bar
Is a little bit clumsy when using in on the strut bolts, but is OK in the axle. It works fine for what I need (C310) and is a good value.
April 11, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
A perfect solution
My hangar has a dirt floor which makes it hard to push/pull my airplane in and out of the hangar with the usual hand-held towbar. Worse, when there's snow on the ramp, getting traction to move the airplane is risky. I thought of a small electric tug, but they're $1000 and up -- and, with no electricity in the hangar, I wouldn't be able to keep it charged. Then, I found this towbar. I have a front receiver hitch (no ball) on my truck, so it works great!
January 20, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
The quality is good for the price. I’m not sure I would consider it a universal tow bar, but It will definitely fit a lot of different planes. The bar is made of thin metal so probably not great for larger planes. . It does move up to 3500 lbs without issue.
January 3, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Just what I needed
Works well to pull out a Mooney M20C with a lawnmower. Fits the holes very well. Fairly lightweight material. Easy to handle.
December 28, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works as claimed
I use this on my homemade tug, which is a snow blower that can still be used as a snowblower. This towbar is the perfect length for my application. AND it does hook-up to a Grumman Cheetah.
August 31, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Well built and great value
Works great to move a Mooney 231 using a lawn tractor.
August 24, 2018
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Will this work on a Cirrus with with wheel pant?
Blake P on Mar 7, 2017
Does anyone have the ID and OD of the connection pins? I want to know if it will fit through the pants and over the pins on an RV-7A.
Michael H on Apr 27, 2018
Will this towbar fit a Cessna 182 with a nose wheel fairing?
Jimmy on Feb 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes this will fit a Cessna 182 with wheel fairing.
Will it work on a Piper Arrow?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with a Piper Arrow.
Will it fit the Beech V35 Bonanza?
Ted S on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes this tow bar will work with the Bonanza V35.
will this tow bar fit a grumman tiger?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Since no one had an answer, I bought this for my 1975 Grumman AA-5 Traveler. It just holds on to the heads of the bolts, but its diameter is a fraction of an inch too small to actually slide down the bolt all the way and clamp on solidly. I'll get a micrometer out in the next few days to measure the difference.
Will this work on my 310?
A shopper on Sep 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: work fine in my cessna 310Q
Will this fit a Bellanca super viking and or a Piper Comanche PA 24-250?
Paul H on Oct 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure. However, the lugs are too big for a Cessna 206. They are long enough but the diameter is too wide. I had to pay a welding shop to cut them off and weld on the correct size. The "universal fit" as described in the ad is not correct.
Will this tow bar work on a Cessna 172 ?
Rickey M on Dec 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. A 172 is what I purchased it for. I actually considered making one, before I saw this one. Quality built, and very reasonable.
What is the weight limit of the bar?
Thomas D on Mar 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A weight limit is not listed by the manufacturer.
Will this fit the tiny nubs on a S35 Bonanza? They sit above nose wheel and are very small.
Costas S on Jun 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: They would not fit my Cherokee Six tabs so i ended up drilling the nose wheel fairing and they do fit the nose wheel axle so if the tabs on your Bonanza are the same diameter or smaller than the axle on a Piper Cherokee Six it should fit. I will say this tow bar is pretty sturdy, I use a lawn tractor I converted to a tug to push and pull my plane and it works very well for a whole lot less than a professional device.
I need to adapt this for a 177 rg--has anyone else done it?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If the 177 RG has an open axle, similar to Pipers, then this tow bar should work,. Use mine on 172M, 182P (Fixed gear), Piper Cherokee 140 and Beech Muskateer.
Hi does this tow bar have a telescoping option. My plan is to use a lawn tractor, so I will need to be able to slide it in or out to hook up?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It does not have a telescoping option. I also use a lawn tractor and it is fairly easy to hook the tow bar to the airplane first and then pull the lawn tractor close. With it out of gear, it is easy to move a few inches to connect to the tow bar.
Will this work on 206 with boots?
jerry k on Apr 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought it for a 172M. It has wheel fairing. It's a very well made tow bar for the money. I was going to make one, and this was just to easy. Not sure how a 172 differs from the 206 in this area?
Will this tow at work on a Cessna Cardinal FG with nose wheel fairing?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Don't know about a Cessna but it works great on my cirrus with nose fairing
Will this fit on my Piper Comanche 180 with the two prong hookup?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, but No. It is designed for a Cessna style hookup. The term Universal is a little misleading.
Will this hook up to the bolts above the wheel pants?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will.
how do identify if the lugs will fit a beech sundowner nose wheel? 1982 C-23
mike b on Apr 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This unit will fit with this aircraft.
Will this work on a Lake LA4-200 ?
Arthur on Apr 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Automatically adapts to the nose gear fittings of most singles and twins. Not sure if it will work with the Lake LA4.
Would this work on a Piper Aztec?
Jose A on Feb 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should work with the Aztec per the manufacturer.
Will this tow bar work on my 210 ?
Fred L on Dec 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the 210.
Will this fit a 2007 Czech Sportcruiser?
A shopper on Nov 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It should fit if he Sportycruiser has the standard pin connections.
Where do you get the pins to fit in the spring loaded inserts?
ArrowDave on Aug 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The aircraft should have pins above the nose wheel or it will fit into the wheel itself.
Is there other options than the Clevis attachment?
Sean M on Jul 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, the clevis hitch is the only option for the universal towbar.
Will this fit on a 1964 C210D?
Dale R on Dec 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will fit the Cessna 210.
What is the diameter of the hole to attach to a tow vehicle? Looks like a regular attachment pin will fit
A shopper on Dec 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is 1/2 in.
Does this tow bar work with a Piper PA22 TriPacer?
CampagnoloChick . on Nov 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should work with the TriPacer.
Does this work on a Navion?
A shopper on Nov 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should work with the Navion.
Will it work in a Piper Warrior, PA28-151?
D L on Nov 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the Warrior.
How does this loosen and tighten to stay clamped onto the wheel? I don’t see a screw or screw jack of any sort.
JaredYng on Nov 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The bar that goes between the long arms is pushed up and squeezed the long arms.
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