II, III, IV and STRIKER
CHOOSING YOUR SUPERTOW
Questions to consider:
Get the size of tug recommended for
your plane; we have 40 years of experience and have learned what does (and does
not) work. For multiple aircraft, choose
the tug to suit the largest one. If you
do not see your aircraft listed in our product descriptions, please call.
We cannot accommodate wheel pants with
Supertows or the Striker. Please refer
to our single-wheeled units (40EZ, Key EZ, 12 Volt
This is more a personal choice rather than
a technical one: gas tugs cost less; battery tugs are quieter and easier to
BASIC OPERATION (all Supertow and
All of our Supertows load and unload using our remote control
The carriage is lowered by the operator.
The operator rolls the tug under the nose (or tail) wheel.
The carriage automatically raises and locks as the wheel is loaded.
The carriage swivels freely to allow very tight turns without turning the nose wheel itself.
When the plane is in position, the operator lowers the carriage and rolls the tug back out.
All this is done from the handle with no winches or
straps. For safety, we recommend
chocking the mains when loading.
You can rotate your plane within its own
wheelbase without ever reaching your turn limits.
UNITS (SUPERTOW I-IV)
The main difference amongst the units
All gas units use a belt tensioner clutch that also doubles as a ‘dead man’s
switch’. Squeezing the clutch handle
engages the drive system. This type of
clutch offers good speed control and safety.
Super tow 1 has one speed forward and
reverse, whereas the rest of the lineup has 5 speeds in reverse. All units may use either auto gas or
100LL. You may use the fuel from your
UNITS (SUPERTOW STRIKER)
The Supertow Striker is a smooth, quiet
battery operated machine with clutchless load and go! Operation is the same as
the Supertow I-IV, only battery operated.
The Striker has dynamic braking and electromagnetic parking
brake, which allows the aircraft to be left unattended without chocking.
BUY A POWERTOW / SUPERTOW UNIT?
As a pilot and business owner, I know how
important it is to have a solid, safe and easy-to-use piece of equipment to
move your plane by yourself and NOT have to overpay for it!
As always, Northwest Manufacturing is
leading the industry in smooth, easy loading and moving your aircraft without
bending down or winching the aircraft onto the tug. We strive to keep our
units compact and trim! I know you will enjoy your unit!
Happy flying and thank you, Karen