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ThunderVolt 12 Volt DC Aircraft Tug
12 Volt DC

ThunderVolt 12 Volt DC Aircraft Tug

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Quite operation meets low maintenance in this battery operated tug!

The ThunderVolt Aircraft Tug includes one set of hook-up adaptors. Additional adaptors and extensions are extra.

Ideal for aircraft up to 6000 lbs. depending on conditions.

Rated for: Bonanza, 55 Baron, Cessna 150-210 & 337, Seneca, Cherokee, Lance, Saratoga, Twin Comanche, Diamond, Mooney, Columbia, Scott tail wheels. And more!

Easy for one person to maneuver aircraft quickly and safely in tightly stacked hangars or staging on the ramp.
Select 1 choice from lists below.

If you have multiple aircraft, send list to sales@powertow.com.
Beech
Cessna
Piper
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On-Line Price: $2,399.00
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Accessories
Spares Kit 40EZ/KeyEz/12 V/35EZ
Spares Kit 40EZ/KeyEz/12 V/35EZ
$45.00
Caster Wheels 40 EZ, TV, KeyEZ,
Caster Wheels 40 EZ, TV, KeyEZ,
$59.00
Snow Chains
Snow Chains
Description
Powertow Power

We recently had the good fortune to have cold snap here in North Idaho.  We hauled out the Thundervolt and did a little stress testing on our updated frame. 

First, we kept a mostly-charged battery in the freezer overnight (3 deg. F) to more accurately match our customers' conditions. 

We found that pushing, we could generate over 550 lb. of force with the Thundervolt.  That is as much as our 2 largest guys could reasonably generate.  The tire began to spin before we could stall the motor.  Pulling was just over 350 lb. before the tire spun (pulling is always less effective).

These numbers represent the MAXIMUM forces we could generate with a 8000 load in both free-wheeling and braked conditions.  Since our gas-operated units have significantly higher horsepower, we expect the same performance and will release results when we test them as well.


 

The "Thundervolt" 12V DC Powertow for clean, quiet, cordless operation, is a sweetheart of a mover and is ideal for flatter hangar ramps and warmer climates.  Extremely easy to operate, allowing the pilot to hook up from the handle position in seconds and move his aircraft smoothly without help. Features our exclusive "Quick Silver" transmission, designed for smooth starts with speeds ideal for hangaring.
Gently start moving aircraft by squeezing clutch handle. Release to stop.The feather touch clutch allows the unit to engage smoothly giving the pilot full control of the hangaring process.


AIRCRAFT -Ideal for singles and light twins - Bonanza, 55/58 Baron, Cessna 172-182-210-337, Seneca, Cherokee, Lance, Saratoga, Twin Comanche, Diamond, Mooney, Columbia, Scott Tail Wheels, and wheel pants.
HOOKUP - Remote hook-up at handle.
SHIPPINGIn stock and shipped Fed Ex, assembled less handle. 115 lbs. Carton size 45 x 22 x 23 inches - Signature required at destination.
POWER PACKAGE - Custom built, 12Volt DC motor, matched with a deep cycle battery. 12 Volt solid state float charger with auto shut-off to prevent over charging. 40% more power than other cordless units.
TRANSMISSION - Forward-Neutral-Reverse...Designed for soft, smooth starts. Only from Powertow. 
TIRE SPECS -13 x 6.50 x 6 generous drive tire with extra deep tread, provides smooth maneuverability through tight transitions or over door tracks. This single wheel design leans with the caster angle of your nose gear adding to handling ease.
AVAILABLE OPTIONS
Frame Extensions for aircraft with wheel pants, Scott and Mooney Hookup, Caster Wheels, Software Kit, Tire Chains
                  
  Proudly celebrating 38 years of serving the aircraft flying community with tugs and transmissions Made in the USA!

Customer Reviews
Rating ThunderVolt 12 Volt DC Aircraft Tug
I bought this wanting an electric cordless solution and not having to worry about maintaining a gas engine and long-term issues of old gasoline. It works really well, has plenty of power for a Baron, locks onto the wheel really well and is extremely easy to plug-in and leave on charge. I like the no-maintenance, no fuel, always ready answer to moving my aircraft.
Reviewed by: Philip Shelley from Chicago. on 10/27/2016
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