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Towbar for heavy gliders 160cm
Towbar for heavy gliders 160cm Towbar for heavy gliders 160cm Towbar for heavy gliders 160cm Towbar for heavy gliders 160cm

IMI Tow Bar - Heavy Gliders

Sale Price: $320.00

SKU: 4792, 4798, 4801

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Detailed Description

Heavy Towbar

Towbar Heavy Gliders

Tow bar allows you to tow the glider by a car equipped with the ISO-50 ball towing connection. We have elegant solution both for light or heavy gliders. For heavy gliders we consider: gliders with water ballast with MTOW over 525kg, twoseaters, open class, gliders with turbo or selflauncher engine.

The system intended for heavy gliders doesn´t carry the tail of the glider in the air, it only pulls/pushes and steers the direction, the glider rides on the tail dolly. The towing bar connects to the taildolly by robust steel tube hinge with closing lock. To mount/dismount the towing bar, simply revolve it up to the angle of 45° and pull out from the tail dolly hinge.

The towing bar is telescopic and can be shortened for transport very quickly and easily. Simply push the lock button and push together. The towing bar is mainly made of anodised aluminium, the highly stressed parts are made of zinc-galvanised steel. Wing dolly has to be modified before use - simply install the connecting adaptor with hinge tube between the tail dolly body and castor wheel. This part is, of course, shipped with the bar and is included in the price. The dimensions meet the standardised dimensions of the wheel brackets, so the prepared holes fit for all factory delivered tail dollies automatically.

We have delivered many tow bars of this type to ourequipment in use 36 customers since 2007, they are more and more popular due to the lightweight design and easy connection to the glider (you don´t have to lift the tail of heavy gliders). We offer them now in three lengths (160, 180 and 205 cm) and with or without tail lifting adaptor for easy tail dolly installation.


Why Buy From Us?

Wings & Wheels has been serving the sport aviation and soaring community for more than 20 years.  We have the largest and most comprehensive inventory of sailplane and soaring supplies.  Nearly everything you find here is in stock and can ship the same day.  We are here for aviators, businesses, mechanics and government.  Our goal is to fulfill your order promptly and as conveniently as our resources allow.

Wings & Wheels is proud to be the American representative for HpH Ltd, producer of the finest quality 304 sailplanes.

Our staff has over 8,000 hours of flying experience in gliders and airplanes. Wings & Wheels is staffed by Sean, Garret, Miki, Matt and Linda. You will have a friendly voice pick up when you call. Our staff is trained to promptly take your orders and ship your products.

Shipping Information

Same Day Shipping

Orders placed by 3:00 pm PST Monday-Friday for “off-the-shelf“, in-stock items are normally shipped same day by UPS.  Although we stock the vast majority of the items on our online store, we cannot assure that they will all be on hand at all times. We ship every order as quickly as possible, and in the event of a delay, be assured that we are working hard to get your order shipped promptly. Due to order volume during holidays, we cannot guarantee that all orders placed can ship on the day after the holiday closure. 

Orders for special cut products may take a few days to ship depending on order volume. Special order products ship based on the lead times of each manufacturer. 

Shipping Service

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UPS orders will need to be placed before 4:00 pm EST and 4:00 pm PST Monday-Friday to ship out the same business day.  We apply UPS retail rates to calculate shipping costs.  Packages may not qualify for actual wieight due to size.  If dimensional weight is applied by UPS your shipping & packing rate will be adjusted.  Packages are only insured aganst theft if signature delivery is accepted.  Request signature delivery.


Priority Mail & 1st Class order has to be placed by 11am. We will use the flat rate box service if your parts fit in the box and the service cost is less than USPS Priority Mail. USPS may not always have tracking information available.  If you request lower cost USPS shipping you agree to accept all responsibility for lost, stolen and damaged packages.

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