IMI Tow Bar – Heavy Gliders
IMI Tow Bar – Heavy Gliders 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, two seaters, open class, gliders with turbo or self launcher 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 tail dolly 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 anodized aluminum, the highly stressed parts are made of zinc–galvanized steel. Tail dolly has to be modified before use – simply install the connecting adapter 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 standardized dimensions of the wheel brackets, so the prepared holes fit for all factory delivered tail dollies automatically.
IMI has delivered many tow bars of this type to our equipment 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 adapter for easy tail dolly installation.
*IMI Tail Lifting Adapter not included.
About IMI Gliding
IMI – Gliding Equipment started the production of equipment for glider pilots at the end of year 2004. After eleven years of experience our aims profiled in simple conclusion: everything we do, we try to do the best we can.
We offer you the usual things with unusual quality, new ideas, interesting look, smart functions. As we hear from the feedback of our satisfied customers, this is the right way. Since we are personally enthusiastic and experienced glider pilots, we understand the problems quite well. In 2016 we have more than 5000 satisfied customers from the whole world.