banner graphic
Airport Webcams
Who's Online
16 registered (EdW, Ranz Alami, Skyhawk28F, mhrivnak, Wingingit, thomas koch, Showboatsix, California Flyer, xcfire, sjp, Sky 21, 40Flaps, Henry M., Joeman434, 120br, claytargethntr), 322 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
172SimEng, glbtrottr, Flea, Frank44, DrewP
9534 Registered Users
Top Posters
Bargain Bob 175674
vettdvr 7724
Rusty Rudder 6953
Cessna Dude 6628
California Flyer 5651
Willie 4699
Joeman434 4139
Clyde Cessna 3868
Don Tedrow 3310
Peedie Montgomery 3036
wrecksum 2704
Ward Holbrook 2436
XP Driver 2395
November X-ray 2272
ytodd 1974
Jim_1 1932
oilwell1415 1906
Nightowl 1826
Nintendo Pilot 1737
Bigdoggh 1710
Glenn Darr 1708
Pilawt 1691
RodneyHooverCFI 1646
KevinMcP 1639
Pilot110 1482
EdW 1443
Showboatsix 1430
Shuswap 1304
Henry M. 1265
JD Casteel 1240
Top Posters (30 Days)
Bargain Bob 2728
Pilot5107F 134
Joeman434 69
Rusty Rudder 47
Flubber4.0 40
Don Tedrow 38
C420sailor 37
N5479R 30
Cherokeedriver 29
Showboatsix 27
cyendrey 22
Sky 21 22
Wayne R 20
California Flyer 20
Viper_96 19
Skyhawk28F 18
Ernani 18
Dave W 17
Willie 17
cadcap 16
Peedie Montgomery 15
November X-ray 14
Henry M. 13
combahee 13
BettyWhite 13
Bubba 2 12
6alfabravo 12
Newpilotoldplane 12
bnt1983 10
Steven Sun 8
Topic Options
#132319 - 06/19/13 10:35 AM WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment
Curious1 Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 1081
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
I need to tow my C172. I need a towbar so I can use my truck to move it.
_________________________
"Safety" simply means "the risk is acceptable" - no more, no less.

Top
#132529 - 06/20/13 04:49 AM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Curious1]
Bigdoggh Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 1710
Loc: Georgia
I bought this one. I tow Miss Nannie to fuel and wash rack with this tow bar and a golf cart. It's a bit expensive, but works great. One word of caution...if you have a torpedo style nose wheel pant you will need the extender kit and then may still have to slightly modify to completely avoid scratching said pant.

http://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/pspages/brackettuniversaltowbars.php
_________________________
George - 1972 C-172L


Top
#132556 - 06/20/13 10:37 AM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Bigdoggh]
BGF Yankee Offline
Pilot in Command

Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 347
Loc: Tennessee, USA
The one George is suggesting works great! If you're looking for one that would fit a ball/hitch, I'm not sure you'll have any luck. I think most people retrofit them. I could be wrong about that though. You CAN use the one suggested here on a ball hitch though...I've done it. For no faster than you should REALLY be towing, you should have no worries.
_________________________
Enjoy my aviation photos at - http://www.flickr.com/photos/aviatorisu/

Top
#132591 - 06/20/13 01:00 PM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: BGF Yankee]
Curious1 Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 1081
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Cool! Thanks. Ordered. I'm gonna use it for exactly the same purposes as Bigdoggh. Hopefully it'll put off an engine overhaul for at least another 100 hours or so.
_________________________
"Safety" simply means "the risk is acceptable" - no more, no less.

Top
#132597 - 06/20/13 01:55 PM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Curious1]
Bigdoggh Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 1710
Loc: Georgia
Here is a pic...Miss Nannie last year before the tornado and hail...

_________________________
George - 1972 C-172L


Top
#132660 - 06/20/13 09:25 PM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Bigdoggh]
BGF Yankee Offline
Pilot in Command

Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 347
Loc: Tennessee, USA
I like the plane (and golf cart) much better as it is now wink I think I see a bird peaking out of your hangar there too!
_________________________
Enjoy my aviation photos at - http://www.flickr.com/photos/aviatorisu/

Top
#133480 - 06/25/13 01:11 PM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Bigdoggh]
Curious1 Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 1081
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Nice plane, nice tow tug. That's where I'm headed (for a tug). I have an electric car that works great for travel to/from the airport. Adding a hitch and it's better yet.
_________________________
"Safety" simply means "the risk is acceptable" - no more, no less.

Top
#133586 - 06/26/13 05:49 AM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Curious1]
Bigdoggh Offline
Gold Pilot

Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 1710
Loc: Georgia
I actually have a hitch in front and the back of the gold cart.
_________________________
George - 1972 C-172L


Top


Cessna172 Tribute
THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR
Special thanks to:
You!
Thank you for making this site great
Today's Birthdays
Donboy, Garry, jeremypuhal, kevin johnson, mx757, rmarcelino79, weals
Member Map
Where in the world are the Cessna 172 Club Members?

View the map

Helpful Links
100LL Price Finder
AD Directory
Aging GA Aircraft
Aircraft Directory
Airplane Report
AirNav
Airport Facilities Directory
AOPA
Aviation Weather
Barnstormers
BaseOps
C172 History
Cessna
Controller
Crash Records
DUAT Voyager Planner
DUATS
FAA
FltPlan
Flight Aware
Flying Tools (Files)
Google Earth
Ground Speed Records
National METAR Map
Sky Vector
Trade-A-Plane
Uvalde Flight Ctr
All the Webcams
Shout Box

AOPA
AOPA
Weather Lookup
Airport code:
(separate multiple codes with spaces)

List of stations