Specializing in C-130 Hercules Towbars and P-3 Orion Towbars

*Patented New features (U.S. Patent No. 8,939,461) 2013

LOCKHEED Approved C-130 Hercules TOWBAR
Since 1985


C-130 Hercules Towbars with FLIR

FEATURES
1. Shear Bolt
2. Safety Bolt
3. Jack-Knife Resistant Bolts
4. Auto-Lock Pin
5. Handle
6. Heat Treated Alloy Steel
C-130 Towbar Head

Just a turn of the handle will engage the cam under the tow pin. The automatic lock will assure a positive hook-up for towing. To release, only turn the handle, thus unlocking the towbar head from the tow pin.

THIS PATENTED DESIGN MAKES THE TOWBAR
HOOK-UP AND RELEASE QUICK AND EASY.

We have THREE SAFETY FEATURES only FOUND ON the Manson Towbars.

*Our patented new features (U.S. Patent No. 8,939,461)2013
 

C-130 Towbar Head
1. Shear Bolt: When the shear bolt has sheared the SAFETY BOLT keeps the aircraft connected to the tow tractor
2. Safety Bolt: This bolt will keep towbar and aircraft hooked up, even when the shear bolt shears.
3. Anti-Jackknife Bolts: When shear bolt is sheared, there are two resistant bolts to keep the aircraft in towing position.
4. Foam-Filled Tires: Towbars are shipped with FOAM-FILLED tires to eliminate flats.

Principle of Operation: Designed for towing the C-130 aircraft by the nose landing gear. Attaches to nose gear towing bolt with locking latch. Two wheels are provided for handling towbar when not connected to aircraft.
Method of Operation: Towing vehicle is connected to bar.
Type of Material: Square steel tubing.
Options: Fly-Away towbar (by special order).

To order contact us at: C130Manson@aol.com

U.S. National Stock Number

Part Number

Military Service
NSN 1730-01-103-9685 MANSON 130-2 AF U.S. Air Force
NSN 1730-01-384-2805 MANSON 130-2 W WORLDWIDE
NSN 1730-00-554-5439 MANSON 130-2 N U.S. Navy
NSN 1730-01-612-0210 MANSON 130-2 FLY-AWAY
     
C-130 J Towbar for FLIR    

C-130 Towbar Assembly

C-130 Towbar Assembly

C-130 Hercules

U.S. National Stock Number

Part Number

Military Service
NSN 1730-01-103-9685
NSN 1730-00-554-5439 P/N MANSON130-J (FLIR-BALL)
NSN 1730-01-HS1-5298 P/N 126-700-101 (US Coast Guard)
NSN 1730-01-298-9161 P/N 871917-1 (US Air Force)


P-3 Orion Towbar   SPECIAL FEATURES

6 Meter Towbar (236 inches) for P-3 Orion and C-130 Hercules Aircraft
6 Meter P3 Towbar

1. Shear Bolt: When the shear bolt has sheared the SAFETY BOLT keeps the aircraft connected to the tow tractor
2. Safety Bolt: This bolt will keep towbar and aircraft hooked up, even when the shear bolt shears.
3. Anti-Jackknife Bolts: When shear bolt is sheared, there are two resistant bolts to keep the aircraft in towing position.
4. Foam-Filled Tires: Towbars are shipped with FOAM-FILLED tires to eliminate flats.
P-3 ORION TOWBAR P-3 ORION TOWBAR
Unlock Position Lock Position - Ready to Tow

U.S. National Stock Number

Part Number

Military Service
NSN 1730-01-547-3069 MANSON-P3 WORLD-WIDE
NSN 1730-01-586-0499 MANSON-P3-236 WORLD-WIDE
NSN 1730-01-576-2655 MANSON-P3 FLY-AWAY

Original Towbar:
Dimensions: 180" x 24" x 18"  Weight: 230 lbs.
6 Meter Towbar:
Dimensions: 236" x 24" x 18"  Weight: 260 lbs.


P-3 Orion or C-130 Fly Away Towbar

Fly-Away P-3 Towbar

Fly-Away P-3 Towbar

Fly-Away P-3 Towbar

 

U.S. National Stock Number

Part Number

Military Service
NSN 1730-01-576-2655 MANSON P3 FLY-AWAY
NSN 1730-01-612-0210 C130-2F FLY-AWAY
Dimensions  

Length:
Width:
Height:

180 inches
24 inches
Height 18 inches
Weight  

Under-carriage:
Head assembly:
Front half of towbar:
Rear half of towbar:
Total: 

62 lbs.
44 lbs.
84 lbs.
87 lbs.
277 lbs.

Special Features

  • Four (4) nuts will remove the undercarriage (2 U-Bolts)
  • Remove one 1/2" bolt to separate the 15 foot bar.
  • When the undercarriage is removed the three pieces will
    fit into the doorway of the P-3 aircraft.
  • The C-130 Head assembly or the P-3 Head Assembly fit
    on the same Fly-Away towbar.
  • Shipped with FOAM-FILLED tires to eliminate flats.


Helicopter Towbars

We sell towbars for the following helicopters:

CH-47 CHINOOK Helicopter
UH-60 BLACKHAWK Helicopter
AH-64 APACHE Helicopter
Manson F-16 Towbar
BOEING 235 Helicopter

  • S-64 SKYCRANE (Factory New) P/N MANSON S-64

  • CH- 53 Towbar (Factory New) P/N HT-53 901718-1


helicopter towbar

ALBAR TOWBAR WHEELS 6 INCH X 2 1/2 INCH
NSN 1730-00-072-8670
P/N MANSON 1479AS109

We supply parts for most aircraft towbars.


To order contact us at:
C130Manson@aol.com

Telephone Mobile Telefax
(520) 297-2200
(336) 282-1313
(520) 909-8800 (Julius)
(520) 297-4009
 

Julius Kalmanson, President
MANSON COMPANY, INC.
7120 North Skyway Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85718
USA

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