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 the most successful small helicopter mover in the business

“A fantastic piece of kit, very reliable”
Ray Guess, R44 owner, UK
“No more back pain moving my Robinson”
Aubrey Bristow, R44 owner, UK
“Robust, reliable and does the job every time”
Tony Johnson, R44 pilot, New Zealand
“Makes moving the R44 in and out of the hangar so easy on my own”
Roy Harford, R44 owner, UK
“Built to last longer than the Helicopter”
R22 owner, Australia
“What a wonderful tool it is for ground handling”
Roger Penfold, R44 owner, UK

Over 300 Helimovers are in service all over the world.

Owners in UK, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, USA, Australia, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Ireland, Latvia, Sweden, Norway and New Caledonia.

Helimover control panel

The Helimover control panel

Helimover towing R44

The Helimover towing an R44

Convenient storage of R22/R44/R66 wheels

Convenient storage of R22/R44/R66 wheels



The Helimover™ is an electric tug / tow cart / trolley designed for Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters. It provides a simple and economic means of ground handling for Robinson helicopter owners and operators.

  • Costs less than other tugs
  • Robustly built and easy to use
  • Exceptional power and manoeuvrability
  • Compact design


A clever locking balanced lever system moves the ball hitch socket upwards to capture, and lock onto, the Robinson tow ball.

Hitch disengaged Hitch engaged


  • Automatic electronic parking brake is engaged when power is on and the throttle is released.
  • Helimover operation is prevented if the power is switched on whilst the throttle lever is pressed
  • Helimover will not move if battery charging is in progress
  • The Ball Hitch locks onto the Robinson tow ball to prevent disengagement
  • Key operated security isolation switch
  • Soft start and stop
  • LED illuminated tow ball line up aid


Product Description: The Helimover™ is an electric tug designed for Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters. It provides a simple and economic means of ground handling for Robinson owners and operators.

Motor: Permanent magnet 24v DC 300w

Gear-Box Reduction: 25:1

Drive Chain Reduction: 2.5:1

Avg Torque at Drive Wheels: 100 lbs/ft (150NM)

Batteries: 2 x 12V sealed, valve regulated Lead Acid (maintenance free)

Battery Charger: 110 or 220 / 240VAC

Motor Control Unit: Solid state, pre-programmed.

Tyres: 2 x 4.10/3.50-4 with inner tubes, max pressure 50 psi optimum 30 psi. Robinson ground handling wheels should be 60 psi

Lift Height: (Ground to Top of Ball Socket)

Down: 14.37” (366mm)
Up: 18.87” (480mm)
Weight: 172lbs (78 kgs)

Dimensions: (In shipping configuration)

Length: 34 1/4” (870mm)
Width: 27 1/8” (870mm)
Height: 18 1/2” (457mm)

Warranty: Product is warranted against all defects in materials and manufacture for 1 year from date of purchase

Jeremy James.  Experienced R22 pilot, and Managing Director of Jara Aviation.

Jeremy James. Experienced R22 pilot and Jara Aviation Managing Director.


If you would like more information, or to order your Helimover, please get in touch at :

Jara Aviation
OX17 3AT,

Tel: +44 (0) 1869 810646
Fax: +44 (0) 1869 810755