Fixed Flange Towbar
This is the type of tow bar that has been the UK’s standard fitting for many years. Its design uses a bolt-on towball and can be used with accessories such as bumper guards and tow-steps. The bolt-on nature of this towbar means a range of couplings such as standard 50mm towballs, Alko towballs or pin, ball and jaws can be attached to the faceplate. On some commercial vehicles that offer a 4 hole or 6 hole faceplate, the towball height can be adjusted. Cycle carriers can be fixed behind the coupling of this style towbar allowing for a towing facility and cycles to be carried at the same time.
Fixed Swan Neck Towbar
This design of fixed towbar is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. The fixed swan neck towbar is compatible for use with an Alko stabiliser without the requirement of a replacement towball. This design of the towbar is less likely to affect reversing sensors due to its slim-line design. Unfortunately, the fixed swan neck towbar is not compatible with common accessories such as bumper protectors or tow-steps and cannot be used for a cycle carrier whilst towing at the same time.
Vertical Detachable Swan Neck Towbar
The majority of Tow-Trust’s detachable swan neck towbars are ‘vertical’ (VK) systems making them fully hidden behind the bumper once the detachable neck is removed. All our VK towbars incorporate a fold away electrical plate enabling the towbar electrics to fold behind the bumper when not in use. Key features of the vertical detachable system are;
- Suitable for vehicles with reversing sensors
- In most instances, this system is completely invisible once the neck is removed and therefore preserves the aesthetic appearance of the vehicle
- Alko compatible
- Allows free access to the rear of the vehicle
- Lockable with a set of two keys provided
- Storage bag provided for safekeeping once the neck is removed
Horizontal Detachable Swan Neck Towbar
When a vertically loading detachable neck is not available Tow-Trust try to offer a ‘horizontal’ (HK) system. This allows all the benefits of the vertical detachable system above apart from the housing and socket plate being visible when the neck is removed.
The Tow-Trust range of ‘Pro-Steps’ offer a robust, full width, plastic, anti-slip tread solution for trade professionals looking for easy access to their vehicle via a heavy-duty step. Manufactured to the highest standards, the lightweight anti-shatter plastic tread offers excellent foot span and is supported by a steel skeleton structure that provides extreme rigidity when placed under large loads. The ‘Pro-Step’ range is available in yellow or black and features a hi-visibility reflective strip. Whilst being quick and easy to fit, the ‘Pro-Step’ range is also suitable for parking sensors to be installed.
The Jumbo Step range has been specifically released for the Ford Transit Van but has recently incorporated the Mercedes Sprinter & VW Crafter Vans as well. The ‘Jumbo’ steps key features are its high corrosion resistance, e-coated paint finish, its aluminium anti-slip tread and its integral reversing sensor points suitable for use with 18.5mm sensors. Furthermore, this step provides excellent protection to rear panels, doors and lights whilst not detracting from the aesthetic looks of the vehicle. Available as a towing or non-stowing step.
Tow-Trust also offer a full range of bolt-on tow-steps. This step solution is ideal for the customer looking to combine affordability with a heavy-duty step to use with their towbar. This range of tow-steps are extremely popular as they offer a generous foot tread which is uniquely designed to offer extreme grip protection during slippy conditions. Combine this with being easy to fit and e-coated, this step really is built to last and it is easy to see why this range has been so popular to date.
Adjustable Height Couplings
Tow-Trust Towbars Ltd manufacture EC Type Approved adjustable height couplings. This towing accessory is primarily designed to allow the height of the towball to be adjusted on vehicles that either has a 4 or 6 hole faceplates (Please note this should not be used on a towbar with a 2 hole faceplate). Easily adjustable by removing the 2x 19mm pins, the height adjustment ranges between 50mm and 100mm of travel. A further 45mm adjustment can then be made by adjusting the towball position on the 6 hole coupling faceplate. E-coated for the optimum paint finish, this range of adjustable couplings is an ideal accessory for commercial or off-road vehicles requiring adjustable towball position.
Pin Ball & Jaws
Tow-Trust supply a range of EC Type Approved pin, ball and jaw solutions for your commercial vehicle. We stock a wide variety of the excellent Dixon Bate/ Bradley double lock pin, ball and jaws ranging from the standard 2 bolt 3.5 Tonne coupling which features a 50mm ball, 25mm diameter pin and stainless steel cable encased in nylon, to the heavy-duty 4 bolt 5 Tonne pin and ball assembly that has a 50mm ball and a pin diameter of 32mm. Tow-Trust also offer a range of alternative pin and ball options that come EC Type Approved rated.