XBAR - The Recovery Rated Towbar
Towbar with integrated snatch rated recovery points and more!
A rugged, go-anywhere towbar engineered for off-road. The X-Bar provides an increased departure angle and 3 rated recovery points to get you out of any situation. While practical design elements such as integrated bash plates and protected trailer plug mounting points keep you going when the going gets tough.
This model suits wellside vehicle - contact us for other variations
Tow Rating - Max Rated
- Centre recovery point 8000kg
- Side recovery rating (single) 4000kg
Rated D shackles included
Protective powdercoated finish
Meets ADR requirements
Tested to AS/4177 & ADR 62/02 in a NATA accredited laboratory
Tested to industry standards for Static Overload, Durability & Recovery Overload
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X-Bar. Built tough for off-road action.
Born from a need for; improved departure angles, maximum tow ratings and rear recovery points, the X-Bar is equipped to handle any off-road situation.
• Increased thickness sidearms for better rigidity
• Custom forged 700-grade steel recovery points and tow ball mount
• High-tensile grade 10.9 fasteners
The X-Bar designed for your Ute has a quick-release cover design. When not towing, a closed cover plate provides a clean appearance to the vehicle, hiding the hitch pin, shackle and plug points. Picking up on the lines of the towbar, the closed cover plate adds to the overall integrated appearance of the X-Bar. Under towing conditions, the cover plate lifts and locks to allow easy access to plug sockets and shackle points. Similarly, an open cover plate maximises off-road clearance and minimises impact damage in extreme conditions.
Improved ground clearance over conventional towbars:
X-Bar provides a purpose-designed and rated rear of vehicle recovery system encompassed in a fully Australian Design Rules (ADR) compliant towbar. Rated to 8,000 kg, X-Bar recovery points get you out of trouble in a snatch.
At some point, vehicle recovery will be necessary for any 4WD enthusiast so it is important to understand how to do this in a safe and effective manner. For rear recovery, the common practice sees the use of the towbar hitch box (with a D-shackle recovery point installed) as a connection for the recovery strap.
Whilst some may view this method as adequate, towbars are not designed or tested with the extreme recovery loads generated by a stuck vehicle in mind. Uncommon but worst-case scenarios have seen users attach recovery straps directly over tow balls. Forces generated in even the lightest recovery situation highlight that this method is simply not a safe option.