Market is flooded with a variety of options for tow bars. Here is a list of various towbars available in Melbourne that will help you select the best for the purpose you require.
Swan Neck Towbar
Swan neck towbar is gaining popularity as it looks very nice and most producers provide these as unique devices. The bar is still installed and fixed to the car in the same way as any other towbar providing the same durability. It has an ‘L’ formed segment that is either welded or attached (normally bolted) to the primary segment. This segment is developed to provide a tow football at the best hauling size and the ‘L’ form of the segment normally suits under the bumper to prevent having to deface the bumper to fit it. The electrics are normally fixed to the primary segment at the end of the ‘L’ under the bumper.
Pros of Swan Neck Towbars
Neat and tidy with little steel work
Angle and clearance best suited for Alko stabilizers
A cost-effective option for many vehicles
Not meant for all types of towbars
Towing accessories not easily available
Height of the towbar cannot be altered when required
Flange towbar is a classic type of towbar that is available and progressed over more than five decades. This towbar does not look as clean as the swan throat. Its popularity is declining on passenger vehicles. For many these towbars are the most flexible ones mostly used in van, light commercial and 4 X 4. The purpose for this is that there is an option of accesories available such as Pin type towballs, steps to aid climbing in to the rear of the vehicle, bumper protectors and adjustable height of towball by using fall dishes.
Can be used with most accessories which are readily available
Different varieties are available
Towing heights are adjustable
Electrics are quite visible
Extra cost can be charged for different towbars
These are a slight modification of swan throat towbars. Most significant producers have there own variety of removable towbars.