Rathmines
Dublin 6.
01 497 5713
Towbars & Towing Electrics - Specialist Fitting Service
Cars, Vans & Light Commercial Vehicles

Which Towbar?

We offer the following types of towbars

Illustrative purposes only.

Fixed Flange Ball Towbar

The fixed flange type towbar would be the most versatile of styles which will allow you to bolt various accessories and attachments between the ball and towbar, such as bumper protector plates, caravan stabiliser attachment plates and cycle carrier base plates. It will also allow the fitment of specialist balls such as an AL-KO ball for use with friction type coupling head stabilisers and for fitting a jaw and pin or a universal coupling for commercial ring type coupling heads.

  • Tow and carry cycles at the same time (subject to nose load limits)
  • Bumper shields can be fitted
  • AL-KO towballs can be fitted
  • The towing height can be adjusted on commercial and 4x4 four-hole plate towbars
  • A choice of towing couplings and accessories can be fitted

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Fixed Swan Neck Towbar

This style is more commonly seen as an O.E. or continental style of towbar but would be the least flexible in design as no additional bolt-on accessories can be used. It would have a less obstructive appearance than the flange ball style.

  • Cycle carriers are available for use with this type of bar but you cannot tow at the same time.
  • Compatible with AL-KO stabilisers
  • Less likely to trigger reversing sensors
  • Cannot be fitted with a bumper shield

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Detachable Swan Neck Towbar

Detachable swan neck towbars are becoming increasingly popular due to the ease in which they can now be used. In most cases when removed it would be difficult to tell whether a towbar has been fitted at all. A detachable towbar is a legal requirement if the standard type towbar obscures the number plate when fitted. The other occasion you may require a detachable option would be if the standard neck type was picking up the reversing sensors on the car, if fitted.

  • Cycle carriers are available for this type of bar but you cannot tow at the same time.
  • Towball is removed when not in use preserving 'shins'
  • Unrestricted access to the boot
  • AL-KO and other friction type stabilisers can be fitted
  • Won't trigger reversing sensors when neck section is removed.

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Detachable Flange Towbar

Exclusive to Witter, this version offers all the versatility of a fixed flange bar whilst leaving very little of the towbar visible when detached.

  • Tow and carry cycles at the same time
  • Tow ball is removed when not in use preserving 'shins'
  • AL-KO towballs can be fitted
  • Won't trigger reversing sensors when neck section is removed.
  • A choice of towing couplings and accessories can be fitted

Fixed Flange Commercial Towbar

Traditionally used in the UK for all serious forms of towing and is vehicle dependant – as specified in towbar overview. A 50mm towball or Pin & Ball unit is bolted to a two or four hole plate (vehicle dependant).

  • Multiple options for bolt on accessories, such as height adjusters, steps, bumper protectors, etc. along with a choice of towing couplings.
  • The towing height can be adjusted on commercial and 4x4 four-hole plate towbars.

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WHY WE DON’T SELL ONLINE

In developing our new web-site it would have been the ideal time to introduce a shopping basket for customers to buy online, however if you read below we have outlined our main reason why we have chosen not to do so.

We assume the reason you are visiting our site as that you have an interest in or require a ‘Towbar, Van Roof Rack, 4X4 Accessory or Cycle Carrier’

Whereas we try and put as much useful and accurate information on our site in relation to all our products it is virtually impossible to portray all the additional knowledge that has been collated over the 60 years we have been in business.

There are various options to choose from within all of our product ranges, which makes purchasing online less than straight forward. Therefore, when buying online how could you be assured the product selected is the best option for you.

We would prefer to have the opportunity to discuss your requirements with you, and have you purchase the right solution first time round.

If you have an idea as to what you want but aren’t 100% certain after browsing the web site, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone, email or drop in.

At Malcolm’s we have extensive experience in a niche business, and are here to assist you in your purchase of Towbars, Van Roof Racks and accessories, 4X4 Accessories and Cycle Carriers. 

Contact us today for expert advice, pricing, delivery or collection arrangements and payment options.