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Towbar – Fixed Tongue

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Mazda is the only New Zealand motor company which can offer a choice of towbar styles for each model.

We have developed a range of hybrid style tow bars with both fixed or removable tongue.

While most will be familiar with a permanent fixed tongue tow bar, many New Zealand manufacturers have been supplying a “Shin saver” type of rubber collar because everybody knows that someone is going to walk into the tongue and probably do some painful damage to their shins.

Mazda thinks a better solution is to detach the tongue and keep this in the boot while not actively towing. This is usually only for a small percentage of time anyway.

We believe that your car will look so much better without a tow bar present when you actively towing.

Some people believe that European style tow bar tongues look unusual and this is usually the case to our southern hemisphere tastes

These European style tow bars are designed to be removed very easily and stored “out of sight”.

Mazda has solutions for fixed or removable tongues with traditional 1⅞” or 50mm tow balls

When Installed to manufacturer’s instructions Mazda Tow Bars meet at least one of the following standard’s.

However in most cases more than one standard is accomplished.

  • New Zealand Standard NZS5467 Towbar Loads (compliance with SAE J684)
  • Towbar -Australian Standard AS4177.1 Appendix A Loads
  • Chain Anchor - Australian Standard AS4177.1 Appendix B Loads
  • Section 1D of ADR 62/02 (Mechanical Connections Between Vehicles)2007

All Mazda Genuine Towbars are subject to “On the Vehicle” testing certified by a Chartered Professional Engineer and a LTNZ HVET Specialist inspector

Discuss your tow bar needs and options with your dealer.


 

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Models compatible with this accessory

BT-50

  • Single Cab 2WD GLX
  • Single Cab 4WD Chassis GLX
  • Single Cab 2WD Chassis GLX
  • Freestyle Cab 2WD Chassis GLX
  • Freestyle Cab 4WD GLX
  • Freestyle Cab 2WD GLX
  • Freestyle Cab 4WD Chassis GLX
  • Freestyle Cab 4WD Chassis Plus GLX
  • Double Cab 2WD GLX
  • Double Cab 4WD Chassis GLX
  • Double Cab 4WD Limited
  • Double Cab 4WD GLX
  • Double Cab 2WD GSX
  • Double Cab 4WD GSX
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