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Tow Bar - Fixed Tongue
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.
UP11ACTBFX Tow Bar – Fixed Tongue (Rated 3350kg)
UP11ACFXT Replacement Fixed Tongue
MZ2900115 Cap for the Tow Ball – Black fits 1/78” and 50mm balls
MZ2900116 Shakle Safety Rated