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Tow Points

GENERAL FITTING INSTRUCTIONS & SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR USE OF TOW POINTS

Tow Points have been designed as matched pairs, supplied in LH/RH for vehicle specific fitment. Your purchase will include high tensile bolts, and any additional, vehicle specific mounting hardware required to ensure secure fitment to vehicles. Correct fitment of these components is critical for yours & others personal safety.

Each pair of Tow Points is supplied with vehicle specific fitment instructions. These instructions should be followed during fitment to ensure all steps are taken for correct installation, so when required, the points will be at their optimum Working Load Limit (WLL) as stamped.  Tow point fitting instructions can be found here.

ALWAYS USE TOW POINTS AS A MATCHED PAIR WITH AN EQUALISING BRIDLE.  Failure to use tow points correctly can result in tow point fatigue and/or bending, and will void your warranty.  Never use a single point combined with a side load/pull.

The Tow Points are pretty easy to install.  Check out this video of a quick installation of the RP-COL02 points to a RG Colorado.

Tow Points have been designed on vehicles without Bull Bars.  In some circumstances the bull bar mounting bolts/brackets may utilise the same chassis holes that are utilised for Tow Point fitment.  Most of the time, there is a fix around this – however in some instances where Bull Bars have been fitted, it precludes the opportunity to fit the Tow Points without major modifications.  Where possible we maintain a list of Bull Bar fitments which can be found here.

It is the Tow Points themselves as supplied that have been tested to the WLL advised. It is at the vehicle owners discretion for fitment, ensuring that the chassis is adequately designed, constructed and/or rated to suit this application.

It is recommended that Tow Points are fitted by a qualified mechanic with specialist 4WD knowledge, who has an understanding of your vehicle including weights carried, the style of Bull Bar, general usage etc. as in some circumstances these Tow Points may not be suitable for your vehicle.

These Tow Points have been designed and tested for straight line pull.  The Tow Points have not been tested for lifting purposes & should not be used for lifting, the forces applied differ between lifting and straight line pull type recoveries. Roadsafe Tow Points are FEA Tested during design and Destruction tested during development to establish Working Load Limits.

Tow Points are currently available for the following vehicles…

Ford Ranger PJ-PK – RP-RAN01

Ford Ranger PX – RP-RAN02  (Australian Design Registered)

Holden Colorado RG – RP-COL02  (Australian Design Registered)

Isuzu D-Max 2012-on – RP-COL02  (Australian Design Registered)

Isuzu MUX 2012-on – RP-COL02  (Australian Design Registered)

Mazda BT50 Gen 1 07-11 – RP-RAN01

Mazda BT50 Gen 2 2011-on – RP-RAN02  (Australian Design Registered)

Mitsubishi Triton ML-MN – RP-TRI02

Nissan Navara D22 – RP-NAV22

Nissan Navara D40 – RP-NAV40 or RP-PAT04

Nissan Navara D23 (NP300) – RP-NAV23

Nissan Patrol GQ-GU I – RP-PAT01

Nissan Patrol GUII-V – RP-PAT04

Toyota FJ Cruiser – RP-PRA150

Toyota Hilux 2005-15 – RP-HIL05V2

Toyota Landcruiser 70 series (not 75) – RP-CRU70

Toyota Landcruiser 70 series (not 75) – RP-CRU70E (extended length to clear bash plate)

Toyota Landcruiser 75 series – RP-CRU75

Toyota Landruiser 80 Series – RP-PAT04

Toyota Landcruiser 100 Series – RP-PAT04

Toyota Landcruiser 105 Series – RP-PAT04

Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series (to 12/14) – RP-CRU200

Toyota Prado 120 – RP-PRA120

Toyota Prado 150 – RP-PRA150

Volkswagen Amarok – RP-AMA01 (Australian Design Registered)

 

If a recovery is to be performed, it is imperative both Tow Points are utilized, with the use of a bridle strap. This will share the load through the front of your vehicle, giving increased strength and safety margins, the use of a bridle strap will also keep all components tethered in the case of a failure, reducing the risk of serious injury or death.

Always INSPECT the Tow Points and shackles before each use. Do not use if there are visible signs of damage or wear (including cracking or elongation). Do not exceed the Working Load Limit (WLL) of the shackle or Tow Points. Always STAY A SAFE DISTANCE away from the recovery area – at least 1.5 times the length of the recovery strap. Incorrect use of recovery equipment can result in serious injury or death.

Always ensure that adequate PREPARATION for the recovery, to minimise the strain on either vehicle, has been undertaken i.e. Digging, Rock placement etc. If you do not understand how to use this equipment safely or are uncomfortable with your abilities in the use of recovery equipment, please complete a course that specialises in four wheel driving & 4WD vehicle recovery.

Check out a great article on Recovery Points here…

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