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Aupart Tow Points  

Off road driving demands for strong, reliable recovery tow points to cope with a huge variety of recovery situations. The purpose of a recovery tow point is to provide a safe and secure point from which to recover a stuck vehicle. There is much confusion amongst 4WD’ers regarding tow points. Unfortunately, this has been exacerbated because many modern vehicles are fitted with generic tow points. Generic tow points are not vehicle specific, and while rated to 10,000lbs (4.5t) or similar, mounting them is often done by the vehicle owner, who is not in a position to ascertain whether the mounting location can handle the loads exerted during a recovery.

Depending upon how and where these points are mounted, generic style tow points can be unsuitable for recovery situations, and have been seen to fail during recovery operations. Aupart Tow Points undergo considerable research and development. The new Aupart GU4 point was designed based on the actual vehicle, with CAD drawings and 3D printing for test fitting prototypes. This allows for any bugs to be ironed out prior to any actual manufactured prototype for vehicle fitment, destruction testing, and finally on-vehicle testing in ‘real life’ recovery situations. Aupart 4WD recommend fitting Aupart Tow Points as a matched pair, bolted to the Chassis, and used in conjunction with each other in all recovery situations with use of an Equalising Strap (Bridle)--not including in the catalogue.

Most Aupart Tow Points have been designed for use with a 4.7t Bow Shackle. When bolted to the chassis, the use of Aupart Tow Points, in conjunction with an Equalising Bridle attached with an adequately rated Bow Shackle, creates a safer vehicle attachment system for recovery situations. All Roadsafe Tow Points have been destruction tested during development, to ensure they have the ability to cope with a variety of potential recovery situations.

*Recovery of stuck vehicles can be dangerous. 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 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 ie. Digging 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.

Part NumberApplicationPackWLL (kgs)
 
NISSAN
AX0300 NISSAN PATROL GQ & GU SERIES 1 SINGLE 5000
AX0325 NISSAN PATROL GU SERIES 2-on PAIR 5000
AX0331 NISSAN NAVARA D22 PAIR 5000
AX0301 NISSAN NAVARA D40 PAIR 5000
TOYOTA
AX0304 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 70 SERIES - standard length PAIR 5000
AX0372 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 70 SERIES - extended length PAIR 5000
AX0325 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 80/100/105 SERIES PAIR 5000
AX0356 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES PAIR 5000
AX0302 TOYOTA HILUX 05-on PAIR 3250
AX0303 TOYOTA PRADO 120 SERIES PAIR 5000
AX0329 TOYOTA PRADO 150 SERIES PAIR 3250