Tow Point

Tow Point

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 Equalizing 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 Equalizing Bridle attached with an adequately rated Bow Shackle, creates a safer vehicle attachment system for recovery situations. 

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All Aupart 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 minimize 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 specializes in four wheel driving & 4WD vehicle recovery.
PartNumber Application Pack WLL (kgs)
FORD      
AX0531 FORD RANGER PJ/PK 06-11 Pair 5000
AX0543 FORD RANGER PX 11-15 Pair 5000
HOLDEN      
AX0671 HOLDEN COLORADO RC 07-11 2WD&4WD Pair 5000
AX0554 HOLDEN COLORADO RG 12-16 2WD&4WD Pair 5000
ISUZU      
AX0671 ISUZU D-MAX 07-11 Pair 5000
AX0554 ISUZU D-MAX TFR 12-16, ISUZU MU-X 13-16 Pair 5000
MAZDA      
AX0531 MAZDA BT-50 GEN1 06-11 Pair 5000
AX0543 MAZDA BT-50 GEN2 11-15 Pair 5000
MITSUBISHI      
AX0573 MITSUBISHI CHALLENGER 96-on,
MITSUBISHI TRITON ML-MN 05-15
Pair 5000
NISSAN      
AX0331 NISSAN NAVARA D22 97-05 2WD,
NISSAN NAVARA D22 97-13 4WD
Pair 3250
AX0188 NISSAN NAVARA D23 NP300 14-on 2WD&4WD Pair 5000
AX0301 NISSAN NAVARA D40 08-16 4WD,
NISSAN PATHFINDER 05-on 4WD
Pair 3250
AX0672 NISSAN PATROL 11-on Y62 Pair 5000
AX0300 NISSAN PATROL GQ 87-96 4WD Y60,
NISSAN PATROL GU 97-06 4WD Y61
Piece 5000
AX0325 NISSAN PATROL GU 01-10 Y61 Pair 5000
TOYOTA      
AX0302 TOYOTA HILUX (KUN) 05-15 2WD&4WD Pair 3250
AX0642 TOYOTA HILUX (GUN) 15-on 4WD Pair 5000
AX0304 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 70 SERIES (Standard) Pair 5000
AX0372 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 70 SERIES (Standard) Pair 5000
AX0616 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 75 SERIES Pair 5000
AX0325 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 80/100/105 SERIES Pair 5000
AX0356 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 200 SERIES (Version 1) Pair 5000
AX0566 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 200 SERIES (Version 2) Pair 5000
AX0303 TOYOTA PRADO 120 SERIES 03-09 Pair 5000
AX0329 TOYOTA PRADO 150 SERIES 09-on Pair 3250
VOLKSWAGEN      
AX0563 VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK 11-16 Pair 5000