Advantages of tow bars
Our tow bars have numerous advantages over tow ropes. The rigid bar keeps the vehicles a set distance apart. This minimises or even prevents any unpleasant jolts between the cars or vehicles when starting up and accelerating away smoothly. Jolt-free towing reduces wear to the attachment points or towing eyes on the cars involved. The risk of a rear-end collision with the towed vehicle during towing is also almost eliminated. Another benefit is that our tow bars also allow vehicles to reverse, which is not possible with a tow rope. In addition, a tow rope can only tow a maximum of 4 tonnes.
Car tow bar
ProLux car tow bars can tow defective vehicles of up to a maximum of 3.5 tonnes. The tow bars enable cars to be towed safely and easily. Not only to the next exit, but also to the nearest garage, which might be some distance away. We have three tried-and-tested models in our range:
Our very popular professional tow pole is easy to take apart and stow. It comes with a robust carry case so that it can be stored properly. In addition to a hook for attaching to the towing eye, the tow bar can also be attached to a trailer coupling . Thanks to these versatile mounting options, our professional tow pole is the ideal tow pole for roadside recovery vehicles. Our car tow bar is the lightweight option in our tow bar range. This tow bar can be separated into two parts for storage, weighs only 5.3 kg and has maximum load capacity of 3200kg. Other advantages include easy installation, adjustable eye hooks and a very reasonable price. Our identical van tow bar offers the same great features. What’s more, it is even sturdier and can take a maximum load of 4600 kg . Our Telematic tow bar is particularly easy to use and practically indestructible when towing cars or vans. More information on our Telematic tow bar can be found below in our section on models for tow ball hitching.
HGV towing bar
We offer a wide and highly professional range of different tow bars in the truck sector. With up to 44 t permissible total weight, you will no longer miss out on any heavy-duty applications. Our range of HGV towing bars extends from the simple, low-priced version to tow bars with exchangeable towing eyes and a length-adjustable tow bar.
Our light-range and mid-range tow bars are ideally suited for HGVs with a maximum permissible weight of 7.5 t. Fitted with a hook or tow ball coupling or towing eye, you can easily tow vehicles which are too tall for your slidebed. Our professional HGV tow bars offer the ideal solution for towing loads of 32 to 44 t. A towing bar with a reinforced middle section allows heavy vehicles to be manoeuvred, while our Vario tow pole also enables different sizes of towing lugs to be used. The Telematic tow bar can be adjusted to different lengths as required. This is useful when you need to compensate for a height difference between the hitching points on the towing vehicle and the vehicle being towed.
Tow bars for ball head trailer coupling
When towing cars, the ball-head trailer coupling is a popular towing point – especially for roadside assistance. The ball head tow bar is quickly mounted or already available. So you only have to worry about attaching it to the vehicle to be towed. We have two perfect solutions to assist you:
Our Telematic tow bar is easy and quick to mount and can be used for maximum loads of 5300 kg . The inventor and manufacturer is the racing car driver Hans Herrmann. He developed the Telematic safety tow bar based on practical experience. The Telematic is made entirely from stainless steel, it is MOT tested and has red/white safety markings. The rod is attached to the tow hitch on the towing vehicle and a robust, secured hook is attached to the vehicle to be towed . The distance between the vehicles can range from 1280 mm to 1985 mm . As you start to drive, the Telematic clicks into place automatically thanks to the snap-in locking mechanism. It is easy and extremely quick to use! With a low net weight of only 9.5 kg, it is also easy to stow.
Need a higher towing capacity for HGVs up to 7.5 t but still want to make use of a tow hitch? Then our light range HGV tow rod is the right model for you. It tows up to 8000 kg , and in addition to the hook, it can also be fitted with a towing eye (40 mm ), which is also supplied.
Correct use of a tow pole
The vehicle to be towed must still be fully manoeuvrable. That means the steering and brakes must function properly. Before towing, briefly discuss the route that you are going to take with the driver of the breakdown vehicle. First attach the tow pole to the vehicle that needs to be towed. Then drive the towing vehicle backwards until you are at an appropriate distance to the tow pole. It is best to have a second person to guide you. When using a Telematic tow bar with variable adjustment, you do not need to manoeuvre into the exact position. Both vehicles now switch on their hazard warning lights. Then drive carefully to avoid putting extra pressure on the hitching point. Gentle braking is also advised for the same reason. Your speed should not exceed 50 km/h .
Buy your tow bar, e.g. for a tow hitch, at low prices online from ProLux
When it comes to towing cars or HGVs, we offer a wide range of tow bars in various models and lengths and at great prices. All of our tow poles have been designed based on practical experience, and they are constantly being improved. Extremely robust and durable. Perfect for your applications! In the Transport section of our online shop, you can find a variety of towing and vehicle moving equipment including tow ropes, wheel dollies and other useful devices for transporting or towing cars.