Multi-tasking made easy by AutowbarŽ*
One of the many innovative towing solutions offered within the comprehensive Bartlett heavy-duty truck towbar range is the user friendly, highly versatile Autowbar® system.
Managing Director, Allan Bartlett, explains, “We’ve created a patented towbar range with interchangeable towing ‘mounts’ that enable simple attachment of different coupling types such as ball, hook or automatic pin as required.
“As a result, municipal councils, utilities, and transport fleets that operate light to medium trucks, are now able to efficiently and quickly connect to many different trailers using the one vehicle.
When you consider the benefits of the Autowbar® system they are practically endless, such as introducing the ability to conveniently connect with contractors or hire trailers up to nine tonnes aggregate trailer mass (ATM).
The superior fit of the patented Autowbar® coupling ‘mount and receiver’ interface is founded on precision machined and fabricated components brought together to create a durable and superior strength towbar assembly. Nothing is left to chance.
Furthermore, Bartlett provides each Autowbar® with a value-added package that includes rating plates and detailed reports to clearly define towing capacities, including the limited rating capacities of the 50mm ball coupling when used on trucks#.
The pathway to compliance with Australian Design Rules, Australian Standards and new Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws is made a lot easier with Bartlett and the Autowbar®.
“Our Australian made towing equipment is born from over 70 years of experience delivering high quality products and solutions to Australian fleet operators. Towing safety, performance and reliability are the attributes that equate to best value-for-money.”
The Bartlett Autowbar® range of towbars can be retrofitted and are delivered in modular ‘flat-packs’ for rapid, economic installation by suitably qualified fitters.
# See Vehicle Standards Guide 16 (VSG 16) published by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR)
*Copy supplied by Bartlett Equipment