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.
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.
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.
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.
Tow Points are currently available for the following vehicles…
- Ford Ranger PJ-PK – RP-RAN01
- Ford Ranger PX – RP-RAN02
- Holden Colorado RG – RP-COL02
- Isuzu D-Max 2012-on – RP-COL02
- Isuzu MUX 2012-on – RP-COL02
- Mazda BT50 Gen 1 07-11 – RP-RAN01
- Mazda BT50 Gen 2 2011-on – RP-RAN02
- Mitsubishi Triton ML-MN – RP-TRI02 (coming soon – expected approx. April/May 2016)
- Mitsubishi Triton MQ – RP-TRI03 (coming soon – expected approx. July/August 2016)
- Nissan Navara D22 – RP-NAV22
- Nissan Navara D40 – RP-NAV40 or RP-PAT04
- Nissan Navara D32 (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-HIL02V2
- 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 (coming soon – expected approx. July/August 2016)
- 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 Landcruiser 200 Series (2015-on) – RP-CRU201 (addidional bash plate spacers – due approx. April/May 2016)
- Toyota Prado 120 – RP-PRA120
- Toyota Prado 150 – RP-PRA150
- Volkswagen Amarok – RP-AMA01 (coming soon – expected approx. April/May 2016)