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McCabe Towbars

Towbar Type Approval.

  • All our towbars are designed to fit to the manufacturers specified mounting points, and are tested to the maximum for each particular vehicle
  • All our towbars are manufactured to either EC94/20 or the later standard Regulation 55.
  • The testing for the towbars is performed in house on our fatigue testing rig.
  • The testing rig consists of an Eland hydraulic actuator mounted on a custom made test rig. The actuator has an LVDT. (Linear vertical displacement transducer) with a range of 145mm. It also consists of a load cell with a capacity of 25kN in either direction. The rig is controlled by a Kelsey Instruments K7500 controller.
  • Each new design is put through the test until a final design is reached where the towbar can last 2 million cycles simulating the life of a towbar.
  • Type approval for our towbars is granted to us by the VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency) in the UK.

Please click play button below to see the test rig in operation.