Flange Towbar

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David Murphy Towing in Northern Ireland stocks a comprehensive range of towbars from some of Europe’s leading manufacturers including Brink, Witter, Westfalia, Bosal, A1 and PCT. 

So how do you decide which one best suits your needs and your vehicle? 

One of the most popular types of towbar in Northern Ireland is the Flange Towbar. (You will see variations of fixed and detachable). To some degree,the choice will be dependent on your vehicle, as not all makes and models can support both types of towbar and David Murphy Towing can advise on this. 

The Flange Towbar is one of the most commonly used in Northern Ireland and generally considered the most cost-effective towing option. You will distinguish it by the tow ball attached to the top of the bar. Another reason for the popularity of the Flange Towbar is the versatility it brings to how you can use your vehicle if it is attached with the optional 25mm spacer. This way it can be used with tow ball mounted accessories including bicycle carriers, bumper protectors and all types of stabilisers, which can all be mounted between the tow bar and ball. 

Although easy to source, David Murphy Towing will assist you in ensuring that you find the right towbar for your vehicle - matched perfectly to suit your needs and accompanied by that experienced advice you can trust on all the important aspects of towing - tow points on the vehicle, the towing capacity, electronics and current legal restrictions for road safety in Ireland. 

David Murphy Towing has many years of experience expertly fitting towbars in Northern Ireland so we know how to advise you on the best size, fit and model to match your vehicle’s towing capacity. 

We can also assist those who have difficulty sourcing a towbar for the make and model of their car; be they luxury, unique or even classic models. 

Situated in Carryduff (on the outskirts of Belfast) David Murphy Towing is a quality secured member of the National Trailer and Towing Association (NTTA).

Fixed Flange Ball Towbar

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Traditionally used in the UK for all serious forms of towing and generally the most cost effective option. A 50mm towball is bolted to a two or four hole plate (vehicle dependant) that also allows the fitting of a 25mm spacer so that accessories such as a towbar mounted cycle carrier can be used.

  • Tow and carry cycles at the same time (subject to nose load limits)
  • Bumper shields can be fitted
  • AL-KO towballs can be fitted
  • The towing height can be adjusted on commercial and 4x4 four-hole plate towbars
  • A choice of towing couplings and accessories can be fitted
Fixed Flange Towbar Northern Ireland


  • Brink 
  • Bosal
  • DM Own Brand
  • A1
  • Westfalia
  • Witter
  • PCT
  • Automotive

Detachable Flange Ball Towbar

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Exclusive to Witter and only recently introduced this version offers all the versatility of a fixed flange bar whilst leaving very little of the towbar visible when detached.

  • Tow and carry cycles at the same time
  • The towball is removed when not in use preserving 'shins'
  • AL-KO towballs can be fitted
  • Won't trigger reversing sensors when not towing
  • A choice of towing couplings and accessories can be fitted
Detached Flange Towbar in Northern Ireland


  • Witter