Front Towbars

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When it comes to towbars, whether you have experience with them or you’re considering your first fitting, without understanding all the tech and spec you will be able to picture the towbar design. And it will usually be at the back of the car, right?

Well you will also have the option of a front towbar in Northern Ireland and there are plenty of uses for them. You’ll probably have seen them in action in bigger industries, like pushing aeroplanes on the runway, but they’re becoming more popular among everyday commercial and leisure use too.

For example, a front towbar is ideal for manoeuvring caravans into driveways or garages, any tight space really, where reversing is simply making the job more cumbersome.

Similarly, front towbars make the task of launching boats into wet launch ways and slipways much easier. Even just moving commercial trailers around the yard is made easier with a towbar fitted to the front. Why? Well because the turning wheels are at the front of a car, and the closer they are to the pivot point (the towbar) then the more precise you can be in your manoeuvres.

Here at David Murphy Towing, we have years of experience expertly fitting front towbars to vehicles 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 vehicles as well as offering additional advice on current legal restrictions around towing for road safety in Northern Ireland and beyond.

Found on the outskirts of Belfast city in Northern Ireland, 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