X-Bar. Built tough for off-road action.

Born from a need for; improved departure angles, maximum tow ratings and rear recovery points, the X-Bar is equipped to handle any off-road situation.

Cab Chassis Body

X-Bar may provide improved clearance*, up to 100 mm vertically, offering improved departure angles of 5 degrees compared with OEM and other aftermarket towers (average values some models may vary).

The integrated bash plate and protected trailer plug mounts provide additional off-road protection.

*Dependent on the bar it is replacing.

X-Bar provides a purpose-designed and rated rear of vehicle recovery system encompassed in a fully Australian Design Rules (ADR) compliant towbar. Rated to 8,000 kg, X-Bar recovery points get you out of trouble in a snatch.

•  Increased thickness sidearms for better rigidity
•  Custom forged 700-grade steel recovery points and tow ball mount
•  High-tensile Australian Standard grade 10.9 fasteners

•  Twin protected trailer socket mount points are available to suit your setup (7 or 12 pin flat & Anderson plug)
•  Full ADR compliance, allowing for a 50mm height increase from suspension or tyre upgrades
•  SmartPin™ hitch pin with integrated anti-rattle feature
•  Maximum vehicle towing capacity across all fitments
•  Comes complete with:
•  Hayman Reese vehicle specific SmartClick™ wiring harness
•  Flat sided superior finish tow ball
•  Rated D shackles
•  Metalshield™, Hayman Reese’s premium eCoat & powder-coat finish
•  Hayman Reese Limited Lifetime Warranty
•  Tested to Australian Standards AS/4177 and ADR 62/02 in a NATA accredited laboratory
•  Tested to industry standards for Static Overload, Durability and Recovery Overload.

Ute Body

The X-Bar Ute body series introduces a quick-release cover design to the concept. When not towing, a closed cover plate provides a clean appearance to the vehicle, hiding the hitch pin, shackle and plug points. Picking up on the lines of the towbar, the closed cover plate adds to the overall integrated appearance of the X-Bar. Under towing conditions, the cover plate lifts and locks to allow easy access to plug sockets and shackle points. Similarly, an open cover plate maximises off-road clearance and minimises impact damage in extreme conditions.

X-Bar provides a purpose-designed and rated rear of vehicle recovery system encompassed in a fully Australian Design Rules (ADR) compliant towbar. Rated to 8,000 kg, X-Bar recovery points get you out of trouble in a snatch.

•  Increased thickness sidearms for better rigidity
•  Custom forged 700-grade steel recovery points and tow ball mount
•  High-tensile Australian Standard grade 10.9 fasteners

The X-Bar is designed to complement the vehicle look and feel. The bar's signature red recovery points are a stand out for serious 4WD enthusiasts.

The X-Bar series has a rugged design making it recognisable and unique on or off-road.

•  Twin protected trailer socket mount points are available to suit your setup (7 or 12 pin flat & Anderson plug)
•  Full ADR compliance, allowing for a 50mm height increase from suspension or tyre upgrades
•  SmartPin™ hitch pin with integrated anti-rattle feature
•  Maximum vehicle towing capacity across all fitments
•  Comes complete with:
•  Hayman Reese vehicle specific SmartClick™ wiring harness
•  Flat sided superior finish tow ball
•  Rated D shackles
•  Metalshield™, Hayman Reese’s premium eCoat & powder-coat finish
•  Hayman Reese Limited Lifetime Warranty
•  Tested to Australian Standards AS/4177 and ADR 62/02 in a NATA accredited laboratory
•  Tested to industry standards for Static Overload, Durability and Recovery Overload.

Recovery Safety

At some point, vehicle recovery will be necessary for any 4WD enthusiast so it is important to understand how to do this in a safe and effective manner. For rear recovery, the common practice sees the use of the towbar hitch box (with a D-shackle recovery point installed) as a connection for the recovery strap.

Whilst some may view this method as adequate, towbars are not designed or tested with the extreme recovery loads generated by a stuck vehicle in mind. Uncommon but worst-case scenarios have seen users attach recovery straps directly over tow balls. Forces generated in even the lightest recovery situation highlight that this method is simply not a safe option.

To learn more about recovery safety and see the dangers of using tow balls as a recovery point, watch the videos below.

Why tow balls are not a recovery option

A rig build featuring the X-Bar

About Hayman Reese

Since its inception in 1951, Hayman Reese has been the leader in aftermarket towing and true pioneers in the industry. Hayman Reese designs, manufactures, tests and distributes vehicle towing systems including towbars, weight distributing hitches, sway controllers, cargo barriers and a wide range of accessories.