TAG Towbars are designed, engineered and tested to meet the requirements of the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 62/02 - Mechanical Connections Between Vehicles) 2007.
Before any of our towbars are made available to the market, we ensure the safety and integrity of the design by putting the bar through a series of structural, force and load tests past the point of failure. This allows us to properly rate each towbar and ensure each design meets the ADR 62/02 requirements.
Each TAG Towbar is affixed with a unique Rating Label which indicates the Maximum Ball Load (B) and Trailer Weight (A) the towbar has been tested and rated to, as well as the corresponding Lug and the Batch Number of the towbar.
Refer to your vehicle's owner manual as your vehicle's maximum ratings may differ to the towbar rating. Never exceed the values of your vehicle, and if the towbar ratings are lower than your vehicle's maximum rating, you should not exceed the maximum ratings of the towbar.
Brink Towbars are designed, engineered and tested to meet the requirements of Regulation No 55 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN/ECE) — Uniform provisions concerning the approval of mechanical coupling components of combinations of vehicles.
R55 (UN/ECE) is the equivalent of ADR 62/02 under ISO 1176:1990 and ISO 7237:1993 and therefore meets the requirements of ADR 62/02 with the exception of supplied Rating Labels. TAG Towbar provides two labels with every Brink European Towbar sold in Australia to ensure they meet AS 4177.1 – 2004 requirements:
1 x Rating Label to attach to the towbar and;
1 x Rating Label to attach to the drivers side door pillar.