Guess the Weight

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  1. laser101uk

    laser101uk Funster

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    My Dad has a towbar fitted on a steel bar which he is thinking of removing in order to improve his pay load. Can anyone take a guess at what the this bar might weigh before he decides to have it removed..

    many thanks

    Steve
     
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    Sorry but knowing the make off tow bar might help:Smile:
     
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    25kg as a guess




    From Arlon ( Belgium) via BT & Fon.
     
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    It will weigh as much as a piece of string is long. Hope this helps.:Wink:
     
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    I'd also go with about 25kg if I remember when I fitted ours. It wasn't all that heavy, but then again not that light. I guess I'm not helping much!:Rofl1:
     
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    cheers for the replies, the make is a towtal
     
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    32.04kg.
     
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    It will be as heavy as it is expensive if he reverses into something
     
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    I removed a towtal tow bar from my van. It must have weighed 40-50kg.
    I could not believe how heavy it was when I tried to move it.
    Certainly improved my payload :thumb:
     
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    I had the towbar removed from my van a couple of years ago. It was a substantial box section cross bar with flat steel 'arms' that bolted to the chassis extensions on either side. When I went to collect the van my 'mates' at the local HGV garage, who look after it for me, said 'your towbar is over there against the wall'. Nearly bu**ered myself trying to lift it into the van's garage to take home. Must be well over 30 kg.
     
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    RING TOWTAL!!!!!! :Doh::Doh:
    Cheers, Dave :thumb:
     
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    as grasscutter and jeanluc, but mine was home made.

    60mm square box section same width as chassis, two shorter bits to make the bar rearwards and two 300mm x 220mm x 10mm steel plates to bolt to chassis.

    Big bo##ocks and bulging eyes trying to lift it into place laid on my back. :Eeek:

    No idea what it weighed but i aint a weedy runt and i struggled......until i used a pair of scissor jacks to lift it into place :thumb:
     
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