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A Tow Frame

A Tow Frame

  • The A Tow Frame is designed for towing small to medium-sized vehicles without the need for a traditional tow truck.
  • A tow frame is used for towing light weight vehicles for short distances
  • The A-frame tow bar is a solid welded tow bar that starts and stays in the same rigid position.
  • The self-aligning tow bar allows you to drive the car close to the motor home and adjust the tow bar to the car’s position.
The use of this item is entirely at the users risk.

- Ensure that the A Tow Frame is securely attached to the towing vehicle's hitch using the provided hitch pin.
- Adjust the towing arms to accommodate the width of the vehicle to be towed.
- Drive the towing vehicle slowly and carefully, ensuring the towed vehicle stays centered and aligned with the A Tow Frame.
- Use appropriate safety chains and straps to secure the towed vehicle to the A Tow Frame.
- Avoid sudden acceleration or braking while towing to prevent damage to the vehicles and ensure a smooth ride.
- Position the tow frame behind the vehicle in a straight line, ensuring it is aligned with the center.
- Make sure the tow frame's coupler is at the same height or slightly lower than the hitch receiver on the vehicle.
- Lift the tow frame's coupler and insert it into the hitch receiver on the vehicle.
- Lower the coupler onto the hitch ball in the receiver until it fits securely.
- Check that the coupler latch or locking mechanism is engaged and properly secured.
- Attach safety chains from the tow frame to the designated attachment points on the vehicle's hitch receiver. Cross the chains to form an X shape for added security.
- Plug in the electrical connector for the trailer lights, brakes, and signals (if applicable) into the corresponding socket on the vehicle.
- Double-check all connections, making sure everything is tightly secured and properly latched.
- Test the hitch by gently moving the vehicle forward and backward to ensure a secure connection.
- Always verify that the hitch's weight capacity matches the trailer's weight and never exceed the recommended limits. **(GVM may not exceed 2500kg)**
- Before driving, check that all lights and signals on the trailer are functioning correctly.
- If we deliver you must phone for collection please - we do not automatically collect.
- Machines are not insured, if not returned you will need to pay for the full replacement.
- Make sure you know how to use the tools. Ask if you need help, our friendly staff will assist. Also, make sure of safety requirements.
- Hires are charged for time out – not time used. Minimum 1 day (1 day = 24 hrs)
- Scaffold is charged weekly, all other tools daily.
- Tools must be returned Clean please. e.g., if you paint onto a ladder, we charge for cleaning.
- Negligent damages get charged separately.
- Consumables not used, may be returned for refund.
- Only use heavy-duty extension leads, not thin household leads.
- If you pay by cash we can refund in cash, if you pay by card we refund onto the card. (we can't refund onto debit cards) - Card refunds can take up to 10 days.
- Weekend hire starts after 2 pm Friday until 9 am Monday = 1day charge. ( Sundays are free) If you are late on Monday it is for 2 days.
- If you keep machines for a long time we can give you a better rate, discuss with your hire controller in store.
- Vehicle owners are advised to check with their manufacturer or dealer to determine whether their vehicles are suitable for A-frame towing
- Take Out Additional Insurance When Towing A Vehicle.
- We Are In No Way Liable For Anything That Happens When You Use This Piece Of Equipment, As Governed Under Multiple Clauses In Our General Terms And Conditions.
- No Heavy Towing. GVM may not exceed 2500kg.Vehicles such as passenger sedans and ldv’s(bakkie) can be towed .NO towing of trucks or busses.
- The Method Of Attachment And The Subsequent Risks Involved Are Entirely For The Hirer, Absolutely No Liability Will Be For Hire Our Tools For Any Damages Or Losses Incurred.
- The A Tow Frame is designed for specific weight and size limits; do not exceed these limits to prevent accidents and damage to vehicles.
- Always check local towing regulations and laws before using the A Tow Frame on public roads.
- Inspect the A Tow Frame and all its components before each use for any signs of damage or wear.
- If you are unsure of how to properly use the A Tow Frame, consult the user manual or seek professional advice.
- For safety reasons we cannot re-straighten or unbend the a tow frame, so consider it sold for R5500 should you happen to bend or damage it.

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