Think tow­ing, think Acker Bilt

Want a tow­bar tai­lor-made for your ve­hi­cle and fit­ted by specialists with years of ex­pe­ri­ence . Then the name to re­mem­ber is Acker Bilt

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Es­tab­lished in Auck­land back in 1974 Acker Bilt has built a well- de­served rep­u­ta­tion for build­ing some of the bets tow­bars in the busi­ness. A tow­bar adds both ver­sa­til­ity and value to vir­tu­ally any ve­hi­cle, big, small or in-be­tween. While for most the need for one will come from a de­sire to tow a trailer, boat, car­a­van etc, for oth­ers it might sim­ply be for a bike rack. Com­pany di­rec­tor Jeremy Moore says that he and the staff at Acker Bilt pride them­selves in mak­ing the process of buy­ing and hav­ing a tow bar fit­ted as sim­ple and fool proof as pos­si­ble. “Gen­er­ally peo­ple ring up with the ve­hi­cle, make, model, year, and whether they re­quire wiring. They get a price over the phone and if ac­cepted, fit­ting will gen­er­ally take a day for cus­tom tow­bars and half a day for tow­bars we have on the shelf “Cus­tom jobs are any tow­bars on ve­hi­cles that re­quire any­thing dif­fer­ent from the stan­dard de­sign or tow­bars for ve­hi­cles that we have not seen enough of to war­rant mak­ing a jig for. Dif­fer­ent de­signs in­clude re­mov­able tow­bars, ex­tended tongues, dif­fer­ent height tongues etc. Acker Bilt tow­bars are etch primed and over­coated with black paint, and will likely out­last the ve­hi­cle they are fit­ted to. The com­pany can also pro­vide a full range of tow­ing ac­ces­sories in­clud­ing duoball switch­ing caps to cater for both 50mm ( Euro stan­dard) and the old NZ one 1 7/ 8” which is still sold here. As well as mak­ing its own tow bars, bull bars ( for pre 2013 mod­els) and side and rear pro­tec­tion bars Acker Bilt sup­plies and fits Whisp­bar, Pro­rack and Yakima roof racks and ac­ces­sories. The com­pany also con­tin­ues to make its own bull bars ( in steel and alu­minium) for ve­hi­cles which do not re­quire air bag cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, and has teamed up with Ali Arc from Wanganui and Aus­tralian spe­cial­ist ECB to sup­ply a com­pre­hen­sive range of air bag-com­pli­ant Nudge and Bull bars, as well as bumper re­place­ments. To find out more see the ad in this is­sue, go to the com­pany web­site at www.acker­bilt. co.nz or call us to­day on ( 09) 5795167. CAP­TIONS: Pic 1: Acker Bilt can sup­ply and fit tow­bars to vir­tu­ally any ve­hi­cle. Pic 2: The com­pany can also sup­ply Bull­bars, rear pro­tec­tion rails etc. STORY:

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