Quality Towbars & Accessories
Through a combination of local manufacturing and access to products from our overseas parent, we have a fitment that is right for you.
Because you may have a variety of towing requirements, from light to heavy trailers and caravans, Hayman Reese ensures all towbars supplied to the New Zealand market are manufactured to heavy-duty specifications. That means you can tow up to the maximum allowable weight for your vehicle.
Hayman Reese heavy-duty towbars are a must have for towing caravans, boats, horse floats or even the professional tradesman.
With over 65 years’ experience, we know towbars better than anyone else. and all our towbars have been engineered, tested and built to provide a lifetime of trouble-free towing
All Hayman Reese towbars come with the following extras included as standard:
- Lifetime warranty
- Tow ball and rated D shackles
- MetalShield™, our unique two-stage surface protection is used on most of our towbars
- Vehicle specific plug-and-play trailer wiring - SmartClick™, where applicable
- Specifically designed for each vehicle and tested under static and dynamic conditions
- Fully compliant with Australian Design Rules and exceeding the NZS 5467 and AS 4177 specifications
A special feature of Hayman Reese towbars is our 50mm x 50mm square hitch receiver with a removable Trailer Ball Mount. When you are not towing, simply remove the retaining clip and hitch pin and the Trailer Ball Mount slides straight out.
The 50 x 50mm square hitch receiver is also compatible with our entire range of Weight Distribution kits offering improved safety, handling, control and comfort when towing heavy loads.
For added security and convenience, our range of Hayman Reese lockable hitch pins and hitch box covers complement the towbar range and provide peace of mind when leaving the towball mount in place.
For advice on a towbar to suit you, please contact your nearest Hayman Reese installer or use our online catalogue.
Hayman Reese also have a broad range of quality vehicle accessories from our Advantage Brand including
Check out our online catalogue for information on these products.
We also offer a complete range of towing accessories including; adjustable Trailer Ball Mounts, drop-shanks, Trailer Ball Mount storage bags, lockable hitch pins, and even bike racks that bolt straight on.
Hayman Reese has solved the annoying rattling noise when towing – it’s called SmartPin™.
Through a unique hitch pin and hitch receiver design, the SmartPin™ system minimises Trailer Ball Mount rattle. SmartPin™ is exclusive to Hayman Reese and comes as standard fitment as we progressively introduce new towbars across our range. For more information about Smart Pin, Contact us.
When travelling with a trailer, strong winds and wind buffets from large trucks and buses can result in unnerving trailer sway. A sway controller is designed to be used in conjunction with a Hayman Reese Weight Distribution System and prevents trailer sway by retarding the pivotal movement between the tow hitch and the trailer.
Weight Distribution Systems
Did You Know?
When travelling with a trailer, strong winds and wind buffets from large trucks and buses can result in unnerving trailer sway. As well as being potentially dangerous, even a mild amount of trailer sway can reduce fuel economy, increase tyre wear and put stress on the towing vehicle.
A sway controller is designed to be used in conjunction with a Hayman Reese Weight Distribution
System and prevents trailer sway by retarding the pivotal movement between the tow hitch and the trailer. Hayman Reese Weight Distribution Systems improve safety, handling, control and comfort when towing. When using a Weight Distribution System, the ball weight remains the same, however the load is evenly distributed through the vehicle's chassis to all four wheels. It is important that the capacity of the Weight Distribution System is correctly chosen and that the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations are always followed.
Choosing the right Weight Distribution System for you?
To determine which Weight Distribution System is most suitable for you, first weigh your caravan, camper trailer or trailer’s ball weight – we recommend using a Ball Weight Scale to do this.
Generally, most caravans, camper trailers or trailers built in New Zealand and Australia have a ball weight 10% of the laden weight (GVM). But always remember, you need to consider everything you put into the caravan, camper trailer or trailer, including water, gas bottles, food, luggage, etc. as this will have a direct effect on your ball weight.
The laden weight is often under-estimated and this can become a problem when trying to balance your caravan, camper trailer or trailer and tow vehicle with equipment that is not up to task. Once you have determined your ball weight, record it and retain for easy review.
Contact Us if your interested i weight distribution systems.
Hayman Reese designs cargo barriers with advanced impact analysis software to ensure our products are capable of withstanding the brutal Standards testing requirements, delivering a product of the highest quality. Our cargo barriers are easy to fit and remove when not required and cause no damage to the vehicle interior.