HR03237RW X-BAR BY Hayman Reese – Landcruiser 79 Series

$2,061.49 Inc Gst

Available on back-order

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The Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series has become a popular upgrade for this model of LandCruiser. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at this option and a few of the benefits over a standard towbar.

Rated Recovery Points

Without a doubt, the most significant benefit of the X-Bar 79 Series over standard towbars is the officially rated recovery points.

Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series

While standard towbars work as anchor points, hopefully with an appropriate anchor replacing the tow ball itself, in reality, this isn’t a rated setup. I’m not saying traditional towbars aren’t suitable for recoveries, but a bar officially engineered for the dynamic loads in play, especially the spikes of energy in snatch recoveries, must be safer.

Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series

The Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series has three rated recovery points. The central recovery point has a rating of 8,000kg. The two side points ratings are 4,000kg, but this increases if used with a bridle.

Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series

This combination of anchors gives plenty of options for recovering others (or being recovered) from various angles.

Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series

The internal radius of the recovery points is smooth and curved, making them suitable for soft shackles, which, together with the engineering of the recovery points, is another plus for safer recoveries.

Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series

Often the rear of the Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series is prone to damage off-road. With many trays and canopies, this vehicle has a longer than usual rear overhang, which means the rear can hit through dips and some obstacles. However, the strength, shape, and position of the X-Bar 79 Series mean that it is likely to bear the brunt of hits in most instances.

Additionally, when the rear does hit the ground, the trailer connection plug is cleverly recessed up into the bar to avoid damage. It’s a small detail, but it can be a hassle relocating this plug to prevent damage but still be accessible.

Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series

The Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series can sit up to 100mm higher than other options depending on the bar compared. This 100mm difference equates to an improved departure angle of roughly five degrees.

Tow Rating

While it likely goes without saying, this towbar also is one of the most robust options for towing. It is rated as class 4 (heavy duty) and features the widely used 50x50mm square hitch receiver. The X-Bar 79 Series also comes with two rated shackles, and the location of the anchors for these shackles is easy to access, which makes connecting trailers easy.

Like most modern bars, the tow ball and hitch is easy to remove when not towing. Removing the tow ball is particularly useful for off-road driving as the hitch can often be the lowest point and get snagged on obstacles.

X-Bar 79 Series Engineering

Much of the above is made possible by the design and engineering of the Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series. It mounts with heavy-duty brackets on either side. These large brackets bolt into the chassis on each side with five bolts. The towbar itself then securely bolts into place with high-tensile hardware.

Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series

Hayman Reese X-Bar 79 Series



Additional information

Weight 60 kg
Dimensions 200 × 50 × 50 cm


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