Types of Towballs

A list of the different towball options.

Please note that not all options are available for every vehicle.

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Flange (standard ball)

Fixed towballs

​The towball is bolted to the towbar.

The lowest price option.

But is more likely to trigger any rear sensors.

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  • Not compatible with AL-KO stabilisers.

  • Can be used with a bumper protection plate or caravan stabiliser plate.

  • Compatible with all cycle carriers.

Swan-neck

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Ball + pin

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AL-KO flange

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  • The least likely to trigger rear sensors.

  • Compatible with AL-KO stabilisers.

  • Compatible with towball mounted cycle carriers only.

  • Can not be used with a bumper protection plate or caravan stability plate.

  • Compatible with AL-KO stabilisers.

  • Compatible with all cycle carriers.

  • Can be used with a bumper protection plate or caravan stabiliser plate.

  • Compatible with AL-KO stabilisers.

  • Compatible with all cycle carriers.

  • Can be used with a bumper protection plate and a caravan stabilisation plate.

Detachable towballs

The towball may be easily removed when you don't need to use it, leaving little to nothing visible of the towbar on most vehicles.

Once removed, it is guaranteed not to trigger any rear sensors.

The more expensive option.

The removing mechanism may require servicing after extended use.

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  • Compatible with AL-KO stabilisers.

  • Compatible with all cycle carriers.

  • Can be used with a bumper protection plate or caravan stabiliser plate.

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  • Compatible with AL-KO stabilisers.

  • Compatible with towball mounted cycle carriers only.

  • Can not be used with a bumper protection plate or a caravan stabiliser plate.