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Mercedes Benz 0305 MK4 1985 tow bar

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Mercedes Benz 0305 MK4 1985 tow bar

Postby Darren » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:17 pm

Hi, I have just pruchased the above bus, STA number 2901. Has anyone installed a tow bar on these buses or knows how to? Any info would be great, thanks. :D
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Re: Mercedes Benz 0305 MK4 1985 tow bar

Postby Romen2 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:05 pm

Hi Darren,
For what it is worth we had a tow bar made by a welding works and had it signed off by an engineer. You might be able to do the same.
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Re: Mercedes Benz 0305 MK4 1985 tow bar

Postby Simes » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:15 pm

What kind of trailer are you thinking of pulling?

There really is not a place where you can mount a tow point without some massive cosmetic surgery - the back bumper on a merc is either bolt on (or riverted), there's another crossbar behind that but it's anything but structural (bolt on as well)
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Re: Mercedes Benz 0305 MK4 1985 tow bar

Postby Darren » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:47 pm

I will be pulling a tandem car trailer with a Captiva on it, so will need something substantial.
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Re: Mercedes Benz 0305 MK4 1985 tow bar

Postby mrobsessed » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:21 am

We had two that were anchored at the gearbox mounts, coming together underneath and running to the back. The 0 305s don't have a chassis as such, so fitting a towbar isn't as straight forward as most buses.

Have you thought about a-framing the Captiva instead?
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Re: Mercedes Benz 0305 MK4 1985 tow bar

Postby Daz » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:55 am

I built a towbar for a Scania coach that replaced that last bolt in crossmember.

(a towbar with a 30 tonne ringfeder)

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Re: Mercedes Benz 0305 MK4 1985 tow bar

Postby deano_767 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:37 pm

Hi Darren,

did you end up installing a tow bar? im interested to how you went about it as im looking at purchasing the same modle bus and this is a must have for me.

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