Rameder towbars for the classic Mercedes off-road vehicle
The Mercedes G-Class, which was built in its original design until recently, began its career in 1979 as a purist workhorse and service vehicle. It was a soldier, forestry officer, fire lieutenant, desert explorer and even chauffeur to the Pope. Later on, it occasionally donned its finest clothes and confidently paraded in front of opera houses and luxury hotels. The born-and-bred off-road car was even partial to competitive sports, as the Mercedes-AMG G 65 with over 600 HP showed. Rolling up your sleeves and really getting down to it? The series never really forgot how to do that. And if a towbar is added to this mix, the options become virtually endless. Rameder, Europe’s leading supplier in this field, offers a large selection of towing devices for the different models in the series.
The Mercedes G-Class remained true to itself for almost 40 years, but it still went through some substantial changes over time. The W460 is the oldest and purest design and has a huge following. One particularly well preserved and restored specimen is currently for sale at Lorinser Classic in Waiblingen. The ex-fire brigade G-280-E from 1983 has only 18,700 kilometers on the clock and was recently fully repainted. From July 2020, Rameder offers on www.rameder.eu a particularly versatile hitch block with 120 kilograms vertical load for G-models from this era, supplied with a 2-hole flange ball. The multiple threaded holes on the hitch block offer the advantage of height adjustment while also allowing other tow hitch types, such as a pintle hitch or jaw hitch, to be retrofitted with the correct add-on element.
For example: The 1965 fire-fighting trailer – which Lorinser is also offering for sale – can then be correctly towed with a lunette ring.
For the slightly newer W461 and W463, Rameder offers a hitch block including 7-pin electrical kit as well as a normal rigid towbar. The towbar is also supplied with an electrical kit. Both products have a permitted trailing load of up to 3.5 tons, which is the maximum for passenger cars. The hitch block is also available for the particularly interesting G-Class cabriolet, ensuring that the car is practical as well as attractive. Especially when it comes to transporting a boat, one can hardly imagine a more stylish towing vehicle!
More information and options can be found at www.rameder.eu, in particular in the Vehicle Configurator.