Why fit a Bull Bar at all?

ARB manufactures a range of Steel, Alloy and Poly Bull Bars to compliment vehicle appearance whilst maintaining functionality.

Bull Bars

ARB Bull Bars are fitted for many reasons, primarily of course for frontal protection, (from animal strikes), but also provide mounting for aerials, spot lights and winches.

With modern day vehicles being so attractive, nobody wants the appearance spoiled by an agricultural looking Bull Bar.

ARB Bull Bar engineering takes into consideration a range of factors, including air bag deployment, panel crush rate, approach angles, overall strength vs weight, vehicle design and aesthetics. They are thoroughly tested to validate safety compliance and compatibility with modern adaptive cruise control, parking sensors and collision avoidance systems.

Winch mountings are not only winch compatible, they are winch rated to a specified capacity.

ARB Bull Bar design has been market leader for decades, and as such, has often been copied with lesser quality replicas. The use of thinner low quality steel, lighter chassis mountings without engineering, are construction features the unwitting buyer may not be aware of, but the experienced eye will note these shortcomings.

 

ARB Frontal Protection Range

  • Summit Sahara Bar
  • Summit Bull Bar
  • Deluxe Sahara Bar
  • Deluxe Bull Bar
  • Deluxe Winch Bull Bar
  • Commercial Bar
  • Alloy Bar
  • Smart Bar
  • Nudge Bar

Not all ranges are available for all vehicle models, the Summit and Deluxe Bars are the most popular with the widest application range.

All ARB steel Bull Bars can be Colour Coded to enhance appearance with an integrated look.

 

ARB Summit Bull Bar

The ARB Summit Bull Bar range is the latest contemporary look from ARB. This innovative design continues the ARB tradition of engineering and production of high quality, high functionality, high visual appeal frontal protection systems. Built on the success of its forefathers, the ARB Deluxe Bull Bar.

Summit Sahara

  • 30mm radius formed Summit bumper section with tapered wings
  • With or without a polished Alloy 76mm BIG Tube centre pipe.
  • 2 fully formed aerial mounts on the center pipe, not just welded ‘tangs’
  • Winch rated
  • Larger split pan entrance for greater airflow with added honeycomb grille protector
  • Separate recessed fog lamps and LED parker/indicators
  • Polyethylene cushions to reduce impact
  • 3-axis chassis mounting system spreads impact & winching loads
  • Winch mounting compatibility to 12,000lbs
  • High quality Powder-coat finish
  • Complete Kit with high tensile zinc plated nuts, bolts & washers
  • Comprehensive DIY Instructions
  • Experienced Technicians available for fitting
  • 3 Year Unlimited Km Warranty
  • Can be Colour Coded for a more integrated look

Summit Bull Bar

  • 30mm radius formed Summit bumper section with tapered wings
  • With 60.3mm upper pipe work
  • ‘A’ frame design
  • 2 fully formed aerial mounts on the center pipe, not just welded ‘tangs’
  • Larger split pan entrance for greater airflow with added honeycomb grille protector
  • Separate recessed fog lamps and LED parker/indicators
  • Polyethylene cushions to reduce impact
  • 3-axis chassis mounting system spreads impact & winching loads
  • Winch mounting rated to 12,000lbs
  • High quality Powder-coat finish
  • Complete Kit with high tensile zinc plated nuts, bolts & washers
  • Comprehensive DIY Instructions
  • Experienced Technicians available for fitting
  • 3 Year Unlimited Km Warranty
  • Can be Colour Coded for a more integrated look

 

ARB Deluxe Bull Bar

ARB was the innovator of the Deluxe Bull Bar design, with loads of features now considered standard, ARB’s the most extensive model range, winch and non-winch models.

Deluxe Sahara Bar

  • Deluxe bumper section
  • With a polished Alloy 70mm BIG Tube center pipe
  • Winch rated
  • 2 fully formed aerial mounts on the center pipe, not just welded ‘tangs’
  • Split pan entrance for airflow and strength
  • Recessed fog lamps and parker/indicator assemblies mounted in one plastic insert
  • Polyethylene cushions to reduce impact
  • 3-axis chassis mounting system spreads impact & winching loads
  • High quality Powder-coat finish
  • Complete Kit with high tensile zinc plated nuts, bolts & washers
  • Comprehensive DIY Instructions
  • Experienced Technicians available for fitting
  • 3 Year Unlimited Km Warranty
  • Can be Colour Coded for a more integrated look

Deluxe Bull Bar

  • Deluxe bumper section
  • With a 48mm upper pipe work*
  • ‘A’ frame design
  • 2 fully formed aerial mounts on the center pipe, not just welded ‘tangs’
  • Split pan entrance for airflow and strength
  • Recessed fog lamps and parker/indicator assemblies mounted in one plastic insert
  • Polyethylene cushions to reduce impact
  • 3-axis chassis mounting system spreads impact & winching loads
  • High quality Powder-coat finish
  • Complete Kit with high tensile zinc plated nuts, bolts & washers
  • Comprehensive DIY Instructions
  • Experienced Technicians available for fitting
  • 3 Year Unlimited Km Warranty
  • Can be Colour Coded for a more integrated look
  • Deluxe Winch Bull Bar
  • As above but with winch mounting rated to 12,000lbs

* Upper pipe 60.3mm on 70 series Deluxe Bull Bar.

ARB Alloy Bull Bar

The ARB Alloy Bull Bar range offers a stylish light weight alternative to the traditional steel bull bar. Based on the ARB Summit Bull Bar design, the ARB Alloy Bull Bar is a high quality, high aesthetic appeal Bull Bar for the modern 4x4.

 

Alloy Bar

  • 30mm radius formed Summit bumper section in Alloy
  • With a 60mm centre Hoop design
  • 2 fully formed aerial mounts on the center pipe, not just welded ‘tangs’
  • Larger split pan entrance for greater airflow with added honey comb grille protector
  • Separate recessed fog lamps and LED parker/indicators
  • Polyethylene cushions to reduce impact
  • 3-axis chassis mounting system spreads impact & winching loads
  • High quality Powder-coat finish
  • Complete Kit with high tensile zinc plated nuts, bolts & washers
  • Comprehensive DIY Instructions
  • Experienced Technicians available for fitting
  • 3 Year Unlimited Km Warranty
  • Alloy Winch Bull Bar
  • As above but with winch mounting rated to 12,000lbs

ARB Commercial Bar

The ARB Commercial Bull Bar is a cost effective, functional design range for the budget minded or fleet buyer. Cost savings are achieved with simpler manufacturing, not a reduction in engineering design or strength. For example, there are no polyethylene cushions, less attention to weld finish, no flog light options or cut-outs.

 

Commercial Bar

  • Commercial bumper section
  • With a 48mm upper pipe work
  • Winch rated
  • 2 fully formed aerial mounts on the center pipe, not just welded ‘tangs’
  • Split pan entrance for airflow and strength
  • Recessed parker/indicator assemblies mounted in one plastic insert
  • 3-axis chassis mounting system spreads impact & winching loads
  • High quality Powder-coat finish
  • Complete Kit with high tensile zinc plated nuts, bolts & washers
  • Comprehensive DIY Instructions
  • Experienced Technicians available for fitting
  • 3 Year Unlimited Km Warranty
  • Can be Colour Coded for a more integrated look

ARB Smart Bar

The ARB Smart Bar is an innovative alternative to the conventional ARB Steel or Alloy Bull Bar, popular with fleet and emergency services and other applications where weight has priority.

Smart Bar

  • Designed in Australia
  • Manufactured in South Australia
  • Single body hollow polyethylene construction for weight saving
  • Manufactured using a specifically designed co-polymer
  • The polymer is a low density material with outstanding impact absorbing characteristics
  • Rigorously tested by internationally recognised automotive safety experts
  • 2 aerial mounts and spot light mounts
  • Recessed LED parker/indicator lights
  • 3-axis chassis mounting system spreads impact & winching loads
  • Complete Kit with high tensile zinc plated nuts, bolts & washers
  • Comprehensive DIY Instructions
  • Experienced Technicians available for fitting
  • 3 Year Unlimited Km Warranty
  • Optional fog lights
  • Optional Winch capability

Nudge Bar

ARB Nudge Bars provide improved frontal protection for a range of smaller SUV’s, both 2WD and 4WD. Compliant with all safety requirements, available in Steel and Alloy, they make an ideal mounting platform for spot lights and aerials.

Nudge Bar

  • 48mm pipe work for Steel or 76mm pipe work for Alloy
  • 2 fully formed aerial mounts on the center pipe, not just welded ‘tangs’
  • High quality Powder-coat finish
  • Complete Kit with high tensile zinc plated nuts, bolts & washers
  • Comprehensive DIY Instructions
  • Experienced Technicians available for fitting
  • 3 Year Unlimited Km Warranty
  • Can be Colour Coded for a more integrated look

Bull Bar Design

There are a number of Bull Bar options for most vehicles, but maximum protection is going to come from any of the ‘A’ frame design ARB Bull Bars, particularly the Summit Bull Bar.

The bumper section on all ARB Bull Bars is comprised of 3 parts, 2 wings and a centre section. All 3 join and are welded to the 4mm thick lower upright sections, which form part of the 3 dimensional chassis mounting system.

The ‘A’ frame design bar is so called as the upper upright looks like a capital ‘A’ when viewed side on.

The additional strength of the ‘A’ frame design lies in the fact that the upright continues up from the mounting system to the top of the bull bar.

Hence, the upper part of the upright, (a flat 4mm thick steel sheet), is side on to any frontal impact, making it extremely resistant to folding back onto the body work, the primary function for most bull bars!

With tube design bars, the tube hoops are welded to the upper part of the bumper section and do not form any part of the mounting system.

So, any impact on the top of say, the centre tube, has a lot of leverage, lending itself to folding the tubular pipe work onto the panels, from the top of the bumper sections.

Of course, like Colour Coding, its personal choice, and some vehicles are more suited to the Big Tube design than others, and some users are only looking to mount lights and aerials with some additional front bumper strength, rather than maximum vehicle protection.

If you would like any further information or to discuss protection options for your 4x4, please make contact with one of our experienced staff.