ARB Bull Bars

ARB BULL BARS

Vital for rural and remote area travel, ARB Bull Bars will provide substantially improved protection for vulnerable mechanical components against animal strikes whilst providing a solid base for mounting other accessories like driving lights, winches and CB antennas.

ARB bars are superbly engineered and manufactured to not only maintain maximum functionality, but also to ensure they complement the look of the vehicle.

ARB manufactures a number of different bars from the sleek deluxe and Sahara styles, to the more functional commercial bar, as well as nudge bars for smaller SUVs and bakkies.

BULL BAR ENGINEERING

AIR BAG COMPATIBILITY

AESTHETICS AND FINISH

Bar_Engineering

Engineering a bull bar requires careful consideration of a number of factors to ensure it properly serves its purpose. Factors such as vehicle design, crush rate, air bag deployment, approach angles, accessory fitment, strength, weight and aesthetics are incorporated into every ARB bar before it enters production.

You simply won’t find a more thoroughly designed and manufactured vehicle protection system than an ARB bull bar.

ARB has invested heavily in vehicle crash barrier tests to validate the performance and compliance of its air bag compatible bull bars. To ensure compatibility, ARB assesses each vehicle’s frontal crush characteristics and replicates the crush rate in the design of each air bag compatible bull bar and mounting system.

Using this method ensures that the vehicle’s crush rate and air bag triggering are not altered when a bull bar is installed.

Each ARB bull bar is specifically designed to complement the unique contours of individual vehicle models. This ensures the best possible fit, look and functionality for a particular vehicle.

All ARB bars are finished in a durable powder coat with the option to colour code to your vehicle in order to further enhance the bar’s appeal and provide a more integrated look.

ARB BULL BAR MANUFACTURING

Follow an ARB bull bar through the entire manufacturing process. From a flat sheet of steel, experience every stage of our state-of-the-art factory in Melbourne, Australia, and take a unique look at the effort, passion and attention to detail required to build the world’s best 4×4 protection equipment.

Shot entirely on a GoPro, this video provides the ultimate in behind the scenes action.

SUMMIT BULL BAR

The all new Summit bar continues the ARB tradition of pioneering innovation and our relentless pursuit on quality. Summit is a modern interpretation of the renowned ARB Deluxe bar, styled to complement modern dual cab and wagon vehicles through a fresh, contemporary design language.
 
Building upon our proven air bag compatible bull bar mounting architecture, the Summit bar incorporates unique design features such as a 30mm edge radius on the wings and centre pan, wider press formed cover straps, 60.3mm top tubing, two piece polyethylene buffers and redesigned fog light surrounds (option for LED or halogen lights); resulting in the most visually impressive frontal protection system on the market.

WING DESIGN

The furthest most point from the chassis and often the point of impact in an animal strike, the wing area is by far the most vulnerable. ARB pioneered the multi fold upswept and tapered wing design, which provides an enormous amount of strength and maintains an optimum approach angle.

WIDER EDGE RADIUS

A 30mm wing and centre section edge radius offers increased strength while complementing modern vehicle design.

VHF/UHF AERIAL BRACKETS

The Summit bull bar incorporates two VHF/UHF aerial brackets welded behind the top cross tube. Custom fit, clamp on brackets are also available for additional antenna mounting.

DRIVING LIGHT PROVISION

Exceptionally durable and secure, all ARB bars serve as an ideal platform to mount driving lights, helping ensure maximum performance and longevity. Driving lights mounted to a high quality bull bar prevents problems such as excessive movement, a vibrating beam pattern, premature bulb failure and eventual fatiguing of the light bodies.

HI-LIFT JACKING POINTS

Eliminating the need for a mounting bracket, Hi-Lift jacking points are integrated into the design of Summit bull bars.

WINCH COMPATIBILITY

Mounting a winch to a vehicle requires a properly supported structure that is designed to accommodate the stresses of winching. When using a snatch block to increase winching capacity, the forces are multiplied to several times the rated capacity of the winch. The ARB Summit bar features the option of fitting a winch, and is designed and tested to endure and exceed such loads.

PRESS FORMED TOP PAN AND COVER PANEL

Press forming has been utilised to create a stronger centre pan that features smooth, continuous edges. A press formed aluminium winch cover panel finishes off the bar for when a winch is not installed.

SPLIT PAN DESIGN

The wide, split pan design enhances the strength of the bar, while providing the radiator and engine with a massive amount of air flow. An integrated winch clutch opening makes winch operation simple.

AIR BAG COMPATIBLE

With an air bag equipped vehicle, it is essential that the vehicle’s crush rate and air bag triggering are not altered when a bull bar is installed. ARB assesses each vehicle’s frontal crush characteristics and replicates the crush rate into the design of each air bag compatible bull bar and its steel mounting system. This achieves maximum possible vehicle and passenger protection without affecting the crash pulse.

STEEL UPRIGHTS

Each bull bar upright is cut from a single sheet of steel and extends from the top tube through to the bumper section and actually forms part of the bar to chassis mount. This process ensures the whole outer frame receives the maximum possible support. Wide, press formed cover straps are then welded onto each upright to ensure there are no exposed sharp edges.

FOG LIGHTS

Perfect for driving in inclement weather, these fog lights (LED and halogen options available) provide a broad spread of light to illuminate the road ahead.

LED INDICATORS AND CLEARANCE LIGHTS

12 high intensity yellow LEDs and 4 white LEDs provide increased light output in all conditions.

LARGER TUBING

60.3mm mandrel steel tubing provides increased frontal protection, as well offering greater visual styling to modern four wheel drive vehicles.

SUMMIT SAHARA BAR

Sharing many of the strength related features of a Summit bar, including ARB’s five fold upswept and tapered wing profile, the Summit Sahara bar offers a different look without sacrificing practicality.
 
Like the Summit bar, the Summit Sahara bar also provides a solid platform for adding other accessories such as winches, driving lights and VHF/UHF antennas.
 
Available either with or without the polished centre tube, as well as indicators and optional fog lights (LED or halogen), the Summit Sahara bar offers owners greater flexibility in creating their desired look.

RECESSED FOG LIGHTS

Most Sahara bars feature indicators and optional fog lights (available in LED or halogen) for foul weather conditions. The recessed panels give both indicators and fog lights improved protection from branches and road debris.

MOUNTING SYSTEM

The mounting system is a vital part of any ARB bull bar design. ARB’s mounting systems are specifically engineered to spread impact and winching loads evenly over the vehicle’s chassis. This ensures the bull bar functions properly in extreme conditions.

HI-LIFT JACKING POINTS

Eliminating the need for a mounting bracket, High-Lift jacking points are integrated into the design of most ARB bull bars. These points also enable easier access to the clutch lever when unspooling wire or synthetic rope before winching.

SECURE MOUNTING POINTS

Exceptionally durable and secure, all ARB bars serve as an ideal platform to mount driving lights, helping ensure maximum performance and longevity. Driving lights mounted to a high quality bull bar prevents problems such as excessive movement, a vibrating beam pattern, premature bulb failure and eventual fatiguing of the light bodies. Provisions for VHF/UHF aerials are incorporated either into the wings or on the centre pan of the bar. Durable plugs are included for added aesthetics when aerials are not fitted.

CENTRE TUBE

An optional polished or painted centre tube offers a different look to the more traditional bull bar design. An internal mandrel bender is used to shape the centre tube, ensuring even wall thickness throughout.

ELECTRIC WINCH PROVISION

Mounting a winch to a vehicle requires a properly supported structure that is designed to accommodate the stresses of winching. When using a snatch block to increase winching capacity, the forces are multiplied to several times the rated capacity of the winch. Most ARB bars feature the option of fitting a winch, and all are designed and tested to endure and exceed such loads.

SPLIT PAN DESIGN

ARB’s engineers give careful consideration to maintaining sufficient airflow to the vehicle’s radiator. Utilising a split pan system, ARB’s bull bar design ensures the radiator receives a massive amount of airflow and actually further increases the strength of the bar.

POLYURETHANE BUFFERS

Automotive grade polyurethane buffers incorporated into the bar for unique styling.

AIR BAG COMPATIBLE MOUNTING SYSTEM

With an air bag equiped vehicle, it is essential that the vehicle’s crush rate and air bag triggering is not altered when a bull bar is installed. ARB assesses each vehicle’s frontal crush characteristics and replicates the crush rate into the design of each air bag compatible bull bar and its mounting system. This achieves maximum possible vehicle and passenger protection without affecting the crash pulse.

WING DESIGN

The furthest most point from the chassis and often the point of impact in an animal strike, the wing area is by far the most vulnerable. ARB pioneered the multi fold upswept and tapered wing design, which provides an enormous amount of strength and maintains an optimum approach angle.

ALLOY BULL BAR

ARB’s all new Alloy bar is providing owners with a greater choice of frontal protection options for their vehicle. With styling cues designed to complement modern four wheel drive models, the Alloy bar sets the standard in protection and functionality.
 
The Alloy bar utilises ARB’s renowned manufacturing processes throughout, ensuring maximum strength and the highest level of aesthetic finish. Press forming further exemplifies this attention to detail, with smooth edges resulting in a bull bar that integrates with the vehicle flawlessly.
 
An optional winch provision allows the Alloy bar to accommodate a range of winches, up to 10,000lbs.

LED INDICATORS AND CLEARANCE LIGHTS

12 high intensity yellow LEDs and 4 white LEDs provide increased light output in all conditions.

FOG LIGHTS

Perfect for driving in inclement weather, these fog lights (LED or halogen options) provide a broad spread of light to illuminate the road ahead.

60MM TUBING

60mm outer tubing provides overall strength and gives the Alloy bar an on road presence.

AIR BAG COMPATIBLE

With an air bag equipped vehicle, it is essential that the vehicle’s crush rate and air bag triggering are not altered when a bull bar is installed.

ARB assesses each vehicle’s frontal crush characteristics and replicates the crush rate into the design of each air bag compatible bull bar and its steel mounting system.

This achieves maximum possible vehicle and passenger protection without affecting the crash pulse.

WINCH COMPATIBILITY

Mounting a winch to a vehicle requires a properly supported structure that is designed to accommodate the stresses of winching. When using a snatch block to increase winching capacity, the forces are multiplied to several times the rated capacity of the winch. The ARB Alloy bar features the option of fitting a winch, and is designed and tested to endure and exceed such loads.

DRIVING LIGHT PROVISION

Exceptionally durable and secure, all ARB bars serve as an ideal platform to mount driving lights, helping ensure maximum performance and longevity. Driving lights mounted to a high quality bull bar prevents problems such as excessive movement, a vibrating beam pattern, premature bulb failure and eventual fatiguing of the light bodies.

RECESSED INDICATORS

Recessed indicators for protection against road debris.

WING DESIGN

The furthest most point from the chassis and often the point of impact in an animal strike, the wing area is by far the most vulnerable. ARB pioneered the multi fold upswept and tapered wing design, which provides an enormous amount of strength and maintains an optimum approach angle.

VHF/UHF AERIAL BRACKETS

The Alloy bull bar incorporates two aerial brackets welded behind the top cross tube. Custom fit, clamp on brackets are also available for additional antenna mounting.

SPLIT PAN DESIGN

The wide, split pan design enhances the strength of the bar, while providing the radiator and engine with a massive amount of air flow. An integrated winch clutch opening makes winch operation simple

COMMERCIAL BULL BAR

ARB commercial bull bars and winch bars are a cost effective alternative to deluxe bull bars, offering a comparable level of vehicle protection.
 
Incorporating many of the strength related features of a deluxe bull bar, commercial bars provide considerable frontal protection but achieve cost savings through a simplified manufacturing process.
 
Commercial bars are frequently specified by government and fleet operators – organisations that demand strong and functional equipment but are willing to go without some of the aesthetic characteristics.

RECESSED INDICATORS

Recessed indicators for protection against road debris.

STEEL TUBE

76.1mm steel centre frame tube and 47.6mm outer frame tube for added strength.

DRIVING LIGHT PROVISION

Secure mounting points ideal for IPF, ARB Intensity or KORR driving lights.

HI-LIFT JACKING POINTS

Some commercial bars feature Hi-Lift jacking points, allowing a Hi-Lift jack to be attached directly to the bar (not shown).

ELECTRIC WINCH PROVISION

Some commercial bars are available with electric winch provision, and have been specifically designed to accommodate the stresses of winching.

SECURE MOUNTING

The mounting system is a vital part of any ARB bull bar design. ARB’s mounting systems are specifically engineered to spread impact and winching loads evenly over the vehicle’s chassis. This ensures the bull bar functions properly in extreme conditions.

SPLIT PAN DESIGN

ARB’s engineers give careful consideration to maintaining sufficient airflow to the vehicle’s radiator. Utilising a split pan system, ARB’s bull bar design ensures the radiator receives a massive amount of airflow and actually further increases the strength of the bar.

VHF/UHF AERIAL BRACKETS

Some ARB commercial bars incorporate VHF/UHF aerial brackets welded behind the top cross tube.

WING DESIGN

The furthest most point from the chassis and often the point of impact in an animal strike, the wing area is by far the most vulnerable. ARB pioneered the five fold upswept and tapered wing design, which provides an enormous amount of strength and maintains an optimum approach angle.

DELUXE BULL BAR

ARB’s deluxe bull bar selection is our most extensive, with bull bar and winch bar options available for most models.
 
Loaded with features aimed at making remote area travel safer, whilst providing a solid base on which to add other touring essentials such as driving lights, winches and VHF/UHF antennas, no other bull bar offers the same degree of vehicle integration, protection and functionality.
 
Features you can expect to find throughout the deluxe bull bar range include all steel construction, split pan design to facilitate airflow, fully engineered mounting systems and compatibility with modern vehicle safety features such as collision avoidance systems, parking sensors and adaptive cruise control, with fog lights optional (LED or halogen).

RECESSED INDICATORS

Most ARB deluxe bars feature indicators and optional fog lights (available in LED or halogen) for foul weather conditions. The recessed panels give both indicators and fog lights improved protection from branches and road debris.

AIR BAG COMPATIBLE

With an air bag equipped vehicle, it is essential that the vehicle’s crush rate and air bag triggering are not altered when a bull bar is installed. ARB assesses each vehicle’s frontal crush characteristics and replicates the crush rate into the design of each air bag compatible bull bar and its mounting system. This achieves maximum possible vehicle and passenger protection without affecting the crash pulse.

STEEL UPRIGHTS

Each bull bar upright is cut from a single sheet of steel and extends from the top tube through to the bumper section and actually forms part of the bar to chassis mount. This process ensures the whole outer frame receives the maximum possible support. Cover straps are then welded onto each upright to ensure there are no exposed sharp edges.

DRIVING LIGHT PROVISION

Exceptionally durable and secure, all ARB bars serve as an ideal platform to mount driving lights, helping ensure maximum performance and longevity. Driving lights mounted to a high quality bull bar prevents problems such as excessive movement, a vibrating beam pattern, premature bulb failure and eventual fatiguing of the light bodies.

HI-LIFT JACKING POINTS

Eliminating the need for a mounting bracket, Hi-Lift jacking points are integrated into the design of most ARB bull bars. These points also enable easier access to the clutch lever when unspooling wire rope before winching.

WINCH COMPATIBILITY

Mounting a winch to a vehicle requires a properly supported structure that is designed to accommodate the stresses of winching. When using a snatch block to increase winching capacity, the forces are multiplied to several times the rated capacity of the winch. Most ARB bars feature the option of fitting a winch, and all are designed and tested to endure and exceed such loads.

SPLIT PAN DESIGN

ARB’s engineers give careful consideration to maintaining sufficient airflow to the vehicle’s radiator. Utilising a split pan system, ARB’s bull bar design ensures the radiator receives a massive amount of airflow and actually further increases the strength of the bar.

VHF/UHF AERIAL BRACKETS

The vast majority of ARB deluxe bull bars incorporate two CB aerial brackets welded behind the top cross tube. Custom fit, clamp on brackets are also available for additional antenna mounting.

MOUNTING SYSTEM

The mounting system is a vital part of any ARB bull bar design. ARB’s mounting systems are specifically engineered to spread impact and winching loads evenly over the vehicle’s chassis. This ensures the bull bar functions properly in extreme conditions.

WING DESIGN

The furthest most point from the chassis and often the point of impact in an animal strike, the wing area is by far the most vulnerable. ARB pioneered the multi fold upswept and tapered wing design, which provides an enormous amount of strength and maintains an optimum approach angle.

DELUXE SAHARA BAR

Sharing many of the strength related features of a Deluxe bar, including ARB’s five fold upswept and tapered wing profile, the Sahara bar offers a different look without sacrificing practicality.
 
Like the Deluxe bar, the Sahara bar also provides a solid platform for adding other accessories such as winches, driving lights and CB antennas.
 
Available either with or without the polished centre tube (on most newer models), as well as indicators and optional fog lights (LED or halogen), the Sahara bar offers owners greater flexibility in creating their desired look.

FOG LIGHTS

Most ARB Deluxe Sahara bars feature indicators and optional fog lights (available in LED or halogen) for foul weather conditions. The recessed panels give both indicators and fog lights improved protection from branches and road debris.

POLYURETHAN BUFFERS

Automotive grade polyurethane buffers incorporated into the bar for unique styling.

HI-LIFT JACKING POINTS

Eliminating the need for a mounting bracket, High-Lift jacking points are integrated into the design of most ARB bull bars. These points also enable easier access to the clutch lever when unspooling wire or synthetic rope before winching.

HIGH-LIFT JACKING POINTS

Some commercial bars feature Hi-Lift jacking points, allowing a Hi-Lift jack to be attached directly to the bar (not shown).

ELECTRIC WINCH PROVISION

Some commercial bars are available with electric winch provision, and have been specifically designed to accommodate the stresses of winching.

VHF/UHF AERIAL BRACKETS

Some ARB bars incorporate CB aerial brackets welded behind the top cross tube.

STEEL TUBE

76.1mm steel centre frame tube and 47.6mm outer frame tube for added strength.

DRIVING LIGHT PROVISION

Secure mounting points ideal for IPF, KORR or ARB Intensity driving lights.