OFF-ROAD DRIVING & TOWING
4WD RECOVERY PROCEDURE
Want to learn how to drive off-road? Why not book into a 4WD driver training course; you’ll learn all of the skills required to help you get the best from yourself and your 4WD. Learn how to use recovery equipment effectively and how to avoid injury to yourself and others during recovery procedures.
Our articles on correct, safe, legal driving and towing practices – on and off road – and recovery techniques are covered in great detail to get you started and help you have happy and successful bush adventures.
4WD DRIVING SKILLS
Stop ignoring essential 4WD maintenance. Our 25 tips can tell you how to keep your 4WD on the road and reduce the chances of costly repairs and accidents.
We take driving for granted, but large 4WD vehicles demand specialised on-road and off-road skills and an appreciation of the effects of weight and a high centre of gravity.
We’ve heard recently about issues with snatch blocks failing during winching operations, which creates a very dangerous situation that is potentially fatal, if the snatch block pulley becomes a missile.
One day you’ll need to change a wheel and we show you some tricks that make the job less arduous.
These calculation tables are designed to make it easy to assess the effects of payload and towball weight when towing. Caravan and trailer weight distribution can also be calculated.
Al-KO has introduced a range of key-lockable trailer couplings that are direct replacements for non-lockable types.