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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.

LATEST ARTICLES

4WD DRIVING SKILLS

It’s not called ‘idling’ for no reason

It’s not called ‘idling’ for no reason

Many people still believe that engines need to be ‘idled’ before being put under load, or at the end of a driving stint. This practice is not only unnecessary, but wastes fuel, contaminates engine oil, clogs emissions systems, shortens engine life and … annoys nearby people.

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4WD TRAINING

RECOVERY TECHNIQUES

Snatch block problems

Snatch block problems

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.

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TOWING

Caravan ABS braking and stability control

Caravan ABS braking and stability control

In mid-2021 AL-KO upgraded its electronic stability control program to match the advanced safety electronics now fitted as standard to nearly all towing vehicles in the Australian market – including ABS. The new caravan fitment is known as Tow Assist.

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Weight distribution calculator

Weight distribution calculator

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.

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