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Posted in Defensive Driving, Safety

Recovery winch exposed

To train people on how a four wheel drive electric recovery winch works we needed to demonstrate the use of electric winch.  The gears are very low so the speed of the drum is slow but thats how the strength of pull is generated to make it strong enough to pull bogged vehicles out of the mud.  Watch…

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Alice Springs 4WD Training After Rain

Alice Springs recieved some welcome rain and by chance we were running a 4WD course so we had water on the road and a few mud holes. The best bit no dust and the rain had flattened out the corrugations so the roads were pretty smooth, but lots of flies.Let’s face it, driving in the NT is exciting! It…

Hand winch vs Electric winch
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Hand winch vs Electric winch

If you only use a winch once or twice a year this may be worth looking at, buying a hand winch ($300.00) is a cheaper option to a bull bar ($3000.00) mounted electric winch ($2500.00). You will still need a full recovery kit, straps, shackles.Some of the upside to a hand winch is you don’t need a bull…

Davina tells her story about remote driving
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Davina tells her story about remote driving

Watch the video its a good insight to the 4WD training.  Davina explains the values of a good 4WD course and learns a few tricks and helpful insights into driving on dirt roads, water crossings and changing tyres.  Honest, frank opinion about training.Driver tips from a remopte expereienced driver. …

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Car battery can fail

If your car battery is old and what I mean by old is greater than two (2) years old, it may fail very soon.  Most batteries for 4WD vehicles or Toyota 4x4 vehicles usually last 2 years in the Top End of the Northern Territory.    The battery terminal may have blue powder or corrosion, this can be caused…