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Accredited Provider

Four Wheel Drive Off Road Driver Training is an accredited training provider - Level 4 Assessment and Workplace Training

For more information, please contact us or fill out the booking form:

4WD Off Road Driver Training
PO Box 4427, Mulgrave 3170
Ph/Fax (03) 9562 1001
Mobile 0428 312 579
fourwdtraining@optusnet.com.au

4WD Off Road Driver Training
is proudly supported by the Australian Automotive Research Centre, Hella and Dunlop.

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4x4 HINTS AND TIPS


SNATCH STRAP – CORRECT USAGE TIPS

The strap should be secured to both the vehicle being recovered and the donor vehicle (strong towing hooks).

Hooking the strap over a tow ball or securing it to an inferior towing hook is dangerous.

All personnel well away from recovery area. Recovery vehicle should be in low range 1st gear, immobilised vehicle low range lst gear with the wheels turning or slipping in the mud/sand.

The recovering vehicle drives forward slowly; the strap becomes taught and then comes back on itself ejecting the bogged vehicle.

A blanket should be put over the strap during usage to prevent whiplash if the strap breaks.

The strap is only good for 12 recoveries; it then loses its elasticity.

A dirty strap can be washed in a washing machine with cold water, no detergent and then dried naturally. As it is made of nylon, keep it away from sunlight when stored.

Attaching the strap to closed front or rear towing hooks requires the use of rated shackles.
 

TIPS ON TYRE PRESSURES


ON ROAD
30psi all round for good ride quality. Increase to 35psi for spirited on road driving at 110km/hr.

OFF ROAD
For dry conditions use 28psi all round

OFF ROAD IN WET AND SLIPPERY CONDITIONS
26psi all round to lengthen footprint

OFF ROAD IN VERY WET AND SLIPPERY CONDITIONS
You probably shouldn’t be there but if you are, deflate tyres to 22psi

SAND
18psi to lengthen and broaden footprint to aid flotation

TOWING
If loading or towing, the rear pressures must be increased by up to 10psi