Handling ruts and erosion in a 4×4

By 27th Aug 2018 Sep 21st, 2018 Terrain Crossing
handling ruts and erosion

Driving over Ditches, Dongas and Sand Ridges

Drive across ditches, dongas and sand ridges at an angle, one wheel at a time.

• This increases the ground clearance of your vehicle.

• Avoid cross lifting your wheels.

• Enter the obstacle slowly, using engine compression in 1st gear low range.

• If conditions force you to cross the donga head-on, you may foul your undercarriage, or damage the rear end.

• Be aware of your break-over angle, ground clearance and wheelbase.

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