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[Off Road Driving] Ice

Driving on ice can be very dangerous and being alert is essential. If attempting to cross a body of frozen water, observe the following:-
If the ice is;
3 inches thick = Very dangerous.
4 inches thick = OK for ice fishing or skating.
7 inches thick = OK for snow mobiles.
8-12 inches thick = OK for all terrain and some vehicles.

Important: Drive gently, accelerate gently, steer gently, and brake gently. Steer with the fingertips, be loose, and respond lightly. Chains on. (Avoid heavy steering corrections, harsh acceleration and braking when chains are fitted.


* Diff lock and axle locker engaged (if fitted), although use with discretion. Low range 1st to 5th (depending on the conditions).


• Use gentle application of the throttle, steering and brakes.


• If the vehicle will not stop, turn the steering wheel fully to one side and use the ‘ploughing’ effect of the front wheels to assist stopping.


• If there is a crown on the road, stay aside it. This should help avoid slipping off the road to the left or right.

• When stopping (gently), compression braking is best, stop on a level patch or on a downward slope. Stopping on an upward slope can mean difficulties getting under way again.


• If a slide begins, get off the accelerator and steer into the direction of the slide until it has been corrected, then gently correct into the direction required to continue.

* Disengage the diff lock and axle lockers as soon as firm ground is reached.

No hand signals, driver playing with his transfer Knob.
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