Awareness Instruction

Four Wheel Drive Courses and Awareness Instruction are offered through Mount Lofty Rangers by experienced instructors.

Practical Awareness Instruction Involves

  • Perform Pre-departure Checks
  • Downhill Stop Controlled Forward Desent
  • Uphill Stop Controlled Reverse Descent
  • Drive a 4wd Vehicle Up an Incline
  • Drive a 4wd Vehicle Down an Incline
  • Drive a 4wd Vehicle Through Muddy Terrain
  • Drive a 4wd Vehicle Through Sandy Terrain
  • Drive a 4wd Vehicle Through Water
  • Drive a 4wd Vehicle Across Rocky Terrain
  • Drive a 4wd Vehicle Across Sloping Terrain
  • Drive a 4wd Vehicle on Winding Bush Track
  • Change a Wheel on a 4WD Vehicle
  • Recover a 4WD Vehicle Using a Snatch Strap
  • Perform Emergency Tyre Repairs
  • Recover a Vehicle Using a Winch
  • Using an Exhaust Jack to Lift a Vehicle
  • Use a Hi-Lift Jack to Lift a Vehicle

For mud awareness you will need:

Recovery gear

  • rated snatch strap, shackles, tow strap, joining timbers for straps, shovel, jacking plates short timber planks (say one metre long to place under wheels)
  • for those with winches please ensure they are operational.

Clothing:

  • wet weather gear, rubber boots (its muddy)

Vehicle:

  • must have approved recovery points to drive on the property
  • a ‘blind’ if water crossing is to be attempted
  • raised diff breather points
  • be prepared to get it dirty.

Email education@mountloftyrangers.com.au for more information or to organise one-on-one or group instruction.

Upcoming Awareness Instruction

Aug 22

Mud Awareness Instruction

Sunday, August 22
Sep 19

Water Crossings Awareness Instruction

Sunday, September 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Oct 17

Winch Awareness Instruction

Sunday, October 17