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Snatch block loads

If the force required to move the tree is X, and a snatch block is used on another tree to reverse the pull (not shown), then what is the approximate force the winch will produce (Y) and what is the force on the tree with the snatch block (Z) ? a) Y = 0.5 X, […]

Australian 4X4ing for non-Aussies

Every country has its own, identifiable landscapes and I believe each has its own “carscapes” as well.  In the case of offroad tourers the former is a direct influence on the latter, so Australia’s vast distances and open tracks mean the average 4WD is quite different to most other places.  It is always dangerous to […]

Should I buy a TDV8 Rangie Sport?

Hello Thanks for having such a useful website, I look forward to your updated book coming out in August. I’m looking to get my first 4×4 and my wife wants something that isn’t ‘like a trunk to drive’ with a few nice options (leather seats, sat nav, sun roof etc). Given my budget we are […]

Tyre problems

A reader wrote in to Overlander to thank us for the tyre guide. Unfortunately, the tyre shop fitted the wrong tyres.  It was sorted out in the end…. Regular readers may recall a letter from ‘Squizz’ thanking us for our comprehensive tyre guide as in it we had listed the Cooper STT in 275/65/R18, and […]