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VOTD: 4×4 Winter Driving Recoveries

via West County Explorers Club: Winter’s on the way. To help you get ready, here’s a video showing some snow recoveries by the Search and Rescue Unit in Pierce County, Washington. One involves raising the truck with a Hi-Lift to pack snow under the tires. In the other a Hummer gets winched out of the snow.

When using the Hi-Lift, always keep your head (or any other body part) out of the area between the Hi-Lift frame and the handle, so the handle doesn’t accidentally snap up and whack you. One way to keep yourself out of the “whack-zone” is to put a foot on the base of the Hi-Lift and work the handle with your opposite hand, pulling with the weight of your entire body.

Air Compressor Series

AT Overland Equipment outfits a fair number of on-board air systems to vehicles, we also sell portable compressors to take care of tire and air bag inflation, so it was wonderful to spend a day with George Carousos from Extreme Outback and tap into his encyclopedic knowledge of air systems. George has a unique perspective on the…

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