[Homestead] Truck suggestions
don.bowen at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 16 18:37:01 EST 2004
At 11/16/2004, you wrote:
>Yes. Some drivers overestimate what 4WD will do. I loaned my old farm
>truck--1978 Ford 150 4WD--to a friend. He got it stuck in a mud hole. All
>four wheels churned furiously, just dug deeper. Took a tractor to extricate.
In the desert we always told people to use 4 wd to get yourself out of
trouble, not in. Once out of the problem disengage the front axles and go on.
>And, btw, be most cautious on icy or hard snow roads. 4WD can create fatal
>problems when drivers expect improved traction and go too fast, especially
>on winding and sloped roads.
It does not matter how many wheels you have powered, you still have the
same number with brakes.
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