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Hi Guys
I was just wondering a thing or two about towing with the cruiser other than
onthe road..
What gear or drive would I put the gear box in if I was to to help a guy
who was stuck in mud or in a ditch or where ever the case may be really.
If I was on a hard surface and he was on a soft surface I know I cant use
the diff locks so would I put it in 3 or 2 or would it surfice to leave it
in D.
If I was on soft ground could you just use High in D.if it moved.
I was wondering if there is a correct proceedure in relation to
towing/pulling with an auto box other than if you are towing onthe roads.
I ask cause I am aware of the possible heat build up in the box if you do
things for too long or put strain on it.
At what point is the pulling or towing futile and can cause damage, how
could you tell.
cheers
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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Hi Reno
Thanks for your reply.
I had given up on an answer to this.
I managed to get a nice tow strap made again in the Uk to the specs I wanted and at least now I have piece of mind.
Up to that point I had the usual nylon car accessorie shop tow rope which thenk god I never had to use as I dont know if it would be any good for the cruiser.
So of course with the new tow strap I thought about using it IF and WHEN needed so had to ask the question.
SNIP
If you're pulling out some hapless fellow, always use low range gears. If you're on macadam and he's in mud, don't hesitate to lock the central and rear diffs for the few yards you'll need to get him out. No harm done as long as you're pulling in a straight line. Once the victim is free, unlock both lockers on the dash then BACK UP until they free up.
As for the gearbox, I would probably use first gear. You're not going to exceed 10mph when pulling somebody out of mud.

Ceferino "Reno" Lamb
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I read somewhere that you shouldn't use an 80 to tow anything heavy in
reverse. not so good for the front diff.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On
Behalf Of John Byrne
Sent: 27 June 2006 16:32
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] towing
Hi Reno
Thanks for your reply.
I had given up on an answer to this.
I managed to get a nice tow strap made again in the Uk to the specs I
wanted and at least now I have piece of mind.
Up to that point I had the usual nylon car accessorie shop tow rope which
thenk god I never had to use as I dont know if it would be any good for the
cruiser.
So of course with the new tow strap I thought about using it IF and WHEN
needed so had to ask the question.
SNIP
If you're pulling out some hapless fellow, always use low range gears.
If you're on macadam and he's in mud, don't hesitate to lock the central and
rear diffs for the few yards you'll need to get him out. No harm done as
long as you're pulling in a straight line. Once the victim is free, unlock
both lockers on the dash then BACK UP until they free up.
As for the gearbox, I would probably use first gear. You're not going
to exceed 10mph when pulling somebody out of mud.
Ceferino "Reno" Lamb
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26/06/2006
 
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