Australia’s typical red dust has the ability to become a deadly grinding paste especially when mixed with a bit of water. Plus it has the ability to find its way into minute nooks and crannies.
Hence a little cleaning and care particularly around seals and moving parts such as the towing coupling, electrical connections, suspension and wind-down supports is vital.
We often take off over unmade roads, but especially on this AL-KO Tough Tested track where the red dirt was excessive on our gruelling off-road adventure course.
We needed to ensure that every component was in premium order for such harsh demands so we took time out to ensure the electrics – and everything else for that matter was cleaned thoroughly after hitting off-road. A little bit of maintenance and cleaning allows you to travel a long, long way.
Macca has a chat with Craig Greenaway from AL-KO who runs through the things that shouldn’t be overlooked.
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MEET THE AUTHOR
We call him Bear, and no it’s not just because he’s so cute and cuddly. Bear was the sort of kid that had a model fishing boat in the bath and a Jeep in the sandpit dreaming of great adventures both at sea and on land. He has been lucky enough to follow those dreams and now shares his stories of success and failure, what works and what doesn’t, how to and how not to, and of course where to go in our great country. Bears philosophy is about the joy we get from the journey – not just the destination.
Whilst originally trained as a boat builder Bear’s life has led down many paths but always drawing back on those primary skills. He has experience in irrigation, agriculture, engineering, landscaping and even once owned a playground equipment manufacturing company along with many years in wholesale and retail boat sales and fishing charters before turning his hand to outdoor media. Bear is a skilled writer and photographer, hosted successful radio shows, and nowadays spends a good deal of time in front of the camera creating reviews and features for print, on-line, TV and custom media.