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Winch Recovery Course


Train with the highest qualified 4wd Trainer in Australia

Learn correct winch recovery techiques with XDriveThis 4WD Winch Recovery Course is a ‘must do’ for both driver and passenger if you are planning a serious journey into the wilderness.  To take full advantage of this winch recovery course, we advise that you undertake our Introduction to 4WD Driving course which will afford you a greater knowledge and understanding of your four wheel drive vehicle before this intensive vehicle recovery training.

Why should my passenger undertake this course too?

A fearful passenger is a danger to everyone on a long trip, moreover if the passenger is afraid or apprehensive about driving off road, they will be useless in the event that the driver is hurt or incapacitated in any way.

Vehicle Recovery

Incorrect use of recovery equipment is extremely dangerous and can be life threatening thus vehicle recovery by incompetent untrained people is extremely perilous and risky. Take the time to learn correct and safe recovery techniques than be sorry later. Identifying likely hazards and learning the correct utilization of snatch straps are key elements in this 4×4 Recovery course. XDrive will demonstrate and clarify safe recovery methods using snatch straps.

Support Australian Made Products

XDrive supports and uses Australian made and designed products. One good example of this is Maxtrax recovery equipment which is demonstrated and utilized on this course.

Being a Master Tread Trainer, ‘Tread Lightly’ principals are incorporated into all our 4wd training courses to encourage protection of the Australian environment.

If you have not done so already – Do Not Buy any recovery gear before chatting to me first.

Brief Course Overview


  • Why a vehicle gets stuck
  • Selecting correct recovery equipment
  • Maintenance of recovery equipment
  • Identify recovery points
  • Selecting correct recovery methods
  • Calculating the loads required to recover a vehicle safely
  • Co-ordinating a recovery situation



Above all, you will recover a vehicle on the day

  • Identifying likely hazards is an important key element in this 4×4 recovery course.
  • We approach winching by utilizing and/or discussing – Electric and Hand Operated winches
  • Safe use of High-Lift Jack and Exhaust Jacks
  • For the purpose of comprehension, we discuss wire rope and synthetic rope
  • Maxtrax recovery equipment
  • Snatch Straps
  • Ground Anchors
  • Vehicle traction control systems
  • Diff Locks as well as aspects of tyre pressures and various tyre tread designs and more …
  • Certificate on completion


Venue: Beerwah Sunshine Coast (Directions will be forwarded via email)

Full Day 9am – approx 4pm

What To Bring:
Any recovery equipment you have for your vehicle
Leather gloves
Sun and/or Rain protection

Light Lunch and plenty of drinking water

What to Wear:
Please wear suitable clothing like enclosed/covered footwear. Bring your leather gloves too.

This course is not normally affected by the weather

Corporate Enquiries: Please contact XDrive for a comprehensive overview of your company requirements, including a ‘Fit For Purpose’ Vehicle Analysis.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to chat about this course or any of our other courses0415 268 307