The next important issue that we discussed was that of Diff Locks.
The Air Locker, as compared to the Old-fashioned Mechanical hand-driven diff lock is relatively new and has more than one uses.
We here at Off-Roaders Unlimited, use it mostly for making the most of the available traction. So, in slick mud, etc., or snow or uphill incline where loss of traction is anticipated, we use rear diff lock, or rear and front diff locks, as the case may be, for maximum traction.
We also know already that application of diff-locks will enlarge the turning cirle of a vehicle.
What we are not practicing, and is actually very tricky, is that in case of air-lockers, the switcing on and off of the locker will help us turn the vehicle in jumps, and alters the circle in a different way.
It shortens the circle, but is not safe in tight uphill spots, where there is a risk of fall, as the jumps may lead to loss of traction, while helping in the steering !
I tried to use it, when I was back, but did not succeed, as I did not have free access to vehicle with air-lockers. My vehicle back home is UNIMOG, and it is not equipped with airlockers.
I would love to see how it functions.
Has anyone got a vehicle with airlockers?