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Managing Director, Philip Liddell, puts staff through their paces at Woodington Farm as they undergo Land Rover Training.

Ace Loos staff have been subjected to extreme off road driving to develop their knowledge and test their skills of Land Rover vehicles, controls and ground conditions. The training comes as the 2016 event season comes to an end, giving all staff the opportunity to refresh their understanding of off road driving.

Three of the fleet’s Land Rovers were taken to Woodington Farm, in East Wellow near Romsey, to teach the 6 members of staff the various controls of the vehicles, how to operate them on different ground conditions and various equipment used such as Winches, Chains, Strops and D Shackles. The vehicles used (pictured) included the Defender 90 hard top, Defender 110 utility and 110 hi-cap.

Each member of staff involved had their turn behind the wheel, experiencing muddy tracks, grassland and wet, arable ground. The drivers were then able to demonstrate one of their newly acquired skills: Towing. After some recent rainfall, it was inevitable that the training might result in someone getting stuck and having to be recovered by the rest of the team.

Although not everyone trained will be using Land Rovers operationally, the knowledge will give them a better understanding of the conditions and situations drivers might find themselves in when delivering, collecting and servicing units at events, festivals and parties with the unpredictable British weather.