Ford Endeavor saved a full-size truck; Here’s how | Daily News Byte


While Ford has left the Indian market for good, there are still many loyal customers and owners of the American brand. The Ford Endeavor SUV has a huge following in the Indian market and it is still considered as one of the capable SUVs in the Indian market. Here is a rescue mission of a Tata Long Platform truck stuck in mud. Here’s how Endeavor saved it.

The video shows a Tata Truck stuck near a construction site. The Ford Endeavor comes to the rescue. After digging a way for the rear wheel of the truck, the truck was connected to the endeavour’s rear tow hook by a heavy chain. The Endeavor was already in 4WD mode before starting the rescue.

The driver, however, initially placed the vehicle at an angle, which did not help the truck to exit. However, the second time, the Endeavor driver set up the car right in front of the Tata truck. On the second attempt, the truck came out without any hiccups and the car even dragged the truck for 100 meters.

Endeavor saves the Tata truck

Ford Endeavor saved a full-size truck;  Here's how

Even with the truck unloaded, the gross weight is rated at 16,200 kg, which is huge! The Ford Endeavor can be seen losing grip on several occasions when it skids. However, with a combined effort, a massive tipper emerges.

How is this possible? Well, off-roading vehicles like the Endeavor have a low-ratio reduction gear. This is the key to the entire rescue operation. The low-ratio transfer case multiplies the engine’s torque output helping it overcome most of the most challenging situations. It is available in most 4X4 vehicles like Mahindra Thar and Toyota Fortuner. The Endeavor used a low-ratio transfer case to maximize torque output and save the truck. We are not sure about the exact ratio of the gearbox but it multiplies the torque output by several multiples to ensure that there is enough torque available for such rescues.

Lack of moisture can be dangerous

While the video shows a person standing right next to the heavy metal chain, it is very dangerous. There is no wetness in the rope. If the rope breaks during towing or winching, it can snap and cause serious injury to anyone nearby. That is why dampening is always used by experts and professionals while rescuing a car or towing a car.

If you don’t have any dampening material available, anything of decent weight like a wet sack, winter jacket or even shoe strings can be a good choice. These dampening materials can absorb most of the whiplash impact and make the towing rope less damaging.


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