alantd Posted December 27, 2007 Share Posted December 27, 2007 I took my father-in-law out on Boxing Day for some local greenlaning in my new TDCi. What can I say! Absolutely amazing. I'd not run those routes before (near Princes Risborough) but thought we'd give them a go (I think a few bravado-whiskeys the night before had been involved in the decision). The constant rain over the preceeding days had really turned it to cakey mud and softened the ground. We were running standard road tyres (General Grabbers) on the 110 XS. To be honest, if we'd known what we were going to encounter I think we would have thought twice about continuing but ignorance carried us on. We were running at full axle articulation in places, evil angles and really deep, boggy mud. Still, low ratio 2nd with that anti-stall is truely incredible. The TC works a treat as well (didn't have that on my old 90 and it makes a huge difference). Could have done with better mud tyres in places but it squirmed and pulled its way through. I think I need to get some diff guards though - the soft ground meant we were OK but it was mighty close in places. I have to say the 110 feels a lot more planted than my 90 ever did but I managed to completely fill the tow pintel with mud. My conclusion, though is that the engine has so much pull , the first two gears are so low and it has such an efficient anti-stall that its almost like driving an auto. Amazing off road. When we finally got home, my wife took one look at the brand new Landy now covered in mud and grinned. She won't let me wash the outside - says it looks like a propper Landy now Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.