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    Land Rover defender

    When I read a discussion about ATV's the other day (someones talking about their "Mules" carrying their equipment), I thought about asking if someone knows whether the new Land Rover Defender can lock all its differentials (which could be handy in a difficult situation). A friend gave me a ride in a brand new one (equipped with lots of off-road goodies) and I can say I was impressed. But the vehicle had All-time 4wd installed and just two levers, one for the transmission "low" position and one that mentions "diff lock". I just couldn't find out if the "Diff lock" lever would lock ALL THREE differentials (all-time 4wd's have three of them) or if it did it only for the middle one (like it is usual for most all-time 4WD ATV's like the American or the Japanese). So, can someone enlighten us on this matter ?

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    To my knowledge only the centre diff has a lock. I don't know if there is option to lock all three. There's a pretty good review of the Defender 90 here.


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    In addition to the standard lock on the transfer box, aren't cable or air axle diff locks available as options - as with most Land Rovers?

    And what's wrong with fiddle brakes, anyway?

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    Always thought a Land Rover with a Linhof ball head would be my ideal tripod.

    Got the ball head...
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    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

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    I prefer an ice axe with a ball head - it can get to places a Land Rover can't.

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    And gets more attention in the city !
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    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

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    A differnetial lock lever is one that when pulled, locks the pion gear so that both wheels turn at the same speed regardless of which wheel has more traction (not a good idea on the pavement).
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    Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell
    And gets more attention in the city !
    The Land Rover, or the ice axe?

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    I'm still holding out for a SuperCub on amphib floats with a ballhead.

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    The diff lock only operates on the central diff. Landrover use electronics to control wheel slip through their brakes effectively transferring all power to the wheel with traction when one starts slipping.

    Sort of like a digital version of a diff lock ...
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