Off Road Grading Codes
The Australian National Four-Wheel Drive Council (ANFWDC) has adopted a new track classification code which is supported by Four-Wheel Drive QLD. (FWDQLD) This concept is to create uniformity between Clubs at State level.
The ANFWDC Track Classification Code is as follows: -
BLUE - Mainly high range but low range required and standard road tyres.
BLACK - Mainly low range and standard 4WD clearance. All terrain tyres. Driver training or assistance is a benefit.
The Mackay Land Rover Club Inc (MLRC) incorporates this code with our current trip grading as per the following examples:-
Grade 2 / BLUE An easy 4WD trip but some low range may be required.
Grade 3 / BLUE A medium grade 4WD trip, some low range required.
eg: Low range because rocky, rough track.
Grade 3 / BLACK A medium grade 4WD, mainly low range required.
Caution required due to excessive washouts, steep inclines.
Grade 4 / BLACK A fairly difficult 4WD trip, low range required, winching possible. All terrain/off-road tyres recommended.