Land Rover salesman uses his Defender 4X4 to tow a 44-tonne car carrier that got stuck on ice.
The car carrier trailer got stuck while delivering seven new SUVs to the showroom.
The 44-tonne car-carrier trailer was delivering seven new SUVs to the dealership when it got stuck. Cars being ferried by the transporter includes a Discoverys; Discovery Sports; Range Rover Sports; Range Rover Evoques, and Range Rover Velars, all worth a total of around $682,000.
With few feet away from the dealership, the dealer’s sales manager, Matt Knowles, hopped into his personal Defender 110 and set off to rescue the stranded transporter.
A footage of the rescue, which was captioned with “This is why the Defender is an icon”; shows that the SUV initially struggled to move the massive transporter due to the slippery surface.
According to the dealership, it took about 30 seconds for the Defender to get a grip on the ice. After the initial hurdle, the iconic off-roader was able to rescue the carrier that is 19 times its own weight. It was later pulled safely to its destination.
The Land Rover Defender 110 SUV was able to pull the 44 tons (88,000 pounds or 39,916 kg) carrier on the slippery ice despite having an official towing capacity of around 8,200 pounds (3,700 kg).
According to social media, director John Smyth, JaguarLandRover (JLR) reached out to him to ask if they could use the video as an ad to show off the Defender’s winter driving capabilities.