If you lose all forward momentum while climbing a hill:
- Keep your weight forward. Apply the brakes. Do not let the ATV roll backward.
- Set the parking brake while keeping your weight forward.
- Dismount on the uphill side of the ATV.
- Shift the ATV into neutral, and turn off the engine.
- Hold the front brake, and disengage the parking brake.
- Turn the handlebars sharply toward the middle of the hill.
- Slowly release the front brake until the ATV is parallel with the side of the hill.
- Set the parking brake, and start the engine.
- Mount the ATV from the uphill side, keeping your weight uphill.
- Point the front wheels downhill, and disengage the parking brake.
- Slowly ride downhill, shifting your weight to the rear of the ATV.
Operating UTVs Uphill
A higher degree of caution must be used while operating UTVs uphill.
- U-turns and K-turns are extremely difficult and are not recommended.
- If you cannot reach the top of a hill, the UTV should be backed down in a very slow, controlled manner. Backing down hills at higher speeds may result in a loss of responsive steering and cause a rollover.