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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.
Diagram of a K-turn labeled

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.
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