We've finally got the snow down here in Somerset, we had about 8 inches where I am. I have to get to work no matter the weather and I normally get a lift into work in a Ford Ranger(2wd cheap version). We got stuck in snow twice today, and me having a Fourtrak, was think I could do better. I am very worried about transmission wind up though. If I use 4WD on the snowy roads will it happen? I travel on the A39 for about 4 miles and smaller, normally ungrited B roads and lanes for about another 4 miles. What would your advise be for using 4WD? Should I bang it in 4H with hubs locked for the whole journey or keep the hubs locked and use 2H for for A roads and 4H for the B roads and lanes? Is there anything close to an estimate as to how many miles it takes to knacker your transmission due to wind up?