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Old gen Mahindra Thar gets stuck in sand: JCB to the rescue

Mahindra Thar is one of the most affordable 4×4 SUVs one can buy in the country. The older version of the Mahindra Thar was popular among off-road enthusiasts and the all-new generation that got launched in the market last year is a huge improvement in terms of build quality and features. We have seen several videos of Mahindra Thar doing off-roading where it gets stuck or recovers other vehicles. The current generation Mahindra Thar became so popular that, there is a waiting period as long as an year on this SUV. Here we have an off-road video where not one, not two but, three old gen Mahindra Thar gets stuck while off-roading.

The video has been uploaded by Small Town Rider on his YouTube channel. The vlogger along with his friend usually go off-roading and he has uploaded several videos of similar type on his channel in the past. In this video, the vlogger and his friend go to their usual spot for off-roading. They have several old-gen Mahindra Thar SUVs, one Mahindra MM550 and  a Maruti Gypsy in the group. The video also shows a current generation Mahindra Thar.

They drive to a sandy river bed where they usually do these activities but, it looks like it had rained last night and the surface was all loose and wet. The Mahindra MM550, new gen Mahindra Thar and the Maruti Gypsy all went through the loose sand and cleared it without any problem. The old-gen Mahindra Thar including a Mahindra Thar 700 were also there in the group and when there turn came up, they got stuck one after the other. In total, three old gen Mahindra Thars got stuck in sand at different spots.

Old gen Mahindra Thar gets stuck in sand: JCB to the rescue

All three Mahindra Thar SUVs were royally stuck in the wet sand. The wheels were totally jammed and SUVs were not going anywhere. After trying for sometime. The electric winch in the Thar 700 was ties on to the SUV that was stuck in front of it. They tried winching the SUV but, it made no difference. The rain last night had completely changed the surface. People living nearby started coming and checking on these stuck SUVs.

After several failed attempts, a local brought his backhoe loader or JCB as we normally call it. The JCB came and it started pulling out the stuck Mahindra Thar SUVs one after the other. They first approached the Thar 700 and pulled it out using winch rope. The surface was so tricky that as soon as it got out, the Thar got stuck again. The backhoe loader then had to pull it out all the way out.

A tow rope was then tied to the scoop of the JCB and then both the SUVs were smoothly pulled out. The vlogger can be heard saying that, the off-roading session did not go as per plan and that is what makes it even more interesting. One of the Mahindra Thar also had some issues as it was not able to engage 4×4 in it. It because of all these risks involved in off-roading that we do not recommend doing such activities alone. There must be at least one backup vehicle that can help you if in case the vehicle gets stuck at any point.