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    Quote Originally Posted by James Mackay View Post

    You will be the first disco 3 in the world to need them.
    Here's one that needed them...
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    I have always wondered how that Disco got into that position in the first place


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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFROAD ADDICT View Post
    I have always wondered how that Disco got into that position in the first place
    I was there that day - after a couple attempts to get up the hill, a little too much speed was used in the attempt and as the Disco came into the corner there was loads of understeer pushing the vehicle to the outside of the track and almost into a big ditch to the side of it.

    A bit too much speed around a corner caused it.
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    Well not really the first....first was the one (Disco 4, so maybe 3's don't get stuck) I helped out of the sand in Botswana. Maybe it was the trailer he was towing??
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeinrichC View Post
    I was there that day - after a couple attempts to get up the hill, a little too much speed was used in the attempt and as the Disco came into the corner there was loads of understeer pushing the vehicle to the outside of the track and almost into a big ditch to the side of it.

    A bit too much speed around a corner caused it.
    Oh, I thought it was poetic justice/karma for towing that Toyota...

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    Hi
    If this works.... halaluja!

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    sitnievasnie daai prys op daai winch is nie sleg nie

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    Hi
    Bostokolos

    Ja-nee Maar ekke ken nie die winch nie
    Dis by die Blou-Meul in Alberton....

    Dis nie te se dis n' sleg een, Ek my-self is a "Warn" man

    Wat dink julle van die track-mats?

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    While there, also took photo's of the best darn one-man-braai you'll ever get
    Esbit... YES! Esbit, believe it not!

    Stainless steel +- 400 L x 300 W, works on exactly the same principal as the little ones we used in the good-ol-army, way back in 73/4. Comes in at a grand but wow, what a braai..

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    ek kan nie sien hoekom die tracks nie sal werk nie, dit vou ten minste klein op. Myne is daai lang plastiek gryses, hulle is lomp maar ek sit dit maar op die dak rak. Al gedink om meyne op n manier te laat skarnier in die middel.

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    'n paar sandsakke, gevul met sand/modder werk ook goed. Leeg vou hulle op tot niks.
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    Hi Legoblock
    I've been rumming around the forum and found other postings regards: -

    The type I posted has been shown previously, but I don't recall any comments.

    Sandbags also mentioned, we used them in the army way back in 74 and they do work well. nice thing is that they are disposable...

    Other things used are (and I like this) milk crate bottoms, (all the sides cut off and 3 laced together) cheap and nasty but apparantly effective.

    S'pose it depends on the owner's approach: - yuppy, practical or "boer maak n plan!" I recon I'm tussen nommer 2 en 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ_Beerman View Post
    Bought some today @ Makro. Just in case I get myself stuck sometime... They only just fit in across the back seats. Sorry - no back seat passengers... Going to have to make another plan me thinks!
    Maybe these Makro Greys can be rubberised?
    Why not drive short screws through from the bottom on key points?
    That should work? !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sitnievasnie View Post
    Hi
    If this works.... halaluja!

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    Het daai grip en go trax ook beloer en vir my na goeie opsie gelyk juis oor hulle kan opvou.

    dink nogsteeds dis beter opsie (in modder) as die pioneer traxs wat mens by makro kry.

    maar dit was biki duur en is maar vir eers op die shopping lys gelos.
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    Die ander opsie wat ek al beloer het is die Sandtrax van front runner. Daai goed is meer skurf as 'n blou bul speler se hakskene en 'n wiel sal defnitief traction kry op hulle in modderige toestande.

    http://www.frontrunner.co.za/recover...-sandtrax.html

    Its only funny until someone gets hurt.
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    Smile A tale of two track-mats

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    Hi all,

    I know that there's a thread covering "stuck" but this adventure goes around sand mats, so here goes.

    At Bloemhof dam, my trailer wheels broke through the crust and sank +-1/3 of the wheel into the clay substrate. (Hier tom tat) T= K

    My first response was to let the Landy tyres down to .8 bar, dig out "ramps" in front of the trailer tyres an engage the rear locker.

    First pull, no go, the trailer just sank in deeper, (+-1/2 wheel diameter).

    My second response was to deploy the track-mats, (rubber strip type) and again to dig out in front of the wheels and place the mats.

    Second pull no go. The resistance of climbing up onto the mats on the "ramps" caused the Landy to spin and break through the crust and into the clay substrate (crust thickness no more than 50 -80mm).

    At this point I unhitched, drove the Landy free, (Gave me that you-call-this-a-challenge look, and growled out). Turned around and deployed my trusty 8000 Lb Warn.

    Hookup was onto the safety chain with the jockey as short as possible. (I just let it plough through the clay). (see photo)

    This had the desired result and the trailer rode up the track-mats. However, as soon as the wheels came off the front of the mats they sank back in to +-1/3 wheel depth.

    Now those darn poly-woven bags Leggo-Block so kindly reminded me about ? They were lying in the boot of my car, and instead of being able to roll off the mats onto the bags (which would have been half filled with sand), move the mats and repeat, each time the wheels came off the front of the mats I had to re-dig, costing me +- 2,5 H on my birthday (nogal)!

    The trailer finally remained on the crust after +- 50M

    With hind-sight , I suppose I should have de-coupled first (recover the darn Vehicle FIRST 'cause without it you're royally stuffed), but given all of this, what would you have done? (be gentle, I'm old and lazy)

    Now, I'm going to try and upload photo's from my tablet, please be patient with a technology ignorant imbecile. I will edit tomorrow from my desktop, as this moronic device won't let me click on the right spot. OK, you techno geeks may laugh, just see if I care...

    Photo's

    First photo at the top (why at the top)?: - See the depth of the breakthrough
    Second photo at the top: - Final campsite my trailer

    First photo at the bottom: - The full 50 or so meters. See how deep & the middle "trench" was from the jockey
    Second photo at the bottom: - Note how thin the dry crust is, and the wet clay substrate
    Third & forth Photo at the bottom:- See the impressions from the track mats, evidence of good grip
    Fifth: - Lekker al-fresco shower & tart-me-up on the front of the Landy
    Sixth:- Arrive @ Bloem Chicken done! (Cooked on the engine)!
    Seventh: - Yummie supper & brekkie



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    I just looked on Die Bloumeule website, but it is under construction at the moment.

    I too, am interested in getting a set of sand recovery tracks, so would like to hear people opinions on them.

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    Those that Sitnievasnie photographed in the shop look very similar to the LA Sport Pro Diggers in that they also fold up and can probably also be joined to make a longer track: http://www.lasport.co.za/index.php/las-pro-digger. The Pro Diggers are a couple of hundred less though...
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    That page is not working anymore. Is there anything new on the market since April 2013?

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    Looks like they're not offering that product anymore, since I can't find it on their site either.
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