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    Quote Originally Posted by StefanDB View Post
    Those actually look very nice, and at that price too! Have you received them yet, and if so, are they hard or slightly flexible? I think something in the line of conveyor-belt-type of flexible might work pretty well while possibly also allowing the "teeth" to last a little longer.

    Must say those teeth are looking pretty chunky though...
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    Found not bough. I will search around a bit more before committing. This for me is a good option becuase it can fold up and will store away better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StefanDB View Post
    Found not bough. I will search around a bit more before committing. This for me is a good option becuase it can fold up and will store away better.
    A critical feature for me too!
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    I am still using the oldstyle super heavy sand ladder
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    I would like to see an review of these "new" recovery gear. Others are tested pretty well:



    Article:

    4x4tripping.com - Test of Sandladders, Maxtrax and other recovery gear

    The Video shows pretty well - what works and what dont work well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sitnievasnie View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfy View Post
    I would like to see an review of these "new" recovery gear. Others are tested pretty well:



    Article:

    4x4tripping.com - Test of Sandladders, Maxtrax and other recovery gear

    The Video shows pretty well - what works and what dont work well

    Surfy
    Some of these are bridging ladders and some are sand ladders........

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    Quote Originally Posted by James MacKay View Post
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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!
    So i saw the above post and wanted a set. After getting bogged in Atlantis and using those cheap fold-able Midas ones (which i never found after getting out) i wanted a decent set of sand tracks. The Ironman ones look epic but flip they are a bit too pricey, i have other things i want to buy for the car for R4800 (http://www.1stoutdoor4x4.co.za/ironm...ates-1100.html). One day i will get them.

    I searched Makro for them but they dont sell them anymore, i eventually contacted Pioneer plastics directly. They are R379.00 ex VAT for 1. I paid R1092.00 for 2 tracks and shipping to me in CPT, incl VAT. There was a price increase on 1 March 2018 but i doubt its a lot.

    Mine are Maxtrax orange. i Will post a picture of them when i get home.

    Feb 2018 price list: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AqA3O2oJko3wgbcrgWlEyAiTdNRMgg

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    Here are the tracks:
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    I've also had a look at the MaxTrax ones but they're way too expensive for me and I read somewhere on a review that the n*pples (yes, you can't use the word 'nipples' here) break off even when you've used them for the first time.
    Then came across these at Outdoor Warehouse. They're the exclusive distributors of the TrailBoss recovery ones. They are priced at R2800 for 2 and if you're a Outdoor Club member, you could get a small discount.
    Will go collect mine next week when my order of the recovery device brackets arrive from FrontRunner.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneMader View Post
    I've also had a look at the MaxTrax ones but they're way too expensive for me and I read somewhere on a review that the n*pples (yes, you can't use the word 'nipples' here) break off even when you've used them for the first time.
    Then came across these at Outdoor Warehouse. They're the exclusive distributors of the TrailBoss recovery ones. They are priced at R2800 for 2 and if you're a Outdoor Club member, you could get a small discount.
    Will go collect mine next week when my order of the recovery device brackets arrive from FrontRunner.Click image for larger version. 

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    Bought the TrailBoss recovery tracks yesterday.
    Didn't get the discount as expected.
    I did have to drill holes in the FR mounting bracket to align the holes.
    Going to do the Namakwa Eco Trail in a week's time, hope I don't need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneMader View Post
    I've also had a look at the MaxTrax ones but they're way too expensive for me and I read somewhere on a review that the n*pples (yes, you can't use the word 'nipples' here) break off even when you've used them for the first time.
    Then came across these at Outdoor Warehouse. They're the exclusive distributors of the TrailBoss recovery ones. They are priced at R2800 for 2 and if you're a Outdoor Club member, you could get a small discount.
    Will go collect mine next week when my order of the recovery device brackets arrive from FrontRunner.Click image for larger version. 

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    I saw these but they didn't seem to have much Flex. Was worried they could crack under weight of the vehicle.

    Keen to see your review after you have used them. They are a very attractive price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walnut View Post
    I saw these but they didn't seem to have much Flex. Was worried they could crack under weight of the vehicle.

    Keen to see your review after you have used them. They are a very attractive price.
    I will let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneMader View Post
    I will let you know.
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    The ODW ones tested at Melkbos 4x4 in September. This was with a highway type tyre. As can be seen the nodules snap off or melt quickly. If I take my mud terrain tyres to these I don't think they will last very long. I tested some other brands as well and just one quick step on the loudness pedal in the Disco it just melts those boards. The secret stays to have no wheel spin but that is easier said than done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epinephrine View Post
    Any feedback yet?
    Just come back from a Namakwa trip, thankfully I haven't had to use the ones I bought so I don't have any feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henkus View Post
    The ODW ones tested at Melkbos 4x4 in September. This was with a highway type tyre. As can be seen the nodules snap off or melt quickly. If I take my mud terrain tyres to these I don't think they will last very long. I tested some other brands as well and just one quick step on the loudness pedal in the Disco it just melts those boards. The secret stays to have no wheel spin but that is easier said than done.
    This is very important and most of the manufacturers warn/advise against spinning your wheels.

    It's an easy way to turn your recovery board into an ironing board

    But as mentioned, its easier said than done.
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    I wonder if you cant add like small fat bolts (wide enough to not go through your tyre) or something to the tracks to replace your broken lugs? Like the new Maxtrax that have replaceable lugs.

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    SandTracks are another item that you can cart around with you, that addweight to your over landing vehicle. These can assist you in gettingunstuck in sand or mud. If you have a solid type, then they can alsoget you over narrow gullies, that may block your route. They can alsoassist you in climbing up a step too big for your vehicle tonegotiate. These can cost you a few rand, if you make them yourself,or can cost you in excess of R 4 500 for a set of two, of some of thebetter known brand makes.


    Somecan be rolled up like tank tracks, or mats to take less space; andcan be made from various different types of materials, which havedifferent advantages and weaknesses. You even get some that aresimilar to sand bag pockets, which are then filled withsand/gravel/stone or grass, to get you out of a situation.


    Youcan decide what & if you need these and where they would be ableto fit in your rig, if you purchased them.


    4X4Direct were selling the solid tracks, that were cut from a big sheet,into manage-able sections, made from a type of plastic mixture, thatwas used as drain covers in Cape Town (the metal ones were beingstolen and sold as scrap metal). I had no-where to fit these, butafter close scrutiny, I found that they would fit under the rocksliders of the vehicle. There are two bolts on either side that locksthem into rails, fitted under the rock sliders.


    Youcan decide what & if you need these and where they would be ableto fit in your rig, if you purchased them. Obviously having a placeto transport them, is of vital importance. Tony has mentioned hisbeing used to bridge an open channel. I do not know if the morepopular ones would be capable of supporting a fully laden overlanding vehicle, but the drain gauze supports all vehicles using theroads. They are also a LOT lighter than the steel ones.


    Snowchains would probably fit into this category, if you were planning tovisiting the colder parts of our country, during the winter months. Iwould presume that they would also work in snow...

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