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    There is a few guys that swears by them, but they are no longer sold.

    1. Whats your opinion about them?

    2. Where and how much can I get it, if I would like to buy them?
    Frik Eloff
    Isuzu 300tdi D-teq, reg vir die bos....


    Gee my 'n man
    Wat sÍ wat waar is
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    As die regter weg is
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    As hy straf in plaas van beloning kry.
    ~ C.J. Langenhoven

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    Good afternoon
    The original Huby Trax company ( which was produced in the Free State ) has closed down. Try Makro ( as they were the largest outlet ) and look on the shelves above the dsiplay area or on the bargin bin / table. If you find one you should pay about ZAR300.
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    Hi 280iNyati

    I use the hubby-trax on my 4x2 hilux- I love them -
    I have 2 8m pull straps and 2 steel poles .
    pros are .
    - not permanently fitted to the wheels
    - small and no electronics
    - pull power are as strong as the engine
    - if your wheels can turn you can get out
    - doesn't mind water mud rocks sand.
    - I paid R200 at makro 4years back on a sale
    - I had them on an Isuzu and both Toyotas.


    problems are
    - cant pull at angles
    - if it is very rocky you cant get the poles in the ground
    - its a bit of a mission fitting the drums if you are stuck and the wheels under mud
    - mission taking it off cleaning and packing away
    - you have to put both drums and straps on when pulling and anker both straps
    - you cant winch someone else out.
    - with the drums fitted the bakkie is a bit wider and you have to keep an eye on the drums
    - worst thing is if you get stuck - put drums on winch out take drums off pack straps up pack away and 30min later you need to do it all again.
    - people laugh at me when I have them on. it looks like a failed bling attempt
    - if you are at the bottom of an incline and need to get pulled up and forward the bubbles on the wheel arch is in the way and will get damaged.

    I mostly travel alone and always get stuck so for me its a must.
    and R200 vs. R3000 for a normal winch - nuff said

    I dont know who will still sells them- makro centurion had a clearance sale when I bought mine
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    Don't use them on an independant suspension, only on solid axles. The forces can be too much and the IS can be damaged. It is called a capstan winch, in the past you got ones that had cables instead of straps.

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    If you are intend on buying one you can find them here: http://www.petrel.co.za/productslist...cript=capstans

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    Thanx for the info guys, I know the old landies in the '70's I think had a similar patent fitted.

    Only saw once in real life how it works, and it worked, ok given the cons above, but still.

    Its just that extra "insurance" when you're alone, and do not have $ to fit a winch

    But for now, I tend to go offroading with at least one other 4x4 for safety, but one day, you never know
    Frik Eloff
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    Gee my 'n man
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    Wat doen wat reg is
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    Wat trou by sy gewete bly
    As hy straf in plaas van beloning kry.
    ~ C.J. Langenhoven

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    On the subject of trailers, this morning I drove past an axle then a bit further on was a car with a trailer and no axle. It looked like the axle just bliksemd off. The trailer was empty.
    * "Wat Spike probeer sÍ in sy min woorde" -Die Skim "
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    Rusted off maybe

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    Default Re: Hubby-Trax

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartho
    If you are intend on buying one you can find them here: http://www.petrel.co.za/productslist...cript=capstans
    Bartho when you on the Petrel site make a note of the developer and host.....it's sitting right alongside the forum!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amaDisco
    Quote Originally Posted by Bartho
    If you are intend on buying one you can find them here: http://www.petrel.co.za/productslist...cript=capstans
    Bartho when you on the Petrel site make a note of the developer and host.....it's sitting right alongside the forum!!
    My eyes are straining sorry but being stupid once again not finding it ! Maybe I'm looking for the wrong "thing"

    Some direction please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike
    On the subject of trailers, this morning I drove past an axle then a bit further on was a car with a trailer and no axle. It looked like the axle just bliksemd off. The trailer was empty.
    This very nearly happened to us on Thursday night. Went out on the boat, engine died and got towed to the wrong side of the river. Friend's boet came racing around to our side(4km) with a trailer that's been standing for a long time and reversed into the water. The quick cooling of the then very hot bearing made it seize up completely. As we pulled off we heard a grinding/rubbing noise.....that was the axle turning in the U-bolts. Being late already in an unsafe area, we soldiered on and in 30 minutes we did the 4km trip and got home with the axle still attached but in need of replacement.
    If is was a square axle it would have been on the road behind us in no time!

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