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Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:42 am

While driving to a canyon near Serra Cafema looking for a nice camping spot, (which we eventually found) we passed through a couple of dunes on a small jeep track, and a sharp bend and before I knew it, my van was going nowhere.....

So out OOOODS and I got to have a look how stuck we were and shucks.....on the belly....wheels dug in.....

So out with my 'untested' max track's in sand, pushed them under the wheels with one hand, and within one second out of trouble, without any effort. My Cruiser mate radio'd me and said, "wow that's what you can buy me for Christmas!!!"

I would not have believed it myself, but here is proof that these things really work :thumbup: So money well spent, I believe :!: :wink:

https://www.maxtrax.com.au/
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Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:31 am

I see Fox & Sons in JHB are the RSA importers, but no price details listed. How much were they?

The old metal sand ladders were heavy, and I've always just used a couple of pieces of 6mm alu chequer plate .... lightweight, robust, non-corrosive, reasonable grip, very easy to clean and storage is flat. Additionally they can serve as table tops, floor 'mats' outside your tent to wipe off shoes / feet, can be placed over the coals flat side up to fry eggs / grill meat or even just used as shields for a fire in windy conditions. Will post a pic if anyone is interested.
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Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:23 am

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Why is it just you that want to show us what it looks like a nice action pic from 0000MS would have been nice :twisted:
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Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:01 am

I see Fox & Sons in JHB are the RSA importers, but no price details listed. How much were they?
Andy, I think F&S sell them for R3k a set, when I called them last year. A 'mate' of mine from Aus came over for a visit last year and got them for me for R1.8k.

As I do not have a winch fitted, I thought it better to have them at a 5th of the price. Winch is in most cases for LR recovery in any case, touch wood....
nice action pic from 0000MS would have been nice
Sorry Jaco, they got me out of trouble so quick, OOOODS did not have time to take a pic :lol: :lol: :lol:
Will do the test again...., just need to find some sand :thumbup:

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Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:17 am

OOOOMS wrote:
I see Fox & Sons in JHB are the RSA importers, but no price details listed. How much were they?
Andy, I think F&S sell them for R3k a set, when I called them last year. A 'mate' of mine from Aus came over for a visit last year and got them for me for R1.8k.

As I do not have a winch fitted, I thought it better to have them at a 5th of the price. Winch is in most cases for LR recovery in any case, touch wood....
nice action pic from 0000MS would have been nice
Sorry Jaco, they got me out of trouble so quick, OOOODS did not have time to take a pic :lol: :lol: :lol:
Will do the test again...., just need to find some sand :thumbup:
Is daar nie 'n golfbaan daar naby jou met lekker diep bunkers nie? :twisted: :twisted:
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Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:05 am

Jaco, I was referring to a pic of my tread plates, but you're right, an action pic from Mark would have been nice. :D I've included a pic .... the specs are for scale reference. One is smooth side up ..... not too clean I'm afraid :wink:

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Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:17 pm

Is daar nie 'n golfbaan daar naby jou met lekker diep bunkers nie?
Ruimsig of Eagle Canyon, sure they will be impressed, as I do not have to pay green fees!

Really, it was effortless!

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Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:08 pm

Seems that milk crates can do the job :wth:
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Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:05 pm

I am busy / have made my own :thumbup:
Keen to test them in the Kalahari now!
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Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:16 am

Have you guys seen this product before?
http://www.shop2camp.com/store/shopdisp ... overy+Gear
Look at the YouTube link.When you look at it remeber to look at the product and not just the people :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:13 am

So Warren, Have you managed to test your sand tracks?

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Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:52 pm

Have not been stuck (Not even in my mates Nissan :lol: ), but have been playing a bit.
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Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:13 pm

I checked with Fox&Sons, a pair of Matrax is R4000...
Now looking at the new grip n go at Frontrunner for R999, far cheaper and foldable...
here is a pic: http://www.4x4direct.co.za/gripngo/sand-track2.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:40 pm

Pieter, you were selling pvc grid sand ladders not so long ago. These were great, could be used for bridging too.

Any chance of getting more in?
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