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Unread 13th November 2012, 06:37 AM
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Hi everybody,
Just wandering if anybody has tried out the TRED recovery devices or has information on them when compared to Maxtrax.
They are about $60 or more (sales) cheaper then maxtrax.
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Unread 13th November 2012, 08:06 AM
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I've heard that they're an Australian company but I can't confirm this. They are bulkier and don't stack as neatly, they don't look like they would clean as easily. Personally I'd wait until supercheap has a 20% off store wide sale and get the real deal.
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Yes, they are an Aussie company, & have a couple of sizes. I saw a pair of small ones (fine for our subies) for ~$200 at Autobarn. They've also been advertized like crazy on 4WD shows. One point they've mentioned is their strength, a weakness of Maxtrax is that if they bend apparently you cant straighten them properly.

Personally, I just finished making my MCRD's...Milk Crate Recovery Device
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I don't care what people say, after trying planks of wood, carpet, milk crates, etc... They were all very average in comparison to Maxtrax. The best $300 I spent on offroad gear. They have saved me many hours of painfull bogging. After being used over 30times now they are looking a little worn but still have more than 2/3 of their life in them. After seeing Bushranger Xtrax in action they are pretty average for the $100 you save.

NL I don't know why you say they bend..

I know people are very stingy with money but if your going to do it/buy it, do it properly. Not a half arsed job where you waste money.. and time. My 2 cents worth anyway.
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Hey Taza, have you ever used your maxtrax as bridging ladders? I'm torn between a set of them or picking up some expanded fiberglass grating. My needs lean more to bridging than traction aids.
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Hey Taza, have you ever used your maxtrax as bridging ladders? I'm torn between a set of them or picking up some expanded fiberglass grating. My needs lean more to bridging than traction aids.
http://youtu.be/JRXcDYLNaRU
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Another option here: 'Mallee Tracks'.
http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topi...7956#msg397956
Worth a look I recon.
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Been looking at the TRED myself might just go the maxtraxs based off this.
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Interesting find Barry. Will have a look at those.
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Not much info out there from people who have used or own TRED. Have been doing an extensive search but havent come up with much.
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