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Thought about making milk crate tracks but I have access to bread crates so made my own "Tiptoptrax". The crate is smooth on the inside face , so I cut 1 crate in half and ziptied the 2 smooth halves together so the crunchy bits are on the outside for grip.
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Thought about making milk crate tracks but I have access to bread crates so made my own "Tiptoptrax".
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I think they just cost a lot of bread!
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would be good to put all DIY and similar recovery tracks that can be bought cut made cheap in one thread
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I made some MilkTrax a few years ago. They worked ok in light situations but are not very strong & crack easily if the ground isn't flat

They also need to be doubled up to eliminate the smooth side, which will just slide on the ground or flipped over, the tyre won't grip on them

You can get FRP plastic grating used for walkways, this stuff is very strong & won't crack
https://gratingfrpaustralia.com.au/

They even caught on to people using them as recovery tyracks!!
https://gratingfrpaustralia.com.au/4wd-non-slip-mats/

In the end I just got some commercial ones, they are so cheap now & keep getting cheaper:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-Pair...item35fb1a878b
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so similar to my garden style recovery tracks . they can help too very light and strong enough but not super strong ones. i got myself now old style , even WW time old times style recovery tracks from scrap yard


and my garden style 3 euro for peace where those. from one peace i made 2 recovery tracks so its very very cheap
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havachat - I asked the shopkeeper he was glad for someone to reduce the mountain of crates piling up outside his store.
considered the walkway grating but for the price of them might as well get proper tracks.
scalma - your metal ones look tough but I'm guessing they are very heavy.
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This WW2 metal tracks are known as Marsden or Marsen matting. Not entirely sure on the spelling. This stuff is heavy AF. Dadís got some that he dug up from some place covered in it in the territory.

These mat pieces link together. Apparently they used to land aircraft on them as a temporary landing strip. I know they were definitely used as taxi ways and aircraft parking surfaces.

Iím not so sure they theyíre still used by the millitary today. Still a cool piece of kit and Iíd definitly have a few pieces if I drove a unimog!

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those 2 peaces where like 18 kg . and they make them like this from aluminum now so those lighter. but my point was find those and find them cheap and i did. i payed for those 2 like 6 euros.
and they called Marston Mat from WW2 where they where used to make planes landing lanes or just to make tracks for cars and such


and people all over world still using them as fences or other things. i think i saw those on some villages here used as fences too


and these days we have expensive like $200 cost aluminum replicas


back on cheap diy stuff i was thinking for long time that its easy to make recovery track from those plastic palets like those

just cut top part and you got strong plastic pad , and they cheap like one could cost some 10-20 euros here , but you could make 2-3 tracks from one pallet.
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