MaxTrax, are they worth it?

XJINTX

Explorer
They must be doing something right. I been trying to get the Maxtrax hold down bolts... nobody has them :(
 

67cj5

Man On a Mission
Despite my previous comments I just realized that the cost is irrelevant because we will buy them if we want to just like I did with the compressors, Bought one and was pleased but reading all the stories about the Twin got a bit much to bare, Sometimes we justify our lesser purchases in the same way we do with our more expensive purchases.
 

crazysccrmd

Observer
There is copious evidence that some of the other products don't break every time you use them and for a lot of people would not break in a lifetime of use. Nothing wrong with an opinion but you sound like you are trying to justify an already sunk expense.
I don't need or want to justify buying them. My personal experience with breaking cheap boards repeatedly justifies the purchase of a better quality product.
 

roving1

Well-known member
I don't need or want to justify buying them. My personal experience with breaking cheap boards repeatedly justifies the purchase of a better quality product.
Fair enough.
But framing it like there is no other product that can even be used once without breaking is a bit silly.
 

67cj5

Man On a Mission
A little more specific than military tracks would be helpful. Do you mean Marston mats?
Like this marston mats for sale
Yep Those are like them, The Military have been using them for over 60+ years bottom line is they are the best and will out live anything on the market to date. If a person wants a serious set of sand ladders then they are the only option, even more so if you drive something in the size and weight class as a Mitsubishi or Isuzu or a Unimog.

They have been using them since WWII and they are strong enough to Land a Plane On, So those 5 Ton plastic ones are a joke.

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Lovetheworld

Active member
Do the aluminum sandladders let you go over holes and such? Lets say I have a van that ways 2500KG or so.
I would think that they are very helpful but would bent when driving over a hole. Perhaps the steel ones would be better?
 

Ray_G

Explorer
Do the aluminum sandladders let you go over holes and such? Lets say I have a van that ways 2500KG or so.
I would think that they are very helpful but would bent when driving over a hole. Perhaps the steel ones would be better?
In this case you are really better off with bridging ladders vice traction matting of any form.
Much depends on the size of the gap you need to cross of course.

Ironically, however, in this case if you used Maxtrax vice Alum sand ladders, the MT will go back to shape (without a hammer) after some time in the sun.
 

krick3tt

Adventurer
I am curious about the size of hole folks want to span. If it just a hole, go around it if it is a crack in the rock perhaps your tires are not big enough. If you are going up or down a shelf perhaps your arrival and departure angle of your vehicle is not made for that shelf or the power and traction of your vehicle is not going to do it for you anyway. I have seen some situations that the vehicle is just not made for every and all extremes in the out back.
It is difficult to carry everything that one might possibly need to get far away and it might be more prudent to turn around, if possible, but the irresistible urge to push to the max is often what gets folks in over their heads.
 
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