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    MaxTrax are usually longer and ramped at both ends so if you wear out the knobs on one end can be reversed.

    Having said that, no, IMHO they aren't worth more than 50% or so more than an equivalent and almost all are made from similar material so have similar advantages/disadvantages.

    If looked after they last yoinks and I still have my first set (a tad bruised and battered but still OK to use).
    Work have been thru maybe 10 or 12 sets of Max's, Treds etc etc 'cause dickheads are too lazy to spend 30 seconds digging out the sand or mud and just jam the trax in and spin up on them.
    That will stuff any of them in one use dearest/cheapest/Aussie/Chinnee doesn't matter.

    They are however streets ahead of anything else as the best sand/mud recovery device out there, light, effective, long lasting when used correctly.
    Work wrote off a 200 series recently up North because they ventured out on the mud flats and forgot the tracks, bogged it and couldn't get it out before the tide beat them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mc4by View Post
    How many times do you reuse a snatch strap?
    Max, Treds, Imports..... really how many uses do most people have them for?
    I think of all my recovery gear as I do of my insurance policy. I hope I never have to use it - but when I do need to, I am so glad I have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodge View Post
    I really like those roll up recovery tracks. Or tank tracks as they call them.
    Maybe have a look a them as well mate.

    There is various versions. I like how they are flexible and shape them selves to the terrain instead of just being solid stiff flat.

    Might be something to look into Plassy.



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    I was given a couple of short lengths of treaded conveyor belt, but I haven't tested them out, yet. But these things look great.

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    You can get 10tonne rated Tracks ,
    IMHO I think being straight might aide in the soft sand recovery,
    plus low tyre pressures
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudnut View Post
    I was given a couple of short lengths of treaded conveyor belt, but I haven't tested them out, yet. But these things look great.
    As long as they grip the ground and dont just get fed backwards. Been watching a few youtube vids on the flight today and saw lengths of fibreglass reinforced polymer grills thay they use for roof walkways being used. Was intrigued but if they don't grip into soft dunes (my next trip in planning) then it's no good. At this stage leaning towards the ebay tracks that Daz and I posted links to on page 1.

    Sitting at a pub in Darwin right now and there's a cruiser parked across the road with a set of maxtrax on the roof rack. Might have to do a pink panther and slink over there real sneaky like.

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    I've got a set of Treds and also a set of Maxtracks. Had the Treds for seven years and used them once to test them in sand. Maxtrax came with the new van and have never been used. I'd go with the cheaper option as they both look pretty similiar.
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