01-20-2009, 11:09 PM
No not the Sony PSP. I'm referring to Pierced Steel Plating, the military used to use it a lot and I've only seen a few other civilian vehicle carry it. I've found a web site that sells the stuff, and a few other different kinds.
Well the stuff looks pretty awesome for the sand, and maybe mud? But does any one here use it, or seen em in used? It seems a little expensive, and I know that's why some of us carry axes, shovels, and the occasional chain saw with us. Other than using nature to get us out does anyone use anything homemade?
I was thinking about getting 2 boards 1-2ft. wide and maybe 4-5 ft. long, reinforcing them and putting something on there for some traction.
01-20-2009, 11:36 PM
:hello2: Go to www.sierraexpeditions.com and search for pt#54X06
these are ARB sand ladders
I've got two and they unroll almost 5 feet, pretty kewl and they roll tight for easy storage
01-21-2009, 05:58 AM
Best post ever JIMBO.
Good on ya! :)
Steel ladder pair weighs 50 lbs. Aluminum ladder pair weighs 20 lbs or 32 lbs.
Ladders are 12 or 16" vs 11.8 for the tracks.
steel cost 181$ w/shipping
aluminum cost 200 or 300$ (12' or 16') w/shipping
ARB tracks x2 (sold single) cost $174+shipping
MAXTRAX 191 $ us link here (worth a look) https://www.maxtrax.com.au/products
Here is a Nissan Patrol forum thread on the MAXTRAX they sound more favored to MAXTRAX when conmpared to ARB tracks http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14128
01-21-2009, 07:46 AM
Anyone used these?
At 19 lbs each, they're lighter than steel. They add bridging capability (vs ARB ladders). But they're spendy: $278.95 including shipping in US.
01-21-2009, 09:19 AM
:iconbiggrin: Well, I think you guys know I'm a little to old for real EXPEDITIONS, so I don't need any traction "bridge" capabilities so
I got those ARB sand tracks, because they're very convenient/easy to carry/easy to pack away and you can vary the length to suit the terrain--KEWL
The HD bridge sets are needed for real explorations, in wild new country and the rigs used, have racks on the sides to hold up to 6 of these bridges--I don't really need that
Make your choice, I'm standing by mine
01-21-2009, 09:48 AM
:scratch: You guys probably don't remember these LITTLE hinged tracks, I got 4/5 months ago, while setting up a large order from JC Whitney
They're not much and they aren't REAL useful, but for $19.99, they'll do in a pinch and fold small enough, to fit onside my recovery box, just trivia stuff
The ARBs are MUCHO
01-25-2009, 05:10 AM
If you're going somewhere with sand or mud, you could go to Lowes first and get two or four 2X6s (or 2"X8") any length maybe 6-8 foot long.
When you get there set them in the fire pit. :violent3:
01-25-2009, 10:35 AM
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01-25-2009, 10:57 AM
Those track are pretty pricey. Would be nice to have though
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01-25-2009, 10:59 AM
weight to functions
mounting options look good too :)