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Traction Jack (aka sand ladder)

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That would be me.....
 
Too bad nobody had them on the Lost Coast run last weekend since they did manage to sink a truck in the sand as well as some mud.


Nice! Now we need someone with Maxtrax, so we can compare my sketchy fiberglass drops against the traction jack and the Maxtrax. I see a YouTube video in the making.
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Nice! Now we need someone with Maxtrax, so we can compare my sketchy fiberglass drops against the traction jack and the Maxtrax. I see a YouTube video in the making.

That would be Nick....


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That would be Nick....

Yes I have maxtrax and will bring them

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Great news Jeff and the new colors look awesome! When will they be available? Looks like you have purple, blue and green.

 

Hi Alyson,

 

Thanks a bunch! We're looking at ramping up production for more inventory again before the month is over! Will keep you in the loop. Our new colors actually include Black/Blue, Black/Lime Green, and Black/Red. The purple were customer painted for our show truck haha


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I'm interested in how well they work in snow. I hope someone brings a set to my Rubicon run in about a month.

 

So the first picture on the other page which shows the frontier is actually a customer in Northern Cali who got stuck in the snow while skiiing. He sent me that picture last week saying thank you and that the Traction Jacks got him on his way again. The other snow pictures are from Northeastern Off Road Adventures School (NORA) in New York. The owner of the school did a thorough test with the Traction Jacks in the snow and was happy.

 

The last and most recent thorough test was from I4WDTA in Germany on a 2 week expedition. The results were that they out performed expectations. Here's what Jonathan Hansen of exploring overland had to say http://www.exploring...ompact-sand-mat

 

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Of course it's a Jeep getting stuck in the snow. I really like the traction jacks. Got myself out of a mess on slick rock. Parked over a log and then somehow jammed it between the two axles and frame. I was "logged in" there for a while. I'm sure Max tracs would of worked the same but I don't have the mounts or the cash for those. Even if I did I still pick the TJ'S over those. I know the owner. šŸ˜‹

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Of course it's a Jeep getting stuck in the snow. I really like the traction jacks. Got myself out of a mess on slick rock. Parked over a log and then somehow jammed it between the two axles and frame. I was "logged in" there for a while. I'm sure Max tracs would of worked the same but I don't have the mounts or the cash for those. Even if I did I still pick the TJ'S over those. I know the owner.
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I'm trying to decide if and when I should replace my fiberglass things(shown in the annual video). I've heard over time the fibers begin to splinter and fail, so they probably are a wear item. The price was right though.
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Tyler I would buy a set now. Jeff will hook you up. Even if you don't use it now, you will later. If you have doubts about your fiberglass tracs I would keep these as backups. If they fail and your still stuck then your stranded. These are worth your time. Jeff even has a full replacement for the first set of they do fail. And I think he mentioned something about discounted ones there after. Who else can touch that? And your going directly through the MAN himself.

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Your fiberglass grates are strong and can be used for bridging, but they are HEAVY and you sure don't want to handle them without gloves or you'll be learning all about splinters.  And judging from the sounds they made when you did use them for bridging, I'm guessing they have a finite life in that service.


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Tyler I would buy a set now. Jeff will hook you up. Even if you don't use it now, you will later. If you have doubts about your fiberglass tracs I would keep these as backups. If they fail and your still stuck then your stranded. These are worth your time. Jeff even has a full replacement for the first set of they do fail. And I think he mentioned something about discounted ones there after. Who else can touch that? And your going directly through the MAN himself.
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I'm not going to lie, I'm tempted, but I'm not sure if it's exactly feasible for me right now as a poor college student. I've also never been in a situation where I have been 100% dependent on recovery ladders, so if they fail, I can always winch out. I can sit here and play the "what if" game all I like, but there is a very low probability of me being in a situation where I am dependent on the recovery ladders, as well as having them fail. I think what I really need right now is a long winchline extension. Anyone planning on replacing their synthetic line anytime soon?
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I'm sure we'll have more than enough recovery gear for this trip so no need to worry about that.  As for an extension I just did a quick search on Amazon and they're more expensive than I remembered - I was thinking I paid about $50 for mine but either my memory isn't so good or I got a screaming deal.

 

Maybe Santa will bring you one.  :)


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As for an extension I just did a quick search on Amazon and they're more expensive than I remembered - I was thinking I paid about $50 for mine but either my memory isn't so good or I got a screaming deal.

 

Don,

 

That is what you told Michele you paid for it ....

 

Graeme


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I'm sure we'll have more than enough recovery gear for this trip so no need to worry about that.  As for an extension I just did a quick search on Amazon and they're more expensive than I remembered - I was thinking I paid about $50 for mine but either my memory isn't so good or I got a screaming deal.
 
Maybe Santa will bring you one.  :)



I'm not so worried about this trip. I would just prefer not to have to string 50 straps together again like on the Fordyce trip.
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Jeff, I want a set of the blue ones. Let me know when they're available.
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Jeff, I want a set, however, you'll have to tell me what color you painted the purple ones, because I want that color!  :)  Then I'll just buy a set of black or blue or something and paint it. 


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Would the paint stay?  I figure it's just for show -- once you actually used them, the paint would probably get munged.


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Would the paint stay?  I figure it's just for show -- once you actually used them, the paint would probably get munged.

 

You are probably right, but worth asking.  Otherwise, I'll take the blue one.


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They might just have cheetah spots when they are used.

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I'm not so worried about this trip. I would just prefer not to have to string 50 straps together again like on the Fordyce trip.

 

Well, Pedram is right, you don't want to wait until you need them. The cool thing is that they don't take up much space in your truck. Nothing really that is manufactured is invincible to everything and that is the point of our 1 year 1 time free replacement warranty. We've developed the Traction Jack with high quality materials but lets face it, some times we make mistakes as humans and will damage our stuff unintentionally. Even though it costs my company a little bit more to have such a warranty, I want my customers to know that they can have peace of mind when spending money with us that even if you break em we'll take care of you; which the other guys won't do.

 

Let me know if you want a set just shoot me an email at gooffroad@tractionjack.com and I'll take care of ya! :)

 

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Jeff, I want a set of the blue ones. Let me know when they're available.

 

Hi Alyson,

 

Sounds good! I have kept you in mind all this time and appreciate your patience :) We moved our tooling from Ohio down here to El Paso, TX and now we're working on getting set up with a facility to get production going again, and as a result, release the 3 new colors. I'll keep you posted but we should be closer to having things moving in the next 2 weeks! If you have any other questions in the meantime don't hesitate to reach out to me!

 

-Jeff






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