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Traction mat buyer's guide on ExPo

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During January MORG, Don spent some time going through the different types and use of traction mats.

 

Expedition Portal just published an article on the different traction mats available, along with details on what's good/bad, along with cost, etc. 

http://expeditionpor...-traction-mats/

 


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Don totally ragged on my PSP units but he did it proper by explaining where they are of use.  He's right -- they are pretty useless in snow/ice, but have helped immensely on dirt/sand.  I used two stacked together as a bridging ladder over about a 2-3' gap and they hardly flex when stacked and driven over.  I'd love a set of the actual Mantec Bridging Ladders with the reinforced sidewall, but they are pretty specialized and very expensive for the use case.


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I suggest we put these and other traction aids to the test at the next MORG.  I feel a snow run coming on!  MET perhaps??


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I remember last year's shaver run where we had the Excalibur-esqe challenge when Nick's Maxtrax got buried straight down in the snow. No one ended up being worthy and we had to dig it out of about 2' of snow.. 


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*we're not worthy!*


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Don totally ragged on my PSP units but he did it proper by explaining where they are of use.  He's right -- they are pretty useless in snow/ice, but have helped immensely on dirt/sand.  I used two stacked together as a bridging ladder over about a 2-3' gap and they hardly flex when stacked and driven over.  I'd love a set of the actual Mantec Bridging Ladders with the reinforced sidewall, but they are pretty specialized and very expensive for the use case.

 

Jared,

 

Cheapest bridging ladder is available from Home Depot and can be used to keep warm in the evening, after use.

 

 

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Jared,
 
Cheapest bridging ladder is available from Home Depot and can be used to keep warm in the evening, after use.
 
 
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I can break that. Just sayin.

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I can break that. Just sayin.

 

Don,

 

My friend, I can believe that ... which is why RoverWare.US also stock LR3/4 driveshafts.

 

Graeme


Graeme Ware -- San Carlos, CA

1990 Range Rover Classic - LT230 Transfer box, Warn winch, 2" lift, 235/85-16 Dunlop MUD Rovers, "Blue Submarine"
1996 Discovery 1 (R380 Manual Transmission, Ashcroft under-drive, RoverWare rear bumper, 33x12.5-15 BFG ATs) -- we call her "Katrina" -- Fordyce 7.5 mile survivor
1999 Discovery 2 (D1 CDL Linkage, 265/75-16 BFG A/T KO, RoverWare front and rear bumper)
1993 Jaguar XJS convertible; 1971 Triumph GT6; 1959 Morris Minor convertible
other assorted British pot metal ...





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