Traction, lift, momentum, insurance, confidence.
3.6 kgs each… 1150 long, 330 wide, and 70 mm high each.
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It’s very easy to use them, just dig out a bit at the front or rear of the wheel, depending on which way you want to go… the end of the maxtrax upside down also makes a great shovel in sand… then just shove them under the tyre.. you want it so the tyre at least makes a bit of contact with the top of the maxtrax.
just like this… this time we were in real trouble.. i had my mate Dutchy with me, with his patrol, and he helped pull us out.. but we were in the middle of nowhere, west of innaminka. I was bogged so bad i was down to my axles front and back… we’d been driving on this claypan track for a few kms, when suddenly within about 20 meters, this is where i ended up.. we just sunk.. it was like a chocolate thickshake once we broke thru the crust.. you can’t dig your way out of this..
The important things about the maxtrax here, is that it lifted us up and out of the bog.. getting a tow backwards, when 3 axles are sunk, would be a difficult thing to do.. but the maxtrax quickly lifted us back on top, and this gives you the little bit of momentum you need to get out.. so i think that’s the three key points of using the maxtrax.. traction, then lift, then momentum.. then, on an isolated track, in the middle of nowhere, with your family, the fourth thing they give you is ….insurance…
this is really bogged.. and this time i was on my own.. it was so soft, creek bed fine sand. My tryes were 14 psi, also on the trailer.. see how deep i am. With a trailer behind us, letting the tyres down more, is not going to get us out of this.. digging won’t help.. it’s winch, or maxtrax. But giving the nearest winch tree is in the wrong spot, and about 40 meters away, that’s not much of an option..
the front is a little higher than the back, but still it is bedded down pretty well… the Mickey Thompson tryes were great, but tyres also won’t help much here either.. but yeah, we just pulled the maxtrax out, Kaito my boy is an expert by now, and has his dug well in before me. That’s it, just dig them under the front, takes about a minute, then get back in and drive out.. simple as that…
we only had two maxtrax, and this is fine for a 4wd, but with a trailer, in extreme/ isolated places, you need four.. first thing when i got home from this trip was to buy two more…
so yeah that’s all you need to do.. stick them under.. with only two, the best place is under the front, if going fwd.. this way, you get two ‘hits’ from them, as the rear tyres will make contact also…
it took me a few goes to work out what the orange straps were for, then i realised… so yeah stick them on, makes finding them much easier, and also getting them out again..
well here we were about ten minutes after getting stuck.. this is what remote travelling is all about… peace, and peace of mind…
This was our campsite. You can see the big tree to our right, this is where we were stuck… how could you winch out from this?? Also, a winch doesn’t really ‘lift’ you up like the maxtrax does, and this is vital… also, the winch gives you no ‘momentum’, so you have to winch fully clear.. but the maxtrax provides enough momentum, that you can get on top, and keep going… finke river NT, with a trailer, on our own.. yeah we got stuck 6 times this day in soft sand, but i never unhooked the trailer, never used the winch, never raised a sweat, and never worried a bit… so after insurance, the fifth thing maxtrax gives you is confidence.. without them, i wouldn’t have come up this track on my own.. look what we would have missed out on… this is what ‘confidence’ gives you…
so there you have it.. that’s why you need maxtrax. There are a few copies on the market now, but like any copy, they aren’t as good by half.. i’ve had some serious wheel spin on the maxtrax, and all it leaves is a trail of rubber on the teeth, but they won’t wear out.. the copied ones, the teeth just wear straight off, and the design is nowhere near as good… also, max trax is another GREAT AUSSIE STORY of innovation! and a GREAT AUSSIE COMPANY! And made in AUSTRALIA too !! so we have these in stock, e-mail me if you have any questions, or would like to order some MAXTRAX MK11. Ta luke
ps, click the ‘youtube’ button , for some video’s of us getting bogged, and getting out again… 🙂
- Size 85 mm in diameter x 140 mm high.
- Weighs just 200 gms