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Old 03-06-2020, 06:24 PM   #1
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A different traction device

If these have been discussed before, I missed it. A different take on traction devices, and they have no value as a bridging device, but they seem easy to store, easy to deploy, and they double as levelers (I love multi-function items).

The fact that they're hinged gives me some concern, and I didn't see a maximum load listed, but the video does show them being used with a heavy military vehicle.





https://www.blueridgeoverlandgear.co...19676503638112


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https://www.blueridgeoverlandgear.co...ogIkx5S1hwZCJ9




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Old 03-06-2020, 07:02 PM   #2
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Thats a pretty nice package - wounder how it would hold up to a wheel spinning across the top of one of those sections??? When I look closely, the thickness at the base of each valley suggests a real thin structural bond - I also question any "hinged" recovery gear.

Yesterday I came across the "BUG OUT "- Like its concept as well, Unfortunately its "Pro" gear is only rated for 3.5T...which leaves me out.

https://www.bogout.com/
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Old 03-06-2020, 07:17 PM   #3
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Here's a direct link to the video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo


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Appreciate the link, but after watching it I would have much preferred a real life scenario...That truck would have pulled right out of that situation without those tracks - if you watch closely trucks tires are moving up onto the units before those tracks even begin to move themselves. Not insinuating they dont/cant work, IMO the video does a poor job revealing their potential worth.
I do like how they fold up together compactly, and second as levelers.
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I have these and can attest that they are well made and work well in snow and sand but yes, obviously no value as a bridge type device. They pack down nice and are easy for me to keep in my van at all times.
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Old 03-06-2020, 08:50 PM   #6
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I have these and can attest that they are well made and work well in snow and sand but yes, obviously no value as a bridge type device. They pack down nice and are easy for me to keep in my van at all times.

Good to know, and thanks for the feedback. I really like the idea of packability, and not having to create a dedicated mounting spot in any of my vehicles, and that they'd be easy to transfer from one vehicle to another.




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Exactly, it’s a quality traction device that unlike the typical boards can be packed away discreetly. I just keep them in front of my roof box where few things can fit anyway.
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I just bought a set as well at a local off road and overlanding expo. Can be used for leveling as well. I don't know how well they will work in mud, groves are not deep, but as Whit said will work well in snow and sand.
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Another website for reviews / ratings - https://smile.amazon.com/Pinto-Inc-G...3598894&sr=8-3

We havenít had opportunity to use ours, but they are multifunctional.

Watch this video for before and after of a front wheel drive car in snow - https://youtu.be/uUY8SH_iFpU
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I have the go treads that are a similar design. Love them!! I have used them to get others out and myself (9,000 lb sprinter) several times. Best thing about them is that they are easy to stowe and I use them for leveling blocks all the time. When I saw the go treads at a trade show before I bought them they were being used as leveling blocks for an overlander that must have been 20K GVWR
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