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MAXTRAX MK II Safety Orange (pair) | Recovery Board | Lightweight

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MAXTRAX MK II Safety Orange (pair) | Recovery Board | Lightweight

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MAXTRAX MK II Safety Orange (pair) | Recovery Board | Lightweight

MAXTRAX is the lightweight, easy-to-use vehicle recovery and extraction device that’s easily carried by almost anything with four-wheels ensuring an easy way out if your vehicle becomes stuck.

  • MAXTRAX takes the drama out of getting stuck. The aggressive large cleats on MAXTRAX sink their teeth into the tyre tread and the terrain under your 4WD vehicle to prevent it from slipping back into mud, snow, or sand and make vehicle recovery quick and easy.

  • MAXTRAX is the perfect fit for every outing. Measuring just 1150mm long X 330mm wide x 85mm tall (45 inches long X 13 inches wide), each set of MAXTRAX stacks together at a height of just 85mm (3.5 inches). MAXTRAX stows easily with the rest of your car camping, overlanding, or four-wheel drive touring gear.

  • Made of UV-stabilized, flexible, super tough engineering-grade reinforced nylon, MAXTRAX provides traction and a firm base to get your vehicle quickly back on track. They have been tested at the University of Queensland to wrap around a 33-inch tyre without breaking.

  • Each MAXTRAX weighs just 3.4 kilograms (7.5 pounds). MAXTRAX is easy to carry and thanks to it’s signature double-ended design, it’s easy and quick to manoeuvre under your tires.

  • MAXTRAX have six comfortable built-in handles and a shovel at either end for removing excess earth to help get you unstuck quicker. They also have exclusive keyhole accessory points to allow you to securely mount your MAXTRAX.

  • Lifetime Manufacturers Warranty

    MAXTRAX MK II Safety Orange (pair) | Recovery Board | Lightweight



    1150mm (L) x 330mm (W) x 85mm (T)

    Weight (each):



    Safety Orange


    UV-Stabilized Reinforced Nylon


    Lifetime Manufacturers Warranty

    MAXTRAX MK II Safety Orange (pair) | Recovery Board | Lightweight

    Q: How do you make MAXTRAX?

    A: MAXTRAX are injection moulded in Sydney Australia from high quality engineering-grade reinforced polymer (Nylon), renowned for its strength, toughness and resistance to harsh environments.

    Q: I have a pair of the original MAXTRAX. Will they stack neatly with the new MKII MAXTRAX?

    A: Sorry, no. The new MKII MAXTRAX are an improved design on the original. We used a lot of customer feedback in developing the new design for the MKII and added improvements and features such as more teeth (now 88) for even better grip, 3 longitudinal beams (instead of 2) for added strength and changed the circular holes in the 'corners' into keyholes to fit the new mounting pins and linking straps.

    Q: I have the original MAXTRAX. Will the new Mounting Pins and Linking Straps work with them?

    A: Sorry, no. The new MKII's have keyholes holes in the 'corners' (rather than circular holes) to fit the new mounting pins and linking straps.

    Q: Does MAXTRAX work in mud?

    A: MAXTRAX works in all kinds of terrain including sand, snow, mud, slush, and even pea gravel.

    Q: How well does MAXTRAX work in snow?

    A: We've tested MAXTRAX in the Australian Alps, and they worked a treat providing great traction to get moving again. We've also had heaps of positive feedback from customers in cold climates who have used MAXTRAX to recover their vehicles from deep snow and ice.

    Q: Is it dangerous to use MAXTRAX?

    A: The main focus during the development of MAXTRAX was to produce a vehicle recovery device that makes extracting a bogged vehicle a very safe procedure. There are no highly stressed components or massive forces involved in a MAXTRAX vehicle recovery; it all happens at a gentle pace.

    Q: What size vehicle can they cope with?

    A: MAXTRAX are designed for standard 4x4's of around 3500kg, however we know of a few customers who have used them successfully in sand on expedition trucks (Unimogs, Hinos and Fusos) weighing in excess of 6000kg and even the occasional semi-trailer and garbage truck.

    Q: They're really only a thin piece of plastic! Won't they just snap when I drive on them in my heavy 4WD?

    A: Since 2004 we've extensively and successfully tested MAXTRAX in the real world with very heavily laden LandCruisers, Patrols, and even a 5 tonne Coaster bus. We've also tested them in the Materials Sciences laboratory at the University of Queensland by forcing a 4WD tyre onto a MAXTRAX spanning an 80-cm void until it bent completely around the tyre. Once the pressure in the hydraulic ram was released, the MAXTRAX returned to their normal shape almost immediately. The type of heavy-duty impact-resistant polymer used in MAXTRAX is the same type of material used in modern roof rack systems, automatic weapons, military knives and vehicle components so it's super tough!

    Q: Will the sun damage my MAXTRAX if I have them permanently mounted externally on my vehicle?

    A: The material we make MAXTRAX from includes a UV-stabilisers that protect them from damage by the sun's UV rays, however if they are permanently stored in the sun the colour will eventually start to fade after a few years or so and, like anything left exposed to the sun for long periods, they will eventually start to degrade and lose their ductility, so storing them out of the sun when not in use will prolong their longevity.

    Q: How long do MAXTRAX last?

    A: A set was given to the crew on the Manta Ray Barge at the southern end of Queensland's Fraser Island in March 2006 and they reckon they've recovered well over 200 vehicles with them since then. Although they're looking a lot worse for wear, they still work! Used properly, as per the instructions, MAXTRAX should last the average driver many recoveries. Remember, DO NOT SPIN YOU WHEELS or you will burn the teeth off the top of the MAXTRAX and void the warranty.

    Q: Will MAXTRAX work with my vehicle's tyre pattern?

    A: MAXTRAX are designed to work with off-road type tyres (All Terrain or Mud Terrain) as the more open style tread allows easy engagement of the tread blocks with the traction 'teeth' on top of the MAXTRAX. We strongly advise against using MAXTRAX with highway type tyres as the sipes (the grooves in the tread) are typically inadequate (too narrow and shallow) to properly engage with the teeth on the top of the MAXTRAX and are likely to allow wheel spin and cause damage to the traction teeth, which is not covered under warranty. We recommend at least 'All Terrain' tyres as the greater the tread depth and the more aggressive the tread, the more effective MAXTRAX are.

    Q: Do most people only buy one set of MAXTRAX? I'd imagine there are some situations where you'd want one for each wheel, but would those be extreme conditions?

    A: One pair (2 units) of MAXTRAX will usually do the job but two pairs (4 units) make vehicle extraction even easier. We recommend two pair if you're crossing a desert or heading into remote areas, or towing a trailer or a boat. That way you get instant traction on all four wheels, then once you get moving, the rear wheels of the vehicle gain an extra spurt of momentum from the front pair of half-buried MAXTRAX. If you're towing, the trailer wheels then gain traction on the rear pair of MAXTRAX.

    Q: Can MAXTRAX be used with other vehicle recovery equipment?

    A: MAXTRAX will get you going again most of the time. Using MAXTRAX with other recovery equipment reduces the stress on your 4WD, your vehicle recovery gear, the bush and yourself.

    Q: Do I need any outside help to use MAXTRAX?

    A: MAXTRAX have been designed to make recovering a bogged 4WD vehicle a one-person operation, so even if you're the only soul for miles you should be able get yourself out, single-handed.

    Q: Are any of the pro's using MAXTRAX?

    A: MAXTRAX has been sold to the Australian and US military, government agencies, mining companies, fire and rescue services, 4WD tour operators, 4WD driver trainers, off-road rally teams (check out the Dakar!) and the United Nations.

    Q: Can MAXTRAX be used as a jack base?

    A: MAXTRAX are not designed to be used as a jack base.

    Q: Can I use MAXTRAX as a ramp to load my quad bike onto a trailer?

    A: MAXTRAX are not meant to be used as bridge or a ramp but should easily handle the weight of a quad bike when used with care.

    Q: Can I use MAXTRAX for anything else?

    A: MAXTRAX are very handy as a portable boat ramp; launching off the beach or a muddy creek bank just became a whole lot easier!


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