Has this happened to you? You’re out enjoying a lovely day in the dirt when you run into a deep sand wash, and next thing you know you’re stuck. You get buried so deep that airing down your tires and four-wheel drive don’t seem to set you free. So, what do you reach for to help you get out? Shovel? Floor mat? We all know those can help but are never a sure bet. The terrain is often too wet, you are buried too deep, or the mat just doesn’t provide enough length to get you moving. With your pumpkin buried deep in the sand and nothing left to turn to, let Maxtrax come to your rescue. OR Our lovely model stands 5 feet 10, helping give you a visual as to the size of each skid. The Maxtrax skid weighs in at 7 pounds 10 ounces, and measures 45 inches tall by 13 inches wide. They are sold in pairs and are made to stack on top of one another. Keyholes on all four corners of the skid allow easy mounting to your vehicle and attachment points for the Maxtrax leashes you can purchase separately.Our lovely model stands 5 feet 10, helping give you a visual as to the size of each skid. Ramps at each end work as a shovel to help make room for each skid between the vehicle’s tire and the ground. Six large handles circling the skid make it very easy to work with. At only 7 pounds, even a child can lend a hang digging.Ramps at each end work as a shovel to help make room for each skid between the vehicle’s t After we cleared enough room to shove the Maxtrax under the nose of our tire, we let those 88 raised, rounded teeth do their work and grab hold. The skids are made of UV-stabilized, flexible, super-tough reinforced nylon.After we cleared enough room to shove the Maxtrax under the nose of our tire, we let those With our truck now in drive mode, we allowed the tires to grip the skid and break free from the sand. The three longitudinal beams across the center provided plenty of strength to hold our Ford Expedition. Although we used our skids in sand, we see no reason these cannot achieve the same results in snow or muddy terrain.With our truck now in drive mode, we allowed the tires to grip the skid and break free fro Without hesitation or slip, the truck moved right along and quickly out of its former resting place. Believe us when we say that pumpkin was buried plenty deep. We get our hands on a lot of products often finding that some work, some only work in the best of conditions, and others fail. The Maxtrax works just as advertised and is a product we recommend. Our skids fit easily under the back seat of our truck and also mounted to the roof rack of our FJ Cruiser. We would love to see Maxtrax produce a small set for UTV vehicles. Safety and recovery items are often overlooked when trekking into the great outdoors. Don’t be a fool, pack this tool.Without hesitation or slip, the truck moved right along and quickly out of its former rest This action is not endorsed by the manufacturer, but we had to snap a picture to show you. When we reached for our Maxtrax skids to help get our truck free, everyone turned and asked, “What is that? A back board?” After we got our truck free, a few friends staged a mini rescue session pretending someone had been hurt. The Maxtrax was plenty strong to carry him away, and the large grab handles made the weight easy to bear. In an emergency you often have to work with what’s available.This action is not endorsed by the manufacturer, but we had to snap a picture to show you. Check out Maxtrax videos online We found more than 20 videos on YouTube featuring off-road drivers using Maxtrax skids to set them free in rather horrible conditions. View them yourself on YouTube by searching Maxtrax. Sources MaxTrax 8-66/-507-4254 http://www.maxtrax.com.au/ By Jordan May Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!