even the army uses maxtrax

Submitted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 18:29
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found this while doing some research on max trax I wonder when they get a camofladged set just for the army and nice rig they have got


MAXTRAX Just back from the Simpson Desert testing the new G-Wagon SRV 6WD (and MAXTRAX) with the ADF. What a BEAST! Time to trade in the MAXTRAX Cruiser!
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 18:54

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 18:54
If that 6WD needs Maxtrax to get over that hill, the Army should send them back to Germany!! Maybe even keep those old land rovers..... Did I say that? Michael
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Follow Up By: DIGGER 12 - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:00

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:00
The Army was doing test on stronger maxtrax and they do come in camo!
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Follow Up By: allein m - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:13

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:13
Army should send them back to Germany or teach them to drive on soft sand ?
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:25

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:25
..black rims but white lettering on tyres facing out - no wonder they got stuck :)

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:30

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:30
Black rims and white lettering on the outside!! Its no wonder I can't get out of the sand!!
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:45

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:45
They got bogged 36 times last week going through Lorella Springs, and had to call for back up, and never made it to the coast. And they where in landrovers. 3 days latter we went out to the coast in a Hilux and never even looked like getting bogged.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:46

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 19:46
Crikey Michael - how long were you stuck there for? :)

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PS: just "feeding" off a previous thread on white lettering on tyres..some people hate them..for some reason ? Black rims ..fine...mine are standard silver + rusty scratches :)

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 21:52

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 21:52
Hey Greg! Its interesting about the white lettering, I have black rims so the lettering breaks them up a little so it doesn't look too much like a poverty pack. But the lettering is designed to go on the outside to advertise the product. Its a bit like buying a pair of Levi jeans and carefully removing the tag. Or buying a T Shirt with a huge Nike tick on the front and then wearing it inside out to hide it. So I guess if people don't like the tyres with the white lettering out, the manufacturer has thoughtfully provided the option to have it on the inside. By the way, I'm still stuck in the sand here !! Michael
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 00:34

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 00:34
Yeah - previous thread a while backWhite Letters Thread

Each to their own though no white letters on my Cooper ATRs so I don't have the option - bugger:)

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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 09:28

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 09:28
I am embarassed to say that in the 60's I had Army driving instructor as part of my nashos posting near Liverpool. We used to have special lessons, both theoretical and practica,l for proper off road instruction. Including week long exercises in the Kurnell sand hills or Stockton Beach and in the boggy coastal areas of the military training grounds on the Queensland coast. And yes lower tyre pressures were part of it. Seems our warrior doesn't know too much hey.

I wonder if they were they planning on getting bogged as a long term reliability test of recovery methods not just Maxtraks?

FYI Our lettering on our tyres is on the inside and not in view.

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Reply By: olcoolone - Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 08:32

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 08:32
Just goes to show you can't even teach professionals the right way of getting out when bogged.

Maybe they should learn not to get stuck in the first place and then learn how to get out without maxtraxs......
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:30

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:30
And be able to do that while taking fire....
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