TREDs Recovery Devices - A good news story

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 17:07
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On a recent trip to Fraser Island, a mate got bogged on the Ngala Rocks bypass track. There was a line up of vehicles on the day getting bogged in the soft sand. Fortunately I was not one of them.

My mate had a set of TREDs, and was successful in getting out of the sand by using them. Unfortunately some of the lugs came off in the process.

Upon returning home, he has contacted TREDs re their lifetime warranty. To be fair, we were both a little skeptical about the likelihood of a positive outcome, but good on him for trying.

To our pleasant surprise, a brand new set arrived on his doorstep today.

Good on you TREDs. I love a good news story.

On a sidenote, we did notice quite a few broken orange pieces of another well known brand in the sand at the same spot. Clearly other brands were being challenged by the conditions, and not just this brand.

No affiliation with TREDs, but given the shellacking some products get on this site from time to time, I think it only fair to share a positive story like this.
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 18:39

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 18:39
Rod, would be interesting to know . . . did your mate use low range 2nd, dig out a bit and at least get them under a little, and not go too hard on the right pedal ?
I find this is about the only time you're at risk of losing knobs off any of the decent recovery tracks.
High range first, people seem to go too hard.
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Follow Up By: Rod - Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 18:48

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 18:48
I know what you mean... It was low range, but an auto.
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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 20:22

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 20:22
Ok cool, low range 2nd still an option in auto.
Mine (and I assume most) just locks up in 2nd.Usually with the maxtrax, I dig maybe 7 or 8 scoops with the trax itself, then all good to go, jam the leading edge under.

Good news on the replacements though, so your mate now has the new and old sets ?
Or did the old ones go back for inspection ?
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Reply By: chisel - Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 21:10

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 21:10
Someone (manufacturer?) should just leave about 20 of those recovery tracks permanently at that bypass.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 00:01

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 00:01
....or a pressure gauge, valve remover and an air compressor :)

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Follow Up By: Wayne's 60 - Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 00:51

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 00:51
Explorer,

Did one of those "THANKS" things ....................... sigh.

Nowhere near as satisfying as saying " I like your point of view"

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Wayne & Sally.
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Follow Up By: gbc - Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 01:32

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 01:32
Ngkala certainly is a study in tyre pressure. Just because 18 got you there doesn't mean you don't need 10 to drive that couple of hundred metres. Can't tell them though.
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Follow Up By: Bazza - Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 08:37

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 08:37
My son was there recently and assisted a family to get their fully loaded 7 mtr alloy fishing boat and four wheel trailer through. Apparently it was a effort. Their used multiple recovery tracks and four 4wds joined in convoy to get them through. When is too much, too much?
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Follow Up By: chisel - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 21:50

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 21:50
They towed a 7 mtr boat through Ngkala????
People often tow big boats past Indian head and park them up north of Waddy Point ... but I haven't heard of people taking big boats past Ngkala.
If true, it sounds a bit over the top.
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