Submitted: Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 20:58
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Gidday folks
I was just reading post number 14425 from "muddy 'doe" about recovery tracks.

These were actually known as "PSP" pressed steel plating or "PAP" pressed aluiminium plating. They actually date back to the second world war. They were used to make runways for aircraft over boggy ground. The idea of them was to link them all together and you could make them as long and as wide as you needed.

Good idea in theory but a hell of a lot of work. There is now a new system along the same lines where they virtually roll the stuff of the back of a specially modified truck. If anyone would like more infomation you might try the "JANES DEFENCE WEEKLY" magazine.

Just thought I would throw that lot in.

Safe Travels

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Reply By: CruiserHead - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 09:59

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 09:59
Those things are actually very common in Europe for people going to the Sahara Desert (Africa). They are called "Sand ladders" in German, and are actually solt by Toyota. Some are metal, some plastic. Have a look here for the pictures:

Sand ladders Toyota


sand recovery gear

I was thinking about buying some myself for work we are doing in central Australia, but we opted for the (safer) second vehicle.. They are quite expensive, too, about 95 Euro EACH!

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