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Traction Product Review

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by EcoGreen Serv, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. I picked up a pair of these at Costco a couple of weeks ago and tossed them behind the seat. Anyways, In the storm last weekend I dropped both front wheels into a ditch. I thought I was totally screwed and remembered about these things. The snow was packed to ice and the tires would spin just idling in reverse.

    So I gave them a try, move forward a couple of inches, put them in, drove right out.

    They're pretty much like a coarse heavy duty scotch brite pad.. Such a simple idea, but it worked like a charm. Best $12 I've spent in a long time.
  2. getoffroad

    getoffroad Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 20

    def cheaper than a tow bill!!
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    Good to know. Thanks.
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i have had the problem in the past getting stuck to the point where i couldnt move more than 2 inches. how to you think they would do, if you could not pull straight forward, then back up on to the mat? i have tried usinng floor matts, but most of the time they would either get shot out from under the tire, or i couldnt acctually pull the truck up on the mat to begin with, and just spin the tire buring the matt.?

    i saw a plasitc device with the same concept,, figured me and plastic where not friends normally,
  5. I had the same problem, zero traction. When left in reverse the tires would just spin. I've tried a lot of different things over the years. Metal ones (ended up with a nicely dented rocker panel from those) plastic ones (just slipped) these things just grabbed like crazy and because they're not hard I doubt they'd damage anything if they were to shoot out, they also form to the shape of the snow and tire.
  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    good to know
  7. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,195

    Im going out today to get me soom of those. Thanks
  8. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i think so

    lets all remember a pair for the ******** stupid moron girl friend, bother/sister, wife or child that just some how finds a way to spin off the road like every other snow storm and thinks you should just stop plowing to come pull her car out. yeah im prettysure she would get a 4x4 truck stuck as well

    you guys know valentines day is coming up right? great gift idea
  9. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Those look nice. I have used shingles a few times before as well as pieces of wood. All worked well.