Overland Query Sand Ladders / 'Perforated aluminium Boards' / Waffle Boards

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The longer the better, but mine are also around 1.3 and are sufficient.
Particularly if you have diff locks then 2 are enough.
Generally, the longer and the more the better, but again, for a regular
normal use, a pair of 1.3 m aluminium sand boards should be largely
sufficient. But take large ones, as this really makes them easier to use.
Cedric
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Sent: lundi 5 novembre 2007 11:36
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Subject: [ELCO] Overland Query: Sand Ladders / 'Perforated aluminium Boards'
/ Waffle Boards
Ho hum,
I have been woefully inaccurate and exposed my ignorance! Since posing the
query re the sand ladder and the waffle board, I am now aware that the sand
ladder is actually a ladder! What I should have been refering to was not a
sand ladder, but the flat 'perforated metal/aluminium board', known as a
sand board.
I am proposing to take one or the other (wafffle or sand board) as 'feel
good' item. However I am thinking of carrying them transversely on the roof
rack and thus they would be no longer than 1.3m. My queries are:
1. Will this length be too short for the purposes of recovery?
2. I intend to take 2 only, is there a genuine case for taking 4?
Roman, I have seen your post on the subject on the Hubb. If possible, could
you clarify the wieght/effectiveness question:
1. Are waffle boards and the light weight bridging ladders, as sold by
www.bridgingladders.co.uk , inter changeable as recovery/bridging equipment?
2.The impression you gave was that the bridging ladder was heavier than the
sand board. Is this the case and is the same true regarding the waffle board
and the sand board?
Cedric and Clive thanks for your advice
Regards
Peter
'94 1HD-T(auto), 2.5"OME, oil cooler
 
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On 11/5/07, [Email address removed] <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Peter
I am not sure to which post did you refer your query. Anyway, the
bridging ladders are OK for mud as well as sand, but are quite heavy.
And are a real pain to extract from mud when the little holes fill
with dirt. Aluminium ones are mainly for sand - they bend easily and
after that are hard to refit on the vehicle. GRP/kevlar mats are just
as good for sand,the lightest of all and always spring back to shape.
I would consider such traction aids only for solo travel. In other
conditions pushing or pulling is quicker, easier and equally
effective.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)
 
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In Papua New Guinea we used to carry a couple bits of Marsden matting, bit
heavy =96 wikipidia says a length weighs 66 lbs =96 always seemed more than
that. Amazing thing is I have never seen it rust away, seems to last
forever. Quite a few airstrips in New Guinea are still on the original
matting and it is used for all sorts of construction =96 even trays on Toyota
pickups.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsden_Matting

From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of [Email address removed]
Sent: 05 November 2007 11:36
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Overland Query: Sand Ladders / 'Perforated aluminium Boards'
/ Waffle Boards

Ho hum,

I have been woefully inaccurate and exposed my ignorance! Since posing the
query re the sand ladder and the waffle board, I am now aware that the sand
ladder is actually a ladder! What I should have been refering to was not a
sand ladder, but the flat 'perforated metal/aluminium board', known as a
sand board.

I am proposing to take one or the other (wafffle or sand board) as 'feel
good' item. However I am thinking of carrying them transversely on the roof
rack and thus they would be no longer than 1.3m. My queries are:
1. Will this length be too short for the purposes of recovery?
2. I intend to take 2 only, is there a genuine case for taking 4?

Roman, I have seen your post on the subject on the Hubb. If possible, could
you clarify the wieght/effectiveness question:
1. Are waffle boards and the light weight bridging ladders, as sold by
HYPERLINK "http://www.bridgingladders.co.uk"www.bridgingladders.co.uk ,
inter changeable as recovery/bridging equipment?
2.The impression you gave was that the bridging ladder was heavier than the
sand board. Is this the case and is the same true regarding the waffle board
and the sand board?

Cedric and Clive thanks for your advice

Regards
Peter
'94 1HD-T(auto), 2.5"OME, oil cooler

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