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Get Unstuck: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Maxtrax MKII with Your Vehicle

The most important thing before embarking on any adventure is being prepared. Having the right gear is crucial for a successful trip. The difference between having a great time or ending up stranded is usually due to having the proper recovery equipment as well as the knowledge for correct use. One key piece of recovery equipment we always bring on off road excursions is the Maxtrax system.The Maxtrax MKII is an essential tool for any off-road enthusiast. It's a portable, lightweight traction device that allows you to easily and safely get your vehicle out of a difficult situation, such as being stuck in mud, sand or snow. Learn how to properly use the Maxtrax MKII with this informative blog post, featuring information sourced directly from maxtrax.com.
      1. First, stop spinning your wheels as it will only bury your vehicle deeper. Instead, retrieve your MAXTRAX and clear debris and obstructions from around the tires and underbody. MAXTRAX can even be used as a shovel.
      2. Wedge the MAXTRAX firmly against the tire tread, in front of the front tires if driving forward or behind the rear tires if reversing. Make sure they are pointing in the intended direction of travel and that they're not flat on the ground but at an angle. Lowering your tire pressure can also help improve traction.
      3. Clear the area of people and climb back into your vehicle. Double check that the area is clear before starting the engine.
      4. Engage low ratio, first gear, and gently accelerate. Do not spin your wheels as it damages the MAXTRAX and digs your vehicle deeper. If the tires don't grip the MAXTRAX, reposition them and try again.
      5. Once the tires gain traction, maintain momentum until the vehicle reaches firm ground. Retrieve your MAXTRAX using the telltale leashes.
In conclusion, the Maxtrax MKII is an essential tool for any off-road enthusiast. It's easy to use and can get you out of difficult situations quickly and safely. With proper preparation and use, your vehicle will be back on the road in no time. For more information or a visual head to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDul88ISVr8 and happy off-roading! PLEASE NOTE: MAXTRAX are not indestructible and may be damaged during normal use through no fault of the manufacturer due to, but not limited to, the following factors: terrain conditions; the weight of the vehicle; vehicle fittings such as bullbars, rear bars, tow bars and side steps; suspension design and height; size, compound and type of tire; and vehicle approach, departure and ramp-over angles. Recovering a stuck vehicle is not risk-free. Please take the necessary precautions to ensure your own safety and the safety of those nearby. Sourced directly from https://www.maxtrax.com.au/instructions/