DIY Traction boards
Traction boards are essentially hard, flat surface that can be placed under a wheel. Timber boards are easy to work with. However, new timber is expensive and Cheap plywood is rather flimsy and would not last long. Form-ply is firm but has a smooth, slippery surface. Longer boards are better if you have somewhere to mount them. The tracks can also be used as a jacking base.
DIY Traction boards for a fraction of the price of Maxtrax boards.
- 2×12 treated wood cut into four three foot sections
- 100 2” long 3/8” bolts (tire side)
- 40 2.5” 3/8” bolts (ground side)
- 140 nuts/washers
These are not intended to drive over gaps but to get stuck in sand, snow, etc.
Nothing fancy but nice to have when you need them.
These are made with plywood, and you can see that one broke; use plank wood. In South America, you can find wood yards all over, and they sell wood by the plank.