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Old 01-31-2002, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sand Ladders

Where can I get sand ladders here in the states? I would perfer not to pay an arm and leg. I decided to ask this question here becuase I most often see sand ladders on rovers.
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Old 01-31-2002, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got somw from Rovers North that were from an old landing strip.
Sometimes they have this style for a decent price. You could probally find some from a military surplus place. I would recomend the aluminum ones as the steel are quite heavy.
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Old 01-31-2002, 05:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I got a set of them at Coleman's Surplus in PA a few years ago, but the last few times I've been there I haven't found any. Paid $20 for both! I see them regularly on the Rovers North catalogs, but as usual, they want your firstborn child for them.

By the way, these are available NEW and USED. The used ones are either PAP (Perforated Aluminum Planking) or PSP (Perforated Steel Planking). Aluminum is lighter, steel is stronger.
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If you want steel sand ladders - check this place out. They are rusty and will require blasting/painting, but the price is right.

I just bought 15 pairs for some of the guys in my club.....

http://www.calumetindustries.com/mats.html
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Convoy Offroad has sand ladders for $159 a pair at www.convoyoffroad.com

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www.okoffroad.com has sand ladders for sale. the link is on the bottom right corner of the page. Still pretty expensive though
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Over here "tilley plank" is available through a lot of the industrial steel suppliers. It's used mainly for architechtural decoration but also platforms and staircases.

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http://www.easysteel.co.nz/site/stor...0503101103.pdf
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Where can I get sand ladders here in the states? I would perfer not to pay an arm and leg. I decided to ask this question here becuase I most often see sand ladders on rovers.
you know they only carry them to help out toyota's?
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Over here "tilley plank" is available through a lot of the industrial steel suppliers. It's used mainly for architechtural decoration but also platforms and staircases.

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http://www.easysteel.co.nz/site/stor...0503101103.pdf
The local steel supplier here can cut them to length for $10 a foot for Galvanized. Ask for trailer ramps at any Trailer supply or steel suppliers.
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The local steel supplier here can cut them to length for $10 a foot for Galvanized. Ask for trailer ramps at any Trailer supply or steel suppliers.
What do they call it there?
Here it's Tilley Plank, but Tilley is the name of the plant who stamp it out.
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What do you intend to use them for ? Despite their name, sand ladders are not very helpful in the sand. If they are intended as 'bridging' ladders then pierced steel plank is probably your best bet. If they are a visual accessory, well, I guess brushed aluminium would be best

For sand, lower tire pressures are the best way out of a stuck. If you really think a traction aid is necessary, I would suggest a couple of rolls of very heavy duty conveyor belt material and a couple of bungee cords. Clip the end (at the rear end of the matting relative to the vehicle) to the rear bumper. That way when you get rolling, they will drag along behind you until you get to firmer ground - saves having to slog back and get them.

Buy seriously, the few times I have ever seen sand ladders used in the desert, invariably by newbies, they have generated body damage from being kicked up. A tug from a second vehicle, or deflating to emergency pressure are more effective ways of getting unstuck.
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I have seen a steel traction aid fly from under a tire in an icy parking lot and into a parked car, made one hell of a dent in the drivers door!
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Convoy Offroad has sand ladders for $159 a pair at www.convoyoffroad.com
Uh, I don't remember giving you permission to use a picture of my truck to sell the sand ladders???

Second, they are bridging ladders and not sand ladders. Here's a pic of my friends truck showing how strong they are: http://www.okoffroad.com/gifs/stuff/waffleboard-4.jpg

OkOffroad has permission to use our photo because we used to sell them the bridging ladders.

I also noticed you posted my pic on the FJcruiser website. WTF???

?Do I get a commission from every set you sell?


Btw, if anyone wants a set of waffle boards the price is $150 shipped in the continental US.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Uh, I don't remember giving you permission to use a picture of my truck to sell the sand ladders???

Second, they are bridging ladders and not sand ladders. Here's a pic of my friends truck showing how strong they are: http://www.okoffroad.com/gifs/stuff/waffleboard-4.jpg

OkOffroad has permission to use our photo because we used to sell them the bridging ladders.

I also noticed you posted my pic on the FJcruiser website. WTF???

?Do I get a commission from every set you sell?


Btw, if anyone wants a set of waffle boards the price is $150 shipped in the continental US.
i might be blind but i dont see a watermark on your photo, making it open for public use on teh internetz. whine whine whine.
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i might be blind but i dont see a watermark on your photo, making it open for public use on teh internetz. whine whine whine.
True, no watermark but it's kinda low to use a pic from another company to sell a product... more importantly, it sucks to deceive people. The waffle boards on my truck are not the ones he is selling.
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i agree but bitching about someone using your picture on the internet is like winning the retard olympics....you may win but you are still retarted
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i agree but bitching about someone using your picture on the internet is like winning the retard olympics....you may win but you are still retarted
I'm bitching because it's on a website where he is trying to sell a product . if he had posted a pic on this forum showing the waffle boards I wouldn't mind, but lying to people about a product he doesn't have really sucks...
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I'm bitching because it's on a website where he is trying to sell a product . if he had posted a pic on this forum showing the waffle boards I wouldn't mind, but lying to people about a product he doesn't have really sucks...
Land Rover just called me and wanted me to let you know that they are super pissed that you are using their truck to sell bridging ladders.




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Land Rover just called me and wanted me to let you know that they are super pissed that you are using their truck to sell bridging ladders.




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One cool trick I saw when using these things: Tie a rope to each sand ladder/waffle/board/2x4 with rusty nails in it to the back of your rig.

That way when you drive off, your sand ladders un-bury themselves and you don't have to walk back to get it. I just saw the little video on the Terra Trax website. The passenger got the shaft on that deal .

BTW, I want a set of those waffles and a pull pal. Both are probably extremely handy.
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Sand ladders suck! Ever see a truck on 38s with sand ladders? of course not. Its guys with tiny little stock tyres that have them as poseur decorations on the sides of a roof rack so heavy if they ever put their truck off-camber the tiniest bit it would flop over on its side.
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Sand ladders suck! Ever see a truck on 38s with sand ladders? of course not. Its guys with tiny little stock tyres that have them as poseur decorations on the sides of a roof rack so heavy if they ever put their truck off-camber the tiniest bit it would flop over on its side.
Very true. And since they're a lot cheaper than a set of 38's and a 4" lift it, I think I might get some.
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I have some of the aluminum ones that you can connect together with the punched dimple died looking holes. They must have been military surplus as they are all OD green. They are not rigid enough to support one corner of my disco without bending to the point i'm waiting for it to taco. I know they aren't meant as bridging ladders, but if all you were going to use them for is sand and mud, you might as well just buy a set of tire chains.

*just to avoid confusion, i bought these to push a wheel barrow over muddy ground and wet cement. they work great for that.

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