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MAXTRAX showcases new 4x4 recovery gear at SEMA 2018: video

By 4x4 Australia | Video: Matt Raudonikis, 15 Nov 2018 Gear

Brad McCarthy shows off two all-new MAXTRAX products, and they aren’t recovery boards.

SEMA 2018 MAXTRAX showcases new 4x4 recovery gear feature

MAXTRAX is famous for its recovery boards, but the Australian brand had something a little bit different up its sleeve at SEMA 2018.

Alongside its new Xtreme recovery boards were two all-new products: the MAXTRAX Hitch and MAXTRAX Ring.

Regular readers would recognise Brad McCarthy – he’s the owner of that crazy LandCruiser 6x6 we drove earlier this year – and he was manning the brand’s SEMA stand to push the all-new products.

Brad told us the Hitch, rated at 8000kg, is designed specifically for soft shackles; while the lightweight Ring is rated at 9500kg and is also specifically designed for soft shackles.

4x4 recovery guide: Recovery kits

The safe kit is aimed at getting rid of metal from recovery situations – think towballs, etc.

“I’ve seen people nearly killed by flying towballs and shackles and just think it’s unnecessary. People are going out there to have fun, and the last thing you want to do is come home in a coffin,” Brad said.

The new products are already on the market.

Also keep an eye out for a future issue, where we’ll features a comprehensive Buyers Guide to recovery straps.