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Amazon, or better yet on E-Bay right now...............1565284868634.png

$48.68
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Was $64.90 Save 25

Prices fluctuate, so what is 1 price today, might be $5-15 dollars more a couple of days later. Another E-bay offering below is this.
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10T "Black" Sand Tracks Recovery Traction Track Snow Mud Tire Ladder 4WD Off Road,.............
US $48.36/ea

Check back and let us know what you have decided on. There is a thread on what color you decided to choose, and why you chose it.

There is also another thread on X-Bull vs other alternates (TRED/MAX TRAX),.....quality, brand, durability, price, etc.



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Between Aug. 8, and now Aug. 22, the prices have jumped to around $55-$59. This is still less than I paid a month (+) ago for mine. But at that time you could still get either Olive Green (me/2 sets) or Desert Tan. You do not see them listed in those color choices any more. Red, Orange, Blue, Black, and the Lime Green. That color, although still listed, has seen fewer Companies offering that color choice in the standard X-Bull configuration. Which means Vender stock has been depleted for that particular offering. It still is seen in the Tred-Pro copy version at around $99-$130 range .












 
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great review, I don't have any recovery gear yet, but I'm stuck between those two when it comes to traction boards
I have a set of Maxx Traxx although I have not had to use them yet but thinking in advance that also to have additional gear would like a set of the folding traxx . Thank you for letting me know how they preform. Just expanding my gear. Thanks
 

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Looking at X-Bull it seems to me it is a Chinese copy (slightly modified) from the TRED 4x4 1100 sandboards, made in Australia from a special plastic compound.
Big competetor to Maxtrax.
Now also available in USA and Europe
Tred has the TRED Pro with special heath resistant teeth.
Just new are TRED HD and TRED GT.
Model as TRED PRO, but both different plastic compound.
Just google tred 4x4
 
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I'm still on the fence on which to get but had to at least pass along a good deal.
6 weeks ago on E-Bay, they were as low as $42.00. Now the lowest I've seen, has crept up to $56.00. Other offerings side by side with them are now averaging $63.00-$75.00. I get E-Bay alerts every day, and each day, the price creeps up....Every Day!.....:coldsweat::coldsweat::coldsweat::coldsweat:

X-Bull copy's, but at this point whose complaining. The 2 colors that have become...vapor ware,..... are the Desert Tan, and the Military Olive Green options.
I bought the ORSICH copy 8 weeks ago @$69.00 and $65.00 on my 2nd set (Olive Green both pairs). They at the time came with a transport BAG & TETHERS.
 
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I have a set of Maxx Traxx although I have not had to use them yet but thinking in advance that also to have additional gear would like a set of the folding traxx . Thank you for letting me know how they preform. Just expanding my gear. Thanks
Bought a set of Maxx traxx also better safe to have em , just being prepared. Also wanna grab a set of the folding traxx style. More gear is never a bad thing !
 

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Great thread!

I just saw these Speedmaster boards but found these by Smittybilt to be a good bet too. Going to grab a pair of the X-bull, even if they end up in my daily driver for getting to work during snow season.
 

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Great thread!

I just saw these Speedmaster boards but found these by Smittybilt to be a good bet too. Going to grab a pair of the X-bull, even if they end up in my daily driver for getting to work during snow season.
When reading thru these threads, the 'Speedmasters' get fair to good reviews, along with some on-line reviews like on Amazon, but the Smitty's overall have been disappointing to many, due to cracks and fractures as soon as the first time they were used. The plastic material seems to be very fragile, especially in cold environments. Not sure why the review differences between them, as one is the copy of the other. Choosing the X-Bull or a copy there-of, has seen much better satisfaction reviews from users of them, along with being cheaper in cost.

Before buying, check Amazon vs E-Bay, as there are significant price differences right now. On E-Bay there are still some deals, but color selection has diminished for the ones that are cheaper due to color purchase choices . The color black seems to now be the cheapest. As low as $ 39, but only a few left, to about $56 for black or orange as the next cheapest. Blue, green, and red are a few dollars more. Most of us have come to the conclusion that all these....X-Bull and it's copies, all come from the same factory in China.

1568180139777.png1568180167677.png1568180294062.png1568180340684.png1568180393757.pngSaw this video, on the Orsich website (X-Bull copy), and the following comment on Tacoma World Forum, is what made me pull the trigger on 2 sets!

"Wow, for under $100 it's hard NOT to justify these. Immediately after looking at the product I was skeptical on how tough they would be. That picture of the damn fork lift on top of it sold me on durability. Those things are damn near 10,000lbs".
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Just saw that Orsich is back on Amazon with a lower price in Olive and Tan once again. Price with bag and tethers are $68 right now
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When reading thru these threads, the 'Speedmasters' get fair to good reviews, along with some on-line reviews like on Amazon, but the Smitty's overall have been disappointing to many, due to cracks and fractures as soon as the first time they were used. The plastic material seems to be very fragile, especially in cold environments. Not sure why the review differences between them, as one is the copy of the other. Choosing the X-Bull or a copy there-of, has seen much better satisfaction reviews from users of them, along with being cheaper in cost.

Before buying, check Amazon vs E-Bay, as there are significant price differences right now. On E-Bay there are still some deals, but color selection has diminished for the ones that are cheaper due to color purchase choices . The color black seems to now be the cheapest. As low as $ 39, but only a few left, to about $56 for black or orange as the next cheapest. Blue, green, and red are a few dollars more. Most of us have come to the conclusion that all these....X-Bull and it's copies, all come from the same factory in China.
Honestly, I hadn't run into any bad reviews of the Smittybilt, but I am glad I didn't grab a pair! (Thanks!) Ordering a pair (maybe two) of the X-bull boards. I have a very thin working budget at the moment.
 
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