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Old 21st July 2008, 23:53   #1
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Wonder if sand/mud boards can be purchased in India. I need these in case I get stuck in muddy terrain .....

I gather these are also referred to as Airborne sand sheets (made of aluminium & steel.

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Old 22nd July 2008, 00:04   #2
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Sand quarry trucks use them all the time here.
This is should be easy to source.
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I am quite intersted. pleas share info nitrous bhai.

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I am planning to keep them handy when one plans to do crazy places like ladakh etyadi where this can be of help, even for small cars. What say?
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Wonder if sand/mud boards can be purchased in India. I need these in case I get stuck in muddy terrain .....

Yes, when you are trying to get across a washed out road or a very muddy local area this could be very useful e.g. on the road to Ladakh.

I was thinking of having a local guy fabricate one or two out of steel. It should be about a meter long, as wide as a tyre or just a little more and sort of like a ladder but with many more rungs placed about 4 centimeters apart.

I have also seen people use pieces of old carpet for this purpose. If it is an old piece of carpet you do not care about and it gets really encrusted with mud, you can just leave it behind for the next guy to use.

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One can easily build something like this with say 5 mm thick steel plate ,1 -1.5 meter long, and thick width of the plate will depend on the tire width, , you will have to drill hole in it so that it lighten up and also give strength to the plate, the hole have be at least 50mm dia, A 12 mm broad steel plate can be welded to the sides of this so that it give more stiffness to the plate [it form a I-section ]and also keep the tires on the plate and pervent them from slipping off the plate
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you might also want to use the traditional jute gunny bags. They work equally well and are also cost effective.
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you might also want to use the traditional jute gunny bags. They work equally well and are also cost effective.
Great idea! They will bio-degrade, too, if you want to leave them behind.
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Hi Sat, I am also from Rajasthan (Jodhpur) and a few year back I have seen many Sand Sheets/plates which are made of iron and having big holes in it. I have mainly seen them on the trucks who carry stones. The measurement of that sheet is aprox 18 inch x 5.5 feet, they are very strong and even can be used for a loaded truck. PM me or give me a call if you are intrested in those stuff and I will be pleased to source you those.
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I would imagine you all have welders living close to your home or work place, the kind of guys who make gates and do odd jobs. It should be easy for them to fab one or two up for you to your specs. They could be made with bolt holes so they can be tightened down inside a jeep for rattle free storage.
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