How do TRED’s work?
The ability of TRED's to get you out of a sticky situation comes down to the provision of superior traction when the ground under your tyres is simply too unstable to traverse. There’s more than enough traction on top to get your vehicle up and going and enough traction underneath so that TRED’s don’t just pass straight under your tyre.
Who needs TRED’s?
Anyone that ventures off bitumen in a vehicle will benefit by carrying a pair of TRED's. Many consider them a great insurance policy for those unplanned losses of traction that can cost time, money, or your vehicle. TRED's are not limited to any type of off-road user, we have serious 4x4 enthusiasts applauding the product, and weekend warriors embracing the confidence of being able to explore without a backup vehicle.
Are TRED's easy to use?
Almost too easy! With a designated shovel feature and extreme grip TRED's will get you moving again in no time. Obviously this depends of the seriousness of the situation you find yourself in but by catching traction loss early you can be out in less than a minute.
Where would I use TRED’s?
Use TRED's in any scenario where loss of traction stops forward momentum. The two things to remember are: 1) avoid wheel spin; and 2) don’t use on hard or rocky ground.
When should I use TRED's?
Use them early – don’t keep spinning your tyres thinking the vehicle will miraculously get itself out. Slip a pair of TRED's under your tyres as soon as you notice traction loss and you’ll be out in no time.
What’s so good about TRED’s?
TRED's offer unprecedented ease of use and traction features and benefits at an affordable price. You can perform a solo recovery in no time at all and more importantly TRED's are the safest option available when compared to using straps, winches, or primitive recovery methods such as trying to stuff tree branches and timber under your tyres in the hope that traction will be found.
TRED Pro boasts a list of new and upgraded features including:
- SIPE-LOCK™ – Patented Grip Profile For Ultimate Traction
- EXOTRED™ - Patented Dual Composite Construction For Ultimate Durability
- Retro Fit - TRED Pro Will Fit To Your Existing Mounting Brackets
- All Terrain | 4 Seasons - Sand, Mud, Snow and more.
- The New TRED Mounting Bracket - Suitable for TRED Pro, TRED 800, TRED 1100 & MAXTRAX
- Dual Colour Tone - TRED Pro comes in our unique New Gun Metal Grey body combined with Stealth Black teeth.
- Improved Shovel & Handles + New Contour Ramp
- Lower Profile - Better Stacking
- Lifetime Warranty - The only off road vehicle recovery device with a Lifetime Warranty!
- Australian Made - Proudly Australian made, owned and operated by 4WD enthusiasts.
What makes TRED’s unique?
Our engineering and material selection has created a highly durable product which offers superior traction when you need it most. The shovel feature makes recovery even easier and means you don’t need to carry a full slather of bulky recovery equipment. At the standard retail price TRED's represent fantastic value for money.
What are TRED’s made from?
Superior engineering and design have been coupled with a special blend of polyolefin materials to offer a highly durable recovery device.
They look like plastic, won’t they break?
Due to the special polyolefin material blend they can handle high levels of flex, are highly durable and wear resistant. The mix of elasticity and tough rigid design means that TRED's maintain a high level of pressure on your tyre to provide ultimate traction whilst still being able to take the flex of being under vehicle weight on unstable ground. You may notice minor white stress marks when exposed to high levels of flex but this is what the material is designed to do – flex and bounce back time and time again.
EXOTRED™ - Patent Pending Dual Composite Construction For Ultimate Durability: TRED Pro’s unique and patent pending composite construction, ensures that in the unlikely event that your wheels spin during a recovery, the ramp/teeth will not suffer instant catastrophic damage as has been experienced with other leading recovery ramp products. Due to the special polyolefin material blend TRED Pro's can handle high levels of flex, are highly durable and wear resistant. The mix of elasticity and tough rigid design in the main body means that your TRED Pro’s maintain a high level of pressure on your tyre to provide ultimate traction whilst still being able to take the flex of being under vehicle weight on unstable ground.
Why are there different sizes of TRED?
The primary reason behind a dual size offering was to cater for all vehicle types and storage capacities – a pair of Large TRED's may be a tight squeeze in a smaller SUV or fully loaded vehicle. Having said that we are seeing many serious off-road enthusiasts carrying both a pair of large TRED's and a pair of small TRED's so that they have options for recovery in any scenario (sometimes a small TRED can fit in a tricky spot more easily that its bigger brother). Both offer enough traction to get you going again regardless of vehicle size.
The TRED Pro is slightly longer and wider than the TRED 1100. Length 1160mm (45.67 inches); Width 330mm (12.99 inches); Height 65mm (2.56 inches). Nested/stacked height (one set/pair): 85mm (3.35 inches).
What TRED colour’s are available?
TRED 800 + 1100's are available in nine (9) colours:
Gun Metal Grey
TRED Pro's are available in two (2) colours:
New Gun Metal Grey
How much do TRED’s cost?
TRED's are sold as pairs. The recommended retail prices are:
TRED Pro $329.00 AUD (MSRP $299.00 USD)
TRED 1100 $229.00 AUD (MSRP $199.00 USD)
TRED 800 $179.00 AUD (MSRP $159.00 USD)
What kind of warranty do TRED’s offer?
TREDs are an Australian made premium quality product and carry a LIFETIME Manufacturer’s Warranty. For more details please visit the warranty page on the TRED website.
Do TRED’s work in the snow?
Yes. TRED Pro has been designed for use in snow. Just follow the standard operating instructions and drive to the conditions.
Can you use TRED’s on any vehicle?
Yes. TRED's have been engineered for use in the recovery of vehicles on soft ground. Although predominantly used by 4x4 adventurers TRED's are being used in the recovery of vehicles and machinery weighing in excess of 3.5 metric tonnes (7,716 pounds). Just follow the standard operating instructions.
Can I use TRED’s as a ramp?
No. TRED's have not been designed to bridge gaps or for loading of vehicles/ATV’s. Always put your safety first and only use purpose built loading/bridging ramps.
How much do TRED’s weigh?
A single TRED 1100 weighs 3.07kgs (6.77 pounds)
A single TRED 800 weighs 2.16kgs (4.76 pounds)
A single TRED Pro weighs 4.0kgs (8.82 pounds)
What are TRED's dimensions?
TRED 1100: Length 1080mm (42.52 inches); Width 317mm (12.48 inches); Height 73mm (2.87 inches). Nested/stacked height (one set/pair): 105mm (4.13 inches).
TRED 800: Length 790mm (31.1 inches); Width 268mm (10.55 inches); Height 73mm (2.87 inches). Nested/stacked height (one set/pair): 105mm (4.13 inches).
TRED Pro: Length 1160mm (45.67 inches); Width 330mm (12.99 inches); Height 65mm (2.56 inches). Nested/stacked height (one set/pair): 85mm (3.35 inches).
Length is when measured end to end. Width is measured at widest points. Height includes grip nodules on top of TRED and underside cleats.
Are TRED’s stackable?
Yes. TRED's have been designed to stack conveniently for storage and transport. Although sold in pairs any number of TRED can stack neatly on top of each other reducing paired height due to ‘product nesting’ (must be same size).
Are there other uses for TRED’s?
Yes and we’re sure you’ll find alternate uses when you are exploring and camping (the shovel end is a very handy feature). Just remember not to use on hard or rocky ground or as a vehicle loading ramp.
Where can I buy a pair of TRED's?
Visit any one of the international stockists listed here.
Why should I buy TRED’s?
If want to explore with confidence you need TRED's. They will save you time and money and allow you to recover your vehicle in a safe manner even with no one else around. Regardless of whether you own a cheap bush basher or a luxury 4x4 the peace of mind you get when you have a pair of TRED's on board is priceless.
What is the maximum weight TRED's can withstand?
TRED's have been engineered for use in the recovery of vehicles on soft ground. Although predominantly used by 4x4 adventurers TRED's are being used in the recovery of vehicles and machinery weighing in excess of 3.5 metric tonnes (7,716 pounds) TRED's are warranted to withstand a maximum of 2,000 kgs (4,409 pounds) per axle.
Will the sun damage my TRED's if I have them permanently mounted externally on my vehicle?
The material we make TRED's from includes a UV-stabiliser package that protects them from damage by the sun's UV rays, however if they are permanently stored in the sun the colour will eventually start to fade after a few years or so and, like anything left exposed to the sun for long periods, they will eventually start to degrade and lose their ductility, so storing them out of the sun when not in use will ensure their longevity.