The Original

MAXTRAX | THE ORIGINAL VEHICLE RECOVERY BOARD | SINCE 2005

From SOCOM to Subaru, there's a MAXTRAX for everyone.

From SOCOM to Subaru, there's a MAXTRAX for everyone.

MAXTRAX XTREME RECOVERY BOARD

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MAXTRAX MKII RECOVERY BOARD

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MAXTRAX MINI RECOVERY BOARD

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HOW TO USE MAXTRAX RECOVERY BOARDS

How MAXTRAX Work

1.) Grab MAXTRAX from one of the six glove-friendly built-in handles and use either shovel on both ends to clear debris from underneath the chassis and tires, clearing a path for the vehicle to move forward.

2.) Attach your included MAXTRAX Tell Tale Leashes to allow easier retrieval in messy conditions.

3.) Once you've cleared away the debris, wedge either end of the MAXTRAX's dual ramps firmly against the tread face of your tire, as low as possible—ensuring the teeth are making good contact so you can take the easy way out with MAXTRAX.

With one pair of MAXTRAX, try to put them under the front tires where possible—your back tires will run them over for additional traction. Two pairs of MAXTRAX allow for even faster recoveries.

4.) Shift into your lowest gear, and gently begin to accelerate while the MAXTRAX interlock with your tire tread. You'll begin to feel your vehicle being lifted UP and OUT of the mess you found yourself in. Where appropriate, continue driving to an area where you won't get stuck. Remember to always Tread Lightly.

5.) Grab your MAXTRAX by the Telltale Leashes and securely store them for transport.

There's no need to break traction by spinning your wheels, you'll just risk damage to your MAXTRAX and your tires and you won't get out any faster. ​

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Why You Need MAXTRAX

What Are Those Orange Spikey Things?

MAXTRAX Recovery Boards are a simple and innovative way to get your vehicle out of a messy situation by giving it traction it needs to lift itself up and out of the mud, sand, or snow.

Compared to other recovery methods, MAXTRAX are considered by 4WD training experts to be one of, if not the safest option on the market MAXTRAX require minimal technical training to safely and successfully use. 

The Original, Still The Best

MAXTRAX was started on a remote beach in Far North Queensland in 2001 after Brad McCarthy nearly lost his beloved Land Cruiser to an incoming tide while stuck on the beach.

After looking at the existing options, all based on surplus from WWII, Brad knew there had to be a way to be a better way.

A few years and a few prototypes later in 2005, MAXTRAX launched the world’s first vehicle-specific recovery board, the MKI.

Fifteen years later with the MAXTRAX Xtreme, we’re still innovating and pushing the boundaries on a what has become new age of 4WD vehicle recovery.

Easy to Bolt-On

Spend your time exploring.

With our locking MAXTRAX Mounting Pins, securing your MAXTRAX is a click away—literally.

We have partnered with almost every major roof and bed rack company we could find to ensure there are easy, bolt-on adapters and brackets to quickly and easily mount your genuine MAXTRAX. 

Companies Including:
Eezi-Awn
Front Runner
Rhino Rack
Yakima
Prinsu
Leitner Designs
RCI
Thule
And more

MAXTRAX MKII: The World's Most-Popular Recovery Board.

CLEVER MOUNTING ACCESSORIES | 10 AVAILABLE COLORS | LIFETIME WARRANTY

The MAXTRAX MKII is the golden standard of high-quality recovery boards. There is no other product that beats the MKII’s legendary durability, wide color range, innovative mounting options, six glove-friendly handles, and our 15-year track record of manufacturing world-class Australian-made innovative products. We have MKII sets which have seen constant use for almost a decade with no signs of slowing down.

Equipped with our patented Keyhole, MAXTRAX MKII is compatible with our Mounting Pin Set and Rear Wheel Harness.

  • Heavy-duty, engineering-grade nylon construction won’t break, crack, or stress whiten after use—or we’ll replace it for free
  • UV stable material won’t fade or degrade in the sun, we’d know—we’re based in Sunny Queensland and Arizona.
  • Proprietary material resists wheel spin without risking tire damage for non-professional users
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturing faults and workmanship
  • Six built-in handles and a shovel on each end make MAXTRAX perfect for use in sand, snow, or mud
  • 45L x 13W x 3.5H, 7.5LB (3.4KG) per board, 15LB (6.8KG) per pair
  • Made in Australia, from Australian materials

Available In 10 Unique Colors

  • Signature Orange
  • Stealth Black
  • FJ Red
  • Gunmetal Grey
  • Titanium Grey
  • Olive Drab
  • Desert Tan
  • FJ Blue
  • Blaze Yellow
  • Lime Green

AVAILABLE IN 10 UNIQUE COLORS

MAXTRAX MKII Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX MKII Signature Orange Recovery Boards

$299.99
MAXTRAX MKII Black Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Black Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Black Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Black Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX MKII Black Recovery Boards

$299.99
MAXTRAX MKII FJ Red Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII FJ Red Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII FJ Red Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII FJ Red Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX MKII FJ Red Recovery Boards

$299.99
MAXTRAX MKII Gunmetal Grey Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Gunmetal Grey Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX MKII Gunmetal Grey Recovery Boards

$299.99
MAXTRAX MKII Titanium Grey Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Titanium Grey Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Titanium Grey Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Titanium Grey Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX MKII Titanium Grey Recovery Boards

$299.99
MAXTRAX MKII Olive Drab Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Olive Drab Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Olive Drab Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Olive Drab Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX MKII Olive Drab Recovery Boards

$299.99
MAXTRAX MKII Desert Tan Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Desert Tan Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Desert Tan Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Desert Tan Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX MKII Desert Tan Recovery Boards

$299.99
MAXTRAX MKII FJ Blue Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII FJ Blue Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII FJ Blue Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII FJ Blue Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX MKII FJ Blue Recovery Boards

$299.99
MAXTRAX MKII Blaze Yellow Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Blaze Yellow Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Blaze Yellow Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Blaze Yellow Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX MKII Blaze Yellow Recovery Boards

$299.99
MAXTRAX MKII Lime Green Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Lime Green Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Lime Green Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Lime Green Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX MKII Lime Green Recovery Boards

$299.99

LIMITED EDITION:

MAXTRAX MKII Pink Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Pink Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Pink Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX MKII Pink Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX MKII Pink Recovery Boards

$299.99

AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE!

MAXTRAX is an Australian-owned business, that produces all of their recovery boards in Australia and manufactures them from Australian-sourced Nylon.

MAXTRAX XTREME: The Pinnacle Of Recovery Board Durability

USER-REPLACEABLE ALLOY TEETH | 4 AVAILABLE COLORS | LIFETIME WARRANTY

MAXTRAX XTREME is designed and manufactured for professional use based on direct feedback from some of the world’s most-elite military units, off-road racing champions, certified 4WD driver trainers and globe-trotting expedition leaders as a mission-critical recovery track for a wide range of scenarios where time is of the essence and aggressive driving and excessive wheel spin is often unavoidable, including active combat situations, timed motorsport competitions and remote area expeditions.

Manufactured in Australia using our proprietary Australian-sourced engineering-grade fiber-reinforced Nylon; the same material used in our MAXTRAX MKII Recovery Board that has proven itself on seven continents and several war zones. The high-tech manufacturing process of the MAXTRAX Xtreme sees a robotic arm insert 88 alloy teeth directly into the injection mould, proceeding to over-mould them directly into the reinforced recovery board itself. This ensures that the Nylon material conforms closely to the thread of each tooth for a super-secure natural fit, virtually eliminating the risk of a tooth unwinding or falling from the body of the track. All 88 alloy teeth are hard-anodized to protect against corrosion in harsh, saltwater or muddy environments.

Compatible with all existing MAXTRAX roof and bed rack brackets. A Combination Mounting Pin Set is also available for customers looking to secure a set of MAXTRAX XTREME along with their pre-existing MKII Recovery Boards. The XTRACT Insert Tool can be used to replace teeth and to help turn dirty mounting pin keys. The XTREME Teeth Replacement Kit includes 10 spare XTREME alloy teeth and a soft carry bag.

 MAXTRAX XTREME is compatible with the XTREME Mounting Pin Set and our Rear Wheel Harness.

  • User-replaceable hard-anodized alloy teeth with innovative bliplock to prevent over-torque on replacement
  • Reinforced construction is thicker where it counts for heavy-duty durability and light weight construction.
  • Reinforced heavy-duty, engineering-grade nylon construction won’t break, crack or stress whiten after use
  • UV stable material won’t fade or degrade in the sun, we’d know—we’re based in Sunny Queensland and Arizona!
  • Six built-in handles, dual ramps, and a shovel on each end make MAXTRAX perfect for use in sand, snow, or mud
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturing faults and workmanship
  • Mounts easily with MAXTRAX Xtreme Mounting Pins, MKII Combination Mounting Pin also available.
  • Nests with MAXTRAX MKII and Mini, compatible with Fixing and Linking Kit
  • 45L x 13W x 4.5H, 10LB (4.5KG) per board, 20LB (9.0KG) per pair

Available In Four Professional Colors

MAXTRAX XTREME Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX XTREME Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX XTREME Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX XTREME Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX XTREME Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX XTREME Signature Orange Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX XTREME Signature Orange Recovery Boards

$499.99
MAXTRAX XTREME Black Recovery Board  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX XTREME Black Recovery Board  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX XTREME Black Recovery Board

$499.99
MAXTRAX Xtreme Olive Drab Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Xtreme Olive Drab Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Xtreme Olive Drab Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Xtreme Olive Drab Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Xtreme Olive Drab Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Xtreme Olive Drab Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Xtreme Olive Drab Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX Xtreme Olive Drab Recovery Boards

$499.99
MAXTRAX XTREME Desert Tan Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX XTREME Desert Tan Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX XTREME Desert Tan Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX XTREME Desert Tan Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX XTREME Desert Tan Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX XTREME Desert Tan Recovery Boards

$499.99

The Choice Of Professionals.

Officially recommended by the International Four Wheel Drive Trainers Association (I4WDTA) MAXTRAX have been used in the most extreme conditions on all seven continents. From expedition leaders in Antartica to elite military units around the world, MAXTRAX produces products you can count on when the going gets rough.

MAXTRAX Mini

Made in Australia from the same UV-Stable, flexible, engineering-grade reinforced nylon as full sized MAXTRAX, the Mini range provides versatility and recovery options for every vehicle, no matter the size. Fourty-four reinforced nylon teeth have been specifically arranged with smaller tire sizes in mind, including more aggressive open-tread tire designs of UTVs. The MAXTRAX Mini nests neatly behind all MAXTRAX recovery boards in one of three positions, lining up with the handles of MAXTRAX MKII, XTREME, and Jaxbase to allow for easy transport. 

  • Specifically sized for UTV, Subaru, and smaller crossover vehicles.
  • Heavy-duty engineering-grade nylon construction won’t break, crack, or stress whiten after use—or we’ll replace it for free
  • UV stable material won’t fade or degrade in the sun, we’d know—we’re based in Sunny Queensland and Arizona.
  • Proprietary material resists wheel spin without risking tire damage for non-professional users Lifetime warranty against manufacturing faults and workmanship
  • Size: 3/5 the size of full sized MAXTRAX MKII, 25″ x 13″ x 3.5″
  • We’ve partnered with Axia Alloys to produce a tube clamp mount to work with most UTV roll cages or roll style roof racks. Tube mounts can be found here.
  • Two built-in handles and a shovel on each end make MAXTRAX perfect for use in sand, snow, or mud
  • 25L x 13W x 3.5H, 4.4LB (2KG) per board, 8.8LB (4KG) per pair
  • Made in Australia, from Australian materials

Available In Three Unique Options

MAXTRAX Mini Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Mini Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Mini Recovery Boards
MAXTRAX Mini Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Mini Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Mini Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Mini Recovery Boards  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX Mini Recovery Boards

$199.99
MAXTRAX JaxBase  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX JaxBase  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX JaxBase
MAXTRAX JaxBase  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX JaxBase

$119.99
MAXTRAX Mini + JaxBase Combo  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Mini + JaxBase Combo  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Mini + JaxBase Combo
MAXTRAX Mini + JaxBase Combo  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Mini + JaxBase Combo  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Mini + JaxBase Combo  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports
MAXTRAX Mini + JaxBase Combo  Recovery Gear MAXTRAX- Adventure Imports

MAXTRAX Mini + JaxBase Combo

$219.99

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