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GAUSS ENGINEERING SAND LADDERS

This Company manufacturers Aluminum Sand Ladders that they market themselves and also stamp with other companies logos to be sold under their brand.

They offer a reinforced version, which has the center section backed up with a full length runner down the centerline. For a UNIMOG, I think these versions would be the desired option. I've never used mine (single layer), but I would not be surprised if my truck tacoed them in loose sand. Maybe not, but the reinforced version looks like the better bet.

They also offer a mounting system that looks well thought out. Using two resilient donuts and a clamping nut with a security drive, it looks like they would hold the panels snugly, without rattles, and with at least a layer of security. An additional locking provision for some areas of travel would be easy enough to add.


They are located in Budapest, Hungary, and their products are available in the UK, Europe, Russia, etc. Nothing specifically listed for the US /Canada on their website.

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The reinforced panels, and other things.
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Rollbar mount, etc.
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Those are sexy right there. I made steel square thick wall pegs with 3/4 inch nut thread flush welded at the end. I don't think the aluminium would last long with the 40,000 lb. Tatra. I even have doubts about the steel PSP...If I use it improperly. They are 10' long and weigh 63 lbs. each. T shaped retaining bolts made w some rebar. I have to watch my width as I'm right at 102 inches. I still need a plastic or rubber donut to fit over the end to give each hold added tension. Pictures when I get a chance.
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In their photos on the map, they have the outer donut flipped the wrong way around, compared to how they are installed.

These mounts are 70 Euros for the Pair.

OK, back to work.
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Just to round out the record- they have three versions : Standard / Reinforced (doubled strip welded down the centerline), / and Double Welded, which consists of two complete panels which are edge welded together . The weight ratings are included below.

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I've never driven in sand but I want those just to have the cool mounts

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This fellow is short, or he has a short torso, has a huge head...and maybe they have lowered the seat into the floor, and they have chopped the windshield...lowrider style,

but he is styling along with his Sand Ladders (Sand Bleche).


That Green Rover 110 above has got me wound up....I like the looks of that thing.
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BLECH! There is the taco you were talking about. The weight rating would be better expressed in axle weights? Could you put one axle on the double welded that is 20,000 lbs? (10 ton)? That would be impressive! and not really that heavy in itself.
But between a rover and the 401/411 driven by a homunculus....I'll take the homunculus in the mog for 200 points.
I have a stigma with that Brit stuff...Lucas Prince of Darkness etc.
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