ShurTrax Traction Weight Customer Reviews
87 Customer Reviews
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Need traction? ShurTrax Traction Weight is the heavy-duty friend you can count on. Unlike damaging cinderblocks, sliding sandbags or giant shifting boulders, ShurTrax Traction Weight stays in position to securely weigh down your rear wheels without damaging your truck bed.
The heavy-duty poly-vinyl bladder holds up to 400 lbs of liquid, giving you the right amount of traction. Reinforced with woven nylon mesh, ShurTrax has durability you can depend on. Going to hill country with a big load? The low-profile exterior and sturdy build of ShurTrax lets you load up to 500 extra lbs directly on top, giving you the freedom to do those big jobs with confidence.
And don’t sweat icy weather—ShurTrax is designed to freeze without sloshing or shifting. It's equipped with four solid brass grommets for fast and secure tie-down points. Easy to fill and drain for storage, you can use ShurTrax when you need it and store it when you don’t. Count on ShurTrax to keep you on track. Backed by a 3-year warranty.
87 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Robert F (Delmar, NY) Reviewed for a 2007 Dodge Ram — Jan 27, 2013 6:04 AM
Bought this last year but didn't get to use it because of the mild winter. This year however, it was different. It was easy to install (just put it in the bed, fill it up with water, and tie it down). Don't use rope to tie it down (broke free twice on me), I used ratchet straps. I just get a little better traction with it than without it. I plan on getting new tires next year so we'll see if the traction will improve.
Reviewed by Anthony M (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Reviewed for a 2013 GMC Sierra — Jan 07, 2013 9:23 AM
I had an immediate chance to test out the Shurtrax Traction Weight system since we had a winter mix of ice and snow (mostly ice) five days after receiving my order. My family and I had a very pleasant 3 hour drive in what would had normally been treacherous conditions. Even though my vehicle was 4 wheel drive, I had absolutely zero loss of traction because of the weight in the back of my truck. The big plus is that I am physically disabled and setup was simple.
Reviewed by Ralph A (RUTLAND, MA) Reviewed for a 1997 Chevy C/K 1500 — Nov 20, 2012 5:00 PM
I had purchased similiar about 5 or 6 yrs ago but having trouble draining. These two new ones seemed to be a better quailty and have installed already. I had been loading cement guard rails in bed of truck. Got a hernia was told about these and now no future hernia I hope.Anyone needing wgt should purchase these saves alot of work and mess.
Reviewed by Joseph M E (FREELAND, PA) Reviewed for a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee — Nov 09, 2012 1:06 PM
The product seems good so far, but it hasn't been cold enough to freeze yet. Only complaint I have is that on the web site the size could have been described better. I bought the 300 lb. one for my short bed pickup and could have got the 400 lb. one.
Reviewed by David D (Old Greenwich, CT) Reviewed for a 2007 Toyota Tacoma — Jan 07, 2012 1:21 PM
I bought the largest size for my truck and it seems to fit perfectly. It will be a lot better than concrete blocks or sand bags. Looking forward to snow plowing season to fully test it out.
Reviewed by terry w (Uniontown, OH) Reviewed for a 1997 Ford F-150 — Jan 03, 2012 9:49 AM
Put this in my son's truck for winter traction. The bag seems durable, but we'll have to see. The fill hole / cap are kind of a pain. I don't thinks they should have recessed it. Fat fingers like mine make gripping cap difficult.
Reviewed by Dean T (Vermillion, SD) Reviewed for a 2010 GMC Terrain — Dec 24, 2011 11:06 AM
My only negative on this product is that it is difficult to fill with water without introducing a large amount of air as well. With the added air, it is tough to figure out how much water is actually in it. My solution was to park my truck facing downhill in my driveway, take the filler-cap off, and fold over the bag until I was getting water out the filler-hole.
Reviewed by Walter J (Irwin, PA) Reviewed for a 2006 Toyota Tacoma — Dec 22, 2011 10:29 AM
The weight seems fine.Even though I haven't driven it in snow yet I could feel the weight first time I drove so I have good expectations for it.My only problem was trying to fill the bladder with water.I could not get the valve to screw onto the bladder.I just held it in while I filled it so no big deal.Thanks for the follow up although I'm not anxious for snow I must say I want to see how my truck will handle it now.
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Asked by Anonymous
Nov 29, 2013 1:51 PM
2012 Ford F-150
Is the water stored in the bladder drinkable? Would make for a nice dual purpose feature.
Answered by Nathan S. — Nov 29, 2013 3:09 PM
Hi, Unfortunately, no. The material isn't rated to handle potable water. I do agree with you though, maybe in the future we'll see a traction weight that can do this.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous
Mar 21, 2013 11:43 AM
2010 Ford Ranger
of having a truck, doesn't it? The bladder looks like it takes up the whole bed and could tear easily if you had anything lying on top of it. I like the idea, but can you buy anything to allow you to use the bed? Like a table on top of the bladder?
Answered by Nathan S. — Mar 27, 2013 3:46 PM
Hi, You can also figure that having cargo in your bed would defeat the purpose of having a ShurTrax Traction Weight except for the fact that is far easier to let the water out of the traction weight to remove it than a pile of tires or engine blocks in the bed. Most people rarely use their bed, so for daily driving, sacrificing bed space in the name of traction is acceptable.flag Accept Answer
Asked by randy s.
Mar 03, 2012 2:32 PM
1999 Ford F-150
How do you drain it completely....it wont....have tried everything...hanging it inverting sloshing it around....there is about on gallon in it you can NOT get out. Help
Asked by richard s.
Jan 01, 2012 5:42 PM
2002 Ford F-150
what is it filled whit sand water or?
Answered by Michael K. — Jan 03, 2012 4:35 PM
Hi Richard, you fill these with water.flag Accept Answer