Trac-Grabbers are currently offered in two sizes. One size for passenger cars and ATV’s and another for trucks and SUV’s. Models for larger commercial vehicles are currently in development.
There are very few products on the market which address and offer viable solutions to the problems and dangers of being stuck and disabled. Before Trac-Grabbers, the only product offered other than a winch (which is expensive and impractical to install on most vehicles) and a tow rope (which requires the assistance of another vehicle) was a type of traction matt which is placed in front of a wheel for better traction. The problem is that it is very difficult to get them under the wheel when the wheel is stuck and often times the wheel spins and throws them out the other side. Trac-Grabbers are attached to the wheels and continue to provide traction as long as it may take to reach stable terrain. Once the vehicle is back on stable terrain, the Trac-Grabbers are then removed from the wheels and stowed away for future use.
With the pending patent, Trac-Grabbers are the only product of its kind which is strapped to the wheels of a vehicle to enable it to get unstuck under its own power.
Trac-Grabbers were originally designed for trucks and SUV’s. They were developed for the outdoorsmen and adventuresome off-roaders, to give them peace of mind and confidence to explore and venture into difficult terrain without the fear of getting stuck.
With the abundance of severe winter weather in 2010 and 2011, the need to develop an application for all types of vehicles becoming stuck and disabled in the ice and snow became a primary focus. With an average of 689 deaths attributed to hypothermia each year in the United States alone, Trac-Grabbers, like a spare tire, should become standard automotive safety equipment for every vehicle.