The plastic sand sheets from the Taiwanese manufacturer HEBE® are an attractive alternative to the conventional metal sand sheets or the heavyweight fiberglass waffle boards. Manufactured from impact and shatterproof polypropylene (PP) plastic, they facilitate vehicle recovery in mud, sand and snow. They also withstand severe bending without the risk of breakage and can be used down to a temperature of -30° Celsius.
They are significantly lighter and easier to use than conventional aluminum or steel sand sheets. Simply slide the flattened ends under the tires as far as possible and off you go. Large knobs give the tires very good grip. Side carrying handles make handling easy and, unlike aluminum sand sheets, there are no sharp edges that can damage the vehicle or even injure your hands. This also makes it easier to transport on or in the vehicle.
Delivery is always in pairs. The color is orange.
If a vehicle has dug itself into the sand, it is usually sufficient to remove the mountain of sand in front of the tire and push the board as far as possible under the tire. If you can still drive backwards, then simply reverse and place the sandboard on the hollow. Recovery becomes easier when both tires on one axle have grip. Therefore use sandboards on both sides.
On vehicles without a differential lock, one wheel often spins while the other wheel that has grip simply stops. Here, too, simply push the sandboard under the spinning wheel, which is usually not a problem due to the flattened sides, and start driving.
The HEBE sandboards not only help with the recovery of stranded vehicles, but also help to overcome obstacles that otherwise seem insurmountable due to a lack of traction or that could only be overcome at high speed and with the risk of an accident or damage to the vehicle. Driving onto an embankment is an example of an obstacle that initially appears simple.
The HEBE sandboards are made of extremely unbreakable PP plastic and can withstand severe bending without the risk of breakage. They can therefore also be used to drive onto obstacles or to cross narrow fords. Even if they bend a lot, they always offer enough traction to overcome the obstacle.
When driving over the sandboards, they can hit the vehicle due to uneven loading or be thrown against the vehicle if the wheels are spinning and the ground is loose. Sharp-edged aluminum sand sheets or the heavy waffle boards can then cause serious damage to the vehicle. With the HEBE plastic boards, this risk is relatively low.
When used on soft ground, the sandboards may be pressed deep into the ground. Here, too, the light plastic boards have an advantage. Retrieval is facilitated by the handle openings. There is no risk of injury when handling due to the lack of sharp edges and rough surfaces. Sandboard recovery can be simplified by tying a rope. Because many a sandboard stuck deep in the dirt has not been found again.
During use, care must be taken not to let the tires spin on the boards for too long or too intensively. The resulting heat can melt and damage the boards.
The HEBE plastic sand sheets are intended for use on the ground. If they are only partially attached, they will bend under load, but will not break. They are therefore not suitable for use as a "bridge" to overcome ditches. If necessary, it can be used as a climbing aid on steps that are too high to be overcome without aids.
For the above reasons, HEBE does not specify any load capacity for the sand sheets.
Specially designed for use in sand and snow. The sandboard can also be used as a shovel thanks to the handles on the end and sides and the specially shaped front. The two sandboards can be connected to each other with a clamp for use on an even surface. For transport, the two sand sheets can be connected with the clamp and two Velcro straps.