Demand for All Weather Traction Ballast Increases as Seasons Change

As the winter threat looms, many are looking at innovative ways of keeping their truck on the road and out of the ditch during this winters ice and snow!

Demand for an all weather traction device known as the Weight Mate is seeing dramatic increases as families are beginning to prepare for snow.  Driving conditions are always a concern during snow or other inclement weather conditions, which creates many issues including vehicle traction to stay on the road.  Drivers of certain vehicles such as pickup trucks may want to add extra weight to minimize traction issues.  Granger Plastics offers the Weight Mate as a solution to adding extra weight to the bed of a pickup truck easily and effectively.

The Weight Mate is a set of tanks designed for truck beds ranging from 6’ to 8’ fitting securely into the bed of the truck. The tanks are then filled with water adding up to 500 pounds of weight directly over the rear axle of the pick-up truck.  The Weight Mates are made with a high quality polyethylene and come with an opening for easy filling. There is an additional opening for easy draining.  Weight Mate tanks also have a low 6” profile leaving maximum hauling space, when in use.

Also available are Water Mates which are manufactured from food grade polyethylene.  These offer the same benefits of added weight but allow the water to be used for drinking or cooking.  In place of the drain opening is a spigot for easy dispensing of water.  Water Mates are perfect for off-roading or camping.  Both come with an anti-skid mat.

For more information about Weight Mates please visit or contact Granger Plastics Company at 513-424-1955.

A division of Granger Industries, Granger Plastics Company is a rotational molder located in Middletown, OH. 

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Granger Industries also includes ForeverSafe™ Products, Granger Aerospace Products and America’s leading Storm Shelter, the Granger ISS.

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Company Name: Granger Plastics
Contact Person: Shawn Cravens
Phone: (513) 424-1955
City: Middletown
State: OH
Country: United States