1. A preventative measure to mitigate loss of traction (TREDs can be used as a pair, in multiple pairs, or linked together to form a safe path across boggy ground).
2. To aid in the recovery of a vehicle once traction has been lost (single vehicle/single operator recovery).
3. In conjunction with conventional methods such as recovery straps and winches - TREDs greatly reduce the force required to recover the vehicle, especially in extremely deep or boggy recoveries. TREDs are an essential piece of equipment/recovery kit for any vehicle that operates off-road, from the novice adventurer to the serious off-road enthusiast.