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Norwegians don't have time to be stuck in the mud  RSS feed

 
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That was awesome, but you surely have a better chance getting broken tree trunk through your head than winning the lotto.
I'd think a metal pipe would be safer...
 
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If you asked my wife she'd say my head was too hard for any danger there.
 
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I have unstuck a lot of equipment, but I have never seen this trick.

Thanks for sharing.
 
                                
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excellent !
 
                    
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I thought I would spring this one on my brother in law who simply can do everything.  I said, do  you want to see a really neat trick to get a tractor out of a mudhole, and he said,  "tie a log to the wheels"?  so that trick is known in Eastern Ky, too.
 
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My Alaskan freind said he had also seen it before. He says they also use one log or pipe and tie across to the other side from wheel to wheel. They have to untie and retie after each half turn.
 
                            
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This is a pretty old method but remember it's also quite dangerous as the tractor could go over backwards so you must attach the front of the tractor to something sturdy and refix that after every good bit of progress.
 
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I can see how the whole thing could be dangerous, but in the video there is a cable to the front.
Someone from down south says they used a similar trick on paddle wheelers stuck on sand bars.
 
                            
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Hmmmm... wonder how that works with toyota pickups?
 
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don't try it on the front your ifs will bust a cv joint and my damamge something higher up with backlash
but on a solid rear axle it works fine done it with a couple of jeeps
 
                            
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Excellent! Thank. I'll give it a try... sometime in the very near future I'm sure.
 
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it does often result in some 'character marks' on the trucks body though because the pole often shifts a little
 
                            
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My truck came with a whole lot of character already... will just blend in!
 
              
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Here it is not legal any more to run a tractor without a R.O.P.S.

I have to pick one up for my old Fergie. It is basically a heavy round metal tube bent U shaped and plates welded onto the ends with bolt holes so you remove the rear wheel mud guard bolts, take of the guards, put on the R.O.P.S. then put on the mud guards and insert new (and longer) bolts.

$350 for one of these in local currency, but I've seen up to $500 for less safe looking square steel tubes that have many pieces that bolt together making a somewhat U shape but all the weight is on those small bolts holding all the straight pieces together in a U-like shape.

Does not inspire confidence so I'm specifically getting an older-fashioned U shaped bent pipe R.O.P.S.


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      My dad used to break new ground for the garden early in the spring using a harrow behind a horse. This allowed the sun and wind to dry out the soil which allowed us to get the tractor onto the garden earlier in the season without getting stuck in the mud. You never see Amish farmers stuck in the mud
 
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actually I have seen a draft horse stuck n the mud and it was a nightmare that could have very easily killed a valuable animal 
 
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I think I like the diy wheel winch more. If you have an anchor point. Strap a piece of metal or wood to the rim and wind up your recovery line.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=135zkGk2fak
 
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