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My bone head move of the day
« on: December 31, 2018, 12:40:12 PM »
This ditch was full of leaves and not letting the water flow through so I thought I would push them on down. Got in a big hole with o e of the front tires and got stuck. The ole Chevy got er out though  8)

 

 

 

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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 03:04:59 PM »
Kwill,

   Thanks for sharing. This was not what I'd call a bone head move because nobody was hurt and no serious equipment damage. I would just write this off as testing the limits of your equipment under frequently changing conditions so you can better understand the capabilities and constraints for future use.
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 03:15:20 PM »
If you aren't screwing up, you aren't trying  ;^)

Hard to stay out of trouble this year if you want to get anything done  :^/

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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 03:40:30 PM »
At least you didn't get all stubborn and try to push yourself out with your new grapple - that would have gone real bad!
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 09:58:33 PM »
In retrospect I should have put my scoop on the 3 point and backed in. Wouldn't have gotten stuck then. Bad thing is I walked by this the day before the rain and looked at those leaves and said to myself i need to get those out of there. I should have burned them right then. Was to busy messing with the mill 8)
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 11:56:23 PM »
As long as the seat is facing the sky things aren't too bad. I went log bowling with the skid steer yesterday. Trying to nurse around a huge red oak butt log that was et up with gravity. It got a notion of its own and is down on the wrong side of the driveway. Outweighs anything here at the moment and there is plenty of mountain below it. It's gonna have to get comfortable for a while cause it sure isn't going to get the opportunity to drag me down with it.
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 08:40:20 AM »
Stuck is when you have to step down to get you feet onto the running boards.
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 09:13:13 AM »
Sounded like a good idea before the stuck moment. Right? :D 
I kinda think we all had great ideas at one time before the,oh no, moment.
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 09:48:03 AM »
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2019, 01:27:43 PM »
That is about what it looks like trying to feed cows here with all the rain and mud.  My 2WD IH has been parked as it can't even go up a slight hill these days with all the grease and I have had a 4 WD stuck this fall already.  
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2019, 01:36:27 PM »
   They used to tell me the advantage of a 4WD vehicle was it allowed you to get stuck in more inaccessible places.
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2019, 06:45:51 PM »
I don't have a picture of the payloader I got stuck yesterday but it looks remarkably similar to your tractor. ::)

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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2019, 07:37:11 PM »
As long as the seat is facing the sky things aren't too bad. I went log bowling with the skid steer yesterday. Trying to nurse around a huge red oak butt log that was et up with gravity. It got a notion of its own and is down on the wrong side of the driveway. Outweighs anything here at the moment and there is plenty of mountain below it. It's gonna have to get comfortable for a while cause it sure isn't going to get the opportunity to drag me down with it.
Et up with gravity is a saying I'm going to remember.  So you've got a nice butt log down a hill huh, need a big cable skidder
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2019, 08:11:36 PM »
Been there myself, I've only had to pull my tractor out once.   We've had so much rain that even gravel that's been heavily packed for 15 years is beginning to turn to mush. The tractor is spending a lot of time in the shed.

Did you try using your grapple to push the tractor out in reverse?  I occasionally have to use the bucket on my front end loader to push my tractor out in reverse.
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2019, 06:36:41 AM »
  They used to tell me the advantage of a 4WD vehicle was it allowed you to get stuck in more inaccessible places.
Like 20 feet past the length of your longest chain!  ;)
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2019, 09:30:31 AM »
   For me it is more like 4 miles from the nearest road. Places the wrecker service really hates to go so they charge extra for every spot they have to winch themselves out of a mudhole to get to you and back. :(
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2019, 09:54:47 AM »
This ditch was full of leaves and not letting the water flow through so I thought I would push them on down. Got in a big hole with o e of the front tires and got stuck. The ole Chevy got er out though  8)
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That reminds me souvenirs. My first tractor was exactly the same grey Ford. Boy, did I ever got stuck often, even if I had chains on the wheels . I was young men coming from the city and thinking a farm tractor is like a war tank. Too much stubborn to learn fast. So many time nothing could come close enough so to get out, so I attach a good wood pole underneath and tied it to the 2 back wheels. Half a turn at a time. Slow but always got out. Just had to be careful if you are going forward you need something on the hydraulic to avoid getting your back hit with the pole. Backward was the most common way to go.  

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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2019, 12:30:54 PM »
  They used to tell me the advantage of a 4WD vehicle was it allowed you to get stuck in more inaccessible places.
Like 20 feet past the length of your longest chain!  ;)
30 years ago, maybe more, I  had a Case 210B orchard tractor.  Nice big wide tires with heavy cleat tread.  I was installing a rail fence on the perimeter of our little ranchette (5.5 acres).  I was about 40' off the road on a nice level section of grass.  It had been raining for a few days so there were some puddles.  I had drilled a few holes and tried to move the tractor and the wheels just spun.  No problem, just jumped in our 4x4 Blazer and took some chains to drag it out.  All 4 wheels of the Blazer started to dig in.  My neighbor heard the commotion so he came over with his 2x Ford pickup.  He was able to stay on the road (paved) and hooked up to the Blazer with some shady looking chain and rope but we were able to pull the two out.
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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2019, 12:38:46 PM »
your lucky that was mostly water. If that was my yard your tires would be indistinguishable caked in mud all around them.

I tried pulling a log out of the woods before Christmas. Good thing the tractor belly was there. It was the only thing that kept me from going any deeper.

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Re: My bone head move of the day
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2019, 02:43:58 PM »
This was a minor deal I've had a lot bigger tractors stuck way worse 8)

 yeah this one wasn't good
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