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HELP! I am stuck and i can't get out. (Story of the longest Whoops!)

Discussion in 'WHOOPS!!' started by Athlonman, February 5, 2007.

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    1. 410Fortune

      410Fortune ELITE BRONCO2ERER Moderator Emeritus

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      A glacier wouldnt pull that sucker out

      Next challenge: get to the barn!

      the barn is 200 yards up a hill from the driveway, currently there are 3-4' drifts in the road leading to it, thats down from 7-8' (much of it from the plow)

      guess whats parked in the barn and has been since before Dec
      yup the skid steer loader (snow remover) and John deer tractor with plow...
       
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    3. Mud Bug 94

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      Any update on this thing? Did you get it out or are you still in the frozen tundra?
       
    5. kert0307

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      So what's stopping you from walking up to the barn with an ice pick to get the doors loose, starting the tractor/skidsteer and moving the snow? Seems to me they were in the ideal position (up hill, in an enclosed building) from the begining.
       
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      Ya I think we need pics, I just am not understanding the prob.
       
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      so is anyone willing to say it is still frozen in there.
       
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      i think the other day he said he was still. I think its been a month now????
       
    10. Burns

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      Yeah it has been there for close to a month if it is still there.
       
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      Hope he didn't try putting salt in to melt it....might get a rusty explorer out of the deal if it's still in there.
       
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      well the Skid steel loader and the John deer tractor are not miracle workers, when you are talking about 4-6' drifts of snow on top of frozen dirt roads there is only so much you can do. The road that leads up to the barn attaches to the driveway and where the driveway has been plowed all season long is a nice 6' tall pile of ice, a friggin loader would be needed to move through that junk, otherwise the skid steer would now just be that much closer to the driveway..
      However as I said this is the next challenge....

      Bottom line, dont leave the snow moving equipment in the barn before the snow comes ;)
       
    13. Athlonman

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      Yeah still frozen.....

      Its starting to warm up a bit. this next week will be above freezing, i schould be able to come out then. I just orderd some tree straps. I needed something heavy duty for the furture so got 11000 pounds. thats schould do the trick!

      I am planning on filming the removal process. I am thinking of making a time lasp video seeing how it should take me a bit to get out since the turfer is so slow.

      So keep yours eye on this thread this up comming week and it might be out.
       
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      Hey i have a question for you guys.

      What kinda damage you think i got? the ice/water touching the bottom of the frame. So my tranny and engine are out of the ice/water, But i think a bit of my transfer case may be in there, not sure since i can see anything. Most likely the fluids in my diffs will need to be changed but what about the CV joints, bearings, Brake system? do you guys run into issues when your truck is submerged while trial riding?
       
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      Looking forward to it.
      Good luck!
       
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      Bro I can't believe shes still stuck??????? Get that poor puppy OUT!!!

      Mine sat in muddy water over night. I had to replace one hub and the bearings, also the fluid in the front diff. And that was just one night!!!! I'm curious to see what will need replacing but I would say ALOT! Deff check all your fluids and go from there.
       
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      I havent been on here in a long while , but this does suck. It doesnt look that bad though. Time for some 31x10.5's and maybe a locker , I would say bigger tires but if you want to keep what little gas milage you have I wouln't go much bigger then that.
       
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      Athlonman

      We've had three days in Southern Ontario above freezing. Have you tried to get that thing out of the mud again this weekend?
       
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      yeah i took a look at it this weeked and i can still stand on the ice. its getting better though. there is about 2 iches of water and top of the 5 inches of Ice, Today there saying 6c tomorow 13c and weds 10c thurs 6c and fri 3c. So its going to be pretty warm the next 5 days. something better happen. :roll:
       
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      I sure hope you will get it out soon. You are holding a record now
       
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      Saturday they are calling for -2 again and a few more days of cold, so hopefully you can get it out before then, otherwise it may be a while again.
       
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      frozen ground is easier to get out of than much when it thaws and is still cold, otherwise you will be there until late into spring, maybe summer when it's dry...a shovel, a high lift and branches or even cinder blocks are good...start on the rear tires, put a 2x or 4x under a hi lift, raise, yoe can put blocks or 4x or 6x post under...then lift up the front, the way it looks it might take progressive lifting and blocking to get it high enough...heres an old trick...got a chainsaw and four 4x or better fence post? after you have the front and rear block up, trench if you have tto two railways from the front tire blocking to the rear tire blocking...then trench two railways directly behind the rear vehicles...cut and lay the fencepost, =rails, in the first rail ways then lay out the rear railways....be sure to scrape the much off the tires before you attempt to back up...now its like a train on slick rails but you should be able to get out....i've done this on big caterpillar equipment and my personal trucks that have got stuck...sitting in that mess is terrible on that truck, starter, batteries, wiring, etc...good luck, i know this works..
       
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      I am about an hour away from you. if u get to gettin it out let me know:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
       
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      damn.....how about a shit load of ice melt and a good pull. with a front end loader...
       
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      That was already mentioned, he has fuel lines stuck in the ice.
       
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      um any news on this?
       

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