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    Default Boom Pole used for Vehicle Recovery

    Driving around the field in our new to us G5200 the other day when all of a sudden it starts making a terrible screeching noise and won't move forward or back. Parked it and threw a tarp over it as there was a snow storm coming. Had to get it back to the garage to work on it and didn't want to push it as it's an HST. Not sure if that's being over cautious - the HST is new to me and I think I remember reading that you shouldn't push one.

    After the storm passed, I hitched up the boom pole to the L3240 to pick the G5200 up by the shackle on the rear, but the boom wouldn't reach low enough and I wanted a direct attachment, so I replaced the top link with a pair of grab links and a length of chain. Knocked 2 wooden wedges between the front axle and frame, one on both sides, to immobilize the front axle pivot and off we went. This worked great - I was able to get the little guy back into the garage without turning the rear wheels:


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    Default Re: Boom Pole used for Vehicle Recovery

    Just put it out of gear. It will freewheel since the gears/ranges are the last step in the drive train.
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    Default Re: Boom Pole used for Vehicle Recovery

    Doesn't it have a knob that pulls out/in to free wheel ?

    Even if it did, I'd still go your route.

    Although that chain gives me the heebie jeebies. Probably fine thou.
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    Default Re: Boom Pole used for Vehicle Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by Willl View Post
    Although that chain gives me the heebie jeebies. Probably fine thou.
    chain is often used as a flexable top link for some brush hogs.
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    Yes, even do it myself.

    Just seems under higher tension than a mower use.
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    I like your ideal with the chain link fence, but what are you using to hold it in place?

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    Default Re: Boom Pole used for Vehicle Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by Leejohn View Post
    I like your ideal with the chain link fence, but what are you using to hold it in place?
    zip ties
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    zip ties ?? They wouldn't hold much.

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    Necessity is the mother of invention. Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leejohn
    zip ties ?? They wouldn't hold much.
    You'd be surprised. I used them to hold wire mesh onto the brush guard of my four wheeler. Rarely had to replace any.

    I've got different sizes from 10" 50# rating up to 28" 175# rating.

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