Pictures of freeing stuck equipment with your tractor

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JD. 5103 2wd. I came real close to getting it stuck. Mud hole and Trees. Fel. so I was able to bucket it out. But The worst was a Rental Bobcat. They just came available. That one with wheels not tracks. Wet mud hole!!. It was deep like the Prev. Pics. Knew it when I lost traction and dumbed that bucket load quick!!! Took me a few Hrs. to get that one out. Another reason the Rice Patty Yanmar comes in handy. The Org. Bridgestones. The Lugs are Huge. My lawn mower though ;)
 
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Hard to believe the Case survived the water getting into everything.

The owner text a couple days later and said it started after it dried out but I don’t know if it had any other issues. The oil fill tubes and the breather were above the water so I’m hoping it was ok.
 
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Not a huge job but occasionally get the Zero stuck. Fortunately have other “toys” to pull things out.

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Yeah I did thAt, got JD mower stuck on flat marshy ground, got tractor to remove JD and sunk tractor on marshy ground, then got jeep with 90 feet of winch cable out (avoiding marshy ground) to pull both out.... Was not a good day....
 
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Yeah I did that, got JD mower stuck on flat marshy ground, got tractor to remove JD and sunk tractor on marshy ground, then got jeep with 90 feet of winch cable out (avoiding marshy ground) to pull both out.... Was not a good day....
I feel your pain. Glad you didn't need to rent something not call a service out.
 
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I enjoy watching youtube videos of equipment extractions.
I get a good laugh when they look surprised pulling the front axle off their machine.
If you get stuck and can't move, STOP.
You're only going to make it worse.
Get help to pull it out.
 
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No pictures but over the years I have had the misfortune to get stuck a few times. With older 2wd tractors and pull type implements it was easy to get into situations that you couldn't drive out of. At times got could unhook the implement and drive out the tractor and then pull out the implement. Unfortunately often you couldn't get the slack to disconnect so the recovery tractor had to pull both the stuck tractor and implement thought the soft spot.
One winter I dropped a font wheel over the bank of the driveway with the Oliver 1550 with the loader on it, even with the chains on the tires she couldn't back backup and onto the driveway. It took a chained up 7120 Magnum to pop the Front end back up on the drive.
 
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I know we all look at these pictures and say why would anybody get into that situation? And then we remember when we did. It reminds me of a couple of stories.

I knew someone who lived in the Idaho mountains. He explained the difference in how "foreigners" and the locals used 4WD trucks. Out of towners would drive in 4WD until they got struck and then look for someone to pull them out. The locals would drive into the mountains in 2WD and, when they go stuck, would put it in 4WD and go back to the nearest bar.

I also remember when we put rear dual tires on an old tractor. My Dad gave me a lecture that if the rear tires ever began to spin, get the tool out of the ground, back up and come home because we didn't own anything that could pull it out if it got buried.
 
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Friend of mine got stuck on Sunday. He was pulling up close to a steep bank and slid down the embankment into a soft spot.
I went over to his place after church and got him out.

Here’s the situation when I arrived in my Challenger MT535B. My friend is going down to his Ford compact tractor with a backhoe. I already have the chain on the subframe.

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Slowly pulling him up the bank.

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Smiles came back as the Challenger easily pulled the little Ford up onto the grass.


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We talked a bit afterwards. He wanted to pay me $100 bucks and as I usually do, refused to take any money.
What are friends for?


Lets get a thread going with your stories & pictures of helping a friend. Happens to all of us!
A nice "Little Ford" ;) . . . you know he had to ask HD ($$$) ;) and the ending is how it should be. The few neighbors that I have are all on the same page . . . (y)
 
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I enjoy watching youtube videos of equipment extractions.
I get a good laugh when they look surprised pulling the front axle off their machine.
If you get stuck and can't move, STOP.
You're only going to make it worse.
Get help to pull it out.

You’re exactly right. If you stop when you’ve been had usually a little tug will get you free instead of getting it buried up to the cab. I’ve had my skid steer stuck plenty of times. Go get the mini x and give it a little tug and it’s fine. I’ve never had one stuck anything close to as bad as the picture I posted earlier. I’ve recovered my D5 with my mini x that’s 300 percent lighter. There’s no way it could do that if it was wallowed in up to the seat.
 
 
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