I bought a used Ford Ranger pickup. Came with some wood scraps in the back.
The guy suggested I just drive out back and throw the wood in the burn pile.
It was a bit wet, but he says we can always pull you out with the tractor. I
drove out, but it wasn't one of my better judgement calls. I came walking
back, with wet feet.
So, the seller fired up the tractor, and went after the Ford. Got the
tractor stuck up to its axle in mud, too. He tried various things under the
wheels, none helped much.
He had an old Jeep, a really old one. Enclosed cab model, with a bit of
enclosed space in the back. A bit like a Chevy Suburban. Used that to pull
the tractor, and my truck out.
This all took several days, in which time I wasn't driving my "new to me"
truck. I should have just carried the scrap out back. Or, dump the scrap on
the driveway and lethim put it on the burn pile.
And, also, thanks for the memory.
Christopher A. Young
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No doubt and I agree with using hooks on the chain.
Still a knot works when necessary. We were almost knee deep in mud one
day in a swamp. A flatbed '67 Chevy truck. STUCK!
My brother stuck a 1/4 - 1/3 stick of dynamite under the rear axle,
certain it would help (long story). WRONG.
The truck lifted and dropped into the Everglades muck. What a hole
that axle dropped into. Tires in deep. Axle under the mud.
Two more trucks, chains with and without hooks finally pulled the ole
Chevy out. It took some knots to do it.
Not to mention two days me and my bride spent stuck another time (I
was AWOL from work)
Thanks for the memory.