I helped the neighbor down the road out big time (he didn't want any pictures.)
He was mowing a week or so ago and the ditch grabbed his 2310 CUT and ate it up... Of course he tried to get himself out with the bucket and was only successful in getting it buried up to the frame & even beyond that a bit.. (we ALL know what that's like!)
So this afternoon I was taking a break from the wife's Blazer repair I've been doing and saw the sun made a rare appearance so I took a run down and knocked on his door..
I asked him if he planted the deere thinking it would sprout twins next spring and he shook his head and laughed! I then asked if he wanted help to get it outta there & he said heck yeah..
I went home and got my machine and grabbed the straps & chains so I could grab that thing outta there.. I tried pulling him forward for a bit but that was not working at all because the mower & rear end was moored into the muck..
It didn't budge a bit and I gave it everything the 4310 had in low low lock and pulling so hard it was digging it's own little Deere-garden! After three tries I said Enough of that!! The ground behind him was higher /drier so I drove through the swale upstream and started pulling him from behind.. It wasn't working too well until He started walking with his bucket and I pulled UP on his rear end with my bucket in the air and my rear two wheels bouncing up and down! What a ride! We started moving things so I kept tugging from different angles and dragging him to shore about 20' back from where he was originally stuck though the standing water.. We finally got the rear end up on high ground and he was able to walk it out by himself with the bucket then.. You couldn't even see the mower deck as it was just a huge block of MUD on top and I'm sure inside as well!
So the job was now done and I got the 4310 warmed up and worked it good again!
A bath is in the cards for it as well! **He'll be cleaning that thing up for quite a while!