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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 08:16 PM

That was how my conversation with my Dad started this evening.

He had gone down into the woods with the MF165 to drag a couple of logs up out so they were closer to the house (and the wood burner) if the power went out. These were logs the logging comapny left behind (they cut them as they made roads). Some of these are 14" at the base but crooked, others were 8" or so. The first one was fine, the 2nd one was fine. Typical winter issues, but the 165 brought them in from the woods about 1/4 mile away, uphill & thru the snow.

The last one he was going to do was further down in. He was following the old path so he never thought about mud... especially in winter. He was with in spitting distance of the log when the tractor just sank outta sight. The logging company had cut some ruts and (it seems) inadvertently messed up the natural drainage right there. Dad said it was like driving into quicksand.

By the time I got there it was resting on the hitch. We got the TO35 Ferguson with weights & wheel chains in front of it & with a few extra lengths of chain, got the old girl going over the crest of the next hill. Then I proceeded to very slowly try to back up the 165. 3rd try I got an inch or two of wiggle room. I locked the Diff lock & Waved to Dad. First two times he stalled it trying to use a higher gear & keep his traction. Third time between him, the diff lock & the Grace of God she started moving. This stuff was so gooey that it never really climbed out, just kinda oozed thru. Got it out & looked it over. All seems well with the tractor at least.

I think Dad over did it a little so he'll be wishing he hadn't tomorrow, but both tractors are safe & sound (even if they are a little muddy).

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 08:21 PM

Sounds like that was some pretty sticky goo!! Glad you got it out okay.

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 08:31 PM

Sounds like a bad day. I think it was lucky that the mud wasn't deep enough to swallow the whole tractor, just stick it real good.

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 08:32 PM

Glad you guys got the tractors out alright. It hasn't been cold enough to get a real good deep freeze on the ground and with all the snow and weather makes for a sloppy mess. Nothing like going mudding on your tractors LOL

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 08:42 PM

Been there/done that....too many times. Right now if I got a tractor anywhere near the woods, it'll have to stay there till spring! Glad you got the tractors & yourselves out safe & sound.

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 10:51 PM

Glad you got the tractor out with no damage and no one hurt. Muddy tractors can be washed and all will be ok again. Around here because of all the snow early there is very little frost in the ground and because of the 20 inches of sugar snow the loggers are having a somewhat difficult time in the woods.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 05:49 AM

Sounds like you had a rough time,glad it turned out ok.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 09:01 PM

What, No pictures? :wtf: :poke::bigrofl:

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 09:26 PM

What, No pictures? :wtf: :poke::bigrofl:


Kinda like when one's bull is in a sink-hole.....ya just don't think about a camera! LOL

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 09:39 PM

Alan, I'm glad you guys got the 165 out and didn't get hurt. If bruised ego's is all you two end up with ,it was a good day.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 09:41 PM

I thought about it, but not sure it would've been in good taste... Dad's fuse was ok, just didn't want to push it. Lol

He seems fine, I was really worried he'd over done it, but he's ok.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 09:48 PM

Instead of stuck it sounds like you just had some fun in the mud. Atleast thats what i would say Lol.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 09:55 PM

Glad everything turned out ok in the end.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 10:06 PM

Instead of stuck it sounds like you just had some fun in the mud. Atleast thats what i would say Lol.


ditto




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