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K.LaRue-VA    Posted 04-07-2019 at 20:40:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Too Much Fun
  • Got both tractors out for some quality time this weekend. Things have finally dried out enough I decided it was ok to go across the creek. That must have qualified as having too much fun. The 2N got stuck coming back. The rear tires just dug in and it won't climb out. At least I stopped trying before the tires buried it to the axle. Of course this was just before sundown Saturday, and Sunday was already booked solid. Looks like I will have to haul that one out with the winch one evening next week.

    Anybody else have any "Stuck Tractor" photos they haven't posted in a while?

    Jim Lawrence    Posted 04-09-2019 at 18:15:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Loved your pictures of having Too Much Fun. You did a masterful job of trying to sink an "N"...
    Here in Montana, by the way, that is called a "Crick",, different from You-all back East, where they are called a Creek.

    Just get the terminology on proper "Footing",, pardon the pun.

    Getting my 52 out next weekend, and, I do have a "Crick" that is very full of snow runoff, and just Inviting me to try it with mine. Sure looks like fun.


    steve19438    Posted 04-08-2019 at 08:54:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • wish I had a place to play !

    Farmer Dan    Posted 04-08-2019 at 05:58:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Found a soft spot in our 10 acre pasture. She was sitting on the axle before I could get my foot on the clutch. Glad there was a winch mounted on the front brush guard. Had to take the back blade off and was able to pull myself out.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 04-08-2019 at 08:57:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • My second and third photos are in reverse order. I did have an implement on the back. The pallet forks raise a lot higher off the ground than a back blade, but that attachment is still what dug-in and killed forward progress. When the front tires went up the bank the attachment dug into the creek bed. When I tried to back out, the forks went into the bank behind me. Grrr, remove the implement and drag it out of the way. Then the tractor would roll back and forth far enough to get it out of the original ruts. It should be ok till I can get down there with the winch to help pull it thru the muck. I will have to haul some rip rap down there to fill holes and stabilize the crossing.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 04-09-2019 at 21:14:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Got it Out

  • The creek flooded Monday night and I was a little worried it might have gotten high enough to get past the dipstick. I didn't want to run the engine till I was sure water didn't get in there.

    I tied the tractor with the winch to a big tree and got Sharon to run the winch while I steered the stuck tractor. It came right out of there.

    Kimberly    Posted 04-10-2019 at 17:47:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Having a helper is nice. Let us know if everything is OK. That did look scary sitting in the creek.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 04-10-2019 at 20:29:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I checked fluids looking for clues like a quart more in there than the last time I checked. Everything looked perfectly normal, so I turned the gas on, fired it up, and drove back to the barn. So, another adventure ended well, with no damage to tractors or humans.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 04-10-2019 at 05:17:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • See another good reason why you need more than one tractor.

    Kimberly    Posted 04-10-2019 at 17:48:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I will second that! However, I just have the Old Girl.

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