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Posted: 11/5/2015 11:40:44 AM EDT
Good idea.

Link Posted: 11/5/2015 11:41:55 AM EDT
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That's... actually pretty smart.
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Noted
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Good idea!
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 11:48:37 AM EDT
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I prefer the "don't buy a 2wd truck" method.
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My luck the board would get cattywampus and tear my fender off.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 11:51:18 AM EDT
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But will it work if you are unstuck in time?

Link Posted: 11/5/2015 11:51:39 AM EDT
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That's a good way to mess up your fender well if you're not careful.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 11:51:56 AM EDT
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there is a product idea in there
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Are you the one?
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Do you know the biggest difference between a 2wd truck and a 4wd truck?

The 4wd gets you stuck further away from help.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 11:54:52 AM EDT
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Do you know the biggest difference between a 2wd truck and a 4wd truck?

The 4wd gets you stuck further away from help.
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Do you know the biggest difference between a 2wd truck and a 4wd truck?

The 4wd gets you stuck further away from help.

I watched a 4wd f250 get stuck on wet grass 5' from the pavement once.  So, not necessarily.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 11:55:31 AM EDT
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Do you know the biggest difference between a 2wd truck and a 4wd truck?

The 4wd gets you stuck further away from help.



Bingo. I figured the vid in the OP would be some horrendous failure. That's actually a pretty functional solution to get yourself out of trouble.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 11:55:48 AM EDT
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Thanks for sharing that. It is definitely going in the file.

Most useful thing on arfcom today for me.
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No, I am not the one.

I just talk to dirt a lot.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 11:57:01 AM EDT
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I watched a 4wd f250 get stuck on wet grass 5' from the pavement once.  So, not necessarily.
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Do you know the biggest difference between a 2wd truck and a 4wd truck?

The 4wd gets you stuck further away from help.

I watched a 4wd f250 get stuck on wet grass 5' from the pavement once.  So, not necessarily.



haha yep.  They're too heavy.  One morning a few weeks ago I saw 2-3 F250s stuck in the field that people park in at my daughter's soccer games.  It was just wet grass with a slight uphill incline they were trying to go up
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 11:57:09 AM EDT
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diesels are heavy.



just ask dillehayd and how he almost got stuck in a little wet grass
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haha yep.  They're too heavy.  One morning a few weeks ago I saw 2-3 F250s stuck in the field that people park in at my daughter's soccer games.  It was just wet grass with a slight uphill incline they were trying to go up
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The 4wd gets you stuck further away from help.


I watched a 4wd f250 get stuck on wet grass 5' from the pavement once.  So, not necessarily.






haha yep.  They're too heavy.  One morning a few weeks ago I saw 2-3 F250s stuck in the field that people park in at my daughter's soccer games.  It was just wet grass with a slight uphill incline they were trying to go up


You flatlanders make me chuckle.



As far as the board strapped to a tire: Yeah, great way to tear the hell out of your bodywork if something goes wrong. I would have to be pretty hard up to try something like that. Things like this are the reason for traction aiding devices ( aka mechanical differential lockers).



 
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No, I am not the one.

I just talk to dirt a lot.
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No, I am not the one.

I just talk to dirt a lot.


The one of yesterday or tomorrow? Ony Zathras knows

B5
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Is there a spoon?
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That is the most likely result due to the weight of the truck being on the board when it is doing its work.  If you are really stuck and have no other options, then you may not have a choice, but I'd definitely view it as a "last resort" kind of thing.  
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My luck the board would get cattywampus and tear my fender off.

That is the most likely result due to the weight of the truck being on the board when it is doing its work.  If you are really stuck and have no other options, then you may not have a choice, but I'd definitely view it as a "last resort" kind of thing.  


I haven't been stuck all that many times, but when I have, I've gone through what "resorts" I had fairly quickly.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:07:59 PM EDT
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Less heel in the mud, but less chance of fender fuckage.

http://zipgripgo.com/

Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:15:33 PM EDT
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Less heel in the mud, but less chance of fender fuckage.

http://zipgripgo.com/

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61fY2YcStkL._SY355_.jpg
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Less heel in the mud, but less chance of fender fuckage.

http://zipgripgo.com/

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61fY2YcStkL._SY355_.jpg


Thanks.  I'm ordering those.  I came across this in the process.  It's almost the same as the 2x4.

http://www.amazon.com/Trac-Grabber-Unstuck-Traction-Solution-Trucks/dp/B00O5BVMJI/ref=lp_10224995011_1_1?srs=10224995011&ie=UTF8&qid=1446740099&sr=8-1
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That is the most likely result due to the weight of the truck being on the board when it is doing its work.  If you are really stuck and have no other options, then you may not have a choice, but I'd definitely view it as a "last resort" kind of thing.  
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My luck the board would get cattywampus and tear my fender off.


That is the most likely result due to the weight of the truck being on the board when it is doing its work.  If you are really stuck and have no other options, then you may not have a choice, but I'd definitely view it as a "last resort" kind of thing.  
So cut the board just short enough to secure to the tire without leaving any extra to break off and whack the fender. Voila, no more fender fuckage.  



 
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This for me too or impale the guy with the camera and they'd spray aids all over me
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When I was young my dad showed me two methods to get tractor unstuck.  One was like the video in the OP, only using a log.  It didn't work when we were stuck in the woods.  

The other, using multiple chains for length, wrapping one end around the rear wheel, then connecting the chain to a tree that is in line with direction of pull.  Once everything is connected, in the lowest reverse gear, lock the differential, use the tire as the spool of a winch carefully making sure the chain is wrapping around the center of the tire.  That worked then, and it worked a few years ago when I got my tractor buried in the woods.

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http://www.bushwinch.com.au/
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I'd bet those won't grab in mud--snow and ice only.  
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Less heel in the mud, but less chance of fender fuckage.

http://zipgripgo.com/

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61fY2YcStkL._SY355_.jpg

I'd bet those won't grab in mud--snow and ice only.  


It's a video from the manufacturer, so take it for what it's worth. It isn't super wet or worst case, but it's still a dug-in Prius (1:23):
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:23:34 PM EDT
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That's too easy to be any fun.  That was half the fun growing up  -we take my old Toyota so far out, when we finally did get stuck it became an all night party while people tried to get close enough to pull me out.



Much more fun to use a come along and lots of logging chain and risk possible decapitation to get the truck out...Good times.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:30:14 PM EDT
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The worst I ever did was while fetching firewood.  I had a dozer pile after my pond was built, so I went over and cut off/up whatever oak I could reach, then went to load it with my truck.  I had to go through a wet spot, but had no problem while empty using 4X4 low.  I loaded the bed full, then sunk to the axles on the return trip, even with a good run.  I ruined a come-along trying to winch, then used the entire load of wood as cribbing in order to get out.  Wasted an entire load of wood and almost a full day.  I avoided using my tractor as I was afraid it would pull the front axle out from under the truck.  
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My luck the board would get cattywampus and tear my fender off.

That is the most likely result due to the weight of the truck being on the board when it is doing its work.  If you are really stuck and have no other options, then you may not have a choice, but I'd definitely view it as a "last resort" kind of thing.  


I haven't been stuck all that many times, but when I have, I've gone through what "resorts" I had fairly quickly.

The worst I ever did was while fetching firewood.  I had a dozer pile after my pond was built, so I went over and cut off/up whatever oak I could reach, then went to load it with my truck.  I had to go through a wet spot, but had no problem while empty using 4X4 low.  I loaded the bed full, then sunk to the axles on the return trip, even with a good run.  I ruined a come-along trying to winch, then used the entire load of wood as cribbing in order to get out.  Wasted an entire load of wood and almost a full day.  I avoided using my tractor as I was afraid it would pull the front axle out from under the truck.  


Good times.  When I lived in Upstate NY, a buddy of mine had his truck stuck like that.  He walked out of the woods and called me for help.  By the time I got there, the mud had frozen around his tires.  It sat there for three weeks.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:31:43 PM EDT
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i have not been stuck in a truck in a really long time... mainly because i dont go into muddy places, unless its important. if i want to play in the mud i use a atv.   my suburban does not get stuck easily, due to it weighing 6000lbs. the weight really helps when the mud is surface mud and not very deep. it just sinks to the firmer ground underneath. howver, if you get into deep soft mud, you dont get much of a change to get out or thru it.. basically one chance, and if you dont make it, your stuck good.


i am however, planning on mounting a winch, ( probably 3000lb-6000lb ) on the front of my tractor, for work use, and for getting unstuck.i can see it being very useful for hauling logs, lifting walls, poles, gettng unstuck, getting other vehicles unstuck, etc, etc,

ill have to custom make a mount, but i believe theres enough room for one. even if i just get a 3000lb winch,  which is the tractors weight, it will still be extremely useful, and using a snatch block will double the pulling load. i know your supposed to get double your vehicles weight in winch power, so a 3000lb vehicle should get a 6000-8000lb winch.... but im not sure if will fit in the area i have to mount one.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:34:15 PM EDT
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Polish snow tires
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My favorite unsticking move in the work f250 is to jack it up and put a couple of old cedar logs we found on a power line right of way (and now keep in the back at all times because they're worth their weight in hundred dollar bills) under the offending tires, then dropping the jack and driving off.  Gets it out like a champ.
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Would one use his handy compound miter saw or his radial arm saw to cut the board to the perfect length?  
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My luck the board would get cattywampus and tear my fender off.

That is the most likely result due to the weight of the truck being on the board when it is doing its work.  If you are really stuck and have no other options, then you may not have a choice, but I'd definitely view it as a "last resort" kind of thing.  
So cut the board just short enough to secure to the tire without leaving any extra to break off and whack the fender. Voila, no more fender fuckage.  
 

Would one use his handy compound miter saw or his radial arm saw to cut the board to the perfect length?  


You don't keep a hand saw in your vehicle?
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:36:25 PM EDT
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the rapid spin and sudden traction is also a great way to snap a axle

maybe not in a 3/4ton truck with a big heavy rearend in it like that one
but still very possible
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:36:54 PM EDT
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Momentum, never stop in the muck
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You too, huh?  





 
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Yes--I was trying to make a funny.  I don't keep boards though.
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You don't keep a hand saw in your vehicle?

Yes--I was trying to make a funny.  I don't keep boards though.


I haven't had any coffee today, all cognitive ability is blacked out.  
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Thanks.  I'm ordering those.  I came across this in the process.  It's almost the same as the 2x4.



http://www.amazon.com/Trac-Grabber-Unstuck-Traction-Solution-Trucks/dp/B00O5BVMJI/ref=lp_10224995011_1_1?srs=10224995011&ie=UTF8&qid=1446740099&sr=8-1
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Less heel in the mud, but less chance of fender fuckage.



http://zipgripgo.com/



http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61fY2YcStkL._SY355_.jpg




Thanks.  I'm ordering those.  I came across this in the process.  It's almost the same as the 2x4.



http://www.amazon.com/Trac-Grabber-Unstuck-Traction-Solution-Trucks/dp/B00O5BVMJI/ref=lp_10224995011_1_1?srs=10224995011&ie=UTF8&qid=1446740099&sr=8-1




 
I have one of those... Never used it, but just another tool in case.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:42:47 PM EDT
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logs are extremely useful for getting tracked vehicles unstuck as well..... why do you think you see logs tied to the backs and sides of tanks all the time, especially in WOT's?   its not for looks.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:45:26 PM EDT
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I'm filing that one away.
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Less heel in the mud, but less chance of fender fuckage.

http://zipgripgo.com/

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61fY2YcStkL._SY355_.jpg


Thanks.  I'm ordering those.  I came across this in the process.  It's almost the same as the 2x4.

http://www.amazon.com/Trac-Grabber-Unstuck-Traction-Solution-Trucks/dp/B00O5BVMJI/ref=lp_10224995011_1_1?srs=10224995011&ie=UTF8&qid=1446740099&sr=8-1

  I have one of those... Never used it, but just another tool in case.


Anyone use any of these solutions? Seem great, but I'd like to know.  Might even be good Christmas presents...yeah I'm the guy that buys people useful shit all the time

I'd prefer something simple rather than a harness and a 2x4 in a stocking
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:49:41 PM EDT
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That is super-old-school.

Just do it really, really slowly.
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Are you the one?


No, I am not the one.

I just talk to dirt a lot.


The one of yesterday or tomorrow? Ony Zathras knows

B5


At least there is symmetry.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 12:52:57 PM EDT
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Not my first choice, but sometimes it's you're only choice
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