So she says, and mind you this was said back over her shoulder as she wanders off from the cabin with her rifle, "It's to wet to work the fire lines but it's a perfect day to look for hogs."
Of course as you can see from the picture dumb a$$ ignored her, hooked up the disks and started working the fire lines. Got about 2 hours of work in before the tractor ended up sitting on its frame.
To make matters worse as I walked back to the cabin, near on a mile, the second round of rain we had yesterday afternoon hit, which helped in some measure as it washed a bit of the mud off me....down into my boots!
Needless to say the come-along I carried back out there ( Still raining! ) was not big enough to move 12,000 pounds of tractor & disks & grapple so it's still out there, a project for another day.
Should have gone hog hunting...................
If you had to clean Her hog when you returned :grin
I had you pissed off at hello.
You sound like a man who's made the same mistake a time or two yourself!!
Disks are buried and grapple just sinks into the mire.
Got a second come-along to take with me and am going to use the chain saw ( You can see it there on the tractor. ) to cut some logs to lay up under the grapple so that I can get some lift on the front end. Might be that with that I can do as you suggest and pull it along. Should also let me hike the front end up enough to where I can get at least a little something under the front tires.
No matter what it is going to be a &*%$#! as it rained at least another inch and a half sense I got it stuck and the whole place was a mess even before the extra water. I'm to old for this to be FUN!!!
And Chuck.....34 years January 17th.......so you are right....I should know better.
Maybe a high lift jack and get something under the wheels?
Many things to do.
Knots to be unraveled
'fore the darkness falls on you
Very kind offer.......
I've retrieved a couple of more comealongs and chains as a backup plan but am going to try felling some trees to put under the grapple as a way of hiking the front end up enough to were I can get something down under the tires. Then maybe I can use the grapple in conjunction with a little more traction to push it out.
We will see..........
What a great way to spend New Years day!!!