WelcomeTuesday, February 7th, 2023
Must Know Tactic For Getting Your Truck Unstuck Self Recovery
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Uh. No. Not where I'm going to be when I am officially stuck.
Uh. No. Not where I'm going to be when I am officially stuck.
Lacking trees or other anchor points?
Come on that guy wasn’t stuck. Bury it then try that.
I have learned to stop as soon as motion stops, get out and assess. At that point I haven’t turned it into a multi hour problem and can usually get back on solid ground quickly.
Most of the time the bad stuck happens when trying to gun it out of the mild stuck without thinking, especially backing.
Well If That is considered stuck. Geezers 😂. Usually when i get stuck it’s because my 1 ton truck has just sat down in soft ground. Usually a mud hole ir something is not the cause. He was stuck on what appears to be leaves and grass. I drive off road as much as I am on road. I was almost stuck on a survey job last year. I drove my personal truck to the job site and started tying down the local county monuments on a job. The other crew came out later and i had eased out in a field where i had set some control. The one chief walked out and said hey you might want to get off this area as it is just back fill and use to have septic lines all in it. I said crap now they tell me. I started easing back and felt the truck just sit down all 4 wheels . So i locked it in 4x4 and let it crawl out. I hardly spun a tire but it was ruts a half foot deep pumping water. I said they want to build apartments on this. He said yes they will dig it out and bring in more clay. I could have been in a pickle no trees nothing close. It was an existing apartment place and now they wanted to expand. It was a perfectly manicured lawn. And man i was lucky. I was just solo and had a bundle of rebar and stakes and hammer and a rtk rover. I did have a ton of seed in the bed for sewing some new hay fields. I had picked up the evening before. I was supposed to just get enough control set for the crews to begin topo work and i was headed back to start planting. I got out got them started and headed home. Next couple days i went back and walked and started locating boundary corners. One thing about getting stuck it mostly gets you without knowing. Sure if out mud bogging as a kid we would get stuck. But as i got older it’s usually a surprise lol.
One time when stuck it would have taken a half mile of strap to reach to anything that might have been big enough to move us the 25 feet necessary to be back on solid support. We were working for a cement plant that had been in operation for about 100 years. One of the waste materials generated is called kiln dust. They had dedicated about a quarter section of area for dumping the kiln dust to store it just in case it could ever be used someday. I don't know how deep it was where we got stuck but maybe 50 feet or so. That stuff really packs together and feels like asphalt. Well............that is................until..............it gets wet. Apparently, rain runs off pretty well until it hits a point/crack where it can get below the crust. Then it turns into something as supportive as the meringue you might find on a pie. Zero support. Trying to remove the "dust" from under the wheels with long handled shovels only found more "meringue". The entire pickup was settling into that mess. We were rescued by a gigantic front end loader that conveniently had a length of cable with which to pull us out the short distance until we were back on solid material. He pointed out the clues to look for so we could avoid repeating this disaster.
They had dedicated about a quarter section of area for dumping the kiln dust to store it just in case it could ever be used someday
It's (kiln dust) used for roadway subgrade stabilization in these parts. 😎
FYI: I don't think that dude in video knows what "stuck" really is. 😉
Last time we were out I parked as much as I could on the road even though there was a big tempting are next to it. Young Chief comes and parks next to me on the big tempting area. It was solid fortunately but the prior time the residents were building a new water line and oiling the road (mountain summer home village up in a canyon) so I was unsure if that area might be uncompacted fill.
This looks like a good way to accidentally destroy your truck.
This guy needs to get stuck with me.
When I get stuck I GET STUCK!!
Once this year, 12 miles from the highway, 5 miles to the nearest house. Luckly they were home and came and pulled me out.
I was just able to get my 4 wheeler out the back of the truck. Should have put the chains on.
I got stuck last year bad i knew i should not drive down the hill it’s always wet even when no rain but being lazy i said i will drive down grab the feed trough that cows had pushed down the hill and all will be good. Nope had to walk to the barn get tractor and chains. All by myself so no kids could laugh at me. But dragging a truck with no one to steer is not fun either lol. Only the cows saw my stupidity.
Dad used to feed out of a one-ton flatbed with dual wheels before he had a 4-wheel drive pickup. It was great for sort of floating on soggy ground, if it was close to level. If he dropped over the edge of a slope, he was done for. He might be able to keep driving parallel to the slope but continually going downhill at the same time. He would hope he would find a rocky spot somewhere to get enough traction to maybe climb a drier, gentler slope somewhere. Too often he ended up at the bottom and had to walk out. No cell phones in those days.
@holy-cow yes. I like duals but in the south if you get into some gumbo mud it sticks between the duals and creates a big racing slick tire lol. We had a old flat bed that was hybrid before the fad. Propane and gas . 2 wheel drive. I know exactly what it looks like to go down a slope and keep searching for some hard ground and never find it. Its like someone is pulling you to the toe of slope no matter what you try sometimes. Yes no cell phones. We were in state championship playoffs and i had skipped school to go deer hunting. I had no license at the time but all gravel roads so we drove. I took dad’s little s-10 and was in woods. Got a 9 point buck nice rack. Drug him to edge of field. Had been in corn. Ran to truck and ground was wet gave her all I could to keep thatvtwo wheel drive long bed with street tires from spinning out i made it half way across the old corn field before i blew all 4 tires from stobs off corn stalks. I was like 13 or 14. I knew the deer was not the only one that was going to be dead. I ran about 4 miles to my great uncles house and my mom and dad were there not at work like I thought. I mean you can’t plan no better. I walked through tge door and my mom was yanking my ear and tanning my rear asking what i was doing out of school. Dad was laughing. I finally got to speak and said i have a flat tire or tires. Then my dad committed to take every dime from my already tanned hide. They had taken off work to get my great uncle and aunt to ride and watch my game that afternoon. We got everything back to farm. And my dad said you will mount that deer head and the 4 new tires and looks like instead of hunting this weekend you will be working to pay me back every cent. He kept an old legal pad every time i paid him until it was all paid for. But it taught me a lesson. At the time of course I was a typical mad teenager.
I'm reminded of the tale told to me by a colleague who was working on the eastern shores of the Caspian Sea, not so much shore as former seabed, sand flat as a pool table. Sent out his surveyors and they got stuck miles from anywhere. As it was late in the day they called for a lift and decided to come back and recover the truck in the morning. When they returned there was no truck, it had been swallowed by the sand overnight! The company dug it out, just in time as an onshore wind got up and as the area is flat the sea rolled in and flooded the area.