Who has had their ATV stuck in the mud and all 4 wheels down to the axle?
On Wednesday I went to my stand to do some last minute work. I decided to get to my stand via a route I had never taken before because it was a bit closer and I wanted to scout it out. I came to a spot where I had to turn left and then make another quick left but I didn't know that from the drawing. Before I knew it I was in a very wet area with high grass so you could not see the water and as soon as my wheels started to spin I knew I was in the crap. I gathered some branches and pit them behind the rear wheels and stomped them down into the mud and tried to back out in 4wd. No luck, just went deeper in the mud. I too my key toe the machine and walked to the home of one of the owners of the property an a good friend to see if he had a come along. Fortunately he was home because my phone was in my truck. He did nit have a come along but he called a friend who had a bobcat who he thought would be willing to help me out but he wasn't home. We then drove about 3 miles to his brothers house to see if he had a come along, he did, so we went back to his house and got a piece of chain and two nylon tow straps and walked back to my ATV. We found a tree that was in line with the machine and out the chain around it and hooked the come along to the chain and the two straps to the come along. I then went into the mud and dropped the loop on one of the straps over my trainer hitch in my machine. I got on the ATV and started it up and he started pumping the come along and pulled me back while I used reverse to help. We got me back to the point where we had to rehook up the chain to the Come along because we ran out of cable. We did the same thing again and got my rear wheels on solid ground and I backed up and was free of the mud. What a relief. I loaded the come along and the straps and chain on to my ATV and took them back to my friend's brothers house where my truck was parked and put them away. I then washed all the mud off and from under my ATV which took about 25 minutes. I then drove about 8 miles to a beer distributor and bought my friend a case of beer since he would take no money for helping me. The thing is I have a 2000 lb Warn winch but it was in the front of the machine and I needed to go backwards. I am considering buying another one for the back. Anyway I got my work done, had a beer with my friend and still got home in 4 hours. Now if the deer only cooperate on Saturday.:grin2
Last edited by Woods walker; 10-03-2019 at 08:57 PM.