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Bunch of pics getting our cat out of the ice.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Kybol, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Kybol

    Kybol Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 116

    Well I posted a pic in my first thread of our can under the ice, so I thought I would put the rescue in a new thread. Last year, we had alot of snowfall before it could freeze real godd where we work, which is alot of muskeg/ bush roads. With that snow it made for some bad ice, we had to pack all the roads with snowmobiles, let it freeze for a good week or two, then we started going with the cat. This is what happened early in the process.


    Rig mats all laid out, making a plan of what to do. Had to wait a few hours for the line locators to get there, since we thought it might of hit the gas line. Luckily, as you can see the line bows out right where the cat went down, and we missed it.

    Cutting the ice around it:
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  2. Kybol

    Kybol Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 116

    Hooking it up and pulling it out:

  3. Kybol

    Kybol Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 116

  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    LGP guess it wasnt low enough:D

    glad to see you got it out ok:drinkup:
  5. Kybol

    Kybol Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 116

    Yeah thats is why we got the snocat for this year. Luckily I wasn't running it, I was on the other side of the creek with my truck checking the ice on the next creek. It actually wasnt that bad when he first broke through, you could still get out the door. But after our first attempt to winch it out with 1 cat, it ended up like this, and we had to bring in the rig mats and another cat, to get right over it and pull it up.
  6. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    eeks, that looks like a lot of riggin' to get that out !!
  7. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    thats crazy, glad to hear he got out alright.
  8. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Didn't you mean getting your Deere out of the ice? Those are cool pics.
  9. Kybol

    Kybol Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 116

    ha, yeah if you wanna be picky :D
  10. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    thats pretty crazy....that thing looks coooooooooooold
  11. M&M

    M&M Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Thanks for the pics. Pretty interesting. Good thing nobody got hurt, eh?

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,422

    That is crazy. If you don't mind me asking what is the process now.... like do you have to have things done to the machine to ensure its ok. Surely you cant just fire it up and go back to work? or can you. Frozen-deere-sickles anyone?
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    How much work did you have to do to get it running again?
  14. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    good thing it was little eh?
  15. Kybol

    Kybol Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 116

    Well we let it sit in our shop for like a week or 2 waiting for the damn insurance adjuster, then we drained and filled all the fluids and took it back out. But it didnt last long, because I think letting it sit weakened a vavle and it took out a cylinder, so we had to resleeve it and rebuild the head. But it is running good now again.
  16. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Hope the insurance paid enough to have it all covered.
  17. KCB

    KCB Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I wish I could work out in the bush... sigh.tymusic
  18. Kybol

    Kybol Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 116

    Well the company we were plowing for paid for the rescue, which wasnt cheap from what I heard.
  19. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    thats nuts. i wouldve been scared out of mind going through the ice. glad to see nobody got hurt and you got it out safely
  20. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Thats crazy, glad everyone was alright!