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I'm Stuck!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by MSS Mow, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    I had been out for about 15 hours at this point. I wasn't a happy camper. An F350 dually 4x4 couldn't haul me out. Had to get a wrecker to winch me out. I was in this ditch for over 2 hours. Last drive, about a mile from my house, was on my way home, just cleaning up.

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  2. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    That sucks. Thats when it always happens on the last job for the day. Just part of the fun I guess.
     
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    And you thought a Ford would pull you out. LOL Nice truck and blade BTW, I have the exact same combo in white.
     
  4. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    You cant get that out ? I see no ballast in your truck or wet road for traction or even any digging to try to free it up. Not to be a A$$ but been stuck way worse than that buried up to the hood and to the frame on ice and still able to do some digging and couple of straps out they came. Even these guy got it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8swjI982jM
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008
  5. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Ya i am a never say die type cause the more stuck i get the more mad i get. And the more mad i am the more snow gets removed. I mean normaly if u pick up the phone and call the tow truck you get the run around. If we get a truck stuck its some place where a 2 wheel drive wrecker aint going,
     
  6. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    It happens to all of us at one time or another...just chalk it up to the cost of doing business and move on to the next mishap...

    At least no one got hurt!
     
  7. Novadiecast

    Novadiecast Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    I feel for you. I was stuck in my next door neighbors drive last year. Slid of the edge of the pavement. Had a buddy jerk it out with my old truck and a strap. It can happen.
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I would say that baby is sitting on the frame on the front end.

    I did that once and almost took out the brick pillers at the front of the drive.

    I like the color of your truck. You don't see too many.
     
  9. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    I agree it sucks to be stuck and so close to the house. Yes good thing you were ok it will happen again so be ready for it.
     
  10. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    The other day I dropped my truck off my local banks drive thru, the other side was a 2' drop off.
     
  11. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    LOL. I teased the guy about it afterwards. He then reminded me who was in the ditch and who was not. I guess he had me there.

    My next one will be white. I love this color blue, but it's impossible to keep clean.

    I have 1100lbs of ballast, so that's not it. Believe me, I've been stuck worse too. I just figured everyone would want to see the pics of my latest mishap. There was no wet road for traction. The driveway that I was stuck on is on a blind hill/corner, so pulling out into the road was not an option, plus the road was snow/ice pack anyway. PS. I don't think you're an a$$. :waving:

    Well, the guy in the F350 dually runs a towing company too. He lives right near me and was just driving by with his dually when I got stuck, so he stopped and offered to help. When that didn't work after a number of attempts, he had to go get his 4x4 wrecker. Part of the problem was no traction. The driveway was still snowpacked and the temp was about 10F and the wind blowing 40+. His dually has a sander, but it happened to be empty. He had just run a load through it 10 minutes earlier.
     
  12. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    LMAO No prob :dizzy: just hate no winning in this buss
     
  13. cantoo

    cantoo PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 66

    Now if you were a real man you would have hooked your winch onto the hydro pole near the other roadway and pulled it over on top of yourself.
    FYI I seen a guy get a truck out of a pretty bad spot one time by throwing an old chunk of carpet under the wheels. He said he always carried a roll when he was plowing. Used it for traction or if something broke throw it on the snow and stay dry and warmer.
     
  14. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    i have seen people do things like that throw there floor mats under the tires. Thats all i need a stuck truck and a ruind floor mat.
     
  15. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Could have been worse I knocked my beer over while scrolling threw looking at your pictures now its a little flat.
     
  16. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    You're right on both accounts. A winch would have been wonderful, as there was a pole I could have used. It was one of the things mentioned while waiting for the wrecker.

    I never thought about the carpet idea, but it's a good one. I don't think it would have helped in this situation, but I'll have to remember that for next time.


    lol. Sorry about that. The next ones on me.
     
  17. Doom & Gloom

    Doom & Gloom Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    What a way to end a hopefully productive day up until that point.
     
  18. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    That sucks, I would rather be stuck at the end of my route close to home rather than far away at the begining of the storm IMO
     
  19. N.W.Plow

    N.W.Plow Junior Member
    from N.W.
    Messages: 10

    What were you thinking?
     
  20. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    probably, oh crap i am going to slide off the road into the ditch.