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Stuck!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Blazin, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    Cleaning up around my own yard today. Decided to push the bank back at the foot of my pond!
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    Ice wasn't quite thick enough!!
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  2. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    Thats nothin, pictures to follow. Give me a min
     
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Nice going! How did u get put?
     
  4. snow plowman

    snow plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    i think u went a little to far hope u het it out
     
  5. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    and.......... here you are. 2 n' 1/2 hours later and $300 lighter in the pocket

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  6. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Found the edge. Now put a stick up with a red rag tied to it. :dizzy:
     
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    No joke. I always wonder how people manage to get into that mess when a $1 stake would have probably solved the problem.
     
  8. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    Yeah little tug from my buddies 79 K30 pick up and she was on all fours again!
    Years ago a buddy of mine came to work. ( I worked at the local Ford dealer ) He asked the service manager if he could borrow the wrecker that night after work. The F700! he proceeded to explain that he had been plowing his 3 acre pond off the night before for a New Years eve skating party he and his wife had planned. Well seems his right front tire broke through the ice. He figured ah he will pull it out tomorrow with his neighbors tractor. He got up the next morning all he could see was the rear bumper, tail lights, & and tailgate! It took us about 6 hours with chainsaws and the F700 to drag it back to shore!
    As far as stakes. Its my own yard I knew where the edge was, just pushed my luck! As you can see in the pics I had already been a little farther out on the ice. I drilled a hole after, it is plenty thick, just not at the edge! i have a few customers that stake there own driveways, other than that i know where the edge is. Also those custmer stakes are always to close to the edge of the drive for snow piles later in the year so I useually plow them up into the pile that is 20' farther out the first or second storm!
     
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  9. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    Thats the stupid funny part of it. First time in 3 years I staked this drive. Guess I should get more then 6 hours of sleep for the week before a storm rolls through ay...... :cry: theres more. This happened when I backed into a semi trailer.... Called a buddy and he finished my route for me and I went to sleep. BAD BAD DAY

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  10. bigmike1289

    bigmike1289 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    thats really funny ive seen so pretty funny stuck stories including my own in which an 89 bronco that i had got stuck and mud out on a trail and i was waiting for a friend with a winch and when i went back to get the truck unstuck it was stolen
     
  11. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    At least it's a ford. :angel:

    HAHAha j/k ford guys.

    That sucks ya got the truck. I destroyed a salter last year when it found a light pole backing up. Same post the year before I managed to sideswipe it in the rear qtr. :dizzy:

    Some days ya win and some ya break even. ;)
     
  12. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    I plow the driveway of the house I grew up in. A few years ago managed to back into a very large pine tree that was there before I was born !! Talk about feeling like an idiot!
     
  13. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    Now that would suck ass. I'll show you this one too. Stuck in stinky muck 3 hours, good thing we had a cooler full of beers...... after a night of drinkin I mean bowling. I dont have one of the truck in the hole but one of the hole a day later and us after we got home. The ****** thing was I had to work at the Fire station at 8am, got home and 645. Yeah called in sick with the brown bottle FLU

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  14. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    Yeah my buddy told me to go around the fence that I was just gonna rip out of the ground, ha ha. Never listen to him again.
     
  15. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Ouch, 2 1/5 hours getting that truck out...and it looks cold to. At least its out in one piece.
     
  16. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Man, how did you get the scottsdale out? Looks like it tore the Ford up when you went into that hole
     
  17. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    " Yeah little tug from my buddies 79 K30 pick up and she was on all fours again! "
     
  18. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    Nope the Ford is all good. wesport
     
  19. snowplowchick

    snowplowchick Senior Member
    Messages: 549

    I went in the ditch in a big snowstorm before Christmas with my 3 ton plow truck with the sander full of material. Needless to say after one good samaritan broke their tow strap and almost put the chain through my windshield, another tow truck(5500 flatbed) broke their winch, I had to call in a heavy tow truck to get me out. Because of the weather and the other failed attempts, I was in the ditch for 10.5 hours and it was minus 20 with windchill. Thankfully I had a full tank of fuel. That was an expensive mistake, but on the bright side, although my stuff got plowed really late, at least I finally got some sleep (on a 45 degree angle).

    I did not take pictures. But I like yours! Especially firelwn82s.
     
  20. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    $300 bucks to get pulled out of the ditch during a snow storm by what looks like two tow trucks .... That's not a bad deal at all.