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Author Topic: Still stuck in the mud......  (Read 1956 times)
muldoonman
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2012, 08:02:59 AM »

I'd let you borrow my dozer but it would cost a fortune to get it their. Are their any tie to points on the front of these buses. I'm going to look at my prevost rat now. Many years ago got buried going to rig location out in West Texas and they liked to totaled my then new 1 ton Welding Rig pushing and pulling. From then on I'd take a look at road and go "No Way Buckwheat"
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2012, 09:23:46 AM »

no one has mentioned a stretchy type tow rope, this will take help the tow vehicle (clutch et all)  I would probably start jacking and filling the holes with gravel/wood /whatever.  But I have an air over 20 ton jack that speeds that process up, which I recommend for all field work on a bus
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2012, 09:27:43 AM »

More than once, someone has assisted a bus with a 4x4 in low mode. Just a thought...
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2012, 10:29:54 AM »

Everybody needs to get really thoroughly stuck at least once so that they appreciate just what it takes to get back out.  It makes you a lot more cowardly in the future.  The other big learning experience after a serious episode of stuck is that the mud just keeps on giving.  Its very common to have premature driveline failures shortly after a stuck and if you put enough effort into winching you can pull really big things clean off. 

Good luck.
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2012, 10:39:37 AM »

Your right!  Those people who never get stuck will never be true bus nuts Grin
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« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2012, 11:14:04 AM »

Just be careful that all your attempts to do it yourself don't cost more than paying the big boys to come out and do it right.
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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2012, 02:53:51 PM »

Betwen the cost of the clutch and the hoses, he may have passed that point already...
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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2012, 02:54:36 PM »

Well some wood gravel and the backhoe boom and it's free!!

Thanks everyone for your input and help!! We are rolling again!
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2012, 02:58:54 PM »

(snip)  it's free!!  We are rolling again!   

      Good work.  Hope there was no damage. 
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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2012, 05:44:15 PM »

Did you clean up the Lye, LOL
Sorry couldn't help myself. Glad to hear your free, Mr busnut.

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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2012, 07:47:07 PM »

Must be a great feeling to get back up on hard ground..Any pics of the ordeal ?
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