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Bogged no winch?

Post by groundrush on Fri 04 Dec 2015, 5:45 am

http://i.imgur.com/iM4cDaW.gifv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoofMb2pnGI&app=desktop

I got bogged up to the tray in Mission Creek Arltunga earlier this year .It didn’t help that Amaroks have  some kind of power limiter in reverse. Couple of nifty ideas here. Smile
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Re: Bogged no winch?

Post by boobook on Sat 05 Dec 2015, 9:08 am

Yes, a couple of good ideas there, I like the flexible ladder, reminds of the old wheel chains,the problem there though you had to put them on before you got stuck.

As a young bloke in the Vic. bush we started log snigging with an old spud wheel petrol/kero Inter tractor pulling the logs on a wheeled arch.
Getting regularly bogged was part of the deal so, like the cleat tied across the rear wheel shown in the clip, we cleated across the tractor wheels between the spuds.

When we graduated to a D6, the edge of a flat where it begins to rise was always the treacherous bit. Cut poles the width plus a bit of the track, wired onto the grousers usually got the old girl out.
Course they didn't do a full circuit, had to cut them off when they emerged out the back.

With the old Landy we always carried 6-8 6ft. star pickets. These we used to make a camping "hutchy" frame but also came in handy in a bit of a bog situation.
One across in front of and one behind the bogged wheel(s) pulled close together and wired then more spaced in front or behind the wheels.
Having one in front and one behind, tied together meant the truck could be tried in either direction.
Amazing what can be done with a simple strainer and a roll of wire too.

Spose those days are gone now, just call road side assist on the satphone
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