That sinkin feelin!!!

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That sinkin feelin!!!

Post by Daddybang » 07 Feb 2019, 7:10 am

Got down into the bqck paddock for the first time in two weeks yesterday. ....still a little soft!!!!!! :lol: :drinks:

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And just cause Murphys a c@#t my winch decided to go on strike as well. ..ahh well a little digging and the turfin winch will get it out!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :drinks:
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Post by Bent Arrow » 07 Feb 2019, 7:57 am

Bugger. That's not good
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 07 Feb 2019, 8:53 am

Don't you hate that DB?

I have air lockers on my old Rangie, went plowing into some slop a couple of years back full of confidence the lockers would see me through.

And they would have, except for the small split in the supply line that left no pressure to operate them.

Worst of all it was a "Watch this" show off moment, still getting ribbed by the passengers :oops:
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Post by Daddybang » 07 Feb 2019, 3:16 pm

Can't even get it out with a tractor at the moment(too wet can't get close :clap: :clap: enough)
the worst thing about it is this was a "I'll do the right thing and turn around cause it'll be too boggy further down the track so I'll use the same spot that I've used for six years and its never been hoggy before" type of event. .... :clap: :clap: :clap: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Edit to add the brand new never been used turfin winch was talkin to that Murphy muthaf@#ker and it decided to shear a pin !!!
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Post by JSS » 07 Feb 2019, 3:35 pm

I think old Murph wants the Landy to stay there a while............Bugger!!
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Post by BBJ » 08 Feb 2019, 6:41 pm

I do believe the chassis is supposed to sit above the ground :sarcasm:
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Post by bigfellascott » 08 Feb 2019, 7:54 pm

That reminds me of the time I got the FJ40 bogged in quicksand, the bloody thing sank down to the windscreen! FMD what a job it was getting that little bastard back out. A fella rolled up in a Hilux and hooked a cable up to the rear of his ute and tried, it bent the bloody bar he hooked it up to, in the end I found a farmer and he came down in this massive tractor and it took a fair bit of pulling but it finally came out!

I though she was there to stay - I really didn't think I'd be driving it home but I did! :D
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Post by Daddybang » 09 Feb 2019, 6:43 am

Well she's still in there!!! :lol: :drinks:
Managed to get the wallqby jack working properly and lifted it finished digging out wheels and chassis so now when the rain stops should be a case of packing sh@t.under the back tyres putting the max trax under the front run a bloody long snatch and hopefully driving out. Today its gonna sit there as I've gotta travel down to malanda for dad's 70th. :lol:
F@#k the adventure of 4x4ing!!!!
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Post by bigfellascott » 09 Feb 2019, 8:08 am

Daddybang wrote:Well she's still in there!!! :lol: :drinks:
Managed to get the wallqby jack working properly and lifted it finished digging out wheels and chassis so now when the rain stops should be a case of packing sh@t.under the back tyres putting the max trax under the front run a bloody long snatch and hopefully driving out. Today its gonna sit there as I've gotta travel down to malanda for dad's 70th. :lol:
F@#k the adventure of 4x4ing!!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :drinks:


I don't envy that recovery job DB, it won't be fun trying dig it out and all the other crap that goes with getting it out, good luck mate :D :drinks:
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Post by Daddybang » 09 Feb 2019, 8:27 am

Thanks BigFella!!! :lol: :drinks:
Makin some progress but the 80mm of rain in two hours hasn't made it easier!! :lol:

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Post by Bent Arrow » 09 Feb 2019, 8:32 am

At least your not a beach with the tide coming in
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Post by tom604 » 09 Feb 2019, 9:35 am

id be trimming some of those trees to make a bit of a track as well :thumbsup: ,then be getting the winch fixed ;) ,,always hated getting bogged,,hate shovels :) 80mm , that's not going to help but you cant say no to a bit of rain ,let us know how you go, don't envy you one bit :thumbsup:
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Post by Rod_outbak » 09 Feb 2019, 11:51 am

In years past, I've noticed that the BEST way to get a dam filled, is to bog a piece a valuable piece of equipment tin the bottom of it...

I was talking about this to Dad years ago, and suggested that a solution to rain was to park his beloved Piper Twin Comanche plane in the bottom of one of the dams about to go dry?

Dad frostily told me to bugger off...

Still tempted to test this theory, but looking around for someone with a half-million dollar loader or grader, but they all seem about as negative as Dad was!

No chance the bogged Landy will bring the rain?
[Though it kinda sounds like it already has...]
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Post by TassieTiger » 09 Feb 2019, 1:59 pm

^ Fugfen lolz.
I was going to suggest those grippy plastic boards, they work well but then the photos loaded lol.
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Post by Daddybang » 11 Feb 2019, 10:34 am

F@#K YEAH!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :drinks: :drinks: :drinks:
Its a bloody beautiful feeling when ya finally succeed in getting the bitch out!!!!! :drinks: :drinks: :drinks:

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Post by JimTom » 12 Feb 2019, 7:46 am

Nice work mate. :clap:
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Post by JSS » 12 Feb 2019, 9:40 am

Now you should go for a drive through there again to check if the ground has dried out yet :crazy:
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 13 Feb 2019, 11:42 am

This is what you need up there DB.

If you get it bogged though, I'd leave it there and stick to snow shoes :D
Must have a balltearer of a steering pump.

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