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03-13-2012, 08:41 PM #1
Nice day to get stuck
Hey every one.... just thought you might want to know a bit about me, and Dirty Dog(topkick) and our daily routine.
But first off i should set the setting for you. I live in Saskatchewan thats about the middle of the flattest patch of earth in north america and really close to nowhere. The weather here has the largest extremes anywhere in the world, our four seasons here are truly FOUR REALY harsh springs summers(90 deg) and falls, well and the winters(-50 deg), well i will let you imagine.
So now you have an idea of my home, and the conditions we face here. Trucks are pretty much the norm around here being mostly farmers and farmer related business, and all kinds of trucks, on every road, in every shape, of every kind.
my yard alone has 2 dodges 44 & 79, 5 GMCs from the 40s to 2007, 3 inter smashups(nationals)...at least 7 fords 1/2 tons a couple semis fords, a mack, well i think there are some i missed, some run, some don't, all that do run, actually work when they are needed, and do the job with style ....snickers some have springs poking throught the seat showing horse hair and others have the odd patch of grass growing in the box, but they do there job, it is our way of life around here.
So needless to say Getting stuck is a great adventure here and i am willing to share some pics and stories with you all of our adventures, in the mud, slush sleet and snow. if you would be kind enough to share some of your stories back with all of us.
Now the idea for this thread came this morning at 3 am las vegas time. I had to start early as the snow is melting so fast, that by 9 am you can not move.
Its black out I am alone in the country in a 326D multi terrain track loader with a 84" 2 stage blower mounted to the front, and i am clearing ditches to the culverts to let the run off flow freely. So your probably figured were this one is going, but yep my first good stuck of the season, was this morning, and I know there will be more to come. and will post them along with some older pics and stories.
Well it is spring and and you could expect none the less, so any ways the loader is very sure footed unit except when sliding down the ditch, then its like snowboarding in a 10,000 lbs sled.....
no fear i am thinking I got this handled.......... sliding sliding.....poof...snow... slowing down yes ....I got this.... Splash..... ah ****, as I open the door step on to the bank of snow i have just created, and splushhh!!!!! down i go,,,Knee deep ,,,, Oh well short walk back to the shop as that was my first spot to clear, had a coffee, read a few posts, posted a few posts on GMCT, then took took Dirty Dog to the scene of the slime, hooked up and slid that loader back up the hill with little to no effort:(....but Dirty Dog was proud..
Oh yeah I changed my socks and boots in for dry ones and went back to work.
It was just a perfect day, and defiantly a nice day to get stuck.... have a great night
03-13-2012, 10:47 PM #2
I live "few" miles south of ya in balmy S.E. Mt. we have had almost no winter here this year. Very little snow, thus, very little mud. By now i've usually had the feed truck stuck several times and had to plow my way to the cows with a 4x tractor. The tractor has rarely been out of the shed. The tow strap and shackles are still behind the seat in the truck - covered by dust and the tire chains are still hanging on a post outside the shop where i left then last april !! I have been able to get some farming done and came way too close to getting my old IH tractor stuck yesterday, was pulling a 30 ft. float smoothing some ground for planting and found a wet spot, made a hard left turn and avoided getting the left tires in it, but the right side fell right in, some how the oid beast clawed it's way out. about .01 seconds later the right half of that float hit the mud and started to dig in a bit, that's the only time i've seen all four tires on that tactor spin and she belched a big cloud of black smoke - but made it. Usually we've had a few good "stucks" around here by now, but things are just plain boring right now. Ken
03-14-2012, 10:01 PM #3
Some guys get all the fun2010 Chevy Silverado Z71 ext cab.4x4
72 Monte Carlo 350-415 hp- sold (June 2011) to pay medical bills
79 Impala 350 4bbl 375 hp- sold (June 2011)to pay medical bills
"If He asks you to go a mile go two"
03-15-2012, 01:16 AM #4
X2 Coach. The only time I even come close is on the rare occasion I get to go to the beach.
03-15-2012, 11:04 PM #5
03-16-2012, 07:22 AM #6
Getting stuck at the Beach would be the greatest........ as long as i had the right gear with me, sun screen, bula shorts, cooler with refreshments, a beach blanket and umbrella,,,,,,
03-16-2012, 10:44 PM #7
03-21-2012, 07:04 PM #8
Ok i didn't get stuck today, but was close, so here is a pic of todays events, not much but sorta cool, just another day on the prairies....
On another note, as soon as i figure this HP lazer jet thingy magigi,,,, scan to my Mac with out using a usb stick, I have a great story and some good pics to share. how about you... any pics ? never stuck? No stories? hmmm.
03-21-2012, 10:44 PM #9
03-22-2012, 12:15 AM #10
I thought MY truck was big and a lot of work to clean; I wouldn't want to clean a topkick!
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