Nice day to get stuck

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by Dirty Dog, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog New Member

    Hey every one....:smile: 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.
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    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
  2. grampy

    grampy New Member

    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
  3. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Some guys get all the fun
  4. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    X2 Coach. The only time I even come close is on the rare occasion I get to go to the beach.
  5. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Strange idea of fun...
  6. Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog New Member

    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,,,,,, :sign0011:
  7. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    Now you are talking!
  8. Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog New Member

    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 Mud 1.jpg stuck? No stories? hmmm.
  9. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Now there is a place to go muddin
  10. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I thought MY truck was big and a lot of work to clean; I wouldn't want to clean a topkick!
  11. Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog New Member

    Ok not many posters here about getting stuck, but here, where i live, it just happens, no need to think it has an adverse affect on what we think of your driving skills,,,,,,:sign0020: its all about how many trucks tractors and rigging it takes you to get unstuck the we rate your driving skills on,,,,,

    So I promised you a story of the best stuck ever,,, well here it is, we call it " I ton water truck/duck ever been this stuck.jpg

    The truck: GMC Tow Truck, bought at auction for 1500.00 in 1990,, sold the wrecker, lights and safety gear 2900.00 , and needed a water truck in a hurry, so we strapped on a 250 gallon polly tank a 3 inch fill pump and a 1 inch pressure pump add 300 ft of high pressure hose some racks and mounting and you have a built in a day water truck.....
    Worked it all day hauling filling and dumping, last run of the day, we ran the tank dry, drained the pumps and laid the hose out down hill so no risk of freezing over night and would be ready to go at 6 am.........
    6 am the next morning go to get the truck ........its gone...... vanished...... we left it right here on the top of the hill in bull low and the park brake engaged........ ohhh Wait there is the hose way down the hill but its facing up hill ..... thats so weird... follow the 300 ft of hose, ohhh found the truck, in bull low with the park brake still engaged in the creek, all most floating .... well lets get the loader and getter out, nope loader won't pull it, ok lets get the truck and tie it to the loader and the two should pull it out,,, Nope,,, ok now what.. this is when the first rule of custom shop work comes to play, in the field ....if it don't fit get a hammer, if it still don't fit get a bigger hammer.... well we call the neighbour and he came over with his big massy,,, that will pull it for sure,,, nope Neighbour goes back home puts on the duallies, with a snort and grunt it finally tugged that water truck out,,, ok now if we were all at home and the truck was in bull low and park brake engaged, How did this truck end up in the Creek????:confused:

    that night we repeated our exact steps of the night before, but this time we waited and watched , of course we had a bottle of Jack,Ice and some cola we hung out had a few drinks while watching the truck and listening to some good tunes... half way through the bottle we noticed the truck had moved 12 feet, down hill, no one was near it it just moved,,,, so we drank the rest of the bottle and barked at the moon as we discovered that this truck was really a water truck, or duck......it back click of a cog approx. every 3 sec click... click... click... down the hill towards the creek. apparently the park brakes were not grabbing,, ever been this stuck?
  12. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    dont have any pictues, but i buried my neighbors 7230 case ih magnum tractor with a grain cart. drove over a tile line that was a whole lot wetter then it looked. went home, got the big magnum (mx240, front and rear duals) plus a grain truck, dumoed some grain out of the cart into the truck, pulled the truck out with the 240, then went back and pulled out the 7230 and the cart. total time? 2 hours. lots of shoveling and log chain pulling and resetting and so on.

    Alex
  13. Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog New Member

    Day two

    I Guess we dropped the water level by almost 3ft and it was enough for the geese to pas us bye, but there were a few this morning but Mystic was out before us, so she may have done her job and chased them off ....... but you can see a few geese stopped in for a pic ohhh you can see the creek bank too... photo 1.jpg
  14. SupplySgt

    SupplySgt New Member

    I have friends in MN who do a lot of mudding. Looks to be really fun but the hills of Tennessee don't lend themselves to good mudding spots. Plus my Burb is only 2wd. It's somewhat flatter back home but most years there's not enough precip to make real good mud. Here they have reasonably normal seasons with the exception of this winter. Wasn't quite as cold as last year but was still cold. However it always warmed up before any precip showed up. Back home we have 4 seasons, but 2 of them have the same name so it's really 3 LOL. Start the new year in winter (before I moved to this part of the country I'd never seen less than 6" of snow fall at once), then it's tornado season, summer, tornado season again, and then we finish the year back in winter. Some years each of the two tornado seasons last longer than others, and naturally I've seen 'em every month of the year.
  15. Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog New Member

    :glasses: I am Back lmao,,,, just come back from the other side of the valley... this is the Paul stuck..... today.. IMG_0506.jpg IMG_0502.jpg
    we took a video of it too!
    fun in the mud in the Sask sun.....

    You can find the raw footage on youtube at Land of the living skies hydef films channel.....
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
  16. 07XCSB

    07XCSB New Member

    It sucks getting stuck while trying to get work done, but its a blast in the off time.

    I love your TopKick! I had a K4500 Chevy company truck like yours with a wrecker bed. 1 of the best trucks I got to drive.

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