Stuck In Some Mud
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Back in june the family went on a fishing/hiking trip up in the mountains. The boys and I decided to for a little hike up on Independance mountain. There is a logging road that goes all the way to the top. Very nice weather road was dry for the most part but had some spots from run off that was muddy. We get about 3miles up the mountain and run into a muddy spot about 100′ long. So i put into 4wheel and start making my way through. We get about 15′ from the end and start to spin out. I go into reverse and it kicks side ways a littlebit. I try forward and the front pass drops out of site. Quick sand style mud up to the grill. After the 3hr hike back down the mountain with my son putting his best impression of the little boy from UP every ten minutes we finely get to some help. He had an 1975 Ford Ranger 3/4 ton. This truck wouldn’t even touch it. Had it and a 3/4 ton dodge together and nothing. Get back to camp and call a tow truck(dodge). We meet him up there get it all hooked up with two 9,000ibs wenches. Thought we had it made until it split his frame in two. Day two, we thought may be we can dig it out. Spent 6hrs digging then try pulling it out with a 2003 1 ton dully, nothing. Day three the owner of the tow company and his buddy try the two truck pull with two 1 ton trucks, nothing. Day four, we need to leave and go back home. Leave keys with tow company. Day five, we make plans and get supplies together to back and try to dig it out with extra help. Day six, drive the four hours back and start digging. At about 10am tow company gets local jeep club together to pull me out. Four jeeps with 10,000ibs wenches, nothing. They go and get a back hoe. He digs a six foot deep trench the length of the truck 15min later couldn’t even tell he dug. Then they picked the back of my truck 3-4 feet off of the ground, tied all four jeeps to the back hoe and started to pull, nothing. Went back home and waited for the tow company to get something set up. Day ten tow company calls, going to use a logging scinner. A big doser with wheels used to pull giant logs around when logging. Pulled it out ten minutes. The truck had a flat tire and some minor scratches to the paint. Change the tire cleaned the windshield and drove it off the mountain and the 4hrs back to the house. Now Thats Built Ford Tough. I have boatloads of picture if you want to see them let me know. Thank you and have a great day.

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2 COMMENTS ON THIS STORY
Peter Castoldi Haha - While it might not have been funny for the owner of the Dodge, it sure is funny for me to read how a Dodge failed to pull out the Ford. Ouch! Whenever I look at the picture above the article all I can think of it: "Well, THERE's your problem!"
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Kyle Rohde I don't even want to know what the poor decision to drive into that mud pit cost you in dollars - wow.
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Brian Pictures can be seen where?!
3 year(s) ago via
Adam Patton lift it and try again bro
3 year(s) ago via
Jonathan great story!!!
3 year(s) ago via
Kenneth Hughes That's insane! And pretty awesome, I find it funny that the dodge broke trying to pull it out!
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