Off roading in a 40 ton
October 14, 2006
Towing Experts > Off roading in a 40 ton
Got a call that a rancher had a huge tractor stuck in the creek. I explained that my truck weighed 45,000 pounds and it would take good solid ground to get to the tractor - No problem! He had a good road all the way to the tractor- O.k. The first ¾ mile of road was as good as any county road and then he turned off on to a normal pasture road. I started getting worried at this time as 2 days ago he had got a couple inches of rain. The road was real spongy in a couple of spots and having go around trees overhanging the trail was a little hairy - pedal to the floor and keep plowing. About 1 ½ miles later we reached the creek with no where to turn around so I back up to the top of a hill and turned around on the hardest ground I could find. Backing to the creek, I could only get within 200 feet of the tractor when the road started wallowing. Got the tractor out with no problem except for worrying about getting the 40-ton back to the good road. Needless to say, I drove out a little faster than I came in but other than a couple of slides and a few tire spins we made it. Love this work but sometimes it does increasing the anxiety level!
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