Don't know if you remember...I posted a thread a month ago about a less than 3 acre retention pond. Thanks to you guys I won the job. On to the problem. It's a retention pond. I'm by myself. 48" Exmark Hydro. I sunk! No way to get it out myself. I knew it was wet in some areas, but this spot got me by suprise. Thank God one of my friends drove by and gave me a hand (after a good ripping on, of course). What's the best way to pull a mower out? I was just about ready to run and get a chain and/or a strap and drive my truck over to pull it (it was close to the road). Can you put a chain or strap around the spindle, and not damage anything? Help is appreciated. Thanks.