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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by MooseMan89, Apr 2, 2011.
Ya that one is pretty epic lol
A few years ago I had a lawn with a wet area down in one corner and very carefully managed to get the 48hydo walk behind stuck in a slick area. Went up to the trailer pulled the Ryan Air V off hooked it up with a long chain and pulled it out of harms way.
For a situation like the Gravely being stuck, you can just grab the front caster arm, lift up a bit and spin the mower around 180 degrees. I've done this myself with my Lazer Z HP when one rear wheel was burried but the other was on semi-solid ground. For a larger mower a couple of guys could do it.
Thats pretty much how I usually get the Gravely un-stuck. But with the tires covered in mud, on a wet hill, and the mower weighs 1500lbs, it didn't work. Getting the Ranger is the last trick in my bag.
Honestly I surprised myself that I could spin my mower around like that, but I'm sure my 52 inch Lazer HP weighs a good bit less than your Gravely. And yeah, once turf tires pack with mud traction is extremely limited.
I carry a come along just in case but have used my Lazer to pull out my Turf Tracer and vice versa. A ratchet strap will do in a bind too...I did that to get my mower on the trailer once before I got the come along. The problem with a ratchet strap is that you can't pull very far with them at a time.
Yep, a couple of times. Been lucky so far and had help getting them out, but now I carry a Master 12V winch I got at Wal-Mart for $50. It's got a 30 ft. cable on it and attaches to the hitch ball and connects to the battery.
Ever noticed where many mowers have the hydraulic system releases located; down under where you generally can't access them when a wheel is buried. I like the Bob Cat location since you have a couple of pull releases you can access from the top of the mower. It's better to have the wheels where they free wheel when pulling the mower.
I remember you posting that before.
It happen to me too with zero turn...... that why I like commercial walk behind with sulky. Stand on is ok
Who hasn’t gotten their mower stuck a few times? Luckily I’ve never gotten my truck stuck while pulling out a mower.
Zero turn gets stuck in mud at least once a year in spring when the ground is mush. Grab the nose and turn it 180 degrees and pull, and usually get it out.
Thats why I use a tractor mower on wet ground in spring, tends to not get stuck and tear sh** up as much.