How to get a ZTR unstuck!

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by JeffH1, May 7, 2014.

  1. JeffH1

    JeffH1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    I've gotten stuck twice in the last week. First time, I got stuck in some mud near a pond in someones backyard. I just had a couple friends come push me out. Second time(today), I'm mowing my backyard and try to go around the bonfire pit and slide down the hill in the back. It's about 15 feet down a hill that is about 100ft long at about a 35-45 degree angle. I've got my dad and my brother who I've recruited to help get me up the hill but I'm not sure what the easiest way to do that would be.

    Any help or stories of your own situations would be great!
  2. show-n-go

    show-n-go LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    I always use my truck. It's only happened twice and both times I wasn't to far from pavement.
  3. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,755

    I leave my mowers on the trailer until the soil is dry enough to support the weight.
  4. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    I have used a come along or a rachet strap. The key is to quit before its absolutely buried up. I usually pull it out with my vride
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  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    we just use another mower and a strap.
  6. A. W. Landscapers  Inc.

    A. W. Landscapers Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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  8. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,725

    That's what the second mower and the rope and chain we carry is for. Iv pulled myself out of more spots then i can remember over the years with the second mower.
  9. MullumMow

    MullumMow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Years ago living in California I bought a come along from Home Depot in San Jose, for a tree stump removal in my front yard, since then it has served me many times here in Australia on jobs where I get in trouble and can't access with my truck.
    The worst case was down below a house on a narrow block and no car access, I had it half way up, it was a really hot December day last working day before Christmas and I wanted to see if I could drive it out from there, well I ended up back down where I started, the tires has just filled with red clay and there were no traction, took me another 45 min to get it all the way out, was a while before I went back down there with the Ride_On.
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,285

    Great in theory, but so is socialism.

    Mower, truck, manpower, horse, quad, skidsteer, tractor whatever is close and will work without destroying lawns.

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