Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kends, Apr 12, 2001.

  1. Kends

    Kends LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    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.

  2. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    I mow a few of these ...and getting stuck (god I hate weed wacking around this sucker!!) happens ....just don't sink her ...any ways I use a 60" ztr ....and my walker pulled her with the left tire up to the top of rim in soft mud .... just a long rope around the front caster ..;->

    [Edited by theleven on 04-12-2001 at 10:52 PM]
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    I would not pull by the spindle. Try the frame.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Hook it to the frame. I carry a 30' toe strap with me at all times. If I need something longer, I have a 150' chain (real heavy) at home. I usually get stuck once or twice a year!
  5. Kends

    Kends LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I'm new at this. I think I meant one of the front spindles. Is that okay? The way things were I wouldn't have been able to get to the frame in the back.

    let me know. I'm sure I'll do it again. Next time I'll take pictures and show you guys. :)
  6. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    I pulled my helper out today at the very back of a wooded lot. I just used my diesel DC to pull him out. I hook to the front bumper of the stuck one and to the hitch of the towing Chopper.

    If you have any trees around, a rachet type winch (come a long) works good.
  7. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I mow one house on a canal and got too brave one time and in I went. I think about this everytime I even get close to a canal. Not fun!
  8. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    kent im assuming you mean front castors when you say spindles.hope you didnt get water in the motor and luck to ya
  9. danlawnser

    danlawnser LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    Last weekend I got my Great Dane Scamper stuck in a 3 foot deep canal. I called my budy who used his Surfer to try to pull me out. It didn't work. I started the mower and put it in reverse and pulled while my budy pushed. We got it out.

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