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    Tractor log mud driving trick - GIF

    Tractor log mud driving trick.




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    I have often had to hold down the differential lock on my backhoe to make it move in sand and even then there have been times when I had to bucket walk it using the hoe bucket as a push stick. In the oilfields we sometimes would install snow chains linking several sets together over the tires of both axles in layers creating a poor man's half track to be able to move in the muck. we carried snow chains winter and summer hardly ever needed them for snow but frequently used them for mud so we called them mud chains
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    From the looks of the tractor raising up, the mud wasn't very deep. I suspect that if the tire had more tread it would walk right through the mud.

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    I spent a lot of time in the orchards and vineyards of Mexico in the 70s (most assuredly 3rd world) through the 00s. The level of problem solving never ceased to impress me.

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    Thats the problem with older tractors now
    Quote Originally Posted by capngeo View Post
    .....I suspect that if the tire had more tread it would walk right through the mud.
    New set of tyres is often more than the tractor is worth

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    I used to run a slashing business, and the one thing I dreaded was mud; it doesn't need to be very deep because the tread on the tractor will make it deeper until the gearbox rests on the ground.
    Ground under mud is always waterlogged, it just hasn't turned to muck yet, and mud was such a problem that I installed a 4 ton winch on the truck for such occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capngeo View Post
    From the looks of the tractor raising up, the mud wasn't very deep. I suspect that if the tire had more tread it would walk right through the mud.
    Deep lugs dig down quickly!


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