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    This Wouldn't Happen to Mel or Plumbstraight

    Fun with diesel, right?
    Mel and Plumbstraight seem to be our resident tractor and heavy equipment gurus. Bet they have some interesting tales.
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    019.jpgfor those with tractors, this is what I have on the back of mine when I am not using for mowing or doing ag work It is an 8000lb hydraulic winch and a handy trailer mover. In the case of pulling something stuck, it is the way to go. Sometimes I have to spin my tires a bit to dig in for more pulling power, but it works great.
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    Very interesting scenarios. We only got the dump truck stuck and then the new tow truck driver didn't want to use the wench and backed up to it and he got stuck. The next tow truck used the wench and got everyone out.
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    electric, slow but effective. Not for the tough use that the hydraulic one is. Yes folks I know, this is a tw forum lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plumbstraight View Post
    019.jpgfor those with tractors, this is what I have on the back of mine when I am not using for mowing or doing ag work It is an 8000lb hydraulic winch and a handy trailer mover. In the case of pulling something stuck, it is the way to go. Sometimes I have to spin my tires a bit to dig in for more pulling power, but it works great.
    That looks like a tiny rig you got there. It looks like it could be a little overkill. I think I'm playing on the Tonka toys in comparison.

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    A powerful wench can be useful, especially if you dress them up in costume.wench.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    A powerful wench can be useful, especially if you dress them up in costume.wench.jpg
    Sorry Ken , I'm terrible
    I caught that too Fred, and laughed. there are winches and there are wenches, just depends on a fellows needs lol.
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    This forum is great for its diversity and great expanse of knowledge. I would like to build up a diesel hydraulic 2 wheel drive TW. I would really like to do a pickup but if they make small enough components I figured the Mc might be cheaper. I think with combined knowledge of this forum it could be doable. Just think what that would go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    This forum is great for its diversity and great expanse of knowledge. I would like to build up a diesel hydraulic 2 wheel drive TW. I would really like to do a pickup but if they make small enough components I figured the Mc might be cheaper. I think with combined knowledge of this forum it could be doable. Just think what that would go through.
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    Diesel and tractor guy here as well. Cummins and Kubota mostly.
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