Stuck in field, anyone near Woodhall spa?

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  1. Gromett

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    Just on the off chance that there is anyone near woodhall spa who can help me please?
    I have tried everything I can think of, strips of wood, gravel rocking etc etc. I have got to the point where I will just make things worse for the other three wheels.

    I think the only option now is either a 4x4 tow or jacking up the wheel to put something under it :( Unfortunately I just realised I lent my Jack to someone who has since left to live in America.

    I understand I am asking a lot and am not expecting anyone to go out of their way, but I thought as a last ditch plea for help :)
     
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    Dose not your ins cover you for a pull out . Hope you get sorted soon .
     
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    The CL owners son has just got back and offered to give me a lift. Thanks for looking :)
     
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    Glad it's sorted Karl, didn't like you stuck in the mud, hope he's voting the same as you and you don't cancel each other's votes out. :)
     
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    Hi.
    ".... but i thought as a LAST DITCH...plea for help."

    Is this a ditch oooops Pitch, at securing "Wordsmith of the week title ?
    Tea Bag
     
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    Glad you're sorted - safe travels
     
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    Out of the mud to get that Out vote In :)
     
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    I read that as Karl is getting a lift to the polling station not that his van is out of the field?
     
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    Just got back from voting. Van still stuck in the Mud, I am a fulltimer to in no real panic to move the van now.

    This is the first time it was actually important for me to move since I went fulltiming.....
     
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    This is meant to work :)

     
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    I did consider it, but it is a 3.5 Tonne motorhome burried to the top of the tyre now.

    I even tried lengths of Aluminium angle to try and give some grip but gave up on that pretty quickly when it also started slipping, didn't want to knacker the tyres.

    The property owner is back next friday so he may have some slip maps as he is a motorhome owner. If not I will order a cheap jack to jack that wheel up and chuck some padding underneath.
     
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    I also considered ordering some snow chains, but my guess is they would just get caked in mud and start spinning as well. @MikeD I may try with some steel pipes tomorrow.
     
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    If it's that bad, what were you going to put the jack on???????
    Many kilos pressing down, as well as up me thinks.
     
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    I have some 3' x 3' Ply wood boards 1" thick :) spread the load. Basic engineering. why you don't let women in stiletto heals on nice wooden floors.
     
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    I should put a flag on top , once saw a tractor stuck in mud up to top of wheels next morning only top of exhaust visable:eek:
     
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    On Exercises in Northern Germany back in 70's we had a tank that drove into a field and broke through what was just a floating raft of grass and within 3 or 4 days, just the turret was the only thing visible.. All recovery attempts where futile..
    The "Techies" arrived and went inside to strip out all the radios and "goodies" and it was written off as a loss .. A TANK !!!!!!!
    Bloody amazing to see.
    You could jump up and down on the grass and the field would "Ripple".
    Mitch.
     
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    I would have a go as in the vid. I have seen it work first hand. If you can attach the wood high up on the wheel as the guy I watched couldn't and he got pretty muddy but he did get out. (y)
     
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    I would wait for a tow out, straining the engine and clutch trying to get out could damage something.
     
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    Karl if you do try the stick of wood method make sure you put some on the other wheel too or you are likely to bury that side if the grounds that soft.

    Without a limited slip diff or traction control the other side is more than likely to spin if you do get any purchase on the side with the wood on.
     
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    When I got similarly stuck I borrowed a hydraulic jack from my local tyre supplier for a couple of hours and raised it enough to get some boarding under it.

    Good luck

    Doug
     
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