Traction on wet grass?

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  1. brassneck69

    brassneck69 Deleted User

    seen a guy lay down some tracking a couple of months ago to help him get traction on a wet field. it worked.

    So whats the preferred item you use, or must have item to buy for traction?

    We will be spending a lot of time on fields.
     
  2. theresa

    theresa Read Only Funster

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    we spend a lot of time on dartmoor in a field , we see many people try to get off the morning that they are leaving when the dew is on the grass still , and yes sometimes they have to be pulled off with the tractor OR if they do manage to get off they rip the field up (not good } we tend to drive the van off the day before in the afternoon , when the dew has dried. also have tried the yellow grip mats but some times these just get spat out . we have only had to have the tractor pull us off once , not bad in 15 years .
     
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    bought 'grip-track' at a show several years ago and just leave it in side locker.

    had to use it in July in the Lake District. Looking for a wild camp spot and thought i'd found one but it was too much of a slope.

    Couldn't use reverse, which is my usual method when wheels spin going forward, as there was a drop behind me. Reversed onto levelling blocks and put grip-track forward of the front wheels. worked a treat.
     
  4. tink

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    Keep your money in your pocket,get some old plastic bread crates cut the bottoms out.Always park with one placed under each wheel (stop the wheels sinking & give you a better chance of getting away)you need just more than the wheelbase length of your van then whilst front wheel is on the last one you can take the ones from the back to continue the track to the front.(that is of course if you are driving forwards):Rofl1::Rofl1::Doh:
     
  5. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Tink's got the right idea.....:thumb: bread trays.

    i carry eight of them and they weigh next to nowt.
    just four bread trays cut in half lengthways.

    just remember these belong to the bakery and it could be construed as theft.

    if you can its better to reverse off but its even better to pick your pitch with more forethought.
    a very slight downhill slope towards the road will make it much easier.
     
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    I tend to use a dozen or so funsters puching rocking and shoving. Always good for a laugh. Last years birthday bash was a great laugh trying to get the funsters offf the mud. I ended up caked in it!!

    but tinks right get down ya bakers.:thumb:
     
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    I'm slightly surprised no one has suggested 4 wheel drive, might be touch OTT just for getting off wet grass but useful in other (e.g. winter) situations :BigGrin:
     
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    Yes we have had to use bread trays like these but cut the sides off!!!

    [​IMG]

    Regards Pat
     
  9. Neckender

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    I got stuck in mud with my works van, I spread a dust sheet in front of wheels and my van sailed out. a folded dust sheet wouldn't take up much room.

    John.
     
  10. Shubberdog

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    It won't be consturued as theft it is theft.
     
  11. tink

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    It's only theft if you steal them.:thumb:the bakery's have loads of damaged ones that they have to pay to dispose of.
     
  12. Reallyretired

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    I'm sure this would work well, however the actual number of 4WD motorcaravans available(apart from a few van conversions) could be counted on the fingers of a blind butcher :Cool: :Laughing:
     
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    We use bread trays as well.

    Found them in a skip.

    But if the bread company want them back when I have finnished with them that's no problem:BigGrin:

    Rich...
     
  14. Caztur

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    I got a couple of holey rubber mats from the pound shop, double up as door mats on the pitch by the doors to scrape muddy boots on. One in front of each rear wheel usually does the job.
     
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