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Winching My Truck Out Of The Mud

Discussion in 'Winches' started by tomasinator, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Jan 13, 2019

    tomasinator Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    Last Saturday I helped the Boy Scouts collect Christmas trees for their annual fund raiser. I used my truck and trailer and went I got home, I tried to back the trailer into its usual parking spot on the grassy hill. The grass was so wet and saturated that I couldn't get any traction, even in 4wd. I gave up and left the truck parked in the mud all week.


    This morning I used my '70 jeep and its Smittybuilt winch to pull the truck off the muddy hill. I wish I had this winch, but it costs as much as my jeep.


    I strapped the jeep to a large fir tree.


    I started the jeep's engine and pulled the choke out enough for a high idle to put the alternator in the charging range. My winch has one cool feature: the remote control can be operated wirelessly. While I was in the truck steering, I remotely controlled the winch and reeled the truck toward the jeep.


    The winch had no problem pulling the truck out of the mud and up the hill to solid ground. At this point, I was able to disconnect all the straps and drive the truck back out to the street.

    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019
    Danefraz, Jw60, matt johnson and 12 others like this.
  2. Jan 13, 2019

    PeteL Member Sponsor

    Hills of NH
    Aug 3, 2003
  3. Jan 13, 2019

    47v6 junk wrecker! Sponsor

    Washington DC.
    Oct 25, 2006
    That jeep is real nice..
    My 2005 Chevy 2500HD 2WD would get stuck in thin air.
  4. Mar 12, 2019

    jeepermc Member

    Western WA
    May 25, 2011
    Western WA I presume? lol
    ITLKSEZ likes this.

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