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Old June 13th, 2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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As everyone knows it's been raining a lot lately which is not good for the job I do cause we mow vacant lots in detroit and they've been MUDDY AS HELL. So we've been acting like idiots or i guess doing the best we can with the company gives us to use CHAINS and I'm sick and tired of them breaking. I guess I should have told you guys which that I have beford I don't remember we're running New Holland TN series tractors and 16 foot Woods 1800 Batwing mowers. ANYHOW the other day I got stuck and so did the guy on the machine that tried to pull me out so we used two more chains along with another machine and the bosses powerstroke the chain broke and came back at one of the guys on the tractor and if it wasn't for the cages that were built on the ROPS it probably would've killed or seriously hurt him. I'm writing this cause this is the second time this has happend and I'm sick of it. These machines are heavy so what kind of shit should we be using d-rings of course I also figured some type of strap but Im not clear on what kind as I know there are different kinds PLEASE HELP the world doesn't need any more parentless kids
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Very heavy duty recovery straps. No metal connecting them. Inter lace them and put a rolled newspaper or a dowel rod in between to keep them from cinching to tight.

Don't know the weight of the tractors, but maybe a 6 inch strap.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 02:58 PM   #3
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buy the straps yourself if they wont...your life isnt worth loosing over a job, or a few bucks...
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Old June 13th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #4
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As everyone knows it's been raining a lot lately which is not good for the job I do. We mow vacant lots in detroit and they've been MUDDY AS HELL. So we've been acting like idiots - or i guess doing the best we can with what the company gives us. They give us CHAINS and I'm sick and tired of them breaking.

I guess I should say that we're running New Holland TN series tractors and 16 foot Woods 1800 Batwing mowers.

ANYHOW the other day I got stuck and so did the guy on the machine that tried to pull me out, so we used two more chains along with another machine and the bosses powerstroke. The chain broke and came back at one of the guys on the tractor and if it wasn't for the cages that were built on the roll over protection structure (ROPS) it probably would've killed or seriously hurt him.

I'm writing this cause this is the second time this has happened and I'm sick of it. These machines are heavy.

So my question is what kind of shit should we be using? D-rings? I also figured some type of strap but Im not clear on what kind. I know there are different kinds. PLEASE HELP the world doesn't need any more parent-less kids.
No offense, but trying to make sense of your post made me grind my teeth a little.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #5
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No offense, but trying to make sense of your post made me grind my teeth a little.
I gave up after the first line.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 11:29 PM   #6
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For that chains are you jerk on that? How chain break?

Question do that tractor have front loader? Use that to get out mud.

We use all times. Those were in May where yard are so soft it sunk fast.
http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...urrent=522.flv

I check that New Holland TN they have 4X4 so How you manage to get stuck. How long you been use tractors? I been use for 11 years and got several stuck in 2wd but 4wd I never got stuck.

You need stop and backup instead try across that area. Too many people think it better across wet yard instead STOP and turn around.

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For that chains are you jerk on that? How chain break?

Question do that tractor have front loader? Use that to get out mud.

We use all times. Those were in May where yard are so soft it sunk fast.
http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...urrent=522.flv

I check that New Holland TN they have 4X4 so How you manage to get stuck. How long you been use tractors? I been use for 11 years and got several stuck in 2wd but 4wd I never got stuck.

You need stop and backup instead try across that area. Too many people think it better across wet yard instead STOP and turn around.

OK, sorry, but that made my head hurt
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For that chains are you jerk on that? How chain break?

Question do that tractor have front loader? Use that to get out mud.

We use all times. Those were in May where yard are so soft it sunk fast.
http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...urrent=522.flv

I check that New Holland TN they have 4X4 so How you manage to get stuck. How long you been use tractors? I been use for 11 years and got several stuck in 2wd but 4wd I never got stuck.

You need stop and backup instead try across that area. Too many people think it better across wet yard instead STOP and turn around.
Seriously? Please speak english on this site. Thanks.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 12:52 AM   #9
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Tractor supply has some heavy duty straps.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #10
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Sorry about the bad grammar. I got going a little too fast plus it's not my strong suit. As far as driving around the mud that's not always an option when the damn grass is 2 to 6 feet tall depending on where you are. We have a 4wd TN75A and a 4wd TN75 neither of which I drive. Mine is a 2wd TN70 also the fact that the goomer running the shop is an idiot means that we don't get parts like new tires when we need them so I do the best I can with what I have. Thanks for all the input fatboy21,Yota Bill,and peteC who has probably seen me and the guys in Oak Park coming and going to mow grass
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This is something I'm going to push to get done
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Old June 14th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #12
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For that chains are you jerk on that? How chain break?

Question do that tractor have front loader? Use that to get out mud.

We use all times. Those were in May where yard are so soft it sunk fast.
http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l3...urrent=522.flv

I check that New Holland TN they have 4X4 so How you manage to get stuck. How long you been use tractors? I been use for 11 years and got several stuck in 2wd but 4wd I never got stuck.

You need stop and backup instead try across that area. Too many people think it better across wet yard instead STOP and turn around.
Were you drunk when you typed this or do you have some sort of traumatic brain injury? Seriously.
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Perhaps proximity to lawn or farm equipment in the workplace is directly related to your ability to speak proper English? I think we may be on to something here...
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Were you drunk when you typed this or do you have some sort of traumatic brain injury? Seriously.
He explained why he can't type like most in another thread. And I think he is the only person on the site who has an excuse.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 10:11 PM   #15
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He explained why he can't type like most in another thread. And I think he is the only person on the site who has an excuse.
Boy do I feel like an asshole. I think I'll kick myself in the nuts now.
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Sorry about the bad grammar. I got going a little too fast plus it's not my strong suit. As far as driving around the mud that's not always an option when the damn grass is 2 to 6 feet tall depending on where you are. We have a 4wd TN75A and a 4wd TN75 neither of which I drive. Mine is a 2wd TN70 also the fact that the goomer running the shop is an idiot means that we don't get parts like new tires when we need them so I do the best I can with what I have. Thanks for all the input fatboy21,Yota Bill,and peteC who has probably seen me and the guys in Oak Park coming and going to mow grass

Isn't that tractor have lock diff?
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http://www.keepercorp.com/prod/vrs.htm tell your idiot boss you want a bunch of the 6" 60,000 lb straps, you'll also want large D rings secured to the frame. no worries about getting killed and chances are you'll get out of being stuck alot faster.
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