JST Posted March 31, 2006 Share Posted March 31, 2006 cam belt snapped on the truck cab last weekend, sensibly i thought, i walked away and resolved to fix it this weekend. the only probelm its approx 100m down the bottom end of a sloping field, nose into a wood shed, no problem thinks me As i managed to get home early today I shot around the edge of the field in the td5 (trac edge shod), at this stage thinking 'its quite wet!' Plan was to tow the truck cab upto the shed at the top to work on it, Christ have we had alot of rain this week or what!!! suprise, suprise it wouldn't grip to tow it out, and then in fact it just wouldn't grip to get the td5 out either! Result two rovers stuck in a field, its raining, its getting dark, and i had already made a hell of a mess and things did not really look they were improving. so one 20mins job turned into an hour and half and a trashed field. in the end the td5 (once released from the mud) acted as an anchor and truck cab winched its self out, i was glad i bothered to fit twin batteries! it took 5 winch rope lengths to get it upto the top but it made it and still enough juice in the battery to move it on the starter and undo the crank nut! Moral of the story if it looks wet and you have 2nd thoughts at the start, then go with the 2nd thoughts, plus wait for it to stop raining! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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