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Pry bar anchor driving

how to drive in a mobile home anchor

A good pry bar threaded through the top holes works good for driving in these mobile home dirt anchors for the refrigerator root cellar.

It took a good 10 minutes of heavy turning to get it sunk in where I wanted it.

Makes me wonder if these anchors would hold on tight enough to help winch a truck from being stuck? I know...sounds like a terrible idea that could end in a horrible mess if the truck pulled the anchor out and it catapulted towards an innocent bystander.

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Only one way to find out...

Preferably without innocent bystanders, of course. :-)

If you were to use a pulley chained to a big tree to loop the cable around, the anchor would not fly towards the car in case you pulled it out.

Comment by Roland_Smith Wed Nov 14 17:28:16 2012
I don't think they could do it... when I moved mobiles we used to yank them up with a skid-steer and fork lift forks like pulling a stick out of the mud. We screwed them into the ground with this 25lb "hand held" electric motor I think you would appreciate Mark being a tool nut like me... I have a pic I will post on facebook!
Comment by Phil Wed Nov 14 20:04:39 2012

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