The Walden Effect: Homesteading Year 5. Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Homestead Blog


Homesteading Tags

Recent Comments

Blog Archive

User Pages


About Us

Submission guidelines


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.

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

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

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime