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Thank you Roland

mud tire close up with mud


A big thanks goes out to Roland's scientific comment on my Tuesday post concerning our muddy driveway and truck traction.
me in back of pick up truck of fire wood being off loaded
It helped in convincing Anna that upgrading the back tires might increase traction without doing further damage to the flood plain.

We got the truck free just before sunset yesterday, and woke up early to visit our local tire store and manure pile.

The next size up in tire and traction cost us about 180 dollars. What also helped was moving the old back tires to the front. This will help control the steering more, which I think was a factor in driving out of the rut the last time it got stuck.



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You can experiment with lowering the tire pressure, but don't forget to up the pressure to the tire's spec when you drive on the road!
Comment by Roland_Smith Sat Aug 6 09:50:56 2011

Let us know how it works out.

If you want to lower the tire pressure when on the floodplane, don't forget to re-inflate then before you go onto the road!

Comment by Roland_Smith Sat Aug 6 10:29:40 2011
I was going to sum up the info that Mark told me at lunch, but it looks like he beat me to it.
Comment by anna Sat Aug 6 17:18:21 2011

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