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Chevy S-10 truck stuck in the mud with me and Frankie looking at it

Our neighbor with a tractor has agreed to help us get the truck unstuck.

Today we just looked it over and developed a plan.

With any luck it will continue to dry up and make things a little easier.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Ever since the golf cart days, I have thought you need a small tractor. I first thought of an old Ford. But some simple 50, 60, 70's design that was popular in your area and that a the local repair man/center/mechanic "loves" Here's the general idea. I found on Craigslist The down side of a real tractor is you don't "scoot" like the ATV does.

Comment by tom Wed Aug 27 16:54:06 2014

That Ford 1200 weighs in at 1244 lbs. Approximately twice as heavy as the ATV, I'd guess.

It does have big rear wheels and grippy tires. But wouldn't it chew up the "road" even more than the ATV?

Comment by Roland_Smith Wed Aug 27 18:53:57 2014
What of wood chipper ? Chip small branches use the chips to build up the road surface?
Comment by Jim C Wed Aug 27 19:46:45 2014
I really think you need to break down and get a dump truck load of six inch rock. Its less likely to wash away in the spring and if you fill the top in with pea gravel it would make a real nice road base through the stream. One less challenge in the battle of life.
Comment by Anonymous Thu Aug 28 18:07:21 2014

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