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: A day in the mud...


WRANGLERV8
04-15-2008, 01:20 PM
I'm having a pond built on my land and I thought I would share the joy of ignorance with ya'll.I can honestly say I had nothing to do with this,although I have been known to do the same.Anyhow,my dad and brother were riding the 4 wheeler around the swampy end of the pond site and got stuck.My brother thought since a high hoe was available,he would use it to get the 4 wheeler out(it wasn't that stuck).As he drove the tractor into the swamp,it didn't take long to realize he wasn't going to make it back out.Well,after a Cat 330 and about two hours of digging,the day finally came to an end,or so we thought.To add injury to insult,the low boy that brought the 330 got stuck and then blew a tire.Finally,here are the pics...
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/keyswhaler77/DSC00159.jpg
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WRANGLERV8
04-15-2008, 01:22 PM
more pics...
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/keyswhaler77/DSC00205.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/keyswhaler77/DSC00209.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/keyswhaler77/DSC00210.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/keyswhaler77/DSC00218.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/keyswhaler77/DSC00224.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/keyswhaler77/DSC00221.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/keyswhaler77/DSC00220.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/keyswhaler77/DSC00211.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/keyswhaler77/DSC00215.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/keyswhaler77/DSC00217.jpg

OnlyInMyJeep
04-15-2008, 01:24 PM
I don't know the thought of drain the deisel and leave it as a fish attractor never crossed your mind? All in all you are lucky you got it back out now pressure wash it and make sure it still runs good.

a plumber
04-15-2008, 01:28 PM
that is the funniest thing i have seen in a while:D

skibum
04-15-2008, 01:30 PM
Wow........that looks like an expensive day! Does that little excavator still run?

WRANGLERV8
04-15-2008, 01:43 PM
Wow........that looks like an expensive day! Does that little excavator still run?

yes,believe it or not,it still runs.Fortunately,my good friend owns the company that owns the 330 Cat.We are going to the Kenny Chesney concert in Columbia,SC so he gets free tickets now.

AZ Bulldog
04-15-2008, 02:24 PM
WOW! That looks like an expensive day.

skibum
04-15-2008, 02:29 PM
yes,believe it or not,it still runs.

Better clean it up good though or Chrysler will void your warranty. :laughing2:

Bigjerm
04-15-2008, 02:38 PM
thats some nasty stuff there....

You get that bumper put on yet?

WTF_LOL
04-15-2008, 04:54 PM
Wow!

Good thing the door was already open before th mud got that high or that could have made for a long night!

NE Wrangling
04-15-2008, 07:11 PM
So I'm guessing but that had to be about 6 feet under. That mud looks very thick and I bet it will take some time to clean it up. I was thinking you might want to just drive it into a lake next to get all that mud to come off.

OnlyInMyJeep
04-16-2008, 06:34 AM
One other thing. This goes to show what I have always said about mud some mud is not the same as other mud. It looks like he found one of those deceptive bottomless holes that look like the surrounding mud. I always laugh at folks who say how do you drive through mud. Mud is the hardest thing to look at and judge properly.