The Missus really does care

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 15:56
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Over the weekend was digging, jacking and winching out a 60cm dia tree stump that’s over the back fence and in a drainage reserve that I am going to utilise. Had the Tirfor type winch anchored off another tree with a tree protector and two ten metre winch straps, I think they're rated at 4 tonne (swl). I have the winch cable tripled with two winch blocks. Start winching... everything is very taught and the stump is moving and ya could hear the roots breaking underground... beauty I thought. Every now and then I would stop winching and check... everything is now very very taught and the stump is moving very slowly, then BANG, the winch moves forward and everything is slack...o-bleepI thought something broke. Before I knew-it the Misuses was there to see what had happened and if I was alright (she heard the bang inside the house and above the TV). So she really does care.

One of the winch straps broke about 60cm from one of its end loops. I'd connected it to the tree protector with a stout piece of pick handle timber, and it was this that made the bang as it hit another fence in the opposite direction from me.

I'll borrow a mate's Tirfor for next weekend and have two winches on the stump... I'll win this time.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 16:14

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 16:14
Borrow a mates snatch block, then you have the same pulling power as two winches, and always take care of your gear.

Reminds us not to forget the power we are playing with with winches. Did you have a dampener on the winch cable? I saw one take off at Broken Hill last year and it took off the drivers side mirror with the co-driver about a foot away, and neither of them saw it go past.

amazing! get that darn stump out!
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Reply By: Member - Karl - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 16:21

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 16:21
Are you sure she didn't have the life insurance policy in the other hand? LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 18:43

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 18:43
ROTFLMAO! Good one Karl!
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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 17:43

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 17:43
i bet she just came out to see if the life insurance co would have to pay up?
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 17:44

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 17:44
any other reason she gave was most likely a lie!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 17:49

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 17:49
LOL, na she needs me to fix her car, which suddenly becomes our car when something goes wrong with it.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 21:01

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 21:01
your not listening ...hahahaha
I'd be ringing my insurance co to say " all is ok"
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 21:06

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 21:06
and yeah ...mine cares too!?
theyre all out of the same mould....
i've cancelled my insurance for homicide or death by misadventure

only way i could get her to talking....about it...........hahahahahaha
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Reply By: Moose - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 14:42

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 14:42
A bit of explosive would be easier and more dramatic!
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:52

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:52
I have used my Tirfor to pull out a tree stump, but I first dug around the tree & cut a few roots. Also, I put the blanket over the winch cable at mid span. After all, that's what those 4WD mags say!!!!
Thinking of Moose's explosive; I remember a long time ago, my backyard neighbour used explosives on a tree stump, covered by corrugated galv iron & dirt. After the explosion, the stump was pulled OK, but I had shrapnel in my backyard.
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