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Submitted: Thursday, Aug 07, 2003 at 21:34
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Just been flipping through some earlier posts, with these 'anchors' how do you get them out the ground i.e. mud, do you just pull them out by hand or what?
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Thursday, Aug 07, 2003 at 23:14

Thursday, Aug 07, 2003 at 23:14
I haven't used one yet, but I'm guessing [before them that knows answer] that you just pull up vertically as they are used horizontally. Otherwise a shovel. Royce www.funshow.com.au
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Reply By: Tony - Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 07:34

Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 07:34
They have a ring on the back, you can shackle a rope or your TTP and pull it out with your vehicle or winch.

Having said that I would not use one again, not only did it fail but bent up the side wings and this was in sand. In firmer ground ie edge of a long bog it was very difficult to get it to dig in as the handle supplied would bend when downward presure applied to it. It ended up breaking off.

You are far better to carry 3 or 4 star pickets, they dont have to be full length 2/3 will be enough, banged in at an angle and tied top to bottom wrap a drag chain around the bottem of all of them and hook up to that.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 19:51

Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 19:51
geez Tony I have seen thse things badly abused and come thru unscathed, dunno what type u had but i am amazed that it bent
So many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 08:15

Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 08:15
Hi Richard
Having seen these anchors being used in competition, the method is that after they have been used to winch the vehicle, the vehicle then drives over them and the chain that is attached to the top is hooked on the rear of the vehicle and is pull out. They burrow in quite deep in sand and mud.
Raywanderin' in retirement. victor 2010
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Follow Up By: Richard - Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 12:20

Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 12:20
I had actually figured that bit out, but what if your vehicle is more than a one winch pull to get out ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 19:53

Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 19:53
Use an extension strap and position the PRT past the obstacleSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: Richard - Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 21:13

Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 21:13
'An extension strap'... I had full winch cable, 1 extension strap, 1 chain with spare wheel buried in the mud at Easter this year and I was still about 50 metres short of being past the obstacle [my stardroppers didn't survive the previous bog]. Consequently I've since bought 2 more ext. straps and now carry 10 heavy duty droppers.
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Reply By: Richard - Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 12:22

Friday, Aug 08, 2003 at 12:22
Also and yes, I do carry star droppers anyway and have used them with great sucess.
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