When you start to feel that you are going to get Bogged?

Submitted: Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:02
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I Don't know how many times in various machines ,cars, 4wds,or whatever, when that feeling of getting bogged happens ,in my case it can trigger off some mixed reactions!..lol.


Plant the foot and keep er going (maybe)

Stop have a bit of a look for a different direction.( Always wrong one)

Wait for someone else's advice? (usually wrong.lol)

Don't proceed ring someone you know for help! (after 4hrs trying to get hold of them!!. forget it!)

So you know it all and keep hammering getting there, !getting There!!, next minute the big BANG! (going no where now!!..LOL.)

" Are its a male
thing"...Says the dear wife!, don't think i'm pushing!!!!!.

A winch makes things so much easier just hook on and drag it through!, hook on to what?? (Theres Nothing here! )

The next bloke along will gladly give a helping hand, and your out !, UH, OH!! he"s done some damage & you feel obliged to pay!( Chit how much this gunna cost?) Dunno about this getting bogged thing??. Something to pay a great deal of attention to i think..LOL.

Cheers Axle.




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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:07

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:07
One of my mates rang for help.... phone is answered... could you come and help ? .... love to help mate but I am just sitting down to dinner - IN HONG KONG !
Ain't modern communications great :-))

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:19

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:19
Lol Kiwi Kia! .... A phone call like that would stump ya!! if you where stuck finding something to hook a winch to..LOL.


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Reply By: Robin Miller - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:15

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:15
Not a Problem Axle

I usually get plenty of warning , as theres often several toyota's stuck about 1/2km before the road gets really tricky, and this gives one time to prepare.


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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:25

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:25
You just need a bigger stirring spoon!!!, Mr Missan Non bog 4.8L MAN!....LOL.lol.


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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:48

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:48
Forgive me Axle for I know I have sinned - but I need some serious comic relief this week.
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Follow Up By: Dave... Adelaide (SA) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 21:05

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 21:05
LMAO Robin....Love it !!
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:50

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:50
very wise words
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:47

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:47
Hi Axel,
Here are a few photos taken just this week. My son is a surveyor working at Wadeye (Port Keats) in the Top End. He is working 3 weeks on and 1 off. They flew in on Monday and the air strip was too went for the plane to land, so back to Darwin for the night. As you can see from the photos, the carImage Could Not Be Found dropped into the trench that was put down many months ago. James said that they had lots of fun getting it out

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 21:01

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 21:01
Jeez!!, Thats wet mate!,........ Impossible to work in those conditions!.. Could be a few Bitsa misan there mate.!.lol.



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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 21:15

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 21:15
Hi Axle,

What about these guys - neighbours came to help and got bogged as well. Eventually only an excavator could get them out.....

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 21:21

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 21:21
Hi GPM, LMAO!!, I can just imagine what went on there!!!!....LOL.



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Reply By: Splits - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 06:13

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 06:13
While on the subject of bogged vehicles, does anyone know what size snatch strap to use on this thing?

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:20

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:20
Couple of logs should do the trick!.


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Follow Up By: Steve Ellis - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:37

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:37
Snatch strap not required. Simply use a supercrap airbag. Out in a jiffy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:38

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:38
you have been there done that by that comment
.Attach a log to the tracks, carefully drive up on the log and think what do I do know?
Personally I would use the old standby No 8 wire then you only need the wire cutters, far better than trying to unhook chains in the mud.
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard H (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:32

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:32
In a younger life I had a two year holiday, courtesy of tghe Australian Government. Not knowing a thing about engines, motor vehicle etc - I didn't even own one - guess where I went. R.A.E.M.E.

The final 12 months of my sojourn saw me attached to the R.A.A.C. Armoured School at Pukka. I was a crew member of one of the few armoured recovery vehicles that the Australian Army used.

So the photo above of the Cent bogged brings back plenty of very pleasnt memories, I don't think! It was always more fun if it was raining and at night. The mud in central Victoria is the best in Oz. It has no bottom.

What we did in these circumstances was to back off, physically attach bloody heavy, greasy wire ropes to the front or rear attachments of the bogged tank, usually rear, drop a hydraulic spade that was supposed to prevent being our vehicle from being dragged back into the bog, get inside the recovery vehicle as ropes used to break, get the winch going, and hope for the best. Then out came the blocks, pulleys and try again.

A real bastard of a job, as these things weighed 42.5 tons, and with fuel, gear, and ammo, add a couple more.

The tank in this view doesn't look like it is owned by the army, so the owner would have had a really nice time getting it out.

Much easier a FWD.



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Follow Up By: Member - Richard H (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:34

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:34
Oh, yes.

I have taken the liberty of copying the photograph. I hope you don't mind Splits, but when I have the @#$%^ I can look at that and be reminded that things can be a lot worse, like when I was 21 in a green suit.
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Reply By: unko - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:34

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:34

slack as cops lol could be stuffed walking down to the beach
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Follow Up By: unko - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:35

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:35
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Follow Up By: Max - Sydney - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:44

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:44
Hope they gave the helpers "Get Out of Jail Free" cards!
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Reply By: unko - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:37

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:37

what not to do. lol.
when bogged
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Reply By: unko - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:41

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:41


I would hate to be a Privet
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Reply By: Dave Thomson - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 14:42

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 14:42
Hahaha, so true Axle, so true.............
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Reply By: Member - Christian P (WA) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:26

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:26
I got bogged a beauty the other day, up to the belly pan of a locked and lifted cruiser v8 diesel, proceded to pull every tree out within 100 metres of our position, ended up having to bury the spare tyre 5 foot under the ground to winch off, had to double line pull the winch, it wouldnt budge us with a single line pull! worse thing was in the Pilbara in 45 degree heat, wasnt much fun digging the hole!

The other day one of our Komatsu 830E Dump trucks got bogged with a load on at work, she went down 8ft, they managed to nearly bog the Cat D11R Dozer getting it out, Truck was 400 tonne loaded so was a fair effort for a 100 tonnes dozer to get her out.
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