Oh what a feeling, Landcruiser

Submitted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 08:15
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This guy got stuck in the Yardie creek when he tried to cross it earlier than he should have. It was a hire care and after 2 4WD's tried to snatch him out they gave up and called a tow truck $500
. At least the tide was on its way out still!!
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 08:24

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 08:24
Hi Malleerv
It is always amazing where people will try to take a hire vehicle, but would never do the same if is was their own vehicle.


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Follow Up By: wild dog - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 08:45

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 08:45
Fraser Island being a classic example, with the end result being people killed on a regular basis.
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 08:53

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 08:53
Hire vehicles are made to withstand greater stresses and can go more places than ANY privately owned vehicle.

It's a known and proven fact.
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Follow Up By: Rossc0 - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 09:38

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 09:38
There's no such thing as a speed bump in a hire vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Member - John M (NSW) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:21

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:21
It looks like there is enough guys standing around to push it out. Maybe these all came out of the hire vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:19

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:19
Hi Matt, I thought that rule also applied to company vehicles!!
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:53

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:53
Yeah, and then people complain about how expensive the insurance is for a hire vehicle, and how one-sided the hire contract is...
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 13:59

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 13:59
joc,

I think company vehicles are a special category of hire vehicle with even better capabilities.

Matt.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:08

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:08
Regular hire vehicles don't have roof lights? Maybe from a mining co fleet as many of these belong to hire companies. If so, i wonder was the excursion authorised?
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Follow Up By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:22

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:22
Yeh, looks suspiciously like a mining vehicle.
Yardie Ck is a fair way from the big mines up there! Perhaps another oil expl in Cape Range? ;o)
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Follow Up By: Member - John H (WA) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:26

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:26
Most of the hire 4wd's up that way do have the light/safety flag packages, etc as the main customers are the Pilbara mining companies.

John
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Follow Up By: Member - ross m (WA) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:27

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:27
Most of the hire companies in WA have 4wds kitted out to mining standards.
This is for contractors who may only need to be on site for a short duration and dont want the expense of out fitting a vehicle
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Reply By: Member - Wayne David (NSW) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:25

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:25
Okay let's get cracking with 'how I would recover THAT vehicle'.

My first instincts are to get the crowd to push & pull.

Er correction first I'd check if 4x4 & diff lock were engaged.
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Follow Up By: Malleerv - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:55

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:55
My folks sent me the photo as they are up there at the moment.
They said that two 4wds with snatch straps could not move it so a tow truck was called and I guess it was then winched out.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 13:18

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 13:18
Why waste money on a tow truck if the tide was going out?

Once the water has all gone they'd have had a better chance of getting out under their own steam or somer assitance with a snatch strap.

Chances are the

tyres were still at highway pressure.

the hub locks weren't engaged

it was also in high 4.

Last but by no means least is the idiot that hired the vehicle out who probably didn't bother to explain any of that at the time they handed over the keys.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne David (NSW) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 13:30

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 13:30
Well if two 4x4's couldn't get it out then there goes my 'pushing' idea.

Wizard1 - I wonder if you know my mate. He was guilty of all those things.

He hired a 4x4 when visiting Alice Springs and got bogged in sand. Story goes (and his wife just loves telling it as he rolls his eyes) that he was digging away and putting in a rock road to get him out. She reckons by 2010 they'd have been out of there using his approach of all brawn and no brains.

Meantime she sat in the car & actually read the instruction book. "Says here Darl that we engage 4x4 low by doing these things".

"What the....." He of course bumped his head on the underside of the car, cursed and wondered why he didn't think of that before her.

Low 4x4 engaged, hubs locked in and she was out in seconds.

Naturally when ever we see them we somehow weave in that story.

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