Wet Season Problems

Submitted: Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:11
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This is what happens when you drive where you should'nt. The station ute is in further .......

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Might need the army Chopper.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:12

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:12
So you've provided the NT with another "curio"....

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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 23:43

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 23:43
its got a wa no plate we dont know what this wet stuff is all about
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:16

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:16
And right now it's P......DOWN rain again
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Follow Up By: Top Ender - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:19

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:19
Looking at the BOM site we are going to get a fair bit more before the night is out.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:22

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:22
I might need some old 44's and make it into a pontoon.
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Follow Up By: Top Ender - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:45

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:45
Lucky that's not a black soil flood plain, other wise you be really bogged. LOL
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:17

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:17
Well Doug at least you shouldn't have to worry about some lowlife knocking it off

(;-))

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Reply By: Top Ender - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:17

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:17
Hey Doug that is gold.

I will come and pull you out in a couple of months when things dry up a bit, It has been raining hear since early this morning, by the way we got 4 fish yesterday but no keepers, we are going again on Sunday.

See you soon
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:19

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:19
OK............I'll walk over and do some fishin',

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Reply By: Peter Horne [Krakka] - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:27

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:27
An excavator would be a pretty handy bit of recovery gear there I reckon.

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Reply By: Member - Barnesy - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:44

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:44
What type of vehicle were you piloting?
That's a fair piece of mud you're pushing up at the front.
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Reply By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:48

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 22:48
Heee....heee...harrr.. bloody hell.... I'll be there tomorrow with the prawns and things cold. Oh don't ya just love the Territory....

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 21:24

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 21:24
Hmmmm I did't see any Prawns or Cold things, just MUD and a broken cable.

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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 23:23

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 23:23
Was with a proffessional fishing tour operator when he got stuck outside of Kununurra, in a similar manner, 2 years ago.
The winch died with clutch and battery problems (lack of regular testing and maintenance) plus other retrivial gear and communication equipment was nonexistent or missing – would have still been there if a couple of young blokes from a nearby station hadn’t snatched us out.
Valuable lesson for me.
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Reply By: Member - Brian H (QLD) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 23:54

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 23:54
At least its only a little bogged on one side :) hope you got plenty of amber as I feel it will take some time to get to the other ute :).

Or as my mate would say ............ sucks to be you I'm out lol.

Be easy digging that stuff and want stick to the shovel ......... much :((

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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:05

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:05
Serious question Doug.
Did you have diff locks?
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:19

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:19
Yes, both ends and both working, Automaticly, not that any diff locks would help in that mire, but if I had ARB air lockers I wouldnt have had time to engage them anyhow , it was totally unexpected as the Triton had only gone past that spot 1 hour before, she must have been more to the right of the track as my front left just went straight in.
I think that answers your question,
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:24

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:24
Thanks for the info Doug.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:31

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:31
I might add mate, I would have been stu ffed without them one wet night between Thorntonia and Gregory hotel on the black soil track North of Mt Isa, it was touch and go there for a K's.

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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:53

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:53
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would it have been any easier if you did carry a shovel with you??

Maîneÿ . . .
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:57

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 00:57
I carry a little fold up spade, good for sand, the station and home is only 1 Klm away , we'll go over in the morning and begin work, the day was getting late then as it was,

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Reply By: The Boss - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 01:13

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 01:13
The joys of the wet season and having a heavy Cruiser.

Go get the grader or loader and skull drag her out mate.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 02:03

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 02:03
That looks like fun Doug :-)

Maybe a set of Muddies would help a little more than the slicks :-))

I bet Dusty would have been loving all that excitement.

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Follow Up By: The Boss - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 05:41

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 05:41
Hi John, might wanna check out Dougs rig pic mate. Dusty passed away not long ago.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 08:23

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 08:23
Howdy Boss,

John was one of the first to offer condolences at the time, I think he meant that in the past tense.

Cheers Mick

P.S. Good luck with the digging Doug. Stuth she's in deep. At least there are a few trees about for the Winch. I don't think sinking a tyre would cut the mustard on this one LOL.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 09:55

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 09:55
Thanks Mick & Boss

Yeah that was the intent, I should have probably added "all that excitement had he still been around"

I did MM Doug last night to correct it as well.

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Reply By: Fab72 - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 09:07

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 09:07
Pfffft......Toorak Tractor. (with tongue firmly in cheek).
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Reply By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 09:46

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 09:46
Tyre pressures Doug....... you obviously didn't air down, did you.... ;-))

Just LOVE your adventures Doug....... you have all the fun!


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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 15:49

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 15:49
80 000 miles per hour? Thats fast!
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 16:17

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 16:17
Hiya Bonz...... Geeeeeeeeze! Ol' Mr Proof-Reader me missed that one totally!! I wasn't even sure I understood your reply at first! Derrrrrr.... LOL... But now that you've pointed it out, I'll have to correct it!!!

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Reply By: Member - Brian H (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:23

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:23
I think you answered the question when you said not much good in this stuff.

Please correct me if i'm off track, with diff locks I assumed they were best suited for hill climbing where the surface was dusty or loose covering to give that extra grip with all wheels working together.

No so good in mud and sand? not trying to be funny.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:42

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:42
Brian
Yes they can be good in Sand and Mud, but with mud some mud-terrain tyres would be an advantage, but mate.......really, this stuff has no bottom once the crust breaks .
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:03

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:03
For want of a winch on the rear , nice one.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 12:49

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 12:49
that's what the tirfor is for.... lol... (:
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 20:41

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 20:41
Just watch out for the rubber eating termites mate...A can of Louie the fly will do the trick mate...

AND I didn't think you would have the guts to put those shots up mate...Hahahahahaha...How did you go today anyway? Did ya get the old girl out?

Catchya tonight my firend..

Grrr!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 23:59

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 23:59
Hey Crazy Dog,
He new very well if he didn't I would have or...hee hee... you would have when I sent them to YOU!

Hey Fred,
The bottom is at least a metre down for as long as the surface breaks. We broke a winch cable twice....some serious pulling loads applied. I would not like to be standing in the middle of the tirfor line when that let go.
But hey ... we have now got CONTROL of him hee...hee... HAAAA.

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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 21:16

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 21:16
Talked to Doug on the phone a little while ago...
Unfortunately the truck is still stuck like super glue...
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Reply By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 16:18

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 16:18
As an ex navy man I appreciate the "bow wave" effect you have acheived in the mud - very stylish.

Hope you have some luck getting both vehicles out.

I got stuck last winter near Adelaide in a similar bottomless bog but was within a easy pull of solid ground and had company that put some teniosn on a tow rope to help me back out, but with all the rain at up there the moment it will not be getting any drier.

I was caught in the same rain on Friday morning walking to the terminal at the airport and got drenched.

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 21:41

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 21:41
To all who replied to my post.
Here is the update, my Troopy was extracted from the mire at 1:30 pm today.

PHOTO UPDATES

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Follow Up By: The Boss - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 04:55

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 04:55
Good stuff.

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