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    At some point or other you are going to get stuck, if you don't, well, try harder! Come post some pics of those idiot moments!

    I'll begin

    With another vehicle, SJ Suzuki so pull / snatch was out of the question. Eventually put the airjack under the rear wheel, jacked the Disco up and managed to drive off the jack (only because prior to that I read Bongani's article on driving off an airjack!).
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    Dirk,
    Did you hurt your Landy in the above pic?

    A stuck moment for myself (a couple of tmes actually). A little mud crossing at Mudslingers was a challange for some of us to cross. None made it in the mucky mud and all had to be snatched out
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    amaDisco, glad you found use in reading the article.

    Here are some pics of me stuck by myself near Sutherland. It took 2.5h of digging and jacking, dropping the tyre pressure to 0.5b and eventually driving out after the sun has set in the cold winter with the front, middle and rear locker engaged.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongani View Post
    amaDisco, glad you found use in reading the article.

    Here are some pics of me stuck by myself near Sutherland. It took 2.5h of digging and jacking, dropping the tyre pressure to 0.5b and eventually driving out after the sun has set in the cold winter with the front, middle and rear locker engaged.



    hi morne if i can remember that was your dad doing the heavy work hey you took the pics cheers IAN

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    Bongs,

    Now that looks like fun (in hindsight)

    I got stuck once at BrandseBaai (Namakwaland) in a Hire car. I was doing some work at Namakwa sands and have never been to BrandseBaai. I drove the Nissan Almera into the sunset towards the beach, and never saw the road turn off to the left. I carried on up the dune and by the time I realised where I was going I was comitted. I kept going and got to the top of the dune (very rocky) and managed to make a U turn up there. The view was beautiful, but on the downhill got stuck in deep sand. There was a rock where the gearbox ended up on and the front tyres just dug in...... free wheeled in the air...

    No cell phone reception, cold and windy and only a lone Springbok on the dune next to me watching me curse as I dug out the car.
    The digging consisted off Jacking the car up as igh as I dared, and trying to dig out the damm rock the car was sitting on.
    After three hours I managed, and got back to the B&B with more sand on me than I was comfortable with....

    Lesson I learnt.... ASK THE LOCALS, at least tell them where you off too. It would have been a looooong walk back to the mine (I guess around 15Km) which would have been safe enough though, as there was no soul in sight...

    I'll see if I got pics of the car at work)
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    Here are some Atlantis Dunes stuck pics.

    This was on the 4wheel drive club Atlantis day that was held late last year.. I was running the recovery crews for the day with LCCSA member to help. In total we had to do one official recovery that day and it was the one below. he he he



    When using the sliders one can turn the vehicle around in 2.5meters (normal turning circle is 105 to 12m) Here it went wrong...



    THis is what it should look like.



    This in interesting climb. You need to do a runup up the dune and right at the top it makes a 90 degree turn with the off camber falling to the right. I was to slow and got stuck in a difficult spot. THe vehicle at the bottom is Ian coming to my aid.
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    Well some spectacular photos so far I must say !

    Here's one of me stuck in the same mud pit as where 'Big Red' got stuck...it was at the opening of the 'Mudslingers Trail' near Heidelberg (Gauteng)...



    This day ONE vehicle did infact make it through...our very own 'Patrollielorrie' in his Jeep Cherokee TD...

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    Big Red, refering to your getting stuck at Brandsebaai. We have recently moved from close by. Have you since ever travelled in 4x4 along that coast? You can actually go all the way virtually up to Hondeklipbaai. If you like that sort of coastline it is a tremendous way to spend a few days.

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    Some friends of mine on Thursday, stuck in a mudhole on the downhill, It's scary enough in the dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRed View Post
    Dirk,
    Did you hurt your Landy in the above pic?

    A stuck moment for myself (a couple of tmes actually). A little mud crossing at Mudslingers was a challange for some of us to cross. None made it in the mucky mud and all had to be snatched out
    Did any one take video of the snatches?
    I'd like to edit a small training video for the net on snatching, check out my 4x4 music video.

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    Default How do you get hom out again?

    When I found them yesterday at 16:00, they were packing up the chains,etc. and giving up. Decided to go back this morning with something bigger. Judging by the size of the tires and the amount showing this guy is in DEEP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbeez View Post
    When I found them yesterday at 16:00, they were packing up the chains,etc. and giving up. Decided to go back this morning with something bigger. Judging by the size of the tires and the amount showing this guy is in DEEP.
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    Question 1) What was he doing off the road?
    Question 2) Where did you see that?

    Some cranes have 4x4 (or 6x6) but they got no ground clearance....

    In the US (Montana) at the moment on a mine site. Had a serious downpour today and more coming... I wonder if the cranes there will be sinking tomorrow Normal pedestrian cars had difficulties just after the first rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbeez View Post
    When I found them yesterday at 16:00, they were packing up the chains,etc. and giving up. Decided to go back this morning with something bigger. Judging by the size of the tires and the amount showing this guy is in DEEP.
    I cannot see what the problem is? It has a great big winch on the back... a big hook. Just winch itself out Shucks been in africa too long.

    You can jack it up and pack underneath but you still have to get it out. Cranes are very heavy and you would need a very solid track before it gets out itself. I had a drill crew that tried to self recover a tracked drill rig using that method. In the morning we tried to pull it out with a D8 dozer, then a D10 (second biggest dozer cat makes)... it wouldn't move. Turns out they had extended the jacks and then forgotten them. They had pushed 1.5m into the mud and were ancoring the rig.
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    I was at brakkenduine this weekend and got a bit stuck on a sand hill. Not to bad though, quick tuc and the Jeep was free again. Very enjoyable ride. Even swambo enjoyed the day out.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by amaDisco View Post
    (only because prior to that I read Bongani's article on driving off an airjack!).
    Hi Dirk,

    Have searched the posts but cannot find the article in question. Could you please supply a link.

    Much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcsmax View Post
    Hi Dirk,

    Have searched the posts but cannot find the article in question. Could you please supply a link.

    Much appreciated.
    It's not here, but on Nissan4x4 (I think), I have a copy here somewhere, with Bongani's blessing I can repost, otherwise rather go look there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcsmax View Post
    Hi Dirk,

    Have searched the posts but cannot find the article in question. Could you please supply a link.

    Much appreciated.
    Here you go, thnks to Bongani.

    http://www.nissan4x4.co.za/GH_ShowAr...D=3&KW=airjack

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    Bongani

    Thankx that was very informative. Ive just bought my frist air jack yesterday.
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    Zantus, the wife actually got it as a video clip where I'm pulling your wheels straight. Will see if I can make it a bit smaller and post a link to it.

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