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How rescue your tractor from sticky mud

How rescue your tractor from sticky mud

Even a tractor with massive knobbly tyres can get bogged down in mud. Here's a clever fix.

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Guest: foxylady (1548 days ago)
I was pretty sure I saw something attached to the front of the tractor to keep it from going over backwards when it reared up. My grandson was badly injured and nearly killed when his tractor flipped over on him. he was trying to pull out a stump with the chain too high up on the back of the tractor. This is one of the most ingenious things I have ever seen with farm equipment in my 73 yrs
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I was pretty sure I saw something attached to the front of the tractor to keep it from going over backwards when it reared up. My grandson was badly injured and nearly killed when his tractor flipped over on him. he was trying to pull out a stump with the chain too high up on the back of the tractor. This is one of the most ingenious things I have ever seen with farm equipment in my 73 yrs
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Guest: Ron (1541 days ago)
You're right, there was a cable attached to the front of the tractor. As mentioned, this is an OLD method, used many times. But, very dangerous unless the front of the tractor is also being pulled to insure it doesn't go over backwards!!!
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You're right, there was a cable attached to the front of the tractor. As mentioned, this is an OLD method, used many times. But, very dangerous unless the front of the tractor is also being pulled to insure it doesn't go over backwards!!!
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Guest: Frankly Frank (1526 days ago)
Yes but if you look at the cable on the front, there is a lot of slack. When the tractor rears up, the cable isn't doing anything...
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Yes but if you look at the cable on the front, there is a lot of slack. When the tractor rears up, the cable isn't doing anything...
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Guest: Bill McFadden (1542 days ago)
When I was 10 or so 5 years ago I stuck my Uncles John Deer in the mud and he did the same thing to get it out. That was just before he kicked my ass
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When I was 10 or so 5 years ago I stuck my Uncles John Deer in the mud and he did the same thing to get it out. That was just before he kicked my ass
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Guest: dick hurts (1538 days ago)
why must it end with someone always getting there ass kicked
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why must it end with someone always getting there ass kicked
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Guest: Dewey (1547 days ago)
good idea, but who got it stuck in the 1st place?
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good idea, but who got it stuck in the 1st place?
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Guest: dufus (1543 days ago)
The fact that thousands of us are setting on our butts watching one person DO SOMETHING practical is disturbing.
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The fact that thousands of us are setting on our butts watching one person DO SOMETHING practical is disturbing.
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Guest: Toad number 3 (1489 days ago)
You are right....we are part of a decadent, lazy society in search of virtual emotions....buaaaaa.....c ry....
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You are right....we are part of a decadent, lazy society in search of virtual emotions....buaaaaa.....c ry....
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Guest: greenman (1580 days ago)
i'm sure some health and safety knobhead would have some fun there
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i'm sure some health and safety knobhead would have some fun there
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Guest: fygfyug (1579 days ago)
many a forester have lost there lgs doing this
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many a forester have lost there lgs doing this
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Guest: barbara (1548 days ago)
yes, wiltse is a boob, a deeply profane one.
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yes, wiltse is a boob, a deeply profane one.
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Guest: mtoz (1580 days ago)
He's just a stick-in-the-mud.....
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He's just a stick-in-the-mud.....
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Guest: (1580 days ago)
Tread softly and carry a big stick.
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Tread softly and carry a big stick.
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Guest: Farmer Brown (1545 days ago)
Two things: 1) They talk funny... 2) Maybe instead of buying a video camera they should have bought a come-along.
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Two things: 1) They talk funny... 2) Maybe instead of buying a video camera they should have bought a come-along.
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Guest: bithooked (273 days ago)
Latest comment:

The bad thing about a come-along, when dealing with this much weight and force, it requires you to put yourself in the danger zone. At lease most winches allow you to operate from a distance, or in the vehicle cab, getting out of the danger zone. But a come-along requires you to be right there in the danger zone, cranking on a handle. No thank you.

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The bad thing about a come-along, when dealing with this much weight and force, it requires you to put yourself in the danger zone. At lease most winches allow you to operate from a distance, or in the vehicle cab, getting out of the danger zone. But a come-along requires you to be right there in the danger zone, cranking on a handle. No thank you.

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Guest: SEXY IN NC (1543 days ago)
HEY WATCHING PORN IS WHAT MADE HIM THAT WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! DUMMY
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HEY WATCHING PORN IS WHAT MADE HIM THAT WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! DUMMY
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Guest: Fabiana (1538 days ago)
It's very interesting that. who never got stuck in a place that had absolutely nothing to mind, watching the night come and wondering how I would manage to get out. not sure how this is a great idea.
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It's very interesting that. who never got stuck in a place that had absolutely nothing to mind, watching the night come and wondering how I would manage to get out. not sure how this is a great idea.
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Guest: Harley (1550 days ago)
Cleaver Dude!
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Cleaver Dude!
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Guest: hans_of_stone (1550 days ago)
Cleaver??? don't see what it has to do with a chopping blade. Think that you meant clever.
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Cleaver??? don't see what it has to do with a chopping blade. Think that you meant clever.
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Guest: editor (1549 days ago)
It's a comment section, not the front page of the newspaper
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It's a comment section, not the front page of the newspaper
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Guest: Steven (1549 days ago)
Have you seen the front page of OUR newspaper. That would fit right in. The really troubling thing about it is only about 10% of our population would catch it!!!!!
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Have you seen the front page of OUR newspaper. That would fit right in. The really troubling thing about it is only about 10% of our population would catch it!!!!!
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Guest: Cache (1525 days ago)
Steven, you must be from Cache, OK!
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Steven, you must be from Cache, OK!
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Guest: Danny Del Rossi (1548 days ago)
I wouldn't have thought of that in a million years. Brilliant.
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I wouldn't have thought of that in a million years. Brilliant.
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Guest: angela539 (1551 days ago)
cool beans huh? my cousin had to do this once or twice in his lifetime.
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cool beans huh? my cousin had to do this once or twice in his lifetime.
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Guest: george (1551 days ago)
Very clever . Those Chinese
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Very clever . Those Chinese
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Guest: ozzie (1519 days ago)
watcha talking 'bout? them's meskin illegals!!
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watcha talking 'bout? them's meskin illegals!!
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Guest: Chuck (1551 days ago)
To George,best you watch it again Chuck
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To George,best you watch it again Chuck
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Juniper Juniper (1579 days ago)
That was incredibly ingenious.
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That was incredibly ingenious.
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Guest: me (1527 days ago)
You spelled TIRES wrong!
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You spelled TIRES wrong!
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Guest: fred (1541 days ago)
we did almost the same thing in the air force in 1980 with a D7 bull dozer. chaned trees crossways to the tracks. as we backed up the dozer rose on the trees.
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we did almost the same thing in the air force in 1980 with a D7 bull dozer. chaned trees crossways to the tracks. as we backed up the dozer rose on the trees.
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Guest: randyfromeufaula (1489 days ago)
I agree Fred...That is the exact formula for removing dozers from the mud..Always works for length of tracs, then repeat.
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I agree Fred...That is the exact formula for removing dozers from the mud..Always works for length of tracs, then repeat.
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Guest: clark andersson (1551 days ago)
Jo, Finns mer an en satts att tar skinnet pa katten. Clark i Minnesota
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Jo, Finns mer an en satts att tar skinnet pa katten. Clark i Minnesota
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Guest: George (1550 days ago)
That's an old trick, nothing new. It can do many things, get you unstuck, flip you over backwards, break an axle, etc.
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That's an old trick, nothing new. It can do many things, get you unstuck, flip you over backwards, break an axle, etc.
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Guest: Tractorman (1549 days ago)
Thanks Mr. Know-It-All. You ever tried to not be such a jerck?
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Thanks Mr. Know-It-All. You ever tried to not be such a jerck?
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Guest: Old MSgt (1544 days ago)
Regarding tipovers: All tractors should have an ample ROPS cage and a SEAT BELT so you stay IN the cage. All farmers either weld or can get someone who does, so there is no excuse for not having ROPS.
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Regarding tipovers: All tractors should have an ample ROPS cage and a SEAT BELT so you stay IN the cage. All farmers either weld or can get someone who does, so there is no excuse for not having ROPS.
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Guest: obenskik (1526 days ago)
ROPS on forklift has killed more operators then rollovers, since a forklift can't rollover
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ROPS on forklift has killed more operators then rollovers, since a forklift can't rollover
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Guest: Jeff (1520 days ago)
Excuse: Time and money..... Besides, anybody who knows how to push in the clutch before he goes end-over-ass. Common sense can replace all of the safety equipment in the world.
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Excuse: Time and money..... Besides, anybody who knows how to push in the clutch before he goes end-over-ass. Common sense can replace all of the safety equipment in the world.
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Guest: Ella Rose Evoy. (1552 days ago)
Well I'll be damned you guys are a genious. Loved it.
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Well I'll be damned you guys are a genious. Loved it.
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Guest: lobo2318 (1551 days ago)
gotta love Redneck engineering!
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gotta love Redneck engineering!
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Guest: Redbeard (1550 days ago)
Swedish rednecks in that case
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Swedish rednecks in that case
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Guest: Tork (1545 days ago)
Everyone that commented on where these guys are from is wrong: this was filmed in Norway, the men are speaking Norwegian.
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Everyone that commented on where these guys are from is wrong: this was filmed in Norway, the men are speaking Norwegian.
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Guest: I am Norwegian (1536 days ago)
They are for sure Swedish!
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They are for sure Swedish!
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Guest: Real Swede (1539 days ago)
You must be dumb as a Norwegian to not know that they are speaking Swedish.
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You must be dumb as a Norwegian to not know that they are speaking Swedish.
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Guest: Bluebird (1536 days ago)
Well "REAL" Swede what are they saying
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Well "REAL" Swede what are they saying
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Guest: moenuffda (1533 days ago)
I am norwegian.....and yes...they are speaking swedish.....to everyone out there - swedes and norwegians have a lot of the same words - but you can clearly tell what is what.
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I am norwegian.....and yes...they are speaking swedish.....to everyone out there - swedes and norwegians have a lot of the same words - but you can clearly tell what is what.
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Guest: Katy (1530 days ago)
I had to laugh! This was good and reminded me of what my ex! He was a "nordlandinger", a (real) north Norwegian. He could pull off some amazing solutions to seemingly impossible situations ... and yes, he used to scare me half to death with some of his stunts
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I had to laugh! This was good and reminded me of what my ex! He was a "nordlandinger", a (real) north Norwegian. He could pull off some amazing solutions to seemingly impossible situations ... and yes, he used to scare me half to death with some of his stunts
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Guest: Katy (1530 days ago)
My Norwegian is poor and my Swedish is worse but I think a neighbor must have come to help pull them out. The part I understood is general joking and chit chat: the big hole, the weekend etc. I did enjoy this. It reminded me of some of the good times
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My Norwegian is poor and my Swedish is worse but I think a neighbor must have come to help pull them out. The part I understood is general joking and chit chat: the big hole, the weekend etc. I did enjoy this. It reminded me of some of the good times
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Guest: decider (1528 days ago)
Det skjedde p grensen mellom de to landene. Norska eller svensk, spelar det ingen roll.
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Det skjedde p grensen mellom de to landene. Norska eller svensk, spelar det ingen roll.
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Guest: moenuffda (1533 days ago)
It might be filmed in Norway but they are speaking swedish.
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It might be filmed in Norway but they are speaking swedish.
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Guest: don mcintyre usa (1542 days ago)
Smart move, i liked it
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Smart move, i liked it
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Guest: A Different Wiltse (1541 days ago)
I apologize for the Wiltse name in advance if he has offended anyone. Shame on you, Peter. Your words are unworthy of/and sully our name and kin.
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I apologize for the Wiltse name in advance if he has offended anyone. Shame on you, Peter. Your words are unworthy of/and sully our name and kin.
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Guest: cartoman3 (1547 days ago)
This is an OLD technique! In the 1800's, on Steamboats, it was called the 'grasshopper'. As several comments have noted, it can be dangerous. If you are self-extacting, don't be alone, don't over-power (backflip), say thanks to the creator when it works.
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This is an OLD technique! In the 1800's, on Steamboats, it was called the 'grasshopper'. As several comments have noted, it can be dangerous. If you are self-extacting, don't be alone, don't over-power (backflip), say thanks to the creator when it works.
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Guest: No fiary tails (1532 days ago)
Hey Cartoman3, who is the creator? the creator of this tried and tested method from eons ago or the tractor manufacturer? (looks like a beat up old fordson major circa 1960's) to me.
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Hey Cartoman3, who is the creator? the creator of this tried and tested method from eons ago or the tractor manufacturer? (looks like a beat up old fordson major circa 1960's) to me.
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Guest: Rich (1527 days ago)
There is only one Creator, that would be God.
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There is only one Creator, that would be God.
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Guest: godblest (1492 days ago)
Amen!
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Amen!
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Guest: Donethat (1512 days ago)
Don'tdo this- VERY, VERY Dangerous. There are better ways for that rather small tractor
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Don'tdo this- VERY, VERY Dangerous. There are better ways for that rather small tractor
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Guest: JAM (1529 days ago)
Someone should offer a translation of the "colorful Norwegian" being spoken as they accomplish this.
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Someone should offer a translation of the "colorful Norwegian" being spoken as they accomplish this.
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Guest: Heidi Cantrell (1496 days ago)
Actuslly it is not Norwegian, but Swedish. To some, that may amount to the same; it is NOT. :) Heidi From Norway
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Actuslly it is not Norwegian, but Swedish. To some, that may amount to the same; it is NOT. :) Heidi From Norway
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Guest: Alan Hardman (1398 days ago)
Was told once about the difference between Swedes and Norwegians by an old Norwegian: "A thousand Swedes ran through the weeds pursued by one Norwegian." I've (obviously) not forgotten it!
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Was told once about the difference between Swedes and Norwegians by an old Norwegian: "A thousand Swedes ran through the weeds pursued by one Norwegian." I've (obviously) not forgotten it!
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Guest: Reply (1528 days ago)
Hvorfor kyllingen krysse veien?
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Hvorfor kyllingen krysse veien?
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Guest: JJ (1534 days ago)
I am Norse and was killed once in a former life trying out this mud stunt. But it was quicker and cleaner than another time I got killed doing that Viking thing and got burned to death by boiling oil at that Scot castle. I tell you, Norse just don't stay dead even if we are dumber than stumps and slower than molassas.
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I am Norse and was killed once in a former life trying out this mud stunt. But it was quicker and cleaner than another time I got killed doing that Viking thing and got burned to death by boiling oil at that Scot castle. I tell you, Norse just don't stay dead even if we are dumber than stumps and slower than molassas.
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Guest: Jeff Bridges (1545 days ago)
Good idea for sure..but I thnk the farmer was to smart to put the tractor in the mud on purpose. He wanted to stage the vid to share with us...Ive been stuck before and this deff. works as a solution!
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Good idea for sure..but I thnk the farmer was to smart to put the tractor in the mud on purpose. He wanted to stage the vid to share with us...Ive been stuck before and this deff. works as a solution!
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Guest: Sandman (1539 days ago)
If you LOOK at the chain sa soon as the front wheels leave the ground it drops to the ground--it had NOTHING to do with stopping the tractor from doing a back flip as some of you non mechanical dups have said----and just in case you also didnt notice that large steel frame on the rear of the tractor--well lets just say that it would be impossable for it to go over backwards
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If you LOOK at the chain sa soon as the front wheels leave the ground it drops to the ground--it had NOTHING to do with stopping the tractor from doing a back flip as some of you non mechanical dups have said----and just in case you also didnt notice that large steel frame on the rear of the tractor--well lets just say that it would be impossable for it to go over backwards
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Guest: Bob the clogger (1514 days ago)
I think the cable on the front was a prior effort to get the tractor unstuck. But, as one can see, as the tractor moved, the cable became slack.
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I think the cable on the front was a prior effort to get the tractor unstuck. But, as one can see, as the tractor moved, the cable became slack.
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