If you have ever been hopelessly mired or stuck with your four wheeler – particularly if you are by yourself and are facing a long walk – here is a tip that can save you – and not cost you a fortune…
This tip will work for your truck too if you size the equipment correctly…
I have a two wheel drive four wheeler and it will get stuck in a hurry… to offset this – the first thing I did was to install an electric winch… and this works great – as long as you can go FORWARD to get out!
I have seen several instances where you really needed to go backwards – or even sideways – to get extricated from a jam.
I bought the items shown below… a 2000 pound rated cable jack, a small boat anchor, 50’ of steel cable, a heavy duty towing “eye”, several tow straps and a large ratcheting type strap.
The anchor is a life saver where there is not a tree or other object to tie off to… if you can get it started into the ground… it will hold and you CAN pull like the devil against it.
The cables, straps and ratchet straps are used for either extra length or to anchor the four wheeler while you pull forward, back, sideways or diagonally.
Using the front mounted winch and various of the other items I have, I have been able to get myself out of some serious jams.
This also gives you confidence to keep going in the rough stuff… now, if you get stuck, you can more than likely get yourself out.
I can do a lot of other things too… pull and stand up tower stands, pull deer out of deep ditches or ravines and also – and this might be a hidden benefit or curse, depending on which way you look at it – I can be called upon to get other vehicles un-stuck!
Take a look at your situation and see if this tip will serve the way you use your four wheeler and maybe even open a few doors for you as to where you can and can not go.
This may even allow you to hunt areas that were previously inaccessable to you!