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Offline OldPaj

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Nowhere to go and still need a recovery
« on: September 19, 2020, 07:45:09 PM »
Mowing lawns on our patch (actually on the naturestrip) and had an OOOOPs moment.
Shock, horror I bogged my Greenfields mower in the drainage ditch. Had to get the Pajero out (and the Mrs) and do a recovery. Note the mask! as I was off "my" property!
The neighbour over the road recently had lots of gravel put on his drive. Unfortunately for me, the tip truck wheels had created a ditch in the drain (hidden by grass) which caught water and was super soft. However it probably wouldn't have happened if I went down the slope rather than attempted to go up


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Re: Nowhere to go and still need a recovery
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 09:53:48 PM »
Terrific stuff ole mate.

The Paj would have been on it's limits, I reckon.

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Re: Nowhere to go and still need a recovery
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 07:36:01 AM »
& did you snatch it out or just pull ???

What is the safe WLL of that rope ???

Did you have it connected to approved recovery points on both vehicles ???

Please explain why is there no Traffic Control in place, when you are clearly blocking the road ???

Did you complete a full Risk Analysis of the planned recovery ???

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Re: Nowhere to go and still need a recovery
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 07:53:58 AM »
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Re: Nowhere to go and still need a recovery
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 06:15:35 PM »
A few weeks back i had to recover my dads D22 from his backyard then winch myself out as well, steep block with lots of slippery mossy crap and wet grass.
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Re: Nowhere to go and still need a recovery
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 08:31:02 PM »
& did you snatch it out or just pull ???

What is the safe WLL of that rope ???

Did you have it connected to approved recovery points on both vehicles ???

Please explain why is there no Traffic Control in place, when you are clearly blocking the road ???

Did you complete a full Risk Analysis of the planned recovery ???

1. Just straight tension on rope, no snatch.
2. Yes - Bull bar on mower, approved by me in the circumstances, the towball on the Paj, yes also approved by me.
3. dead end (court) all neighbours out, in fact the last of them just left as I was walking back to the house to get the Mrs and the Paj. he told me this morning that he thought it was hilarious!
4. Yes, many mitigations put in place and residual risk assessed as minimal.

And yes, Bigpickle, the Paj was struggling a bit and was barely able to pull it out of the bog. But I think that was the wife's driving technique causing the issue.

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Re: Nowhere to go and still need a recovery
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 08:40:41 PM »
& did you snatch it out or just pull ???

What is the safe WLL of that rope ???

Did you have it connected to approved recovery points on both vehicles ???

Please explain why is there no Traffic Control in place, when you are clearly blocking the road ???

Did you complete a full Risk Analysis of the planned recovery ???

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And the oh&s forms, licences, council permits to block the road, did you notify the council asset protection officer of the damage ?
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