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recovery ideas

Postby ComradeFluffy » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:37 pm

Hey guys...
Not so good weekend. Drove 8 hours to a camp out of state to explore the badlands with my baby.
Long story short I made some mistakes and my baby is sitting off trail, two clicks from anything like a trail.
She's on an incline and it's all rock and cactus. Clutch is cooked, possibly overheating damage to the engine.
Possible I may not be able to easily get it out of gear...
It may or may not run.

Planning on taking an ATV back up there and winching it out to the trail...where I could then tow it back down the hill.

I am trying to come up with a man-portable winch system or snatch block...but one that could pull...maybe 100 feet in or more? Manual.

Or other recovery ideas...helicopter? I know I could never get a trailer within 10 miles of the place. :-(

Any ideas welcome.

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby lomax » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:53 pm

Get a power pull something like this. You can put as long of a rope on it as needed.

http://www.amazon.com/Maasdam-PowR-A-20 ... B00099FFOI

Bummer about the situation. Hope it work out for you.
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby rivers » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:57 pm

Massdam Rope Puller. Depending on which one you order it'll come with 50ft of 1/2" poly-dac rope. Think mine is the 3/4 ton model? I carry an extra 50 ft of rope. Allows for more anchoring options. Crank the rope through(50ft), then run the rope through again, voila 100ft. Kinda like a cable come-along but "much" easier to use. It passes the rope through the machine rather than spooling it on to the machine. Also good for getting your outfit on to a trailer. Amazon usually has them pretty cheap. IMHO they should be dealer available options.
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby Albuquralque » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:25 pm

What year Ural do you have?
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby Albuquralque » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:28 pm

If its pre 2014, you can use a wheel spacer between the pusher wheel hub and the final drive splined hub. This will keep the wheel hub splines off of the fd splines and allow you to roll the rig if the engine, gearbox, and/or final drive is seized.

I haven't tried it yet, but I'm wondering on a 2014 or newer, if you can just remove the removable spline of the wheel and just reinstall the pusher wheel and have the same effect as above.
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby harleych » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:16 pm

1wd or 2wd? Disconnect sidecar and move the bike by 2 pieces.
Take off final drive box, fit back axle and wheel.

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby Poacher Bob » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:33 pm

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Do you have time to order the rope puller?
This would be available at a Tractor Supply or auto parts store. Coupled with rope or recovery straps would work in a pinch. I'd also suggest a second set of hands. If you have to use a come along get the one with a nylon strap rather than metal cable..and watch your fingers! :shock:
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby Subsnowden » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:55 pm

I carry a small but strong ratchet strap and and 12' atv tow rope. That should be enough to get me out of just about any stuck situation and they pack small
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby Squire230 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:25 pm

In special forces, we'd put a thermite grenade on the engine block and exfil.
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby ComradeFluffy » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:00 pm

Hey guys...it's a 2015 GU 2wd


Yeah the problem is that I need to hand pull it a long way. Sounds like the masdam is what I need. If I can get it back onto a trail I can tow it with a truck or ATV. I might even be able to tow it out just with the ATV if the ATV was balsy enough.
I have to hand pull it about 1.5 km to get it back to a trail. Really hoping a good atv will move it though.

Thank you for all the replies.

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby DaveO » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:06 am

If it's as bad as you say to get it out, I'd consider partially disassembling it and hauling it out in pieces, so you don't smoke yourself or the ATV as well.... :)

The engine and gearbox together probably weigh about as much as the sidecar and its' frame...the car and frame are easier to remove, but more awkward to handle... just throwin' it out there for ya to mull over...
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby harleych » Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:53 am

Write for as continue and finale...we wait...real off road store

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Re: recovery ideas

Postby 54vintage » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:05 pm

I'm sorry to bring this up....but....what is the mantra for ride reports???
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby rivers » Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:30 pm

ComradeFluffy wrote:Hey guys...it's a 2015 GU 2wd


Yeah the problem is that I need to hand pull it a long way. Sounds like the masdam is what I need. If I can get it back onto a trail I can tow it with a truck or ATV. I might even be able to tow it out just with the ATV if the ATV was balsy enough.
I have to hand pull it about 1.5 km to get it back to a trail. Really hoping a good atv will move it though.

Thank you for all the replies.
You've got a lot of faith in an AVT's power, gearing and traction capabilities :) Don't know where you're marooned but you got any local ranchers near by? I'd bet on a hired horse before I'd bet on a zoom zoom ATV toy.
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Re: recovery ideas

Postby siberman1 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:33 pm

Where are you? Badlands? South Dakota??

I'd go for the rancher/farmer idea first to see what happens... JMO

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