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Machinery

What are people using for pulling out stuck equipment?

I am considering purchasing a recovery rope and I am wondering what size to get for pulling out the combine. Where is the best place to get one?

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

https://mmetalworks.com/the-mud-ox

The mud-ox tow kit works wonders for pulling out combines puts a lot less stress on the machine by pulling from the front of the machine, it will cost around $2,000 but worth every penny


Verified FBN Member (IA)

We use 3/4 inch chain from tulsa chain company.


Verified FBN Member (SK, CAN)

We use a 8"x40' tow strap (can't recall the load rating) a 40' tow cable (1" or 1-1/8") with integrated thimbles connected via clevis.


The tow strap is the weakest part of the system by design. If something is gonna break, I want it to pull apart rather than catastrophic failure creating a projectile. Something I learned in the oil patch


Have used it 3x this year, twice to pull out the tractor/s...

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

We like to use 3/4" or 1" cable with loops braided into each end. You can braid the loops yourself with a little practice, there are also a few videos on YouTube showing how to do it. The only time we've broke a 3/4" cable was pulling the tile plow with an excavator and two other tractors. When a cable breaks it will still recoil, but not nearly to the extent that a rope will. We also like the f...

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

Check out the Mud Ox Combine Towing Kit. https://mmetalworks.com/the-mud-ox


Verified FBN Member (MT)

I use an 8" tow strap with d rings on both sides I think it's 250k lbs. Price was 850ca. Can roll it up and store anywhere.


Verified FBN Member (MT)

I use a Bubba rope with Bubba rope fabric clevises. They are rated for 130,000 lbs and are the kinetic energy type. I wanted to get get all the metal out of the situation. My neighbor lost an arm and almost died last spring when the chain broke and went flying into the pulling tractor cab.

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Google here i come! We had an "operator error" using the rope and clevis and had two 110lb front end weights go flying towards the stuck cab! Happens too fast to comprehend!

Stay safe all!!! Thanks for the Bubba rec!!


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Fun times...


Verified FBN Member (IN)

Wisco Lift or Wrecker Supply USA. 6" 4 Ply Recovery Strap. We pull tile plow with it tied to an excavator. Lightweight for what it is and 188,000 pound breaking strength. Gave under $500 for ours.


Verified FBN Member (SD)

Go to your local runnings or fleet farm and buy the biggest tow strap you can find, most are $50-$70 and last fall I pulled even the loaded grain cart out just used 2. Also remember that every time you double it over you double the towing strength. For $75 I can get my stuff out and not need a $1000 fancy rope. And the best part, if you break one, your not out much, just go buy another.


Verified FBN Member (MN)

Dakota Riggers in sioux falls sd has a lot of stuff you need to pull something out. I would check it out


Verified FBN Member (AB, CAN)

Bought ours at Flaman, work well 180000 lb I believe ours have. I like the flat ones better, easier to store and have in the field (graincart).

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Verified FBN Member (SK, CAN)

We have a 50' rope, I believe it's 100,000lbs. Used it lots over the last 15 years. It's important to use a large clevice to loop chains through to save the the loop at that end. The other loops is safe in the draw bar. Always try the first pull on something stuck and only hit it if we have to. If the pullmtractor stalls it can always be restarted. Saves tearing something up.

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Verified FBN Member (SK, CAN)

We broke our rope this fall trying to pull a loaded semi after it sunk on a Sandy Hill. Should have known better. Off loaded the wheat and it came out with little effort. The rope had served us well and well weave the break back together to have it for lighter pulls as I think it getting tiered.

We've replaced it with a 10" X50' strap.


Verified FBN Member (SK, CAN)

For the sprayer and combine we use a bridle type of tow strap and pull from both sides of the unit. Around these parts most dealers sell or have access to web straps

or https://winklercc.com/catalog/towbelts/


Verified FBN Member (AB, CAN)

We use an 80T tow strap. Works for stuck semis as well. Cost $400 CAN

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Verified FBN Member (MT)

Champion ropes are really good ropes. They are also way safer then nylon or straps Remember that when you buy a rope to size it to the machine you are using to pull the combine out with

if you would like to order one let me know I can get you more info about them


Verified FBN Member (MI)

Have used them with good results, but be very careful. I've known a clevis to break or part of the machine that its hooked to and it acts as a slingshot with something coming in your direction with deadly results. Just be certain that all the components that the rope is hooked to are matched to the rope size.

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

we use 40' recovery rope 125,000 lbs cost about $900 worth every penny. will stretch 10' and use all the kinetic energy.

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Verified FBN Member (DE)

Custom rope has what you need. Light weight and works well

Verified FBN Member (IA)

What brand is your rope and where did you get it?

Verified FBN Member (IL)

Same thing here certainly got our moneys worth this past 12 months!

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