How to Use BBQ GRILL and CHAINS to Extract a Stuck 5 Ton Tractor

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Our tractor was stuck AND would not start. Warming the oil pan with a BBQ grill got it started. No way to g...
Our tractor was stuck AND would not start. Warming the oil pan with a BBQ grill got it started. No way to get equipment in to pull it out. If you try this yourself (even the manual suggests using "warming methods" if it is hard-starting and the weather is cold) you want very little heat. I was able to leave my hand between the grill and oil pan and was worried it wouldn't be warm enough. The oil pan felt WARM not hot to the touch and it worked great. We put tin-foil on the hydraulic lines just to make sure they didn't get melted, but frankly this was over-cautious. The tiny portable grill we got for this put off very little heat. Once it started, we tried the "log chained to the tire" trick found here ( *******www.youtube****/watch?v=YnRRGW... ) but the JD 6300 was just too heavy even with a larger log. We ended up pulling out a couple feet at a time by chaining the wheel to a tree and using a come-along to tighten it up first. The full version can be found here: *******www.metacafe****/watch/2479235/dachshunds_help_unstick_john_deere_6300_5_ton_tractor_stuck_in_the_mud_for_7_hours/
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