2021.03.10 20:34 jon372 Don’t stop in deep snow to check how deep the snow is
I posted this to Gladiatorforum but thought it might look good here too...Recovering my Jeep from the snow...submitted by jon372 to JeepGladiator [link] [comments]
the story....I'd been in the fields earlier in the day and shouldn't have really taken the jeep out in that snow. It was already slipping in the fields more than normal due to the type of snow this time of the year. A nice crusty layer with that fine loose icy snow under it. Most of this particular trail (which is on my property) is flat but it has some dips and I hadn't driven on it all winter so it was not compacted at all. This was one of those dip spots and the snow banks up there making it deeper. Of course, after I drive into it, I decided to stop, sinking the jeep up to the frame in snow. Me, thinking it should be fine, starts spinning the tires, lock the lockers, rocking f/r, try crawl control, and when all that failed, the solution was to spin some more which got me to the ground, and turned that to slick mud and of course compacted the snow under the body. I started to dig it out but this was more fun, less work, tractor time, and the neighbors get a laugh.