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 05-24-2004, 09:44 Post: 86692
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Hi Guy’s, Heres really to posts. I think the sparks where nothing, but i really need to get the tractor out of the stream...

Friday night I was out doing some light rough cutting (grass) and running at the rated RPM. It was a really light load on the tractor, and 3 sparks came out of the exhaust pipe. I have the JD 790 w/ 17 hours on it. It didn’t loss any power; oil level is fine and runs like a champ…..?.... So any ideas what happened?

Also Saturday I was moving some dirt around and making a ramp down to a stream to cross it…I ended getting quite stuck after the front wheels went into the stream. The bank is muddy and about 8 inches tall. The back tires are slipping. Is it safe for me to put a chain and come-a-long on the clevis and pull it up?
The tractor is at a slight angle and when I try reversing it continues to slide to the right, and if it gets down there it would be bad news…
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 05-24-2004, 10:38 Post: 86693
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Yes, you can use a come-along to slowly pull it out while in neutral. Keep your anchor point low, so you don't tip it. If you are only a little bit stuck you can try the following.
1. Tilt you loader bucket all the way down past vertical
2. Lift the front end off of the ground several inches
3. While in 4WD and reverse, pivot the bucket back up. This pivoting motion should give you 6-12" of prying motion to push you out backwards. At the end of this motion, your front wheels will touch the ground and hopefully you have enough momentum to keep going out backwards.

If it was dark at night and you went from lots of idling with no workload and then to light duty working, it is not uncommon to see a few sparks from burning out the carbon. You generally in daylight will see some black smoke and be able to smell a greater amount of exhaust fumes.






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I tried using the bucket but i had no such luvk this time..
Is there anything in the front of the tractor that i can put my chain around and pull the front end back on to the path??






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 05-24-2004, 11:14 Post: 86698
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I would be very careful about trying to pull the front end sideways to get it back in line. Don't pull sideways on the loader. Don't know you actual situation so it is hard to judge how bad your situation is. I would crank the steering wheel in the direction you want it to go and slowly pull the tractor around with the come along from the rear. Do you have anything mounted on the 3 point hitch? A slight offset pull on the 3PH, carefully done may help to straighten it out. You want to be careful, not to jerk too hard or too crooked.






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 05-24-2004, 11:36 Post: 86699
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I have my LX5 Rough cut mower on there now..






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 05-24-2004, 11:52 Post: 86702
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I just added a few pictures of my predicament..






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 05-24-2004, 12:17 Post: 86704
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I hope I'm not stating the obvious...you did try to raise your LX5 before backing up? Is there any way of going FORWARD? The pics must not do your situation justice, it sure seems like with the differential locked, you could pull yourself out, especially with the weight of the LX5 in the air...good luck!






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From your Picture #4 it looks like your mower deck is stopping the unit from going backward since the tractor has drifted to the right. Is there a way that you could disconnect the mowerdeck and drag it away with a 4wd pick-up. Your treads are full of mud and have zero pull. The other pictures look like you are pointed down at a fairly steep incline putting all the weight on the front. That is why the rears are just spinning. Using the loader, can you lift the front end and lay logs under it. If the rears have spun a depression, dig a portion out behind at a more gentle slope. If you have a 4WD pickup put a long chain or nylon rope onto it and pull gentle. Your pickup won't pull much but maybe enough to get it moving. I'd be very careful about trying to pull it out backwards and anchoring anyplace on the mower deck. Does anyone else in the neighborhood have a tractor to help you out. A tow truck may be the best answer before you get into more trouble.






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Regarding exhaust sparks, they are not uncommon. In our area spark arrestors on the exhaust are mandated by law to prevent woodland fires. If you are in a wooded area you might look into getting one. I think the dealer charged me around $15 for one IIRC.






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Just looked at your pics. They remind me of the time I got stuck (see my pics). The R4s plugged and wouldn't develop traction (since traded for R1s). Anyway, I got out by laying down a bunch of branches under and behind the tires and that gave me enough traction to get up the hill. Of course you'll want to raise up your cutter, be in 4wd, and use your differential lock.






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