The banks are steep and slick and there are no trees handy to attach a come along so we did what we done before, when we've found ourselves in this sort of pickle -- called on Allen's Wrecker Service. They've been pulling our vehicles (and our friends' and neighbor's vehicles) out of ditches and creeks for almost forty years. Howard Allen was a sort of genius at this work and now that Howard's gone, his son Charles runs the business.
It took Justin on our tractor to pull the wrecker across a few slick spots in our front yard but
once the wrecker got in place, it was just a matter of hooking the cable to the front of the Kubota . . .
Once it was out of the creek and on the bank, the fella in the orange shirt got behind the wheel and the Kubota started. "I believe it'll come up on its own," he said.
We were elated -- having been prepared to find out that this very useful piece of farm equipment was totalled. But aside from some dents and two slightly twisted wheels that will have to be replaced, the damage was minimal. That's one tough little machine -- and the dump bed still works.
Everyone who lives in the country -- especially in the mountains -- needs to know a good wrecker guy. We've been fortunate to know the best.