My wife would be pissed if I had a wench help get anyone or anything out of the mud........He was impressed that the Gladi and wench could get his tractor out of the hole.
I spent a lot of years as a towing and recovery operator, and you definitely do your best with what you have at your disposal. It used to really irritate me how many vehicles come without any attachment points for recovery. I still carry a nylon bridle with mini ‘J’ hooks that fit into reinforced slots in the frame of most vehicles.I remember Alex on one of the old "Ice Road Truckers" shows - he was helping someone who was off in the snow about like the pics here. He handed the car's driver the chain and said "here, hook this to a part you don't care about" and walked back to his truck laughing..........
In this case with @FshnRdnJpnAB - the vehicle was retrieved, the people happy, no one hurt, life went on, all was good. Sometimes things are just buried or otherwise not fully accessible.
I had no choice but to put a strap around a lower control arm on a car - don't like doing that but there wasn't anything else I could get to with the car down in the snow in the ditch and it was a low sitting car.
Yikes....glad no one was hurt.Looks like I bragged too soon on the bike cable.
It was diggin' in pretty good when it failed. The hook jumped back about 6'.
Figured it was a good a time as any to pull up that dead shrub:
Tree hugger to the rescue: