Hack: Man Straps Piece of Wood To Truck Tire To Get Unstuck from Mud

July 25, 2019 Updated: July 25, 2019

A trick that country folk have used for decades might not be known by everyone.

The person places a piece of wood over the tire and tied it to the wheel.

Then the driver is able to use the stick to gain more traction while traveling on the mud.

The YouTuber then recommends to “just keep a wooden plank in the back” of the bed.

However, the method may not work for every car, truck, or vehicle. Try it at your own risk.

Some people praised the user: “Because of this video I was not stuck in the woods all night while my husband was beaver trapping/hunting. It had rained and our trail washed out while we were in the woods. Instead of having to stay the night, I pulled this up and we were out in an hour.”

Added another, “This is fantastic. It worked like a charm. I used a piece of 2×4 and fastened it with a nylon strap with a plastic buckle. I figured the buckle would give way but it didn’t. THANK YOU!!!”

A third continued, “Thank you for this video. This is very helpful. Very simple and yet it works so well. Thank you again.”

Another issued a warning, saying, “First make sure there is plenty of clearance between tyre and things like suspension arms /brake lines in the inside. Example – my car has only 15mm and has to have OEM snow chains that are held in place by special tread plates. The setup shown would take out the brake lines AND yes, it’s a 4WD!! Otherwise not knocking this great get-you-home idea.”

Idea for a Car

Another video shows a method that may work for a car if and when it gets stuck in the mud.

The person appeared to tie a cloth to the bottom wheel and simply backed up. To provide more traction, they placed a piece of wood beneath the tire.

“Ok, I’m putting 2 towels in the van from now on. Also, a few 2X4s. Thanks,” one person said.

Another noted, “Yup it worked for me !! Two towels and I jammed them under the tire that was the worst stuck with a large stick.. saved my day !! You rock thanks !!!”

A third said, “Everyone saying it got caught up in the rotors and all. The guy in this video tied it through the rim so that doesn’t happen lol.”

As with the truck video, try this at your own risk.

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