Re: Winch Anchor
What you speak of is called a 'Dead Man'.
We used old truck axles and drove them in the ground at an angle away from what ever you are trying to pull.
I've see entire houses and Mack trucks pulled around on a dead man.
Make sure your connection, cable, chain, strap or what ever is all the way down against the ground.
I use a VERY LARGE pry bar (called a tankers bar in the military). It's steel, it bends instead of breaks, but it's expensive.
I just used one with a block (pulley) to pull a 10 wheeled rock truck out, and the dead man never moved.
Old car or truck axles are cheap enough, and have a flat enough top they can probably be drove flat and left in the ground if they are too hard to get out.
(provided that it's not a farmers field, or something like that)
A dead man, block & tackle and windless is the way they did it before winches.
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