Let's say your 35,000lb 4x4 is stuck axle-deep in mud....
How do you get it out?
Assumptions: The mud is the consistency of pudding. You have a winch, but the cable is strong enough to tow on level ground and not much more. You are far more concerned with safety and speed of recovery than you are with environmental impact, so whatever you use can be left behind. You've got 800lbft of torque, but it's pushing 17 tons. Your tires are 13in wide. You're most likely going to want to back up onto known terrain.
I plan to test a few possible solutions in a controlled situation, here's what I'm thinking (and, mind you, I don't really expect any of this to work, but I've got to do something
): dig out a mud ramp, 15 degrees or so slope, ending as close to the bottom of the rear tires as possible. Place 2'x8' sheets of plywood along the mud ramp. Back out.
Plywood won't work, you say? How about laying down Hesco barriers
? Steel diamond-deck?
Could you quickly turn the pudding-mud solid? Some kind of super-quickset concrete? Freeze it?
What am I not thinking of?