:rotfl:Americas Funniest Videos had a video of someone pulling a stump out. When the stump came out , the tension in the rope put the stump right thru his back window. Test your Luck.
Years ago my Dad was trying to cut down an old Ash tree that was partially dead. The tree was so big around that his 18 inch chain saw wouldn't cut all the way through it, but we thought it was far enough through that I could probably snap it off where the cut was with my old 83 Chevy 4x4. I had an old army surplus 4 inch by 150 foot nylon snatch strap so I put the loop on the pintle hitch and tied the other end as far up the tree as I could reach with a 20 foot ladder and took off! It was really muddy and my tires were spinning as I got to the end of the strap. I had Interco Thornbirds at the time, and the truck would stretch the strap about 30 foot when I got on it and then it would pull me back, much like a rubber band! Each time I would hit it a little harder, and it would snatch me back a little harder! It was really a lot of fun, I'd never pulled on a snatch strap that hard before. On the 7th time I gave it every thing it had and right when I thought it was going to snatch me back again, the truck just lurched ahead. Cool, I finally won the battle and snapped the tree off at the stump!!! Wronnnng!!! When I got stopped I looked back and my Dad was laughing! The tree didn't snap. Neither did the snatch strap! I had pulled a 65 foot Ash tree completely over! Roots and all! It turns out the tree was not dead in the center...Man that was fun!
Thank you everyone for the responses, I figured 4 lo and to go very slow- I will try this next weekend..and let you know if it works..I've used my Envoy for that very project. #1 - Use an ax to chop around the roots #2 - Use a heavy chain and hook it to your hitch #3 - Tie a rope to the tree side of the chain and have someone keep it under tension in case the chain snaps or slips off the shrub #4 - Put it in 4LO and GO SLOW! :thumbsup: