I have to add my photo from today. Back story first. We have a 2000 Honda Acord, 320.000 miles. It is our spare car incase someone needs one. I haven't driven it in over a month so I decided to use it to go to church last night. I meet my wife and daughter there so we end up driving 2 cars home after service. We have been talking about selling it or just scraping it? ( It runs great we just don't use it any more)
Coming home we were about 2 miles from the house and BOOM, I thought the front left tire blew out. No the lower ball joint snaped in half and we slid over 100' till the car came to a stop. Our daughter was about ten minuets behind us in our new car we just paid off. Well my wife gets out a said scrap it! I called my sons up to have them come help me get it off the road. I drove home and got my truck and meet the boys at the car. I used my rear bumper to push it back to an old logging road and then my son used his truck with chain to drag it on to the logging road to clear the road.
I tried to borrow a car dolley but the owner could not find it? So we ended up taking my new Kubota L2501 with loader and scraper blade to bring it home. I pushed the car to a flat spot on the log road and lifted the front end off the ground and placed 2 8" x 8" blocks under the frame. Then I put the scraper blade tight
t to the bumper and we used 2 tie down straps from the A arm over the blade to the frame of the tractor. Tied the tire up with a strap over the hood and lifted the blade. I had to back it up to get the blocks out but I brought it home behind the tractor. Tomorrow I have to empty the 3/4 full gas tank.
Also it was 25* when I shuffled in the house. It's off the ground in this picture