Tore up clutch at off-road job site

I should have refused to deliver here. It was well below freezing, ground had been muddy and full of ruts before it froze solid. That morning they were pumping water from someplace up inside the building and it was all sitting at the bottom of the site where you had to drive through it about 100 feet before turning and going up the frozen, rutted hill to the work area. I didn’t make it the first time, couldn’t get up much speed on the rough ground. Wet tires just spun on the frozen ground. Sitting at the top of the hill, almost over the top, the tires grabbed occasionally and finally pulled me up. But that also tore up my clutch from the extreme force on the clutch and drive train. 16 days later the truck is out of the shop, and several thousand dollars poorer.


Why some of us rarely bother to wash our trucks. Going in and out of off-road locations makes it seem a waste of money to keep washing the truck. I’ve loaded here several times in a week, and have seen guys running right out to get washed before going to another off-road site to deliver the load later that day, or the next morning.