Finally getting Woody my mini-back-hoe out of this hole.
What a great little machine, with a not so great operator....or I wouldn't have gotten us into this mess in the first place. After tipping over into the pool (Video 1) and getting Woody, my mini back-hoe upright again (Video 2), we were still somewhat stuck. With lots of fiddling and jigging and not being able to push myself out with the hoe I managed to get turned around and make a bit of a ramp so I could use the hoe to pull out of the hole backwards. Oce we were out I parked Woody and let him rest for 24 hours just to make sure any fluids that had gotten up where they weren't supposed to would have a chance to drain back down into the crank case etc. He needed a bit of oil the following day, but after a good re-greasing and fluids check and replenish, all was well and Woody is back at it again today. More carefully though.