Originally Posted by TripleNickle
That makes perfect sense. I havent cleaned it up yet, but did notice there was a dent in it. Maybe that weakened it and like you said the friction just sawed it in half. I could have only been on the throttle for 30 sec max and not even full just gassing it to see if it would budge forward or backward.
At idle in first gear you are roughly 4 to 1 or 4 turns of the engine to 1 turn of the driveshaft. 30 seconds at 700 RPM means you only spun the driveshaft about 32 times once you factor in the t-case gearing in 4 low.
It doesn't take long to cut completely through a thin piece of tube against a rock and that is at idle.