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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted November 24, 2016 - 08:21 AM

with a spare tire.  http://www.alloutdoo...ve-fence-posts/


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Posted November 24, 2016 - 08:25 AM

Great way to use what is on hand. And now he has a post hole to sell.😄
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Posted November 24, 2016 - 09:06 AM

Old trick, used to just be the tractor tire and a chain. Lots of guys got hurt that way.

I can see several injuries here too. Guy is straddling the post (Darwin award nominee?) And also, the tire is tipping. Lots of stored energy when it goes sproing.
Takes a good driver too, not Bubba "HoldMaBeer" Jones from the bar
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Posted November 24, 2016 - 09:19 AM

I have used just the wheel...no tire....chain stays in place better.

I also have added a "Vise-Grip" to keep the chain from slipping up...(usually on a steel post)


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Posted November 24, 2016 - 09:24 AM

Great way to use what is on hand. And now he has a post hole to sell.

Dibs! :D


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Posted November 24, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Never pulled a fence post but have used the basic idea to pull some small stumps using a 4 x 4 and chain.


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Posted November 24, 2016 - 11:36 AM

Back in the day my father was a lineman for Ontario Hydro. As a child I learned by watching , he could change out a power pole by himself using much the same principle. This was long before "safety" became an issue. The job was there, you did it, or the company let you go. And we lived at least 100 air miles north of civilization; necessity is the mother of invention.


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Posted November 24, 2016 - 02:26 PM

Good idea but also notice those fence posts are barely in the ground. We sink ours 3' to 4' for frost as well as strength. I would try that method. I have always used my cherry picker.  Once the post breaks free of the binding ground or lifts a few inches you can lift them out by hand easily.


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Posted November 24, 2016 - 03:42 PM

I just use a chain and hydraulic hi-lift jack. Much more control, and like said above, only need to lift it a couple inches then it will lift right out.



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Posted November 24, 2016 - 08:19 PM

3 point hitch work pretty well too. The larger the tractor the bigger the post you can pull.


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Posted November 25, 2016 - 08:11 AM

What happens when its set in cement?



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Posted November 25, 2016 - 08:21 AM

I just scoop them up and shake the dirt to get the post loose.

 

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Posted November 25, 2016 - 10:01 AM

I saw a fence company use a tripod with a hoist to pull steel posts set in concrete.






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