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Fence post removal
« on: July 22, 2012, 08:24:26 PM »
I just sold our horse am taking down our small corral. Its those metal "t" posts with the flange on the bottom. Suckers arent deep but ive either hits roots or stone with a lot of them. My front end loader or 3 pt. hitch wont lift em out. Anybody got any ideas?

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Re: Fence post removal
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 08:49:57 PM »
I pull them with the front end loader on my kubota tractor. Never a problem, but then my kubota is one of the larger ones. ;D
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Re: Fence post removal
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 08:51:12 PM »
Just hook a chain on them and hitch it to the tractor and drive! ;D
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Re: Fence post removal
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 08:59:30 PM »
I cant belive your 3 pt wont lift em out!! thats really in there..  If you cant get em out, dig down 6 inches and cut em off with a grinder and bury em them..
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Re: Fence post removal
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 09:01:30 PM »
I have used an old, taller tire rim and a chain. Hook the chain as low on the post run it over the rim with the rim as close as possible to the post and use your truck tractor to pull 'em out. You can usually pull them out with out bending them up.

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Re: Fence post removal
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 09:03:01 PM »
That tire rim trick works well.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 09:06:17 PM »
Never heard that idea before, but sounds like it would work good!!
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Re: Fence post removal
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2012, 09:09:33 PM »
The truck rim idea is new to me also.

You may have to back the tractor closer to shorten the lift arm, thus increasing the lifting ratio.  Of course then you have also shortened the lift range, but once it moves, it should come out.

If roots have grown over the anchor barb, then digging and cutting as suggested above may be the only answer short of a dozer blade.

I have used a High Lift Jack and also the tool designed for pulling T post, but I doubt that either would have the lift strength of the 3 pt hitch.
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Re: Fence post removal
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2012, 09:16:40 PM »
Lots of times a good lever over a rim with a chain around the base works and is pretty quick.  other devices uses a U that drops over the post and when it rotates down it pulls tight and grips the post.     again a long lever you can move the world ;)
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2012, 10:28:29 PM »
I have also used a high lift jack too, just put a 4x4 under it so it doesnt dig in to the ground. I have yet to find a post I couldnt pull out.. sometimes i get lazy and dont feel like getting out a tractor.  so  I "wiggle" the post back and forth till it snaps and call it good.
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Re: Fence post removal
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2012, 07:11:03 AM »
bedway, when you used the 3 point were you hooking behind an implement like a scraper blade or were you right at the ends of the links? Like Magic said getting the post as close to the rear axle as possible will greatly increase the force of lift.
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