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Old 08-01-2014, 10:54 AM
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I use the FEL on my tractor all the time with a chain. Borrow someone's tractor.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:00 AM
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I use the FEL on my tractor all the time with a chain. Borrow someone's tractor.
Can prolly push em right over.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:53 PM
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You're going to spend more time fixing damage than pulling posts out if you use truck. Not to mention look like a haCk
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that depends on how tight theyre in the soil . obviously if theyre snug making it hard on truck use another method . but at only 18" in ground without concrete for 20 years they might tilt right outta soil , truck method worth a test in effort to simplify / quicken job . hack part your wrong , which ever is easiest / quickest way to get them out is the best way . im not there to impress people with equipment .

edit - oh i just figured you might mean damage to the ground . well if so you got a point there , didnt think about that
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:56 PM
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Yes damage to ground and damage pulling them out
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:05 PM
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No one has brought up the post snapping at the base?? That would be my concern with using a truck and chain to pull them out. Then you're stuck digging that last 18" out of the ground. I would use a mini-ex with grapple. It will be much quicker than the truck and easier. If you don't want to spend the money then I would go with the farm/hi-lift jack to pop them out
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:12 PM
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The question is.... Are they being replaced? In my book that would have a lot to say about the extraction method...
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:04 PM
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The question is.... Are they being replaced? In my book that would have a lot to say about the extraction method...
Nothing going back up. I talked to them and they said s long s they are below ground level... That would be fine. So I notched them with a chainsaw about five inches below ground level and then used my truck to break them off.... Then packed soil into holes. Pretty easy since I didn't have to remove the entire post.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:15 PM
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Nothing going back up. I talked to them and they said s long s they are below ground level... That would be fine. So I notched them with a chainsaw about five inches below ground level and then used my truck to break them off.... Then packed soil into holes. Pretty easy since I didn't have to remove the entire post.
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You put your saw in the ground? Not good for it at all.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:14 PM
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You put your saw in the ground? Not good for it at all.
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I took a shovel or two of dirt out first.... But still went thru 3 chains.
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