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has anybody heard of this

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by gavinslawncare, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. gavinslawncare

    gavinslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    I was pulling bushes out yesterday with my truck and having a hell of a time with one. The customers nieghbor came walking over with a car rim. He said heres a little trick. He stood the rim on end and run the chain over it and said give it a good tug. So i did the stump came right out. I was shocked that this worked. Just wondering if anybody has heard of this payup
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    "give me a lever and I can move the world" - Atlas :waving:
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    dido that. I seriously hear that from my pops when ever we're working on my truck or something.
  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    That's a great trick. Changing the angle of the pull to more upward must make a big difference.
  5. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Posts: 481

    A wise old man once told me "work smart not hard".
    The different angle makes sense.
  6. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    It was Archimedes who said:

    Give me a lever long enough, and I shall move the world.
  7. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    :p kind of makes you wish that you wouldn't have viewed geometry as a waste of time in school, doesn't it?
  8. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    Years ago, the Peace Corps published a paperbound book that volunteers took with them wherever they were posted to. It was all about low-tech ways to make ag jobs easier. One of the widgits was a stump puller. Imagine a long pump handle (up and down lever) on top of a fence post that just sort of sat on top of the ground (wherever it was needed). The lever action (lifting up, rather than sideways) was a joy to behold. So-ooo simple, yet so effective!!

    I must look online and see if it's in cyberspace.
  9. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    I guess you must have a different comic book than me :waving:
  10. leadarrows

    leadarrows LawnSite Senior Member
    from N/A
    Posts: 925

    I use that trick on fence posts.

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