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help pull 91 fence posts

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by jonnyz37, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. jonnyz37

    jonnyz37 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    hey guys....i have a project coming up and want to know if there is a better way of doing things. There are 91 4X4" fence posts that i need to remove. They are not concreted in...just buried down about 18 inches and after 20 years are quite firmly in place. So im planning on using a tire rim up against the posts....with a chain around their base and pulling them out with my truck.
    Does anybody have a faster method? Thanks guys
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,110

    Yeah an excavator with thumb or a bobcat with grapple. Wouldn't take any time at all
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  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    Or a bobcat and a chain
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,904

    After 20 years I'm surprised they aren't firmly rotted, PT lumber or otherwise. The chain and truck will be just as fast. Why spend money for the Bobcat. Even better if you have a helper. You drive, he hooks and chucks it in the bed, repeat down the line.
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  5. jonnyz37

    jonnyz37 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    yeah that was my plan....dont want to spend $250 when it seems like it would only save me a couple of hours.
  6. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,838

    Pole jack would be easiest and most professional IMHO. Pretty much take a farm jack and chain. Choke the chain around the pole or use a cable. Drive a hard head to hold the chain choked and jack it out. Truck and rim is similar to what I describe.
  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    Just drive the truck through all the posts dukes of hazzard style and film it
  8. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,183

    thats what i was thinkin , just runnem over but slowly as in push them over with rear bumper
  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,110

    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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  10. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,390

    What he said. The right tool for the job is always the best way.

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