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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:26 pm    Post subject: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have two fences that I am taking out. What is a good fast simple way to pull the steel posts...that is, a fast way to attach a chain to the post and then pull up with front end loader?
...rather than hooking chain every time. Will a couple of wraps/ half hitches around the post work? Is there some kind of bracket, ring, link, Plate, hook, etc. that can be attached quickly? There is surely some sort of barnyard engineering out there that works for this. There are quite a few posts.
Thx in advance.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Steel post. You talking "T" post or something a bit more developed?
One person operation or two?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


How about this:


Speeco T-post puller.

Or some plate steel and a torch/plasma cutter.
Or pieces of flat bar welded up.


 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i use a piece of c channel about a foot long. cut a hole on one end so it slips over the t post. cut a hole on the other end to hook up a chain. drop the piece over the t post and lift. the iron will kind of pivot and grab the post and pop it right out.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

double07, you are a way quicker typer, but thats the gizmo.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I made something similar to the above. Works well. Beats wrapping a chain overtime.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

HF has a thing looks like a bumper jack. It locks on the T-post and a couple jacks, it's out.

Wayne
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes, I meant T posts. I like that plate thing shown above. I think I can make something ...
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just pull up to the post with your loader or drive along side of them. Make two wraps around the post with a chain then lift it out.No need to hook the chain it will bind on itself. If you have a helper to walk along and work the chain you barely have to stop at each post. I’ve pulled hundreds this way. A small chain like 1/4” will bite the best. If they’re real tight or you need to pull some wood post you may have to use a 5/16”. Tony
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:26 am    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


A loop of chain suspended from the loader and a hard steel shank or screwdriver through one of the wire holes in the post . Let the loop drape over the horizontal shaft and lift away .
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:24 am    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I saw a guy with a later model tractor he put a clam shell style bucket on the loader just for that reason to pull posts.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We pull a ton of broken metal posts every year in the grape vineyard, and use a couple of tools like pictured above. One is a scrap press die about the same size that is just two rectangles, it works fine. We also burned out a small plate of half-inch steel, made a tee-shaped hole and a slot for the chain hook. That worked really well for short stumps, but, alas, it has been lost to the great tool hiding place in the sky. Can't find it for the life of me, and probably only have myself to blame.

I'm still searching for a better way to pull broken wooden post stumps- we lose 50-100 per year. Most are 4 inch, some larger. I am engineering a rotary digger that could make a slot around the stump, then use a looped steel cable to drop in the slot and grab the stump. If pulled, we often reuse the hole for the new wooden post, so less disturbance* is better. Right now we're so dry I cannot even pull wooden stumps with the loader tractor

I made a lever system for pulling the stumps with a chain and the t-post hook plate or just a chain around the wooden ones. It is very rudimentary and an accident waiting to happen. The hard part is finding parts sturdy enough to really lean into and pry with that don't weigh a ton to carry around. I need to flesh out my design of a highly-modified floor jack post puller.

* (I got arrested for a noise violation with a guy named Les Disturbance, once. Not really, but it sounded funny.)
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:06 am    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought a used tractor/w loader, the loader bucket has a grab hook welded to the bucket which is handy, for things like that.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dusty MI wrote:
I bought a used tractor/w loader, the loader bucket has a grab hook welded to the bucket which is handy, for things like that.


My loader has hooks as well. Right now there is at least one wooden post stump I cannot get out, even with the loader, 5400 John Deere MFWD with 540 loader and loaded rear tires. It just twists the rear tires off the ground.

When the soil is moist, I can toss my lever set in the Gator and pull either steel or wood easily, just not in July.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: Pull steel fence post quickly...how? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The last couple years Dad farmed we removed several fences. Originally the farm was 4 acres of the farmstead, 16 acres right south of the buildings, and 20 acres with no fence south of the 16 acres. West of that were two 20 acre fields with fences all 4 sides, and west of that two 40 acre fields fenced all 4 sides. We changed it into the 16+20 acres, then the 20 beside the buildings and a 60 in the back of the farm, the back 20 and back 40. Think we took a couple more fences out later. In the 48 years since we moved off that farm ALL the fences, even all the property line fences are gone.
 
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