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Posted: 7/24/2013 12:09:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 12:10:51 PM EST by SGocka]
I have 10 or so waist high poles to remove. Metal poles from a chain link fence.

I have a full size pickup and a chain.

Any smarter way to get rid of these things? I could just cut the poles but I don't want anybody getting hurt in the future.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:10:03 PM EST
3 point lift on tractor or high lift jack.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:10:19 PM EST
H lift jack and short chain...
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:10:48 PM EST
Killdozer
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:11:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fosters:
H lift jack and short chain...
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Yup....or explosives.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:12:05 PM EST
Yank 'em out with your truck, what could go wrong?




Hi-Lift Jack works great for this stuff.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:12:21 PM EST
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Yup....or explosives.
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Originally Posted By fosters:
H lift jack and short chain...

Yup....or explosives.



This and more cow bell...
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:12:27 PM EST
10 sticks of dynamite
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:13:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fosters:
H lift jack and short chain...
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Spend a couple bucks for one of these .
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:15:47 PM EST
1. Chain them all together.
2. Tie chain to neighbor's rear axle with a super strong rope.
3. Wait.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:15:59 PM EST
please do not use your truck and chain it can get ugly .. post hole diggers or above mentioned..
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:16:08 PM EST
sawzall and a angle grinder.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:18:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
1. Chain them all together.
2. Tie chain to neighbor's rear axle with a super strong rope.
3. Wait.
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Neighbors have either a Honda Fit or a Volkswagen station wagon.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:19:18 PM EST
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H lift jack and short chain...
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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:19:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SGocka:


Neighbors have either a Honda Fit or a Volkswagen station wagon.
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Originally Posted By SGocka:
Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
1. Chain them all together.
2. Tie chain to neighbor's rear axle with a super strong rope.
3. Wait.


Neighbors have either a Honda Fit or a Volkswagen station wagon.


Which would be more entertaining. It'll give you something fun to watch while you figure out how to get the posts out.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:19:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By buck19delta:
sawzall and a angle grinder.
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That's the hillbilly technique
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:22:37 PM EST
Why remove them?? Make them into target holders???
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:23:02 PM EST
As stated hi lift jack and a short chain works great
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:24:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BobRoberts:


Spend a couple bucks for one of these .
http://uuranch.com/images/misc/t-post_puller_dohickey.jpg
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Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
Originally Posted By fosters:
H lift jack and short chain...


Spend a couple bucks for one of these .
http://uuranch.com/images/misc/t-post_puller_dohickey.jpg



That would work on steel T posts, but probably not the smooth round ones you see with chain link fences like the OP is wondering about.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:27:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ws450r:



That would work on steel T posts, but probably not the smooth round ones you see with chain link fences like the OP is wondering about.
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Originally Posted By ws450r:
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
Originally Posted By fosters:
H lift jack and short chain...


Spend a couple bucks for one of these .
http://uuranch.com/images/misc/t-post_puller_dohickey.jpg



That would work on steel T posts, but probably not the smooth round ones you see with chain link fences like the OP is wondering about.


They will if he hits it with a sledge once or twice to give the chain something to grip.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:33:06 PM EST
1. Go to local Home Depot
2. Pick up tools
3. Pick up a couple of mexicans
4. Negotiate pay with mexicans in beer
5. Have mexicans remove posts.
6. Take mexicans back to Home Depot

I'm so glad that Home Depots have Mexicans, they make crap jobs worth doing.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:33:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ws450r:



That would work on steel T posts, but probably not the smooth round ones you see with chain link fences like the OP is wondering about.
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Originally Posted By ws450r:
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
Originally Posted By fosters:
H lift jack and short chain...


Spend a couple bucks for one of these .
http://uuranch.com/images/misc/t-post_puller_dohickey.jpg



That would work on steel T posts, but probably not the smooth round ones you see with chain link fences like the OP is wondering about.


Gotcha then a chain is in order.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:34:37 PM EST
Big bumper jack or tractor front end
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:35:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BobRoberts:


Spend a couple bucks for one of these .
http://uuranch.com/images/misc/t-post_puller_dohickey.jpg
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Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
Originally Posted By fosters:
H lift jack and short chain...


Spend a couple bucks for one of these .
http://uuranch.com/images/misc/t-post_puller_dohickey.jpg


where can one find this?
looked at Hi-Lift site, and NorthernTool.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:38:48 PM EST
A 4 - 5 ft piece of pipe, some chain and a come-a-long.

Wrap chain securely low on post. Hook to come-a-long. Hook other end of come-a-long to pipe edge stadning next to post. Jack the post up. Drink a beer and move to next post.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:44:36 PM EST
1) drink beer
2)start tractor and drive to posts
3)drink beer
4)wrap chain around post and attach to bucket
5)beers
6)lift up bucket and pull post out of the ground
Repeat
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:47:51 PM EST
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where can one find this?
looked at Hi-Lift site, and NorthernTool.
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Originally Posted By ar556223:
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
Originally Posted By fosters:
H lift jack and short chain...


Spend a couple bucks for one of these .
http://uuranch.com/images/misc/t-post_puller_dohickey.jpg


where can one find this?
looked at Hi-Lift site, and NorthernTool.

here you go
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:47:55 PM EST
I have a tractor and before that a high-lift jack, so I've never had the need to try any other methods. That being said, I've heard of people using a chain and a pickup truck, but they also used an old tire rim.

Fasten the chain low to the post, then place the rim next to the post and put the chain on top of the rim. Hook the end of the chain to the truck and pull slowly.

Supposedly the rim will allow the chain to pull the post in a somewhat of an upward direction.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:48:45 PM EST
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That's the hillbilly technique
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Originally Posted By buck19delta:
sawzall and a angle grinder.


That's the hillbilly technique


Youre joking right? Why would he use a grinder? Wack it off with the sawzall and drive the left over in the ground with a sledgehammer.

But he nailed it in his post, chain and truck. Rember safety though, make sure to put a wet towel or shirt in the middle of the chain.

And it's called 'redneck engineering'.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:52:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kentucky_smith:
3 point lift on tractor or high lift jack.
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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:52:57 PM EST
They may pull right out if they are not cemented in.
Wiggle a little bit, pull straight up.

Worked for me. No tools needed. I'm not very strong, either.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:55:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 12:56:47 PM EST by Tboy]
Chain, old tire rim, and either tractor/truck/SUV to slowly pull up. Place the chain at the base of the post and run it over the rim so when you pull, the motion is upward, not sideways. Tractor 3 point works best but not realistic if you have a house in the city and no access to fun tools.

Bulldozer works great but that also would be a logistics issue and you wouldn't be asking this question since you would have already razed everything. The more imporant question is how much concrete is attached to the posts.


ETA - Benefactor beat me to it.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:55:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 12:59:54 PM EST by ske714]
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Pick up rear of tractor, tractor tips over because front axle pivots. 3 PT hitch, or tannerite.

ETA: If you do pull it with your truck, hook to the post low and find a large diameter log, or maybe an old truck rim to put next to the post with the chain over it. That way the chain pulls up on the post.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:55:58 PM EST
I am surprised no one has asked this question--- Are the metal posts driven into the ground or is there concrete bases?

If the bases are flush I vote leave them unless you or a good neighbor has a tractor , cut off post . Even if you jury rig a way to rip them out of the ground they can be monsters to dispose of
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:56:54 PM EST
Shit son, that is going to be a big caliber. 40 mm?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:57:24 PM EST
Make an A frame.

My father pulled out the bulkhead by our dock on the waterfront in NJ with rope, an A frame made of sturdy wood, and the station wagon. I was amazed how simple it was, but then again I was about 10 years old.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:00:54 PM EST
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Make an A frame.

My father pulled out the bulkhead by our dock on the waterfront in NJ with rope, an A frame made of sturdy wood, and the station wagon. I was amazed how simple it was, but then again I was about 10 years old.
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Also a good idea.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:12:09 PM EST
Chain link fence posts are hollow. Tannerite pours easily. You can still find .30-06 AP or API.


Of course OP's next two posts will be, "How to fill in 10 smoking craters" and "Removing metal shrapnel from house siding".
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:22:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By substandard:
Chain link fence posts are hollow. Tannerite pours easily. You can still find .30-06 AP or API.


Of course OP's next two posts will be, "How to fill in 10 smoking craters" and "Removing metal shrapnel from house siding".
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Hmmm, I like this idea. Might have to set something up at the range
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:27:18 PM EST
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Spend a couple bucks for one of these .
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Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
Originally Posted By fosters:
H lift jack and short chain...


Spend a couple bucks for one of these .
http://uuranch.com/images/misc/t-post_puller_dohickey.jpg

Thats pretty cool. Although a short chain or rope works great too. Also advisable to bring a small piece of wood to sit under the jack so it doesnt bury up
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:27:33 PM EST
As mentioned previously, cut 'em off and pound 'em in deep with a sledge.

When they come with metal detectors a few years from now to find your buried guns, THEN you can drink that beer as you watch them dig up all your poles for you.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:30:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 1:38:44 PM EST by Chida66]
Tractor wheel with out the tire off.

Roll up to fence post.

Tie chain to bottom of post and run it up over the top of the wheel to your truck.

Drive slowly forward.

As the wheel starts to roll away, it will pull the post up and out of the ground.

Least labor intensive method.
Video here

This fella used a smaller wheel with the tire on. Bigger wheel and no tire is much safer and requires less tension on your chain or rope.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:34:05 PM EST
I pulled 25 of them last year with a com-along and a aframe.

They come out easy when you soak the area with water.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:18:11 PM EST
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Neighbors have either a Honda Fit or a Volkswagen station wagon.
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Originally Posted By SGocka:
Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
1. Chain them all together.
2. Tie chain to neighbor's rear axle with a super strong rope.
3. Wait.


Neighbors have either a Honda Fit or a Volkswagen station wagon.


2.5 Make sure video camera is charged up.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:22:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SGocka:
Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
1. Chain them all together.
2. Tie chain to neighbor's rear axle with a super strong rope.
3. Wait.


Neighbors have either a Honda Fit or a Volkswagen station wagon.
Better chain both of their cars together before hooking up the posts then
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:27:39 PM EST
I'd stick with your original plan to run down the posts with your truck and then resecure the bumper with the chain.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:28:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
I'd stick with your original plan to run down the posts with your truck and then resecure the bumper with the chain.
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I think I like the come along idea.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:29:31 PM EST
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I helped my next door neighbor with this last summer. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
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