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    Thank you everyone, for your comments and suggestions. It went well, easier and faster than I expected. I followed my original plan of using the FEL, since I’m lazy and didn’t feel like removing the backhoe. I figured if it wouldn’t pull it, THEN I’d switch out the backhoe for the IMatch. I’ve responded directly to a few comments and concerns, but I really appreciate all the feedback. Today was a good day to do this since the Missus was working from home. She’d be here to a) call 911 if I got squashed, and b) do some video for me. I’ve got a few stills for the thread here, and I’ll put up a video in a little while.

    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    Why haven't you tried the loader lifting it yet? Nothing tried, nothing gained. As long as you have enough ballast so the rear stays on the ground, nothing will get hurt. With my 1500# RFM on the rear, I run out of lifting power before I run out of ballast.

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    Because it’s fast and relatively easy to ask if I’m missing anything that could kill, injure or damage, and a whole lot less painful than finding out firsthand. Like this...

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    Be careful if you lift with the 3PH that you don't pull the tractor over. Go slow. Raise the ROPS. Use your seatbelt.
    It came out real easy with the FEL, but I learned something new, and real important concerning the 3 point.


    Quote Originally Posted by mark02tj View Post
    The pole may be full of creosote which may mess up your chain on your chainsaw.
    I hear you there. I usually go cutting with at least four chains, and I’ve got two power sharpeners, one in the shop, and one that runs off the truck battery. I’ve hit everything on can possibly hit inside wood during the course of my business.

    The pole was approximately 20’ high and buried 5’ into the ground for a total of 25’. It’ll burn real nice in the outdoor furnace this winter. I’ve got a metal pole that telescopes up to 30’ that’s going in in its place. I sawed off the top 16’ leaving a nice stump to grab. I wrapped it as best I could (reattached the one hook after the picture) and started pulling and wiggling. I didn’t try to force anything, and it came up pretty fast and easy. I’ve got a bunch of work to do to clean up the ground and prep it for grass, but that’ll come as I get time.

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    Bill - thanks for sharing your success with photos; these aide in understanding your methods. Even creosote treated poles have softer outer covers, which allowed your double-wrapped chain to bite.

    Brian

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamT. View Post
    Thank you everyone, for your comments and suggestions. It went well, easier and faster than I expected. I followed my original plan of using the FEL, since I’m lazy and didn’t feel like removing the backhoe. I figured if it wouldn’t pull it, THEN I’d switch out the backhoe for the IMatch. I’ve responded directly to a few comments and concerns, but I really appreciate all the feedback. Today was a good day to do this since the Missus was working from home. She’d be here to a) call 911 if I got squashed, and b) do some video for me. I’ve got a few stills for the thread here, and I’ll put up a video in a little while.



    Because it’s fast and relatively easy to ask if I’m missing anything that could kill, injure or damage, and a whole lot less painful than finding out firsthand. Like this...



    It came out real easy with the FEL, but I learned something new, and real important concerning the 3 point.




    I hear you there. I usually go cutting with at least four chains, and I’ve got two power sharpeners, one in the shop, and one that runs off the truck battery. I’ve hit everything on can possibly hit inside wood during the course of my business.

    The pole was approximately 20’ high and buried 5’ into the ground for a total of 25’. It’ll burn real nice in the outdoor furnace this winter. I’ve got a metal pole that telescopes up to 30’ that’s going in in its place. I sawed off the top 16’ leaving a nice stump to grab. I wrapped it as best I could (reattached the one hook after the picture) and started pulling and wiggling. I didn’t try to force anything, and it came up pretty fast and easy. I’ve got a bunch of work to do to clean up the ground and prep it for grass, but that’ll come as I get time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PikeCoGreenTractorMan View Post
    Bill - thanks for sharing your success with photos; these aid in understanding your methods. Even creosote treated poles have softer outer covers, which allowed your double-wrapped chain to bite.

    Brian
    Thank you, Brian. I’ll be uploading the video my wife took shortly. I was very happy with how it went.
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    I could have been a dentist.

    https://youtu.be/_M79RolYpR8
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    For future endeavors, there's a way to get upward pressure from a horizontal pull. Just another way to skin the cat.

    I think DieselShadow has a post about doing something similar with bushes and a piece of pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamT. View Post
    I could have been a dentist.

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    Nice job! Nice tractor too!
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    Glad it all worked out for you.

    I’d caution however your plan to burn it in your outdoor boiler this winter, pine especially that coated in nasty creosote makes dangerous fumes and is a sure way to clog up the works with the creosote in your stack.
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    Nice job! Nice tractor too!
    Thank you. Until the last few months, I’ve been dealing with a 1975 JD 400 with a loader and a 1963 Fordson Super Dexta. This 2038r is pure luxury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    Glad it all worked out for you.

    I’d caution however your plan to burn it in your outdoor boiler this winter, pine especially that coated in nasty creosote makes dangerous fumes and is a sure way to clog up the works with the creosote in your stack.
    Oh yeah. We’ve been running this thing since 2004. I throw in telephone poles and railroad ties with a bunch of mulberry, locust, maple, etc. Except for some smoke when I first load it, the neighbors don’t even know I’m using it.
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    [QUOTE=WilliamT.;3320904]Thank you everyone, for your comments and suggestions. It went well, easier and faster than I expected. I followed my original plan of using the FEL, since I’m lazy and didn’t feel like removing the backhoe. I figured if it wouldn’t pull it, THEN I’d switch out the backhoe for the IMatch. I’ve responded directly to a few comments and concerns, but I really appreciate all the feedback. Today was a good day to do this since the Missus was working from home. She’d be here to a) call 911 if I got squashed, and b) do some video for me. I’ve got a few stills for the thread here, and I’ll put up a video in a little while.



    Because it’s fast and relatively easy to ask if I’m missing anything that could kill, injure or damage, and a whole lot less painful than finding out firsthand. Like this...



    It came out real easy with the FEL, but I learned something new, and real important concerning the 3 point.




    I hear you there. I usually go cutting with at least four chains, and I’ve got two power sharpeners, one in the shop, and one that runs off the truck battery. I’ve hit everything on can possibly hit inside wood during the course of my business.

    The pole was approximately 20’ high and buried 5’ into the ground for a total of 25’. It’ll burn real nice in the outdoor furnace this winter. I’ve got a metal pole that telescopes up to 30’ that’s going in in its place. I sawed off the top 16’ leaving a nice stump to grab. I wrapped it as best I could (reattached the one hook after the picture) and started pulling and wiggling. I didn’t try to force anything, and it came up pretty fast and easy. I’ve got a bunch of work to do to clean up the ground and prep it for grass, but that’ll come as I get time.





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    Good posting and Thanks


    Seeing your chain wrapped around the pole reminded me of how I would try to pull a log out of the woods. I was always jumping off dads tractor and trying again to get the log or logs out of the woods.

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    Then my dad and older brother told me how to do this.
    Take a look at the half-hitch in the posting.
    Imagine the end of the line with blue wrap is the hook on your chain.
    Take the hook and fasten it into the chain somewhere around the end of the point (the arrow)

    Connect other end to tractor, gator , 4 wheeler and away you go.

    Chain will tighten onto the log ,post . metal post . Very seldom have I found where this does not work..
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