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I found another thing my little tractor is good for … Pullin fence posts.
I welded a grab hook on top of the square tube on my receiver hitch, and used a chain to pull a bunch of fence posts out of the ground.
I backed the tractor up next to the post, set the brakes, and lowered the three point down, wrapped the chain around the post a couple of times, then stood beside the tractor to operate the three point lift leaver.
The steel post were a snap, but I was apprehensive about tackling the wooden posts since they had been driven in with a hydraulic driver.
Surprisingly, they came out of the ground almost as easily as the steel post did.
Once pulled I loaded the posts on the loader forks for easy transport.

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I do it too.

I set and pull t posts in the garden a lot. Chain wrapped around the post works fine, but I picked one of these up and it works great too.

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I've one of those too. Does a great job.

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Man, the stuff you find on this forum. Never knew they made these things. I always used a chain and the FEL hooked to KennyD hooks.
 

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Saw those post puller "thingies" you guys were using to pull steel post with, and thought …
Hey I can make one of those. I went to the shop and carved out one from a piece of 3/8 steel plate.

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Ok .... so we've got some excellent ways to remove the T posts, but any ideas on installation?? I'm going to be putting a fence around a garden area and I'm looking for an easy way to put the posts in. I don't have a BH or auger.
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Ok .... so we've got some excellent ways to remove the T posts, but any ideas on installation?? I'm going to be putting a fence around a garden area and I'm looking for an easy way to put the posts in. I don't have a BH or auger.
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Use a T-post driver. You can find them at TSC and most farm stores. They look like a section of heavy pipe with handles on each side. My dad built his own years ago using a section of forklift hydraulic mast. It works great but gives you a workout as it is so heavy.
 

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Ok .... so we've got some excellent ways to remove the T posts, but any ideas on installation?? I'm going to be putting a fence around a garden area and I'm looking for an easy way to put the posts in. I don't have a BH or auger.
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Use a T-post driver. You can find them at TSC and most farm stores. They look like a section of heavy pipe with handles on each side. My dad built his own years ago using a section of forklift hydraulic mast. It works great but gives you a workout as it is so heavy.
This: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/speeco-deluxe-post-driver-3609617?cm_mmc=feed-_-GoogleShopping-_-Product-_-3609617&gclid=CjwKCAjw29vsBRAuEiwA9s-0B8Zyuke-YO6veUB9MD7LXstwbBL_Cj0wzNgSZq5GcRBKjJS2vOH29RoCoJEQAvD_BwE
 
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I got lazy last fall when a buddy was helping me put a temporary fence around a magnolia tree so the rabbits don't gnaw on the lower branches. Long story short, I pushed them in with the FEL then just gave a couple of them an extra tap or two. The idea was to just start them and use a sledge hammer to finish but they went right in. The ground was a little damp. It probably wouldn't have worked so well if the ground was hard and dry. I'll be using the same method this fall. Good Luck.
 
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I do it too.

I set and pull t posts in the garden a lot. Chain wrapped around the post works fine, but I picked one of these up and it works great too.

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i gotta get one of those. who sells them? ive been just grabing them with my root grapple most of the time it works and i dont have to move from the tractor seat
 
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i gotta get one of those. who sells them? ive been just grabing them with my root grapple most of the time it works and i dont have to move from the tractor seat
He posted links in post #5.
 

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Saw those post puller "thingies" you guys were using to pull steel post with, and thought …
Hey I can make one of those. I went to the shop and carved out one from a piece of 3/8 steel plate.

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Darn nice work:bigthumb:..no fine work!
I can see you enjoy playing with thingies:lol::laugh:
 
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Use a T-post driver. You can find them at TSC and most farm stores. They look like a section of heavy pipe with handles on each side. My dad built his own years ago using a section of forklift hydraulic mast. It works great but gives you a workout as it is so heavy.
I'm wondering if I can't use a piece of pipe like that and mount it to the forks pushing them in ?????

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I'm wondering if I can't use a piece of pipe like that and mount it to the forks pushing them in ?????

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Depends on your local soil conditions. Here in PA it would be impossible. Plus, aligning the post and keeping it straight would be harder than you think.
 

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