2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
His post puller consists of a steel frame equipped with a metal basket and a moveable jaw that’s operated by a 2 by 8-in. hydraulic cylinder.
The operator clamps the jaw onto a post and then raises the post straight up with the loader. Once the post is out of the ground, a separate cylinder then rotates the post until it’s over a special-built, post-carrying basket. It takes less than 6 sec. to rotate and drop a post into the basket, which holds up to 50 wood posts or 100 steel T-posts. It’ll even handle railroad ties, says Faeth.
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