2016 - Volume #40, Issue #3, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Easy Way To Pull Steel Posts Using A Chain And An Old Steel Wagon WheelSteve Nichols, Galesburg, Ill.: ďA long time ago my dad taught me a quick and easy way to pull steel posts using a chain and an old steel wagon wheel. I needed to pull some posts recently but didnít have any kind of wheel. So I tried using a trick that works in a similar way, and just as well.
ďI wrap the chain around the post at ground level, then lean a 3-ft. long treated 4 by 4 board against the post at about a 45-degree angle. Then I drape the chain up and over the top of the board and use a truck to pull the chain. As the board is pulled, it straightens up and pulls upward on the post. No more straining my back trying to pull posts out.
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