1996 - Volume #20, Issue #4, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Steel Post Puller/Come-Along
The first is a steel post puller/come-along I made out of an old car bumper jack. I welded a 1 by 3-in., 1/4-in. thick piece of metal to the jacking mechanism to reinforce it and welded the base plate in place to stabilize it. I use an old Bush Hog blade with a T-slot cut into it to extract posts. The T-slot slips over the post, while a slot on the other end slips over the jack. The angle of the blade makes a natural fulcrum for popping posts out of the ground with hardly any effort. For use as a come-along, I bolted a small piece of chain to the top of the jack and cut a small hole in the bottom. A cable runs through the hole and a longer piece of chain attaches to the chain on top. To tighten wire, you simply ratchet the jack mechanism.
(Kenneth E. Walace Jr., 1187 Bakervile Rd., Waverly, Tenn. 37185; ph 615 296-3312).
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