JDA87 wrote:Does anyone have any experience pulling up the old fashioned metal L-posts? I'm helping my father remove a field wire fence that must have been put up 70-80 years ago. The tool one uses to remove regular T-posts doesn't work as the posts are L-shaped and do not have the bumps on them, only holes (less that 1/4" wide). We tried wrapping a chain at the bottom of the post, threading nails through the chain and post and pulling them out with the pickup, but the nails snap before the post even budges a little. Any ideas would be much appreciated as there are over 50 posts and we do not relish the idea of digging each one out with a shovel. Cheers.
The trick is to pull the post up
. This is when we did -- I hope I can describe it well enough. We put a hunk of log on one side of the post, then put the end of a crowbar on the log with the crowbar horizontal, crossing the post like a "t". Tie a piece of rope to the bottom of the post and the other end to the crowbar where it crosses the post. There needs to be no slack in the rope. Then pull up on the free end of the crowbar, using the log as leverage. It pulls the post straight up out of the ground.