Easily Remove a Fence Post Using a Farm Jack

If you need to remove a wood or steel fence post that’s stuck in the ground in concrete, you can do it yourself easily using a farm jack.

Tools / Materials Required

  • Farm jack ($50 at Harbor Freight)
  • 2×4 wood 48″ (4′) long (mine happened to be 53″ long)
  • Nut and bolt
  • 3 foot long chain
  • Spring link

Setup Instructions

  1. Drill a hole in one end of the 2×4 using a spade bit.
  2. Insert the bolt into 2×4 and through the top hole on the farm jack and secure using nut
  3. Connect both chain ends to the bottom hole on the farm jack using the spring link

How to Use

  1. Tilt the farm jack and the 2×4 such that the post is in the middle. This is necessary as the post will try to pull the farm jack towards it. The 2×4 acts to prop the farm jack in place.
  2. Put the chain around the post
  3. Put a piece of plywood under the farm jack to make a solid base so the farm jack doesn’t get pushed into the dirt
  4. Crank the lever up and down to raise the chain until the post come up out of the ground
Sprink links make quick work of connecting chains to holes
Removing a wood fence post
Removing a steel fence post