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
- Drill a hole in one end of the 2×4 using a spade bit.
- Insert the bolt into 2×4 and through the top hole on the farm jack and secure using nut
- Connect both chain ends to the bottom hole on the farm jack using the spring link
How to Use
- 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.
- Put the chain around the post
- 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
- Crank the lever up and down to raise the chain until the post come up out of the ground