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Removing stuck fenceposts

When you’ve had a fence sitting on your property for several years, it often just won’t budge no matter how hard you pry. With this blog post, enjoy a few tips that’ll help you get that post up in no time.

Tip #1 – Try removing the posts in the early morning

While you can definitely get great results by wetting the ground then pulling the posts, you might as well let nature help you out. Wait until early morning, when dew will have soaked the ground, making your job easier. Add extra water if you so choose.


Tip #2 – Use your truck

When Mother Nature isn’t much help, you might be able to rely on good ol’ modern horsepower.

Simply hook a chain up to the stubborn post and attach the other end to your vehicle’s winch. This should be considered only suitable for cases where the post is extremely stuck. Also, if you can, try not to pull the post up entirely using your vehicle. This could cause it to go flying or smashing into your truck. Instead, use the vehicle as a means to loosen the pole. Then try removing it with your bare hands.


Tip #3 – Use the other end of your truck

If linking the post and your truck with a chain sounds a little to tense (ba dum tss) for you, consider using the front end of your truck. If you’ve got a roll cage, this should result in little to no scratching.

Simply nudge your truck against the post until the post is pushed loose. You should be able to remove it with your hands once you’ve nudged it for a few seconds with your truck.


These are just a few tips that should assist you in getting rid of those stubborn fence posts. Be sure to wet the ground in conjunction with each of these methods. It’ll make your life a whole lot easier.

If this all sounds a little daunting to you, why not give your friends at Chainwire Fencing Specialist a call? We’ve got all the right tools and experience to make a job like this an absolute breeze. Further, we can help you in building a new fence as well.

Whatever route you choose, we hope you’ll remember Chainwire Fencing Specialist whenever your next big fencing job arrives.


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