Need to pull a fence post out of the ground. The Maasdam PP100 is the perfect item for fence post removal. It quickly sets up so you can finish your job in short order. The comfortable grip prevents your hand from slipping while working.
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95%of customersrecommend this product61 of 64reviews
Rating Breakdown70 reviews
95%of customersrecommend this product61 of 64reviews
The Post Pull'R is a great product, but it is not ready to pull 4x4 fence posts right out of the box. The instructions only cover pulling smaller, metal fencing posts out of the ground with its built-in "jaw."
If you're pulling wooden fence posts set in concrete out of the ground, there's a bit more to it (as I found out through experience!) So before you consider returning it (or giving it a bad rating), here is some "missing information" for pulling 4x4s out.
1) First, you'll need to purchase a short length of sturdy chain (about 18-20") and a strong S-hook, if you don't already have them.
2) Then, dig around the post enough to expose a few inches of the concrete it's set in.
3) Pour water all around the hole and let soak, digging more and wiggling the post to let the water seep down around the post/concrete.
4) Wrap chain around post, securing with the S-hook and, with Post Pull'R's lever arm in the fully-up position, attach the chain/S-hook to Post Pull'R's hook.
5) When the post is sufficiently loose, set Post Pull'R's "foot" on a 2x4 or other solid surface at the hole's edge. Push down the lever to raise the post out. You may need to repeat this step, lowering the chain and pulling down a few times to fully extract the post. You should then be able to lift the post out manually the rest of the way.
If I'm honest, I was skeptical about buying this, but since it was reasonably priced we decided to give it a go. Good thing, because I was quite surprised at the effectiveness of the post puller. We had roughly 375 ft. of 4 ft. chainlink fence to remove from our backyard and except for the double-wide gate posts that are larger than the included claw, the Post Pull'R was able to remove everything! The posts that we had some trouble with (and there weren't many) we soaked the ground with about 1-2 gallons of water making sure not to soak the ground beneath the puller, waited about 5-10 minutes for the water to penetrate and pulled with ease, concrete and all.
The item came with no directions. Our Desert floor gets like poof powder but when it is hard it is like cement. I used the T Posts to keep the trees upright in our some time strong winds. We do get gusts around 100 miles an hour here in Pahrump Nevada. The puller did not work the best. The posts were like in cement and the would twist and bend. The puller kept flying loose. I had to drill holes in the T posts so I could put a ground ( Nail ) landscape timber spike though the center of the post and wedge it across the jaws of the puller. It was hard and I did bend two spikes. The ground was just too hard and the posts were deep. Next was using a chain bout the stroke of the puller was small. I did drill 4 holes in each T post to pull them out. Now it is wall décor. The jaws on the puller were too smooth. No real gripping power. The posts would just slip. Wow would that smart.
Pros: Strong, Long-Lasting
Cons: Limited Features, No Instructions, Difficult to Use
I looked at many t post pullers. This one is better made at a great price. The part that locks on the t post is made from thick steel, unlike most of the ones I have seen made of thin steel. Pulled post right out of clay.
I had to replace my fence and I started with the removal of two posts using a shovel. NO WAY!!!! It was back breaking, time consuming, and most of the time results in a larger hole to back fill.
I found this post remover from HomeDepot and let me tell you, after removing a post manually this tool will make you laugh. It pulls the posts at ease. My old fence posts were wooden 4x4’s about 24 inches deep in concrete. Not a problem for this tool. It also left the holes just like they were so I didn’t have to mix a large amount of concrete.
Note: You will read posts about others adding an extension to the handle. I would NOT recommend it. That’s a great way to bend the handle, making the tool useless. If your weight alone is not enough then you have reached the max output for this tool. You are going to need to dig around the post a little to loosen it up, then try again. So far 3 of the 4 posts required NO help.
You will also need to buy a 5ft heavy duty chain with hook too.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting
worked fine except edge on gripper for post should be heat treated to keep its edge, had to hit it with a hammer to get it to grip after pulling just four posts, also should show examples of hook ups for pulling.
I owned a fencing company for 15 years and have pulled thousands of posts- this Maasdam puller definitely does the job! *One tip for all wooden posts is to hit the sides of the post with a slegdehammer, a few inches above the ground line. It doesn't take a big swing at all, just make sure the face of the sledgehammer hits squarely on the post. Usually 2 knocks on 2 sides of the post will loosen it enough to slide the post right out, even without using the puller. If it's still being stubborn, wrap a chain around the post, attach to the puller, and pop it out.
I searched what it would cost to rent this item , and I could buy it for just a little more. Used at my convenience and worked great, suggest you soak the area around the post (dry red clay). After soaking and placing base under footing of puller I had no problem pulling posts.
Pros: Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight