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    Anyone have any experience with this device from Northern Tool? I think I see how it works, I just cant picture how this thing attaches to a bucket or boom. Looks like a decent price too.

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    Default Re: T Post Puller

    Looking at the picture on Northern site, it bolts to the back edge of the bucket. I believe it is a wedge type device, and it appears to be automatic when setting. I believe you have to flip the lever to release the the post.


    I have a T- post puller that is a piece of metal about 3/8 thick shaped like a square S. It is manual, so you slip it on the post and lever down, and when the S tries to straighten, it grabs the post and up it comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrman View Post
    Anyone have any experience with this device from Northern Tool? I think I see how it works, I just cant picture how this thing attaches to a bucket or boom. Looks like a decent price too.

    T Post Puller
    Sorry, don't have one of those NT pullers.
    I use a chain and the hooks on the FEL bucket of my Mahindra 5525 for that job. I'm now removing 1/4 mile of old farm fence.






    I really don't like that NT puller design that requires attaching to the side of the FEL bucket. That puts unbalanced forces on the FEL arms. I much prefer the centered method shown in the photos.

    It's not too smart to risk bending an expensive FEL when trying to remove a really stuck $3 T-post. Those FEL hydraulics are really strong and it's easy to mess up the arms and or the bucket if you're not careful.

    If you go with that NT puller, a word of caution. On one of the T-posts, I was about 6" off center with the chain. When I started pulling on that really tight T-post, the left rear wheel of the tractor lifted off the ground. I reversed the joystick mighty fast. Like I said--those FEL hydraulics are strong.

    Also, if your FEL has a skid steer attach plate like mine, be aware that you can pull hard enough so the bucket is pulled loose from the two lower lock pins on that attachment. I did that very thing trying to pull one of the wooden corner posts in my fenceline. Fortunately no damage was done to the equipment.

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    Default Re: T Post Puller

    T-posts are very easy to pull by hand with a simple lever mechanism you can get from Harbor Freight for under $20. Using a tractor or a tractor mounted implement for this job is a big waste of fuel, time and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flusher View Post
    Sorry, don't have one of those NT pullers.
    I use a chain and the hooks on the FEL bucket of my Mahindra 5525 for that job. I'm now removing 1/4 mile of old farm fence.






    I really don't like that NT puller design that requires attaching to the side of the FEL bucket. That puts unbalanced forces on the FEL arms. I much prefer the centered method shown in the photos.

    It's not too smart to risk bending an expensive FEL when trying to remove a really stuck $3 T-post. Those FEL hydraulics are really strong and it's easy to mess up the arms and or the bucket if you're not careful.

    If you go with that NT puller, a word of caution. On one of the T-posts, I was about 6" off center with the chain. When I started pulling on that really tight T-post, the left rear wheel of the tractor lifted off the ground. I reversed the joystick mighty fast. Like I said--those FEL hydraulics are strong.

    Also, if your FEL has a skid steer attach plate like mine, be aware that you can pull hard enough so the bucket is pulled loose from the two lower lock pins on that attachment. I did that very thing trying to pull one of the wooden corner posts in my fenceline. Fortunately no damage was done to the equipment.
    This is exactly what I do, in the pics.

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    Default Re: T Post Puller

    If that puller was mounted on the back of the bucket, where you could see what you were doing, it would work quite well. It appears to be automatic in the sense, that you place the T-puller over the t-post, and the wedge thingy would grab it and you lift the bucket only no tilt. When you want to release it, you pull the line attached to the small levers on the side, and that release the wedge for the post to drop out. That's my take on it. Of course the chain thing will work also, but is time consuming. Would work faster with two people. A 4 -n -1 bucket would also work , just open the bucket and grab the post and close, lift up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolc123 View Post
    T-posts are very easy to pull by hand with a simple lever mechanism you can get from Harbor Freight for under $20. Using a tractor or a tractor mounted implement for this job is a big waste of fuel, time and money.

    I think you are right about 99% of them. They should come right out and it takes a lot of time and fuel to use a tractor when it's not necessary.

    There will be times when the tractor is needed.

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    Default Re: T Post Puller

    Quote Originally Posted by J_J View Post
    Looking at the picture on Northern site, it bolts to the back edge of the bucket. I believe it is a wedge type device, and it appears to be automatic when setting. I believe you have to flip the lever to release the the post.


    I have a T- post puller that is a piece of metal about 3/8 thick shaped like a square S. It is manual, so you slip it on the post and lever down, and when the S tries to straighten, it grabs the post and up it comes.
    I have the same maunal type puller that I bought from Harbor Freight... about $20.00. Works great and it takes about all of 5-10 seconds to pull a T-post. It's quick and easy.
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    Default Re: T Post Puller

    Quote Originally Posted by wolc123 View Post
    T-posts are very easy to pull by hand with a simple lever mechanism you can get from Harbor Freight for under $20. Using a tractor or a tractor mounted implement for this job is a big waste of fuel, time and money.
    Junk. The main weld on my HF puller cracked on the 4th post.

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    Default Re: T Post Puller

    Quote Originally Posted by J_J View Post
    If that puller was mounted on the back of the bucket, where you could see what you were doing, it would work quite well. It appears to be automatic in the sense, that you place the T-puller over the t-post, and the wedge thingy would grab it and you lift the bucket only no tilt. When you want to release it, you pull the line attached to the small levers on the side, and that release the wedge for the post to drop out. That's my take on it. Of course the chain thing will work also, but is time consuming. Would work faster with two people. A 4 -n -1 bucket would also work , just open the bucket and grab the post and close, lift up.
    That makes more sense.

    I was going by the photo on the NT webpage

    SpeeCo Tractor-Mounted T-Post Puller, Model# 16110800 | Wire + Tools | Northern Tool + Equipment

    that shows the gizmo attached to the side of the bucket.

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