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I remember reading a post on here last year about some guys that made home made disposable stake pullers. I looked through the search function to see if I could find anything but no luck. If anyone can find it or if people just want to post pics/directions on how they did it that would be great. Thanks
 

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I used a 12" piece of 2" angle for the foot, 4 1/2 ft piece of DOM 1 1/2" tubing, 5/16" key stock bent in a vise to hold chain, and a quick link to connect to the stake. Very simple to make if you have material laying around and handy with a welder.
 

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You want to talk to Fairchild#17. He makes some awesome pullers. I bought one from him in early Nov. and it is pretty amazing. Makes pulling enjoyable. He had a post on here titled "Made some stuff this weekend" I think and it had some pics of his handy work. He's a very crafty fellow.
 

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I've been wondering about how you made out with the puller. Glad it's working out for you since you did take my prettiest one, LOL. I never did make another with round pipe.

"I wanted to make some heavy duty chain stake pullers, heavier than you can buy as far as I know.
$20 total for material at the welding shop, or $10/each.
I will add a heavy hook to the length of chain. The chain allows you to hook up to stakes without the bar being flat on the ground. With the puller started at hip height, you can use your hips to push and roll the chain stakes out of the ground rather than pulling straight up with you legs/back. Much easier.
If you need a lower grip, just roll the chain around the bar to shorten it up.



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I'm really not in the business of making and selling these things for a profit. The only reason I sold to Long Beard and a few others is because they came to my house to shoot the bull. Shipping would kill me on these things.

Did you get that driver working for your stakes. Somebody told me that there are two different sized openings on those Fox Hollow Super Stakes. Maybe I sized my driver for the larger ones and you had the smaller ones??? Mine never get stuck in the head.
 

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yeah thats a nice puller. I got tired of hurting my back so I bought the one from FnT when they had it on sale for under $20. I was already ordering other stuff so the shipping was just normal.

If you are using cable stakes I highly recommend a quality puller.
 

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17- Are you able to pull chain stakes in the current conditions? Gonna go to chain for next year!! Was gonna set some good spots today, however i couldn't even get one 18" rebar in...
 

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kish I have frost here in southern Lancaster county about 6-8", depending where you are at, and I have the "pretty" puller #17 is talking about and I pulled my chain stakes with little problem.

#17 Yes sir the puller works great and the driver is great to! Just had to work it down a little on the grinder. I sent you a text a week or so ago to see what you have pinched so far. You never replied so I figured you erased my number. LOL And yes I have two different size holes on my fox hollow super stakes. The ones I bought early last yr are bigger then the ones I bought this yr. Weird.
 

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Ill get a pic on mine tomorrow. Used 1" square tubing, welded about an 8" piece of angle iron on the bottom as a foot. Drilled a hole through the tube about 18" from the angle and put a threaded eyelet there and an S hook off of that. Welded the hook and all in place and even today in 10* and hard surface ground I yanked berksires out of rocky soil with ease. Cost me about $13-14 to make it.
 

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Kish, it depends on the situation.
Some of the chain stakes I pulled in the past two days would come up through the softer soil underneath and then stop dead against the top 3" of concrete hard dirt.
Instead of breaking my back for the last hoorah, I just use my stake driver and make 3 holes around the stake head to loosen the upper crust. Usually you can pull them out by hand then.

By the way. Do not buy any Mark June's "Pro Grade" earth anchors. What a joke. The welds break, they only set half the time, and when they do they take a good 6" of vertical travel until they bite.
I'm getting rid of every style for next year except my homemade anchors and Fox Hollow super stakes.
 

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I USE A 6' DIGGING IRON WITH A HOSE CLAMP FASTENED ABOUT 18" FROM THE FLAT END. HOOK SMALL END OF LARGE SPRING CLIP TO LOOP ON CABLE STAKE AND BIG END OVER BAR.SPRING CLIP WILL LODGE AGAINST HOSE CLAMP WHEN YOU LIFT UP. GIVES YOU A LOT OF LEVERAGE! PULLED A COUPLE DOZEN OUT THIS YR WITH NO TROUBLE.
 
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