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  1. Rob Foster

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    E54D7DC0-9FF9-41F5-A438-5F94831B9D53.jpeg We are expanding our garden and there are 12 6 ft concrete posts to go. Hire shop dropped this off just, its ace and really works...a hydraulic post lifter takes out post and the concrete plug in one go...Nice to use a dedicated machine that works
     
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  2. ShaunCorbs

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    Never ever seen one of those before bet it beats doing the wiggle or getting the breaker out
     
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  3. Best

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    Didn’t know that existed. Just shows we need to keep informed.
    But that will not work on broken or rotten wood posts in concrete
     
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  4. ShaunCorbs

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    You could drill an expanding anchor in and try that ?
     
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  5. Best

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    I suppose you could.
    I spent hours of very hard graft using a breaker over 2 days trying to remove strong concrete that had the stumps of metal posts due to a metal railing accident damage.
    Staggering how much work it was.
    That machine above might have done it
     
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  6. ShaunCorbs

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    Yep tbh easier to dig around and wiggle them out unless it’s too much damage

    If you need to breaker them out drill a load of holes in the concrete first eg 10mm makes it’s alot easier
     
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    Builder had surprisingly used large amount of very strong concrete mix.
    Probably should have tried drilling it to weaken it
     
  8. ShaunCorbs

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    Least you know if there’s any others there not moving :D
     
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  9. Best

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    Absolutely! To be fair to the builder, he does use the best materials.
    High speed car impact folded the steel posts as if they were light metal, but the concrete bases remained unmoved.
    Wonder if that machine would help remove conifer tree stumps?
     
  10. ShaunCorbs

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    Maybe worth a try
     
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    Obviously going to have to chop the roots off as much as possible first.
     
  12. ShaunCorbs

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    Rec saw in the ground aslong as you know what’s below
     
  13. Rob Foster

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    It comes with a claw which can be attached to take out tree roots etc..when we have got the posts out ..then we will use the
    scissor thing to what else it will
    do....I will report back with piccys later tomorrow
    Rob Foster aka centralheatking
     
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  14. Rob Foster

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    yes but this thing just lifted it all out no prob...we did leave the hose on all last night to
    emulisify the ground

    chking
     
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  15. rpm

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    First thought was stump remover, same design.
     
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