I never tried it, but heard it works.
Be sure your ball hitch and your bumper are secure.
I hooked a chain to my old pickup to pull my car out of the mud and
the whole hitch and bumper came off my truck. Needless to say, I was
Lots of welding and everything is back in place, but I wont try that
Footings where I live are 10 to 30 inches deep. Back hoe country.
The wheel trick does work with a large diameter wheel and pulling steel
Biggest trick is a large enough, strong enough wheel. And ground where the
wheel does not sink.
Getting footings out without a backhoe is hard work. I've tried
pulling out fence posts with a car and a toe rope - not much use. They
were only 450mm (18") deep. I tried a few ideas like using a new fence
post as a lever - toed by the car to pull out the old one. Nothing
worked as well as jumping on the end of a 10' steel bar to lever them
out of the ground - except of course for a backhoe.
I would guess that you would require more traction than your truck can
provide. I tried something similar except using posts instead of a
wheel. I just spun my car wheels on the ground and didn't get
I think it depends a lot on how hard the ground is too.
The next time you have to remove one, do this:
1) Take a section of 1/4" or 5/16" by (about) 18" long chain.
2) Wrap the chain around the post tightly.
3) Bolt the ends of the chain together (you may need washers on the bolt)
4) Lay a 4 x 4 on the ground about 6" away from the post.
5) Put the tip of the bar under the chain.
Then push down on the end of the bar.
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