Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by James Mchatton, Jul 4, 2018.
can you use a farm(cabin) jack to remove a tree stump
Yes you can assuming of course that it's within the capacity of the jack. Depending on the size of the stump you may need to sever some roots first - a mattock is useful in that instance. I usually use a strong chain wrapped around the stump so that it tightens as the tension is applied. You may need to spread the load under the foot of the jack with a stout plank otherwise you may just end up using the stump to pull the jack into the ground!
Done it a few time with a hi lift jack, but there is a tool you can hirer which makes job easier, but the name eludes me.
Was also mentioned in a thread last year.
Roughneck digging bar (competitor) is better than a mattock, & a sabre saw.
Thanks will go get one and try the stump is not that large but roots are, have cut some of them so hopefully it will work. Another tool the wife will complain about
Have this one.
I know what you mean. Mrs Eckerslike often complains that I'm a tool.
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