Farm or cabin jack

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by James Mchatton, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. James Mchatton

    James Mchatton New Member

    can you use a farm(cabin) jack to remove a tree stump
     
  2. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    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!
     
  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  4. James Mchatton

    James Mchatton New Member

    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
     
  5. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  6. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean. Mrs Eckerslike often complains that I'm a tool.
     

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