Underground concrete fence post stumps

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I need a bobcat to pull about 40 fence post stumps in a Maumelle, AR backyard and need to know who to call and how much it costs. I will cut the pole above the ground and dig-out around the top of the stump. I will provide the 5-ton logging chain to pull it out with.

@Ken Shaw just Google local landscaping companies. Additionally you may want to leave the pole. I have seen the pole used as leverage many times depending on depth. Talk to whomever is going to do the work prior to taking action. 

You dont neet to cut anything or dig anything . Just call a contractor who has a mini ex backhoe . They will price the whole job .   In the MD Va area you would be looking at around 3000 with hauling and disposal fees 

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Originally posted by @David Lee Hall, III :

@Ken Shaw just Google local landscaping companies. Additionally you may want to leave the pole. I have seen the pole used as leverage many times depending on depth. Talk to whomever is going to do the work prior to taking action. 

Definitely keep the pole. The bobcat will have more leverage to work from and an eye bolt could be secured into it to create a lifting point. You might want to look at the price of getting any landscaping or grading you need at the same time to potentially save future costs.

I agree with others to not take any action on the posts since you'll likely be wasting time and energy. Once they're out, you can get a large sledge to beat the concrete off the posts. Then the posts can be burned or reutilized and the concrete rubble could be used in a variety of ways. Once you get the concrete and posts separated, you could probably get someone to take both items off your hands by posting it in marketplace or Craigslist.

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