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Steel fence post drags #7820386
03/14/23 11:59 AM
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I have a pile of steel fence posts and need some new drags. Specifically for areas that have thick, high weeds. Iíve occasionally had regular drags ball up with weeds and briars and go a little ways. I trap old strip pits and theyíre very very hard and compacted where the heavy equipment has run. If I can get an earth anchor in itís usually permanent. Thinking of welding a few licks of chain, almost midway of fence post, and attach drag chain or cable to that. Iíd have 8-10 feet between drag and trap. Anyone do anything similar to this. I have a UTV so weight/length not an issue.

Re: Steel fence post drags [Re: kytrapper] #7820425
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They should work as a drag,but likely better to attach the drag chain about 2/3's the way on the post.


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Re: Steel fence post drags [Re: kytrapper] #7820431
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Yes Boco, thatís about what I was thinking. Thatíd keep it at an angle on the ride.

Re: Steel fence post drags [Re: kytrapper] #7820452
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Tom Krause's cat video shows using them for drags.

Re: Steel fence post drags [Re: kytrapper] #7820486
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I used single 5-6' Tee posts for a drag but only in the cattails. Cut a single one (post) into 2 equal lengths and weld in the shape of an X, attach chain to the center and lay it FLAT on the ground as far away as chain allows, stick a tall weed, twig, or dark surveyor tape (on a stick) through a link at the X. Drive by and look for you drag marker sticking up, if its gone, stop the truck and get out and start looking. Most of my steel grapple drags now are weighted for this area, but I used the X T-Post drags when and where I could drive by and the cover was thick enough to stop the animal quickly. Used to be able to buy used T-Posts for 1.00 - 1.25 ea (not any more) and were easier to cut and weld rather than bend rod into a hook shape. .my take................................................ the mike

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