A farm jack & chain can be used to lift out shrub stumps, it's just not obvious what length & strength of chain makes sense. I purchased a farm jack online and a 14 foot length of 3/8" grade 43 chain at a big box store. Made a tripod ( as seen in several YouTube videos ) with 2x4 & 1/2" bolt.
The chain, however, seems way too big for the job. We had some tree guys in a few weeks ago who took out several shrub stumps with a farm jack arrangement - their chain looked smaller and easier to work with.
Question: I'd like to know what would be a better choice for chain than the monster I've got for hoisting shrub roots, not tree stumps.
( This is a duplicate of a question at gardening.stackexchange.com, where posting here was suggested.)