I pulled out a stump last weekend that was about 2 ft in diameter. I had to dig around it and cut most of the roots then cut it into three pieces. I couldn't even get it to wiggle in one piece. Once I cut it into three pieces and split it with a wedge, the pieces came out one at a time but it was not easy.
I just looped the hoop of my tow strap around the ball on the receiver hitch and it work well. I was surprised how much abuse the tow strap stood up to. It is over 30 years old.
2002 FX4 Bright Red Supercab 4.0 SOHC, manual 5-spd & Tcase, 33" BFG MTs, K&N air filter, Modified air box inlet, Gibson SS cat. back exhaust, Bama flash, Hidden Hitch round receiver, Rear helper air springs, Electric trailer brake controller, Line-X bed liner, WAAG bar with KC lights and Wildernest shell.