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Re: New Post Driver

Postby callmefence » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:22 pm

The rock spikes look great for pipe.
I still can't for the life of me see how y'all drive those big wood corners through bed rock.
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby fence_it » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:15 pm

callmefence wrote:The rock spikes look great for pipe.
I still can't for the life of me see how y'all drive those big wood corners through bed rock.


I liked to know how too, We cant with our shaver. Fist size or smaller rock you can usually make it work, but any bigger and its a no go for pounding. We dont have a rock spike or pilot auger. When it comes to putting post in rock we drill with a beltec hydraulic rock auger. Then either tamp with gravel or concrete. For solid rock, we have a rock drill, not fun to use.
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:17 pm

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Re: New Post Driver

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:18 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Image

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So you got it?
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:25 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
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So you got it?



They finished it yesterday. It'll be on a boat by Friday....I hope.
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:28 pm

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Re: New Post Driver

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:31 pm

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The little box with the button is the only big change I made. An auto level mast ought to save quite a bit of time. :nod:
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:36 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Image

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The little box with the button is the only big change I made. An auto level mast ought to save quite a bit of time. :nod:


I think you should bring it down to my farm and test it. It is the least I can do. I promise I can find somewhere for you to fence. I will pay for the wire.
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:48 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Image

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The little box with the button is the only big change I made. An auto level mast ought to save quite a bit of time. :nod:


I think you should bring it down to my farm and test it. It is the least I can do. I promise I can find somewhere for you to fence. I will pay for the wire.


Never heard that one before. :lol:
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby Silver » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:56 pm

That's a pretty high tech looking rig. Is pre-drilling a pretty common requirement where you work?
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:12 pm

Silver wrote:That's a pretty high tech looking rig. Is pre-drilling a pretty common requirement where you work?



We have a fair amount of rock in our area, but the clay gets so hard and dry that we often need to punch a hole before it's possible to drive a wood post in. Like Fence will argue, if we only used pipe, most of the problem would be solved. Most of the customers in this neck of the woods still want a wood post, no matter if I like it or not. The real goal of this machine is to take it on the road for demonstrations while promoting Tornado Wire, so that's why it has a few more options than I really needed.
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby fence_it » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:12 pm

Darn nice looking machine. How much does it weigh?
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:32 pm

fence_it wrote:Darn nice looking machine. How much does it weigh?


Thanks. 7,500 pounds, and I'm really looking forward to that. :D
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby fence_it » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:05 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
fence_it wrote:Darn nice looking machine. How much does it weigh?


Thanks. 7,500 pounds, and I'm really looking forward to that. :D


That's about perfect for hauling around. Your 5500 won't even know its back there!
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Re: New Post Driver

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:34 am

fence_it wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
fence_it wrote:Darn nice looking machine. How much does it weigh?


Thanks. 7,500 pounds, and I'm really looking forward to that. :D


That's about perfect for hauling around. Your 5500 won't even know its back there!



The guy that's buying my old driver is thinking about taking a package deal with the 5500. If he takes it too, I'll downsize to a ton truck. If not, hauling a skid steer with the driver would be nice. That 5500 is hard to beat, unless you're in a fuel mileage contest.
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