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    Default Musical post hole diggers

    We are trying to build a small dog pen which consists of about 25 posts and 150' of welded wire fencing. Got up early and went 28 miles to rent a one-man hole digger. In our damp heavy clay that came out of the bottom our our newly dug tank, it would dig only 6" and bog down. Did the 56 mile round trip again to trade for a two-man rig. This rig would just screw itself into the heavy clay and it didn't take long to figure out the two-men would be in the hospital by the time we got 25 of these dug.

    I finally went to Tractor Supply and forked over $500 for their post hole digger - $369 for the gear box and $89 for the 6" auger, plug gear oil, etc and tax. By the time we got it assembled and on the tractor it was dark-thirty. We did however dig a hole with it on my 2710 and it worked great - no trouble pulling it out of the hole. A whole day wasted trying to say the money on a digger I will probably need anyway. Let it be a lesson.......


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    Epic Contributor Bird's Avatar
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    Default Re: Musical post hole diggers

    I've had days like that, Alan. Sometimes going the cheap way works and sometimes it don't.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Bird

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    Default Re: Musical post hole diggers

    Alan,
    Those two man post hole digger can be a handful if you should happen to hit a edge of a good size stone or root. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img]

    Yep had those days..and whats really bad when the continue into the following day. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

    Stay safe and have fun with your new attachment.





    Thomas..NH [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Kubota M5700 4 WD w/ FEL, Kubota B2910, 21' Flatbed Gooseneck Trlr.

    Default Re: Musical post hole diggers

    Alan L - Thanks for bringing back BAD memories, guess we have all been there before.


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    Default Re: Musical post hole diggers

    A bunch of years ago, I was digging holes with a two-man auger when it hit a big root and stuck. Being much lighter then, it threw me. My buddy, being a lot heavier, got two broken ribs out of the deal.

    MarkC

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    Default Re: Musical post hole diggers

    Bunchacrybabies... don't even know what a posthole-digger is!
    You grab it by the 2 handles...jam it into the ground...squeeze the handles together... lift out the dirt.
    Hole gets deeper...you bend over more.
    Hit a rock...grab the chisel.
    Get blisters...never mind- more holes to go.
    Try it,... you'll like it. Your back will like it. your hands will like it. Really!

    Trust me!

    Larry ;-)



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    Epic Contributor Bird's Avatar
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    Re: <font color=blue>Try it,... you'll like it.? Trust me!?</font color=blue>

    Never again will I trust you.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img] I still have one of those post hole diggers, and I've had too many years experience with one.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Musical post hole diggers

    Bird - You can say that again. There are no child labor laws on farms - I dug many a fence post hole with one of those abominations. Ouch!

    MarkC

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    Default Re: Musical post hole diggers

    I couldn't straighten my fingers for hours after digging 5 holes for a deck. Of course they need to be 4'deep in my area for frost protection. I think I only made it to about 3.5' and gave up.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img]



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    Default Re: Musical post hole diggers

    No child labor laws, no power tools, and no "store bought" anything that could be made at home when I was a kid. I don't know which was worse about the fence building; digging the post holes or cutting the posts with nothing but an ax.

    Bird

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