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    Default Danuser G20/40 u-joints

    Hi all!

    I picked up my new Danuser G20/40 at Fredericksburg Equipment. As part of double checking their questionable* work I was attempting to grease the drive shaft u-joints. For the u-joint at the PTO there was a lot of back pressure putting in the grease, i.e. squeezing the grease gun handle took a lot more pressure than a car-type u-joint. It took a fair amount of effort before I saw grease seeping out.

    The u-joint at the PHD head took a little grease before it was impossible to add any more - trying to add more grease just caused the grease to be pushed out between the grease gun and the zerk fitting (the grease gun is good - I tried two different grease gun "heads" with the same effect). I even removed the zerk fitting to make sure the fitting wasn't plugged - I was able to confirm that grease was going through the fitting.

    I've only worked with car and truck type u-joints where you can tell the u-joint is greased when the grease starts coming out from under the bearing cap - it's how you push gunk out of a u-joint on an off-road vehicle that's gone through a water crossing. The only time I've encountered a lot of back pressure is with old equipment. What's the expected behavior when greasing up this type of u-joint?

    * As a side note I won't deal with Fredericksburg Equipment again short of an emergency - they drug the PHD along the floor when loading it (I guess throwing down a rag or piece of cardboard was too much trouble), did not grease the drive shaft sufficiently or the auger fitting at all, and ignored what I told them three times about having replaced my quick disconnect fittings with non-New Holland fittings. Next time whatever I order will be on-line.
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    Default Re: Danuser G20/40 u-joints

    that's an extremely durable PHD, I also have one. The down pressure kit is a good idea. My, that's a huge auger! Do you have smaller ones, too? Hope you happen to have dirt to drill into...lots of rock in your area.

    I kinda think that the U joints are sealed and too much pressure will blow out the seal.

    Let us know how it goes!
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    Default Re: Danuser G20/40 u-joints

    Definitely a nice unit. Any issues with yours? For the u-joints, I'll just leave them as is. The only Danuser-specific issue I have is that the shield covering the u-joint at the head makes the u-joint zerk difficult to get to - I ended up elongating the access hole about an 1".

    Before I bought the PHD I dug down 28" using a 3/4" hammer drill just to check for solid rock - no rocks. And now I've drilled one 2' deep hole with this 24" auger - no rocks. My property has a downward slope from a hill top to a dry run; most of my tree work will be on the lower half of the property. I'm guessing that over time lots of dirt has been washed down from the hill top and also left behind whenever the dry run flows.

    I bought the auger to dig holes for trees. I tried digging a hole once here with a shovel and mattocks - much harder than the soil I worked with in Ft. Worth. I like my back too much to do that again. I plan on picking up a 6" auger to put in some seasonal posts & fence for a garden - too many deer and jackrabbits in the area to leave it unprotected.

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    Default Re: Danuser G20/40 u-joints

    We would love the opportunity to be your online supplier of Danuser products among other things!!
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    Default Re: Danuser G20/40 u-joints

    no issues with mine.
    for trees you have the right auger.
    when you purchase next auger, i recommend getting a ROCK POINT. I believe you WILL need it before your post hole digging life is done...will work well with your down pressure kit.

    Quote Originally Posted by michael.white View Post
    Definitely a nice unit. Any issues with yours? For the u-joints, I'll just leave them as is. The only Danuser-specific issue I have is that the shield covering the u-joint at the head makes the u-joint zerk difficult to get to - I ended up elongating the access hole about an 1".

    Before I bought the PHD I dug down 28" using a 3/4" hammer drill just to check for solid rock - no rocks. And now I've drilled one 2' deep hole with this 24" auger - no rocks. My property has a downward slope from a hill top to a dry run; most of my tree work will be on the lower half of the property. I'm guessing that over time lots of dirt has been washed down from the hill top and also left behind whenever the dry run flows.

    I bought the auger to dig holes for trees. I tried digging a hole once here with a shovel and mattocks - much harder than the soil I worked with in Ft. Worth. I like my back too much to do that again. I plan on picking up a 6" auger to put in some seasonal posts & fence for a garden - too many deer and jackrabbits in the area to leave it unprotected.
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    Default Re: Danuser G20/40 u-joints

    Quote Originally Posted by texasjohn View Post
    no issues with mine.
    for trees you have the right auger.
    when you purchase next auger, i recommend getting a ROCK POINT. I believe you WILL need it before your post hole digging life is done...will work well with your down pressure kit.
    You're probably right. I noticed those types of augers are several times more than a normal auger. You have one?

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    Default Re: Danuser G20/40 u-joints

    I have an F8 with 12 inch serrated head, the hole digger head would be much better, no down pressure kit

    Model F8 | PTO Auger | Danuser

    Quote Originally Posted by michael.white View Post
    You're probably right. I noticed those types of augers are several times more than a normal auger. You have one?
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    Default Re: Danuser G20/40 u-joints

    Quote Originally Posted by EverythingAttachments View Post
    We would love the opportunity to be your online supplier of Danuser products among other things!!
    I did get a price quote from EverythingAttachments.com before I ordered. Your prices were in-line with (or a bit cheaper than) everyone else for the PHD & down force kit. But your price on the 24" auger was a good $100 higher than anyone else. I figured that was how you made money on your "free" shipping.

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    Default Re: Danuser G20/40 u-joints

    Quote Originally Posted by michael.white View Post
    I did get a price quote from EverythingAttachments.com before I ordered. Your prices were in-line with (or a bit cheaper than) everyone else for the PHD & down force kit. But your price on the 24" auger was a good $100 higher than anyone else. I figured that was how you made money on your "free" shipping.
    Danuser's list price is $588 for the 24" tree auger with serrated edges and we have it priced at $643 shipped so there is some freight figured into that price. We don't make money on shipping but we have to make sure it's accounted for on items like that.
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    Default Re: Danuser G20/40 u-joints

    Quote Originally Posted by EverythingAttachments View Post
    Danuser's list price is $588 for the 24" tree auger with serrated edges and we have it priced at $643 shipped so there is some freight figured into that price. We don't make money on shipping but we have to make sure it's accounted for on items like that.
    I realize the amount has to be accounted for - you're in business to make money. I prefer to have the shipping separately calculated, especially on something large and/or heavy - it makes it much easier to comparison shop. When companies provide "free" (TANSTAAFL) shipping the costs are often unevenly distributed amongst the products being shipped, or even amongst customers.

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