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  1. #11
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    John Deere 2320

    Default Re: Post hole digger

    I just used my phd to sink a post and then I put a eye bolt at the top of the post with a short chain and use a clip.

  2. #12
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    1957 Ferguson 35, 1977? Yanmar 2200, 1963 Cub Cadet Original

    Default Re: Post hole digger

    In my tractor barn I made a swinging arm to sit my phd down in. My digger is the old style with a huge gearbox, probably 100 lb or more. I remove the bolt and drop the auger, stand it in a corner with the others. I then sit the shaft coming out of the gearbox in the piece of pipe cut to fit the bottom shaft on digger gearbox and relax the hydraulics. My digger is assembled with pins. So I pull the pin that drops the gearbox and unhook the PTO shaft and then swing it up against the wall and hang the PTO shaft on the wall using the hook mounted for just that. Remove the pin holding the boom pole to the yoke and the pin holding the other end where the top link normally fits, hang it on the wall. Then remove the yoke from the lower pins. Takes about 5 min to put on or take off of the tractor.

    This swing arm I speak of was constructed with a 3" piece of pipe that matches the shaft on the phd, welded to a 2' length of 2x2 tubing with a hinge built from flatbar and a bolt connecting the two sides. I used two ears on the tubing and two identical ones welded to a piece of 3x3 angle-1/4 in thick. I bolted the angle to a post in my barn.

    It fits snuggly against the wall, is out of the weather, off of the floor and easily hooked or unhooked in 5 min. Took about 45 min to build including flat black fast drying paint.
    modify, adjust and improvise....a country boy can survive

  3. #13
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    Frozen part of WI
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    John Deere 855

    Default Re: Post hole digger

    Like said........ I have mine broken down into 4 parts, and hung on the back wall of the garage.....
    I can handle each part individually a lot more easily than the whole unit.
    Good luck

  4. #14
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    Preble County, Ohio
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    Kubota B7800 with FEL

    Default Re: Post hole digger

    My Bush Hog post hole digger has the optional stand. I back up to it and slide three pins in. There is no lifting.
    I used to do the Hokey Pokey but I turned myself around.

  5. #15
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    East Central Illinois
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    Kubota 1999 L3710 HST FWA

    Default Re: Post hole digger

    Quote Originally Posted by almost13ranch View Post
    What do you all do with your post hole digger when it's not on your tractor?
    It's leaning up against a tree near the tractor shed.
    L3710 HST/LA681FEL/6ftRM/6ft Woods aerator/6ft Woods Box Scraper/roller/speader/posthole digger

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Post hole digger

    Quote Originally Posted by 6011Artist View Post
    In my tractor barn I made a swinging arm to sit my phd down in. My digger is the old style with a huge gearbox, probably 100 lb or more. I remove the bolt and drop the auger, stand it in a corner with the others. I then sit the shaft coming out of the gearbox in the piece of pipe cut to fit the bottom shaft on digger gearbox and relax the hydraulics. My digger is assembled with pins. So I pull the pin that drops the gearbox and unhook the PTO shaft and then swing it up against the wall and hang the PTO shaft on the wall using the hook mounted for just that. Remove the pin holding the boom pole to the yoke and the pin holding the other end where the top link normally fits, hang it on the wall. Then remove the yoke from the lower pins. Takes about 5 min to put on or take off of the tractor.

    This swing arm I speak of was constructed with a 3" piece of pipe that matches the shaft on the phd, welded to a 2' length of 2x2 tubing with a hinge built from flatbar and a bolt connecting the two sides. I used two ears on the tubing and two identical ones welded to a piece of 3x3 angle-1/4 in thick. I bolted the angle to a post in my barn.

    It fits snuggly against the wall, is out of the weather, off of the floor and easily hooked or unhooked in 5 min. Took about 45 min to build including flat black fast drying paint.
    D you have a picture you could share?
    2008 JD 3120 HST, JD 300CX CP loader, Bison NVH-180T rear blade, JD 513 rotary mower

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    Kubotas: L3240GST B2320HST B5100D & G5200H

    Default Re: Post hole digger

    I bore a hole and then leave auger in the hole, set a pair of blocks under the 3pt pins and drive away.
    That way I can back up to it and hitch it up without having to lift or move anything.
    I can't take credit for this idea - someone posted this idea a few years ago and I just happened to remember it.
    That's the problem with trouble.
    It always starts out as such fun."
    - Randall Brown

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    Default Re: Post hole digger

    Just tear it down into 4 components when I take it off the tractor and put it on a pallet to be stored on shelving. It makes putting it on the tractor easy, put the yolk on the 3 pt arms, attach the boom to the top 3 pt pin and the yolk, hang the gearbox/pto on the boom and then install the auger. Makes a nice compact package for storage.

  9. #19
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    1957 Ferguson 35, 1977? Yanmar 2200, 1963 Cub Cadet Original

    Default Re: Post hole digger

    almost13, Ill take a few pics and post them tonight. Never posted pics but I think I can do it.
    modify, adjust and improvise....a country boy can survive

  10. #20
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    Dripping Springs, Texas
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    New Holland TC30

    Default Re: Post hole digger

    I made a stand from leftover scraps + some nice casters:

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/b...ger-stand.html

    I've since made an improvement to it that I need to improve upon . I'll take some pictures next chance I get - I rolled it out of the way for now.

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