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    Default What Model Hydraulic Post Driver

    I am looking for some recommendations on what size and model Hydraulic Post Driver I would need to drive railroad track into the ground 36"-42". The track will be 10' in lenght and weighs about 170lbs each. It is approximately 4"Wx4"H and I-Beam shaped with the top narrower but heavier thicker metal. I have a kubota L3010 - 32HP 4WD w/backhoe and loader.
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    Default Re: What Model Hydraulic Post Driver

    SLeBard, you might want to check http://www.danuser.com. I guess you'll have to decide whether you want one powered by the tractor hydraulics, or whether you want a PTO powered one. I got their literature and it sure appears that the MD-H1 (hydraulic) or MD-6 (PTO) would be nice to have, but too expensive for me. However, it appears that 100" may be maximum height for driving posts and you're talking about 120" so I don't know whether they have what you need or not.

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    Default Re: What Model Hydraulic Post Driver

    Out of curiosity I ordered some literature from King Hitter. Received brochures & Video. Looks like a good product. They make 3 or 4 different models.

    Sharon Wilbourn, Sales Exec., Fort Worth Tx. 817-367-0133

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    Default Re: What Model Hydraulic Post Driver

    Checked the two brands we sell and neither say your tractor will handle the driver needed to drive the rail. The Worksaver says 60hp min. and ways 1600lbs. The Shaver needs 15gpm. hyd and I think about a comperable hp.


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    Default Re: What Model Hydraulic Post Driver

    I have to ask:
    What the *&%# are you building? A rhino pen?

    I've seen bota's your size drive T or U posts, but nothing close to railroad track. If you don't bevel the end, it will take an unbelievable amount of force. The bevel needs to be on both sides (ie spear), rather than one side (ie chisel) to make it drive straight.

    Pat


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    Default Re: What Model Hydraulic Post Driver

    Pat, I think you'd be right if you were talking about trying to drive a post in the ground with a big hammer, but they won't need to be beveled to drive them in with the kind of tractor powered post driver this thread is talking about.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: What Model Hydraulic Post Driver

    I've driven railroad ties through asphalt with a shaver HD12 for 10 years.


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    Default Re: What Model Hydraulic Post Driver

    Bird,

    Do you still have the literature? If so, how much was the PTO driven model?




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    Default Re: What Model Hydraulic Post Driver

    I agree with Art. When I was looking the only one out there that would work on my tractor and drive a 10' post was the worksaver 20 model. My tractor is larger than yours and worksaver said my tractor was very marginal to mount it on. They were right. I can work it ok but I sure wouldn't want to go any smaller than what I have. I would say you would have to go with the 16 model or the shaver 8. I had the the shaver 8 and it was great but it didn't drive 10 foot posts or as fast as this one. Danuser has one I looked at as well but again the model that my tractor would run only drove up to 9' post.


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