Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    6,737
    Tractor
    JD 8320 MFWD, JD 6415 MFWD, FEL, and cab, John Deere MFWD 4600, John Deere 4020, John Deere 4430, John Deere 455 mower, Deutz, and Gehl 4610 perkins skidsteer

    Default Re: Danuser Post driver

    Gerard,
    They don't have to be pointed but may help some in the rocky soil. I have put thousands in and never tapered them.

  2. #12
    Super Member JerryG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    7,171
    Location
    Northwest Arkansas
    Tractor
    MF 1440-4 PowerShuttle

    Default Re: Danuser Post driver

    We didnít sharpen them per say. There were so many rocks, what we did was just cut the corners off of the bottom. That way the post had a chance to go around or push the rocks to the side. Hope that makes seems. It seemed to work well.

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    46
    Location
    Wimberley, Texas
    Tractor
    L3710HST

    Default Re: Danuser Post driver

    Jerry. I see you have a post hole digger too, and I assume the post driver does a better job in the rocky soil than your phd. What type of post driver do you have?

  4. #14
    Super Member JerryG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    7,171
    Location
    Northwest Arkansas
    Tractor
    MF 1440-4 PowerShuttle

    Default Re: Danuser Post driver

    Dave,
    Yes, the Danuser MD6 driver does a better job, so far.
    My digger is Bush Hog model 2101 with the bear claw points. It I hit a rock just right (or not so right) it will just sit there and spin. I am going to try to fix part of the problem this summer. I am going to put about 110 lbs of weight just above gear box.

  5. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    6,737
    Tractor
    JD 8320 MFWD, JD 6415 MFWD, FEL, and cab, John Deere MFWD 4600, John Deere 4020, John Deere 4430, John Deere 455 mower, Deutz, and Gehl 4610 perkins skidsteer

    Default Re: Danuser Post driver

    Well if you really want to get around the rocks... Back when I was growing up we did some fencing contracts for the BLM. Alot of the fence line went right through rocks and you had to build the fence on line. We would drill a small hole in the rock and put dynamite in it. If you did it right it blew a hole straight down. Sometimes we would have to do it twice. Not that I'd recommend this but it was effective. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

  6. #16

    Default Re: Danuser Post driver

    If you are using large posts I would recommend blunts if you can drive
    them in your soil. I bought a load of 5 to 6" 8' posts that are pointed.
    The problem is, they are heavy enough that once you turn them up on
    the pointed end they dig into the soil just by virute of their weight, and it
    becomes a chore to get the bottom aligned underneath the postdriver.

    While I'm thinking of it, this is a big consideration when it comes to driving
    round posts with the Worksaver/Shaver design, that is a where the post
    rests in a square channel in the ram. It takes some practice to get the posts
    to go in just right. I was very concerned with appearance and I may be
    deflecting off of the copious rocks in my soil. If you are just looking to
    get lots of posts in fast, then maybe this doesn't matter so much. I
    suspect 3 to 4" posts driver better too, though I haven't tried them yet.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that the post will tend to lean towards
    the tractor. The Worksaver manual recommends that you cheat a little
    bit, and this is good advice. Also, if the post starts leaning left, you move
    the top of the ram to the _right_, so that the right edge of the ram channel
    moves the post back to the left. I mention this because it's opposite of
    what you would do with a hammer. Maybe a good way to state this in
    just a few words is: do your least visible post line first!

    If I remember right, the Danuser has a round channel to hold the post.
    Anyone who has experience with this please let me know how it is for
    driving posts straight.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2013 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.