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  1. #21
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    683
    Location
    Near Peace river -Alberta
    Tractor
    ASV 4810

    Default Re: Homemade post hole digger

    Quote Originally Posted by anesthes View Post
    Wanted to bring this one back for more discussion.

    I've been considering lately building one for my skid steer. However, I was thinking of using a hydraulic motor.

    Anyone ever build one with a hydraulic motor vs shaft driven?-- Joe
    Scroll down a page or two,i got one in there and so did some one else
    3 cockshutt 1855,1 cockshutt 1800.
    Belarus 800 and 925 .AC 940 whl ldr.Waldon 500 whl ldr.
    ASV 4810 tracksteer.
    4 GMC 2500 6.5/6.2 diesel trucks

  2. #22
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    895
    Location
    Central Coast of CA
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 1010

    Default Re: Homemade post hole digger

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondpilot View Post
    Nice build. I have a home made one that was built using a 9" Ford rear end. Its got a 3.73 gear ratio. Just took out one of the axles and welded a plate over it for the top end of the gear box. Used the other axle on a shortened tube to attach the auger.

    Chris

    Diamondpilot

    I'd like to see pics of your build if you can.

    redneckexplorer
    Very nice work. ya know I swear I saw something else on ebay with that type of issue, but can't remember what it was.

  3. #23
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    57
    Location
    Canton, GA
    Tractor
    Kubota L3200

    Default Re: Homemade post hole digger

    Bump

  4. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    35
    Location
    South Central Mo. USA
    Tractor
    1960 Massey Ferguson 204

    Default Re: Homemade post hole digger

    Quote Originally Posted by Bison View Post
    Nice job on the digger build.

    The draw backs of a 3 point hitch PTO digger are IMO are, one can't reverse rotation and can't put down pressure on the bit with the 3 point.

    Only some belarus tractors seem to have that abillity in the latter.
    I have a 1960 Massey Ferguson that has reverse on the PTO. M-H 204 hydrualic Reverse O Matic trans.
    Although I don't have a PHD to try it on I would say if I took the free wheel PTO adapter off , in theory it would reverse the PTO.
    Nice build BTW

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