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    Default hydraulic post hole auger on a TC35

    Anyone put hyd.. Post hole auger on a TC55?

    Wondering if I should get a 3rd function kit or use rear remotes?

    I was looking at a landpride HD25.

    HD25 Series Post Hole Diggers | Land Pride

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    Default Re: hydraulic post hole auger on a TC35

    Quote Originally Posted by jjbath View Post
    Anyone put hyd.. Post hole auger on a TC55?

    Wondering if I should get a 3rd function kit or use rear remotes?

    I was looking at a landpride HD25.

    HD25 Series Post Hole Diggers | Land Pride
    Make sure you have enough flow to operate one.

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    Default Re: hydraulic post hole auger on a TC35

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry/MT View Post
    Make sure you have enough flow to operate one.
    According to the specs the TC 55 has 11.6gpm.

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    Default Re: hydraulic post hole auger on a TC35

    I have used a Post Hole Digger (PHD) mounted to the 3-point hitch on my TC33D a number of times with 6" and 9" augers. In nice soil, no rocks bigger than a softball, and not a lot of clay or shale it works like a dream.

    The fun begins when you start to introduce the clay, rocks and shale. By fun I mean breaking shear pins and having to use a large pipe wrench to twist the auger out. I can see the advantage of the hydraulic driven PHD because you can reverse it as long as you haven't broken a shear pin.

    Are you looking to mount it on your bucket or the 3-point hitch?

    To me the bucket of my TC33D or should I say the structure (hydraulic cylinders, pivot points, long arms) just doesn't seem sturdy enough. If you mount it on the bucket I would think when you dig (especially if you hit hard stuff) the entire structure is going to be dancing around which can't be good for it. Maybe on a bigger tractor this is not an issue.

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    Default Re: hydraulic post hole auger on a TC35

    I have a customer with a MacMillen hydraulic PHD mounted on his TC40D/16LA. No problems after several years of farm use.
    We have too much gun control.
    What we need is more idiot control.

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    Default Re: hydraulic post hole auger on a TC35

    jjbath: Are you aware that you put TC35 in your title and TC55 in your post? I'm sure you mean TC55 which has over 2 gpm more flow than the TC35. I would look at the auger manufacturer's specs and use that as a guide.
    Jim


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    Default Re: hydraulic post hole auger on a TC35

    Quote Originally Posted by RickB View Post
    I have a customer with a MacMillen hydraulic PHD mounted on his TC40D/16LA. No problems after several years of farm use.
    Do you know which model McMillen? I have the same tractor/FEL (in the Case version), and it may help the OP (and me!) if you could post a model number to look up the specs on.


    HH

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    Default Re: hydraulic post hole auger on a TC35

    Quote Originally Posted by jinman View Post
    jjbath: Are you aware that you put TC35 in your title and TC55 in your post? I'm sure you mean TC55 which has over 2 gpm more flow than the TC35. I would look at the auger manufacturer's specs and use that as a guide.
    Yes, I just traded in my tc35 for the 55. Still have the 35 on my brain.

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    Default Re: hydraulic post hole auger on a TC35

    Are you looking to mount it on your bucket or the 3-point hitch?
    I'm going to mount it to a QA plate.

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    Default Re: hydraulic post hole auger on a TC35

    Quote Originally Posted by jjbath View Post
    I'm going to mount it to a QA plate.
    Mounted on the loader, you will have long runs of hoses 12' to 15' long. I don't know this for sure, but probably 1/2" hose would supply better flow than 3/8" hose. I really have no experience with with how the QA plate augers are set up, but it's worth checking/asking to be sure you get the correct setup. One thing I know for sure. !/2" hoses are far harder to route and deal with than 3/8" hoses. However, if they make a big difference, you have to consider them. Your rear remotes on the tractor will be 1/2" quick-connects.
    Jim


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