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Post hole auger

Postby Schu » Sun May 28, 2023 9:02 pm

I have a 1948 Cub with later model (spring helper) Fast Hitch. I really enjoyed restoring it this past winter. I am setting it up for a small acreage. Looks like I can get everything I need except a post hole auger. I will need to drill many holes as I set up fence, plantings, etc.
Any ideas or experience on the best way to add an auger?
Looks like the Prewitt auger is pretty much unobtainium.
I appreciate any ideas
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Re: Post hole auger

Postby Don McCombs » Sun May 28, 2023 9:36 pm

For a one time project, I would suggest renting a self powered one.
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Re: Post hole auger

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon May 29, 2023 6:59 am

Or, if you know someone, who has one, see if you can hire him for a few hours to drill them all at once.

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Re: Post hole auger

Postby radioguy41 » Mon May 29, 2023 7:53 am

Don McCombs wrote:For a one time project, I would suggest renting a self powered one.

:Dito: That's what I did.
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Re: Post hole auger

Postby ricky racer » Mon May 29, 2023 8:25 am

I don't know about a post hole digger but the tractor looks amazing!! :{_}:
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Re: Post hole auger

Postby SamsFarm » Mon May 29, 2023 8:40 am

I partnered with my brother and we bought a Deere 8875 skidloader, then a auger for it!

But for putting fence posts in I got a 3pt Shaver hd-10 post pounder.

There is no comparison between a post set with a post pounder vs a post set in a hole dug with a auger!

A 8-9" diameter black locust post, 9' long driven 4' in the ground will hold a 12' gate with no other support (in my ground)!

Our skidloader can lift 4000# with the pallet forks.
But it can not pull one of those locust rounds out of the ground once set with the pounder!

Cubs are great for cultivating and pulling a hay wagon, digging potatoes and bringing in some vegetables on the carry-all!

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Re: Post hole auger

Postby Eugene » Mon May 29, 2023 9:06 am

You didn't state the total length of fence, purpose of the fence, type of fence, or soil condition.

AG fences are usually wood corner and brace posts and steel T posts for the line fence.

If you are not digging to many post holes. https://www.lowes.com/pd/43cc-One-Man-A ... lsrc=aw.ds

This part of Missouri we use the backhoe to dig holes for seedling trees. Got more rocks than soil.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Post hole auger

Postby Jim Becker » Mon May 29, 2023 10:41 am

My thoughts are along the same line as Eugene commented. It depends a lot on what "many" is and what type soil you are on. I have set over 30 posts (4" x 8') 2 feet deep into sandy soil. Granted, the most i did at one time was a little over half of them. But I just dig the holes with a shovel. Yes, any sort of auger would have dug the holes quicker. But not if you added in time to either mount a digger on a tractor or go rent/return a rental auger. This does not include t-posts that I drive in for corners around my garden or the light duty steel posts in the straight stretches between the t-posts.

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Re: Post hole auger

Postby Schu » Mon May 29, 2023 10:51 am

I appreciate the input
Looks like no real good solutions for Cub mounted digger
I will probably go the rental or hand dig route

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Re: Post hole auger

Postby Eugene » Mon May 29, 2023 11:12 am

Another type post hole auger. https://www.zoro.com/seymour-midwest-au ... gLID_D_BwE
Its fast in soil without a lot of rocks.

Worked one fall until ground froze for an individual who commercially installed fence. Some of the fence lines were a mile long. Anyway, there are commercial firms that install fences.
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Re: Post hole auger

Postby 52DAVE » Mon May 29, 2023 5:52 pm

A cub pto turns at motor speed and backwards I'm not sure you can use one on a cub without a reverser despeeder.

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Re: Post hole auger

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon May 29, 2023 7:21 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:Here are three pics of the PHD I owned for a short time in 2012. It was designed for mounting on a FH equipped F-Cub and worked very well for the test holes I drilled here (sandy soil).

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http://photos.cubfest.com/displayimage.php?pos=-39755
http://photos.cubfest.com/displayimage.php?pos=-39756
http://photos.cubfest.com/displayimage.php?pos=-39754


This may be of interest. The last I knew, this digger was in New Brumswick, Canada.
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Re: Post hole auger

Postby SamsFarm » Mon May 29, 2023 11:13 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:It was designed for mounting on a FH equipped F-Cub


That dont look very FAST to HITCH!

But I guess it is better than nothing! :)


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