Revolutionary Hand-Held Gas-Powered Post Driver
This hand-held gas-powered post driver eliminates the hoses needed for hydraulic or air-powered drivers. Its hammer action is powered by a Honda GX35 engine, a four-stroke, air-cooled engine that can operate “any side up”. The engine has a dry weight of less than 8 lbs., and the entire driver weighs only 32 lbs.
“This makes it a lot easier to build fence on hard, rocky ground or rough hilly terrain,” says Rory Evans, Redi Driver. “It delivers 28 blows per second, equal to a pneumatic driver. It’s more affordable and efficient, too. It burns less than a gallon of gas to drive in 400 to 500 posts.”
Evans says the unit is able to handle a variety of fence posts up to 1 5/8 in. in dia. Adapters are available for posts up to 2 3/8 in. as well as for smaller grounding rods.
It’s the unique engine that makes many of the features of the driver possible. It can operate at any angle (even upside down), so posts can be driven at any angle. It can also be set or stored at any angle without concern. The mini four-stroke measures only 8 by 9.2 by 9.4 in. in size, but delivers more than a pound of torque at 5,500 rpm’s.
The driver mechanism itself was developed by Christie Engineering, Sydney, Australia. The hammering action is isolated from the user by spring-cushioned handles, which helps limit fatigue. The cast aluminum body, constructed with fasteners, promises long life, as do the sealed bearings in the internal rotating hammer mechanism.
“We’ve been in the fencing business for 30 years, and when we tried this product, we knew we had a winner,” says Evans. “It’s perfect for anyone who does a lot of fencing or who installs a lot of sign posts, stakes, grounding rods, T-posts and more.”