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No Hydraulics Post Driver
You'll like this home-built post driver that uses no hydraulics to drive posts up to 6 in. dia. Total weight of the 3-pt. mounted rig is 600 lbs. The up and down movement of the 3-pt. on any small tractor is all that's needed to power it.
"It has been in constant use on my farm for the past 10 years. The post is totally enclosed inside the unit for safety, and the weight of the driver self-aligns it in all directions so it always drives posts perfectly straight. It'll reach out over water, between trees, over rocks, and into other places most post drivers can't reach," says farmer-inventor F.W. Craig.
Craig also uses the unit as a boom hoist, to split wood, to support a post hole auger, and even to break up concrete. "There are no cylinders or valves on the unit so there's nothing to wear out," says Craig, noting that he's trying to sell the idea to a manufacturer.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, F.W. Craig, Rt. 1, Lone Butte, B.C. V0K 1X0 Canada (ph 604 593-4456).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5