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Post Driver Works Without Removing Fence Wire Clips
LeRoy Momper of Fredonia, Wis., built a simple, time-saving post driver that lets him pound steel fence posts without having to remove the wire clips.
“I came up with the idea because I had about 50 posts that frost had lifted out of the ground,” says Momper. “Most commercial post drivers are designed to slide down over the post, which requires removing the wire clips. And even then, the wire is still in the way.”
He welded a 2 by 10-in. long solid steel shaft to the upper end of a 32-in. long, 2-in. angle iron that’s 1/4 in. thick. He also welded on a 2 1/2-in. half-round piece of pipe just below the shaft. Two lengths of 1/2-in. dia. steel rod were welded onto the angle iron to form handles.
“I guide the post inside the angle iron until it strikes the solid shaft. The half-round piece of pipe welded on below the shaft prevents the post driver from slipping off the post when pounding,” says Momper.
He says his post driver works so well that several other people have asked to use it on their farms, including his friend Ron Lanser.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, LeRoy Momper, 215 Lawrence St., Fredonia, Wis. 53021  (ph 414 331-2093; leemary66@gmail.com). 

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #3