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Dan Chisler    Posted 05-06-2017 at 01:01:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Danuser post hole digger questions
  • I have a 1970,s danuser post hole digger . There manual says be sure to use sway stabilizers . On the old 1950 Danuser diggers they had long telescoping stabilizers
    The newer diggers do not have all that .To use regular ford stabilizers the lift would not be able to go up and down unless the bolts were left loose . but then what use would that do . I am only using a 4inch auger so I am thinking if i be care full maybe i can get by with out the stabilizers . Any thoughts on the subject from those who are in the know ?I will be using a 8n or 9n tractor with the digger .

    Ultradog MN    Posted 05-06-2017 at 17:28:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • And so the myth of stabilizers gets perpetuated...
    You don't need them on everything like seems to be the modern myth.
    And you sure don't need them on a phd.
    I never used them on any of my implements - plow, disc, rear scoop, york rake, phd, back blade, finish mower, sickle mower, boom pole, etc, etc.
    Except, when I bought a real heavy Bush Hog brand rotary mower I broke a check chain bracket on a side hill.
    Now I use it on that implement and nothing else. And when I get this new to me, bigger tractor running I will quit using them on that.
    Millions of farmers put billions of hours on these tractors without them. But now days it seems you gotta have them or surely you'll die... or worse.
    Try it without them once.
    You'll be fine.

    Dan Chisler    Posted 05-06-2017 at 19:24:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thats is what i kinda thought . I already got a set up from ebay and . The folks at Danuser said do not ever use the digger with out it . The digger is is as big as the tractor and cost twice my friends do not think it will even work . i don't mind playing it safe if some one thinks it will help . I like accessories any way . I am not going to buy all the u-joint guards Danuser say to get and Butcher ( weld ) on the thing . It has worked fine for 3 decades with out them . They always hafta design the diggers for the dumbest soul out there for liability issues . Thanks A million Den for your response I appreciate all the great feedback i have gotten on all the subjects .

    36 coupe    Posted 05-14-2017 at 06:09:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A woman rented a post hole digger here and got killed by it.Ive seen a photo of an idiot perched on top of a digger trying to make it did faster.

    Dan Chisler    Posted 05-14-2017 at 11:49:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • the guy i bought it from said he also did that . I have no desire to die so I downloaded the manual and would never do something as that . Danuser makes a power cylinder that mounts on the beam to push down more if one wants . My farm is in a flood plane and there is not a rock on the property . as long as i dig before it turns to hard clay i should be okay . I appreciate the warning very much thanks .

    Den N Ms    Posted 05-06-2017 at 18:23:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Usually a person wants a post hole to be drilled straight down and straight in line.A post hole digger is one implement that is a must use stabilizers With out the stabilizers a digger can and will flop as much as 12" side to side or lay to one side, and you can't dig a straight hole like that.It's hard enough digging good holes with a N and anything that helps improve the outcome is well needed so use the stabilizers.BTDT and tried it without them and it sucked.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 05-07-2017 at 21:02:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I disagree that you need them for a phd. I've drilled a few holes and never needed them.
    I think sway bars are getting to be a little like having an ORC in that people think they need them for everything. That's why you see guys fret about having them on every pto driven implement. I agree you need an orc on a rotary cutter but it's a myth to think you need one on a finish mower, phd, pto driven hay rake, etc.
    Anyway, it seems like having sway bars has become de rigueur in the tractor world. But I dont care for them much.
    Take an N that's most of 10' long and couple it to a brush mower that's 5-6' long and you have fairly a sizeable rig. Use sway bars that makes the two units unable to flex at all and you're driving a long, rigid, behemoth around.
    I much prefer to have some flex between the two units so the rear end of the mower doesn't swing so wide on turns.
    On a phd, say drilling a 12" hole for an 8" post, I can't see how having your hole a few degrees out of plumb matters anyway. And sway bars won't help with getting a plumb hole on both the X and Y planes.
    Though sway bars have been around for a long time I think their use is mostly a modern thing, cause Mike and Willie said it on the internet so it must be true.
    Ultimately though, you may use them if you like them and get no argument from me. But I hope we don't make them "necessary" for Everything like we've done to ORCs.

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 05-06-2017 at 09:54:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If you have your choice between using a 9N or 8N, I highly suggest choosing the 8N because it has position control.

    This allows you better control of the depth of digging.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 05-06-2017 at 08:17:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hi Dan. This tutorial in our How-To's / Hydraulics/3 Point may offer some help:

    Dan Chisler    Posted 05-06-2017 at 11:22:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Ah Perfect thanks so much they attach on the same axis as the lift arm so can go up and down . now it all makes scene Thanks so much Ed .

    Gaspump    Posted 05-06-2017 at 08:02:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I think you are confusing the drawbar stay bars with stabilizer bars. As DED said the stabilizer bars are what you need.

    DED    Posted 05-06-2017 at 05:35:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • These are not the bars that run from the bracket behind the seat to the lift arms. These are the bars that go from the pins attached to the axle/fender bracket pin to the lift arms.

    Dan Chisler    Posted 05-06-2017 at 11:11:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You are referring to the old telescoping danuser stabilizers from the fifty's That is correct . but what ford part stabilizer could be used on this 1970 Danuser mod I have ? is there any bars that were made that come from the fender bracket area?
    Is the fender bracket the same alignment as where the lift arms mount ? it must be close if same then then they would work or maybe could be made .....Thanks for the response DED I also have a oil leak on one of the lift arm mounts that will be another subject . I hear i have to remove the whole axel to get at the nuts . Both turn .Thinking of doing a clean up and try some gray rtv ....

    CHarles(N.C.)    Posted 05-06-2017 at 01:33:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dan,,look on the red bar at the top of this sit at "how to's" and you might find how many of the parts & equipment attaches and work.Many here can help you more than I and most what I've stored (mentally)is somewhere in my old brain and is now lost.

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 05-06-2017 at 01:22:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Let's see now,,,attach the stabilizers to the bracket(having a senior moment as to there name) that attaches to the bolts in the fender axel trumpet bolts and the other end to where the lift arms attach.I've never used a post digger but this is how the stabilizers work.

    Dan Chisler    Posted 05-06-2017 at 11:44:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks CHarles . Ed also showed me the pamphlet on the subject . How quick one can learn from this forum and all the great farmers that take time to help the underlings ....very much appreciated.

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