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mthomas    Posted 08-01-2017 at 23:17:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Post Hole Auger on an 8N
  • Pros, Cons, worth the trouble or not?

    mthomas    Posted 08-03-2017 at 00:43:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Post Hole Auger on an 8N
  • I have three hobbies, painting, digging holes, and taping sheetrock. These are the things in life that I have found where no one is willing to take over the project and show you how to do it. From reading the replies, it seems as if holes with rocks are going to be problematic with the 8N and an auger. They are the only holes I really do not consider to be part of my hole digging hobby. Thanks for the replies!

    John in Mich    Posted 08-03-2017 at 09:27:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Post Hole Auger on an 8N
  • It can be problematic if a rock gets wedged in the auger. Go slow and watch closely.
    Anyone is allowed to join the club. LOL

    Rustyal    Posted 08-02-2017 at 21:38:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Post Hole Auger on an 8N
  • Drilled a bunch of holes with an older auger. Never a problem. A little slow. Still better than post hole diggers.

    John in Mich    Posted 08-02-2017 at 09:38:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have used my phd on both the 8N and the NAA. The NAA works better because of the live hydraulics (you can clutch/stop the pto and still lift the auger if needed). I try to watch the feed rate and with my hand on the hydraulic lever ready to jerk it upwards. When it grabs something it can sink fast. I have had to pipe wrench out on both roots and rocks. Usually, a couple of turns will allow the hydraulics to lift the auger out. Be safe, turn the tractor off if you have to use the wrench. Exhaust fumes.

    49er swGA    Posted 08-02-2017 at 12:35:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Post Hole Auger on an 8N
  • Yes, I`ve planted a bunch of poles into the ground on the farm here, too...
    I have had to "pipe wrench the auger out" once...
    BUT once was enough, I LEARNED to NOT let it "dig in" that far again...
    It did save a bunch of muscle & blisters though...

    Go slow & Pull out often, is my advise,
    Dennis

    John in Mich    Posted 08-02-2017 at 19:33:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • "Go slow & Pull out often, is my advise" Uh...(sorry, could not resist)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-02-2017 at 09:30:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There were some Dearborn/Danuser models made for the 8N but I'd opt for something with more ponies...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 08-02-2017 at 04:15:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Post Hole Auger on an 8N
  • I've used them on my rocky property and it's not worth it. Even taking short bites at slow speeds still get stuck. No reverse to get the bit out so get off the tractor and use a pipe wrench.
    We have one on an 8n up the deer camp. Planted 70 saplings with it in lickity split time. No rocks
    So I guess it depends on your soil.

    Kirk

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