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JEFF BALOGH    Posted 08-26-2017 at 13:35:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I BOUGHT A COUNTY LINE POST HOLE DIGGER. AS I AM HOOKING IT UP IT APPEARS THE 46? INCH SHAFT IS WAY TOO SHORT. IT LOOKS LIKE IT NEEDS ABOUT 60" SHAFT. ANY HELP WITH SHAFT LENGTH WOULD BE APPRECIATED. 8N FORD

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 08-30-2017 at 10:50:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Did you find a solution to your problem?

    Kirk

    Gaspump    Posted 08-27-2017 at 11:56:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Since you bought it at TSC if I were you I would research what shaft is supplied with the digger. Look at the King Kitter site and see what it should be. Since TSC has a way of mixing parts up you just could have been given the wrong one.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-28-2017 at 09:55:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Unfortunately, in my experiences with the crews at TSC's, they rarely have any experienced nor knowledgeable staff on mechanical devices. They may be able to answer your questions, maybe, on which dog/horse/chicken feed to buy, or overpriced everything else, but forget about any tractor part let alone implement. When they first appeared in my area, which is a rural county, they stocked many farm implements; plows, discs, cultivators, brush hogs, finish mowers, and more, usually the King Cutter brand. Now, you're lucky if you see a disc harrow or bush hog, but they do have good selection of Cub Cadet riding and push mowers. My point is you'll be lucky if you find a TSC employee who can help with the correct PTO driveline. It matters where you buy for sure...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Gaspump    Posted 08-28-2017 at 13:47:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Got a good one for ya. Just was cutting the grass last week with my old KK finishing mower. Belt got cut, company coming and needed to get the mowing done. Went to the new TSC store to get a replacement. I was near the back of the store looking for the KK (they brand it County Line), an employee asked what I was looking for, I said finishing mower belt here is the part number and size, B-148. He says they are over here, takes me to the front of the store and starts tearing through belts for riding mowers. Told him we were in the wrong section and it would be with the finish mower and brush mower parts. Must have sounded irritated as the manager comes over to help. No help but finally explained to them what a finishing mower was and they had some out on the lot but I only wanted a belt for one, we were not looking in the right location. Finally I led them both to the back of the store and searching the aisles found the KK parts, right there hanging in plain sight were 4 of them. Manager was shocked and asked if I would consider working there! Of course I declined. Belt was almost $50, my error, I normally by them on line for $24 delivered in two days, ordered a spare that afternoon too.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-28-2017 at 17:41:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yep, TSC really went downhill over the years. When they first opened, at least around here they were new, but did carry the TISCO brand tractor parts and had a decent selection of implements in stock, mostly King Cutter, but had some BUSH HOG too. They even carried decent paint up until a few years ago. Now it's MAGIC Paint (junk) but the County Line brand of tractor parts doesn't all come from Cheena. I looked at a lot of their Ford stuff and was surprised to see some is Made In the USA. I rarely go there anymore, usually as a desperate attempt to get something on a Sunday when everything else is closed, but usually it is a odd bolt or nut that 99/98% of the time they won't stock anyway. I suppose if I needed a bag of rabbit food or a new pair of Wrangler jeans, or a new cheap cowboy hat, or bag of stake licorice or popcorn, I'd shop there. Last time I had to go there (on a Sunday) was to buy some 10mm bolts and flat washers. 2 of each cost me $10!!! I usually get my hardware at the local CNH dealer for $2 per pound. I hate to see US companies go under but when they don't meet the demands of the people, well, hello ebay...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 08-27-2017 at 10:40:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Also if your 8n has an original PTO shaft it will be 1 1/8". A new post hole digger will have 1 3/8" so you will need an adapter. It's likely that the place you bought the PHD will also have the adapter

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-28-2017 at 10:06:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, I just use the sleeve that slips over the 1-1/8 tractor PTO shaft but will never buy from TSC. I thought I'd replace my old one a few years ago and bought one of the theirs. As I was mowing the PTO driveline flew off flopping around dangerously because the tractor PTO was still driving it. OK, I figured I didn't have it pinned on so slipped it back on and put another safety/hair pin clip on it. I resumed mowing and it did it again. What the heck? On closer inspection I found that the sleeve had an excessive chamfer on the end, and that was the root cause of the mower driveline knuckle from not holding on and flying off. I shop elsewhere now and went to my local CNH dealer and bought theirs after looking closely at the end chamfer and who made it. It is still being used today and never have had a problem with it. It matters where you buy...

    Tim (Not a TSC fan) Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-27-2017 at 08:29:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • We're unsure if you are new to the PTO driven world of implements, so I'm just spitballin' here, and by no means trying to insult your intelligence. You do know the PTO Drive Line extends in and out, right? It is a two-piece unit, with the tractor end having a square shafted male part with a U-Joint differential knuckle on the end with a female 1-3/8 splined coupler. That attaches to your tractor PTO shaft. The shaft then fits into the other half of the driveline, with the square female end. At the end of this piece is another U-Joint differential knuckle that is attached to the gear box of the implement. The shaft needs to be kept greased so it slides in and out easy when using it. We just want to be sure we're all on the same page here. Doesn't seem like they would sell you something that wouldn't work right. Did you get an assembly/operator's manual with it? Tell us what model number of the County Line PHD you bought, that will also help us determine what the problem is.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-27-2017 at 08:37:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • is it like this...

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 08-27-2017 at 06:46:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • It sounds like your driveline shaft is too short in the extended position. I used mine this week too drill a couple of holes and it's longer than 46" in the extended position. Since it's new are you sure they didn't put sometime like a zip tie or packaging to prevent the shaft from sliding in or out during shipping. Also since most tractor supply store their implements outside, who know how long it has been sitting there, maybe it got a little moisture in there making it hard to slide in or out, although it should have been greased from the factory. I've had this happen on a mower deck that was stored out side and had to use some kroil to free it up.

    kirk

    Rustyal    Posted 08-26-2017 at 19:39:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Mine is 60". Of course as the digger goes down it is shorter. Longer as is lifts the digger.

    clayton ingmire    Posted 08-26-2017 at 18:36:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I don't know about yours but mine the pto shaft was adjustable it just slid in or out to what ever length you needed because as you lift or lower it the shaft length will change

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 08-26-2017 at 17:07:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Jeff, how did you connect your PHD to your top link on your tractor?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-26-2017 at 14:38:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Jeff-
    What tractor model are you using? If it appears too short, then it probably is. Is it a Category 1? I cannot answer your question on length but here is a LINK to our MANUALS forum where you can find more on parts and such. Where did you buy your PHD? You might try asking them or better yet take the tractor and unit to them and have them find the correct PTO drive line.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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