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  • Pitalplace
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    Unless you have all the parts laying around I bet you could go to the farm store and buy a new one cheaper. Try TSC or one of the others in your area or check the internet. I have seen them go at farm sales for less than a hundred bucks. You could not even think of building one.

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  • dsgsr
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    Now we're talking something I know a little of, (tractor talk If you live in an area thats has any rocks save yourself some time and build a backhoe instead. PHD are good for soft ground or even medium soft ground as long as you don't have rocks larger than 2". IF you build a PHD, you will have too build a safety in the drive line, slip clutch or more common shear bolt (grade #2) most common 3-3 1/2" (take stock in these companies) you WILL use a lot of these, I have. Now I mostly just use my Backhoe to dig the hole, set the post where I want it and back fill.

    David

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  • R W
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    Built a PHD using a Ford Mainline diff for the gearbox,PTO and safety clutch were from a wrecked header, frame 3x2 RHS, the auger & cutter were purchased new. It is 3PTL mounted and worked well, I sold it 7yrs ago (no further use), the present owner said he would not part with it.
    Send private email for a photo and more details.

    R W

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  • TomVeatch
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    Originally posted by mitch in ks View Post
    thanks tom when i get back down that way i would like to take a look at it.
    email or PM me at the time and I'll give you directions.

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  • mitch in ks
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    thanks tom when i get back down that way i would like to take a look at it.

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  • TomVeatch
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    Originally posted by mitch in ks View Post
    anyone know where i can find plans for building a post hole digger?
    Haven't seen any plans for such, but you might want to drop your question into one of the TractorByNet groups - especially the "Build-It-Yourself" forum.

    Also, if you're anywhere nearby, you're welcome to come by and reverse engineer mine.

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  • mitch in ks
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    anyone know where i can find plans for building a post hole digger?
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