Category Archives: Post Drivers

Choosing the Right Post Driver

Farmers, ranchers, homesteaders, backyard agriculturalists, and fence contractors all have one common issue when it comes to installing fences…how to get those darn fence posts into the ground. Some turn to able-bodied children of their own or the neighborhood kids. Others spend countless hours tamping away by hand after digging a hole, and hand setting […]

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Orchard and Vineyard Trellis Construction: Part 2

Along with your wire and posts, you will need a few tools to erect a functioning trellis. Below is an illustration of 15 hand tools needed to properly build a trellis system. Different designs require different tool use and frequency of tool use. But, these are the basic hand tools you will need when working […]

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Driven vs Handset Fence Posts

A driven post (i.e, Shaver/KIWI Post Driver) is 10-times stronger than a handset post.  The way the earth displaces when the post is driven makes the post tighter in the ground. A concrete-set post can be as strong as a driven post provided it is set properly and allowed to cure. A concreted post needs a […]

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Tapered vs Non-Tapered Wood Fence Posts

We get plenty of questions about tapered posts and non-tapered posts. What is the difference? Which type is stronger? Which should I use? Tapered posts are peeled by a high-speed machine that follows the contour of the log.  The finished post has the characteristics of each piece of wood.  Because the tree is tapered, the […]

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Post Driver Rental

Hydraulic post drivers are available for rent. The Wheatheart rental unit is equipped with a power down auger system and four head mounting positions. It will drive posts up to 14 ft tall. Rate is $200 first day and $175 each consecutive day. (Available at Blairsville, PA location only) Call 1-800-536-2683 for more information. _______________________________________________________________________________________ […]

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