The first item on my bucket list is to start construction of a new pole storage barn & work shed. I have a set of plans for it. The immediate problem is that I have no help beyond myself & my 855 utility tractor. The only construction problem I see is the lifting & setting of sixteen poles that will be 6"X6" x 16' & 14' long respectively. I see no other problems in carrying out any other part of the construction as a one man construction crew.
I do not have a FEL on my tractor or any type of implements that will allow me to lift & upright a pole to get it into position. My post depth in the ground will be between three & four feet deep. What I am thinking about is the use of a 3pt. boom pole on the 3pt hitch. To the boom pole I could construct a vertical post with a arm on top, properly braced so that I can attach my chain hoist to the arm & then use the chain hoist to raise the pole & maneuver it into position. The vertical post that I attached to the boom pole will rest on the ground with a "foot" attached to the bottom of the post. So essentially, all the weight of the 6" x 6" post in a vertical position when lifted would be transferred to the post attached to the boom pole, and transferred to the ground.
I really don't know if I'm describing this clear enough for anyone to understand. I know one picture is better than a thousand words, but, don't have the picture or a sketch I could scan in, hence the thousand words. But if you can visualize a boom pole, and attached to that a vertical post with an arm on top, or something that looks like a No. 7 about 16 foot tall, you got the picture. Thanks.