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    Best Post Hole Digger for 2025R?

    I have about 60 fence posts that I need to put in. What does everybody recommend for a post hole digger?
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    I have the County Line PHD from Tractor Supply. It's been good for me on my 2032r and previous 1026r

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    I've had no issues with my county line TSC auger either. I did add some washers and a bushing to take the slop out of it. I've drilled well over one hundred holes with it in the last couple years.



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    I have been very pleased in my tractor supply phd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ky_shawn View Post
    I have been very pleased in my tractor supply phd.
    Me too. No issues


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    You can always do a "Search" in the bar, in the upper right hand corner of this page. You will find a wealth of info there on various manufactures and opinions. So far, I have not heard a bad thing about any of them. Good Luck!
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    For 60 holes I would recommend a good set of post hole diggers. A tractor mounted PHD is probably overkill for 60 holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckteeth445 View Post
    For 60 holes I would recommend a good set of post hole diggers. A tractor mounted PHD is probably overkill for 60 holes.

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    The shape my body is in these days, it would give out after 6 holes and then 1 more to bury me in.
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    I've dug about 50 holes with manual post hole diggers in the last couple years as well. I cleaned every augered post hole with the manual diggers too. In the soil where I live, you have to have a digger bar to get anywhere. No down force on the auger other than dead weight and the agressiveness of the bit makes some holes undrillable. Don't get the hole plumb and on the string line correctly and you'll be using a digger bar or trenching shovel to open the hole up and then once again cleaning it out with manual post hole diggers.

    I helped a friend build about 700 feet of 5' tall 4"x2" no climb horse fence last year, and he went out and got some fancy post hole diggers that weighed close to 10 lbs. We ended up using my hickory handled light weight post hole diggers to clean holes. If you're tamping the holes with a digger bar, the 16lb 72" steel rod will take most of your energy lifting and pounding all day.

    The year before last I put in 1200 feet of fence around my house for dogs and keeping out critters. This year I've built about 550 feet of no climb fence for donkeys and goats. Tons of fun. No gym membership required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehobbyfarmer View Post
    I have about 60 fence posts that I need to put in. What does everybody recommend for a post hole digger?
    If this is a one time job, consider renting one. Just need to make sure its rated for whatever your PTO HP is and make sure your 3 PT can lift it high enough. As others have suggested you could buy a manual one but I them a pain. Great to use for clean up if required but really not useable with my soil.

    I have a PDH 300 made by Rotomec for frontier/John Deere. It has served me well. I use it on a 3025E. It's pretty beefy but my dealer cut me a deal on it. I like it (when I have it mounted) for the extra weight compared to a PDH 100 I was considering. I do not like trying to man-handle it when it isn't mounted. It is heavy and awkward to deal with. If you are concerned about no down force, you can always get a hydraulic down force kit but now you are making an expensive attachment.
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