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    What's the best system for installing fencing T-posts with your LCUT?

    Been scouring the internet for a good system to pound in t-posts with my 3046r. Lots of old forum posts on the subject, but wondering if there's a new, easy, reliable solution. Hoping not to have to fabricate too much, risk twisting the bucket, or pretzel too many posts. Has anyone found (or made) a commercially available method?
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    There was a similar thread on here a couple of months ago, probably in Implements, and the general consensus was that using the FEL to push T posts was a recipe for disaster, as I recall.

    Hit a rock, and the post will go in a direction you hadn't anticipated, as the loader will still keep pushing it. The FEL will work quite well in removing the posts, though.

    TSC sells a post hole driver that works quite well. I have used a similar tool to install street sign posts for years.

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    My tractor weighs 10,000 pounds,, and a "T" post can easily lift the front of my tractor when I try to push them in,,,

    I can get them in deep enough for a temporary tomato fence, but, not deep enough for an animal fence.

    This is what I use,,,

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    What's the best system for installing fencing T-posts with your LCUT?

    I have pounded more fence posts by hand than I would like to remember for animal fence. Are you hitting rock or what?

    It’s possible you’ll need to blast if you are running into rock. Find someone with a a FEL to help you purchase & show you how to use it safely.

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    Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go? I would spend this amount in a heart beat if I had a big job. You might be able to rent one from your local rental place. Also, I have seen tractor mounted post drivers but can't remember the website.

    https://www.agrisupply.com/t-post-dr...RoCiyUQAvD_BwE
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    I did use the tractor as a supply mule and install the posts with one of these - https://www.titanpostdrivers.com/drivers.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69project View Post
    Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go? I would spend this amount in a heart beat if I had a big job. You might be able to rent one from your local rental place. Also, I have seen tractor mounted post drivers but can't remember the website.

    https://www.agrisupply.com/t-post-dr...RoCiyUQAvD_BwE
    i think Bubber bought one of these-maybe not from agri-supply-but somewhere down that way, he is using for his fencing project--i think.

    PM-him OP--and see if he likes it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlubbe View Post
    Been scouring the internet for a good system to pound in t-posts with my 3046r. Lots of old forum posts on the subject, but wondering if there's a new, easy, reliable solution. Hoping not to have to fabricate too much, risk twisting the bucket, or pretzel too many posts. Has anyone found (or made) a commercially available method?
    How about this option from Danuser? T3 Driver | Danuser Man when I was a kid what I would have given to have this when building fence...

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails T3Driver_web.jpg   T3_FrontEndLoader.jpg  
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Nine View Post
    How about this option from Danuser? T3 Driver | Danuser Man when I was a kid what I would have given to have this when building fence...

    What’s the needed hydraulic flow for that? Likely far beyond the available GPM for our size of machines.....
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    I use my checkbook to drive t-posts We had about a mile of fence replaced three or four years ago, it was a big financial ouch but the fence will last my lifetime.
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