Fjook, that is a serious bit of kit for a hobby farmer, you going to do a lot of fencing or sell it when you have finished?
Yeah, I’ve got about 700 fence posts to do and then I’ll sell it.
It all comes down to time vs money and trying to get the right balance. It costs at least $10 a post to pay someone to do it and to do it with an auger is a lot of hard work.
Someone was asking (not necessarily getting) $8k for a very well used one. I figure I’ll get more than that when I sell this in good condition.
Pissweak! Use a crowbar and shovel like a real man!
Why don’t you come down and show me. I figure I should get the hang of it after watching you do the first 690 posts.
I’ve done my fair share of hand dug posts. Hence the willingness to spend $12k to make my life easier.
This was one of the justifications for getting the tractor.
We just paid about $1500 for 4 one acre paddocks to be created with 4 gates hung, we supplied the gates.
T bought two gates and put them on the arena.
That price included wire and the white plastic ‘wire’ around the existing arena, it doesn’t act like a cheese cutter if you fall on it, it drops you gently then springs back… in theory.
I hate hanging gates although the Milwaukee 18v fuel drill bangs an 18mm auger through with relative ease.
also I couldn’t drive a unit like that with my tractor.
Wish daughters would marry a bank CEO or someone with a similar income.