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6.5 foot metal T post
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Gary, Mt. Hermon, La.    Posted 02-07-2003 at 07:32:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
What is the cost of this type of fence post in your area?

screaminghollow    Posted 02-07-2003 at 07:49:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the six foot heavy t-posts are often on "sale" for $1.99 to $2.29. to get anything longer or shorter generally adds 50 cents to a dollar. I've seen 8 foot t-posts for about $4.50 a piece.

Cindi    Posted 02-07-2003 at 09:15:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Prices above sound about right, but I'm curious what you need them for. I hate those dang things you have to stand on a bucket to drive them in. But maybe that's just me, and I move mine aorund a lot.

roberto    Posted 01-28-2009 at 14:46:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]

tlak Pict Driver    Posted 02-08-2003 at 11:11:02       [Reply]  [No Email]


Gary, Mt Hermon, La    Posted 02-07-2003 at 10:00:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need about 500 to fence in some pasture. I won't be moving any of them after being set( with a similar tool to the slammer, but I refer to it as a widow maker.

Cindi    Posted 02-07-2003 at 10:47:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh, well, oyu have clout. Clout = good thing.

Dell (WA)    Posted 02-07-2003 at 09:41:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cindi..........surely you're not driving metal T-posts with a hammer? I use a 3" pipe 2-1/2' long and slam'er home while standin' flatfooted onnna ground...........Dell

Cindi    Posted 02-07-2003 at 10:45:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dell, uh huh, yes, I am, and don't call me surely.
LOL! It is only because I lack ingenuity and creativity and mechanical know how. I am like the cave woman, uggg, beat with rock (hammer)I don't have to do it often. I move small pens for ducks, chickens etc around from time to time and we have about a dozen of those extra long ones, as I like to call them laying in the pile with the GOOD short ones and I avoid them like the plague.

Dave    Posted 02-08-2003 at 08:12:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know what kind of fencing you're using. I use electric for my hogs and I can move their pen relatively easy. I use plastic step in posts that are real easy to move. They have little clips make on them to hold the wire. It would be strong enough for netting or whatever you use for ducks. They're about $1.69 at TSC, if I remember correctly, hardware stores have the same thing for $2.69. If ya think it's not worth it to but them, isn't your time and sanity worth somrthing?

Dell (WA)    Posted 02-07-2003 at 14:14:41       [Reply]  [Send Email] time ya at the feedstore/fencing supply place, ask for a T-postdriver pipe. $20 cheep. If'n yer fencin' fer fowl, ya don't haffta plant fencepost deep enuff for water well. Infact, the T-posts that I move around all the time, I knocked the spade off'n the bumps. That way yer not tempted to pound T-post haffaway to China, 6" deep enuff. And ya donna haffta standonna buckett........Dell

Cidni    Posted 02-07-2003 at 14:58:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
well ahma gonna taka what ya say and ramemebr dat.

Willy-N    Posted 02-07-2003 at 09:49:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just watch for the white top warning when you get it allmost in the ground. Once in a while I will lift the driver above it and wack it hits me on the head. Did that a couple of times in the last 20 years!! Brings out the stars real good! Only happend after I drove about 40 in a row with out stopping for a break and I was getting tired of pounding them in the ground. Oh, Hi Dell! Mark H.

bob    Posted 02-07-2003 at 10:45:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
proably cause you were driving them in rock too

Willy-N    Posted 02-07-2003 at 11:14:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
You got that right they stop moving but need to go 4 more inches and you lift it a little higher to hit it harder just 10 more hits it will go. Then it happens you slip as your heart is pounding away and tring to catch your breath it gets you on the forehead dead center and the 4th of July is early that year! Mark H.

oKIE-dOKIE    Posted 02-07-2003 at 11:23:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
We set the end posts, string the bottom wire, stradle the wire with the pick-up, I stand on the tailgate driving posts as Mrs. drives along slowly, stopping every ten feet. Works ok until Mrs. foot slips off the clutch.

L-A-Z-Y Al    Posted 02-07-2003 at 12:50:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow Thats work . I just lower the bucket of the tractor on them and they go right in to what ever depth . We don't have rocky ground though . Pull them out in reverse of that with a chain .

Willy-N    Posted 02-07-2003 at 12:57:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
That won't work around here tried it and they just bend. You have to pound them in. Works great for pulling them out of the ground. Sometime the front of the tractor comes off the ground but if you jerk it around first they allways come out. Mark H.

Sid    Posted 02-07-2003 at 20:11:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Willy have you tried slipping a pipe over the post. We have done that in rocky ground cut the pipe about ten inches shorter and push with front end loader till you get to the same height of the pipe. It works here in SW Mo in some pretty rocky ground. I kinda like those air powered ones haven't used one much though

Lazy Al    Posted 02-07-2003 at 13:21:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
After seeing pictures of your land I figured you would be the one to say It don't work here .
Did you ever drive a ground rod with a hilti t-60 '? Why don't you come up with something like that using hyd off the tractor ? Say a hyd motor with a offweighted shaft in a weight of some kind . Just viberate them in ? That sounds
like something you would like to do.

Willy-N    Posted 02-07-2003 at 13:45:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Drove many ground rods with my 1 1/2 inch Roto Hammer works great too. Thought about drilling some holes for those stakes with it! Mark H.

bob    Posted 02-07-2003 at 13:16:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
in farmshow mag they had a piece of pipe you bolt on to bucket and then sort of tilt bucket to clamp post and pull them that way. maybe build one but don,t know if can hit post as easy as using chain save a lot of crawling up on tractor every time you change posts tho

Lazy Al    Posted 02-07-2003 at 13:35:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use a old worn out lift arm off a three point and a chian . Just slip it over the post and lift
You idea sounds good tilt the bucket and lift .
How about a funnel looking thing ,so you could
judge it easier on a spring swivel so you don't
bend the post . Hang it off the side of the bucket so you could see it . Now you got me thinking . Springs comming too ain't it.
save a lot of crawling on and off the tractor

Lazy Al    Posted 02-07-2003 at 14:33:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Went back and read your post Bob Must be that crawling on and off the tractor stuck in the baack of my head while I was typing Sorry .
Make a thing with a slot say 12 inches long that swivels to a point that your bucket could over ride and put some steel on it to guide the post to it and put and arm out with weights on it ..
Slide the thing over the post let the weight put the bind on the post and lift . Think I will give that a try .

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