I have been on a planting rampage this spring. One of the projects was to plant Butterfly Bushes in the back yard (the dog's fenced in part, away from the deer). Without the PHD digging in this soil would be a royal pia.
Oliver on my previous tractor I picked up a beat up, no name PHD I found on Craigslist for about $300. I used it primarily to drill 100 holes in our rocky, sloped woods for a dog fence. I pretty much went through 100 shear bolts with hitting every rock on our property. Then I sold it for what I originally paid for it.I've been considering one mostly for planting small trees. Any that you recommend or ones to avoid? If I do get one it won't get that much use so I was thinking of one from someplace like TSC, but if they don't work that well I'll go with a brand name.
I have a 14" auger for my PHD which works well for planting things...Could not agree more. I planted 22 trees last weekend and got it all done in one afternoon using the post hole digger on my tractor. I would have either died digging the holes by hand or been such a wreck afterwards I would have been down for a week just to recover. I love my post hole digger.
Henro I sure could have used a larger auger on my phd for the Boxwoods I just planted. They had 12-14" burlap balls and I ended up drilling twice with my 12" then cleaning the hole with a shovel.I have a 14" auger for my PHD which works well for planting things...
Believe it or not, it also works REALLY well for planting 6x6 pressure treated posts! LOL!
Never broke a shear bolt. BUT the soil here is all clay with only a very occasional rock turning up. No bogging down either...Henro I sure could have used a larger auger on my phd for the Boxwoods I just planted. They had 12-14" burlap balls and I ended up drilling twice with my 12" then cleaning the hole with a shovel.
As it was I was really concerned about going through shear bolts with the rocks I hit. Did you have any bogging issues with the tractor or shear bolt usage?
lmao! I had plenty of experience when I put in the the 4X4's for a dog fence in the woods. Note to self: Where there are trees, there are roots.It is actually amazing how fast the auger goes in the ground when it catches a root! Almost worth trying just to see...LOL