Sunday, January 06, 2019

Another thought on that wood post driver

Using an I-beam for both a post holder and driving weight.
Which would also bring down the center of gravity-

Along with that chain drive, it looks doable on either the front or back.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

So I was on my way up to Austin (again)


And sitting on that parking lot called I-35 we finally crept up on the cause just north of Schertz.

It was a fully loaded work pick up with a ladder rack with about 2' worth of ladders and a box trailer that rear-ended some kind of people mover.
I don't know if it used to be a van or SUV because the entire rear end was exploded to the rear seat and it looked like an expanded hollow point.

The kid the cop was talking to couldn't have been older than his early 20's.

What a way to start a life.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Another horse got out today

So we're going to have to do something with that back fence.

I was hoping to be able to wait until at least fall before I had to make that wood post driver.
See, here we have red clay about 8" below the sand and no matter how well you tamp, the posts are always loose.

In order to solve the tripping problem for the weight, I'm looking at running the lift with a chain like this one-


What I first need to decide is the front bucket quick connect, or the tree point hitch.
The front would take out one leveling adjustment cylinder and only leave me with a sideways adjustment.
But it's only a 35 HP tractor and that 300+ pound drop weight on top of what the framework is going to be makes it pretty front heavy.

If I put it on the back, it makes it harder to line up and I'd need more adjustments to line the pole plumb.