Who invented the post driver?

Who invented the post driver?

The Field Tec® fence post driver is the invention of Robert Wilson. Robert founded High Point Industries as a home for his various inventions mainly dealing with the construction industry in which he has worked for thirty years.

What is a post driver called?

A post pounder, post driver, post rammer, post knocker or fence driver is a tool used for driving fence posts and similar items into land surfaces. It consists of a heavy steel pipe which is closed at one end and has handles welded onto the sides. It is normally used by one person, but larger versions may require two.

How much does at post driver weigh?

The driver is 78 inches long overall and weighs 30 pounds. The 38- inch-long barrel, which is 2 inches in diameter, allows a 36-inch stroke.

How much does a pole driver weigh?


Application Type End Red
Material Metal 1
Picket Top Shape Flat Flat Top
Product Weight (lb.) 17.1 lb No Fastener Required
Returnable 90-Day Round

How much is a Montana post driver?

1500E Post Driver

Models Available: 400E Post Driver 750R Rancher Post Driver
Domed Cup Inside Diameter (ID): 6″ ID 7″ ID
Thickness of Steel Plate Frame: 1/2″ 3/4″
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Price (including skid steer or excavator mount) $6,500 USD $6,800 USD

How does post driver work?

In essence, with a manual post driver, you lift and drop the “pounder” over top your post. The pounder has an open end that is more-or-less the diameter of a post, which fits within the hollow pounder. The end of the pounder is closed and the post strikes against it.

What is the best gas powered post driver?

Built for ranchers, the Rhino Ranch Pro is the perfect driver for your livestock operation, featuring a 1 ¾” chuck that accommodates both 1.25 lb and 1.33 lb t-posts. This driver can drive posts up to 1 5/8” in diameter and includes a 1” reducer for driving ground rods and rebar.

How deep should a post be driven?

The depth of the hole should be 1/3-1/2 the post height above ground (i.e., a 6-foot tall fence would require a hole depth of at least 2 feet). Add about 6 inches of QUIKRETE All-Purpose Gravel into the bottom of the hole.

How does a Montana Post driver work?

Through our hydraulic concrete breaker-based design, posts are driven by jackhammering them into the ground. You maintain full control of the post while driving at a rate of 800 blows per minute.

How do you drive wood posts to the ground?

Project Instructions

  1. Dig post hole so diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the post (i.e., the hole for a 4” wood post should be about 12 inches wide).
  2. Add about 6 inches of QUIKRETE All-Purpose Gravel into the bottom of the hole.
  3. Set the post into the hole and attach 2×4 braces to adjacent sides of the post.

Are post drivers any good?

Well-Known Member. Yes, I’d say it’s worth having one around. There is not much to go wrong on them, so if you’re still driving steaks in 20 years time, you’ll still have it. The one in the link is a pretty standard design.

How much does a Montana Post driver cost?

How does a gas powered post driver work?

Gas Post Drivers Are Extremely Portable and Cleverly Designed. Lastly, gas powered post drivers use the power of a combustion motor to drive your post into the ground. Typically, you have two sizes: 35cc Post Drivers and 50cc Post Drivers. However, gas post drivers vary the most from the rest.