Re: [apple-crop] ledge in tall spindle planting

2012-05-23 Thread Michael Vaughn
FrANKLYN, I have a 4 acre planting that has a layer locally called a Hardpackthat occurs about 12 to 18 inches down. I used a skid steer with a hydraulic Ram for pounding/driving posts. I drove 5-6 treated southern pine posts 4 feet down with little trouble. Beside the End posts/anchors there is

Re: [apple-crop] ledge in tall spindle planting

2012-05-23 Thread Frank Carlson
Michael: Thanks for the reply. What we have hit is granite ledge, which is non poundable. I think the boring machine will be needed. Frank Carlson From: apple-crop-boun...@virtualorchard.net [mailto:apple-crop-boun...@virtualorchard.net] On Behalf Of Michael Vaughn Sent: Wednesday, May 23,

Re: [apple-crop] ledge in tall spindle planting

2012-05-23 Thread Maurice Tougas
Quarter stick dynamite. Sent from my iPhone On 23 May 2012, at 01:35 PM, Frank Carlson fcarl...@carlsonorchards.com wrote: Michael: Thanks for the reply. What we have hit is granite ledge, which is non poundable. I think the boring machine will be needed. Frank Carlson From:

Re: [apple-crop] ledge in tall spindle planting

2012-05-23 Thread Dan Wilson
Frank, Ours is a very ledgy site; shale loam, with emphasis on shale. We've been working with a fencing contractor who resorted to pre-drilling each hole with a rock drill before pounding in posts (metal or wood). No failed posts, most got about four feet in. I'd also be a bit extra

Re: [apple-crop] ledge in tall spindle planting

2012-05-23 Thread David Kollas
Frank: Last week I was looking for info on drivers and diggers and found one of interest, linked below. The video shows a driver pounding a pipe into a rock quarry. No further description. I wrote the danuser company an email inquiry but have not received a reply. The Danuser Hammer is