The most challenging task in fence construction is driving T-posts. Hand driving 6 ft T-posts a foot and a half into the ground is slow laborious work. To make this aspect of the job easier the owner purchased a hydraulic hammer that attaches to the hydraulic system on the Kabota. Using a hydraulic driver makes post installation much quicker and significantly reduces the time required to install T-posts.
Much of the property line is across fairly level ground but 0.5 miles crosses a number of arroyos with depths up to 20 feet. These areas will be challenging since pulling the bottom wire to locate the line for T-posts leaves the line stretched in the air across the tops of the arroyos. The plan is to establish posts at the edges of each arroyo, fence the level ground in between then fence down one side and up the other of each arroyo.
It should be an interesting couple of weeks installing this fence but the project is off to a good start.
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