Digging post holes with a back hoe is a fast alternative for when the ground is simply to hard to go through by hand or with a low powered auger.
Digging Post Holes with a Back Hoe
The only problem with digging post holes with a back hoe is that the holes are going to require a larger volume of concrete to fill. To reduce this to a minimum a spotter is used to manually measure the positioning of each each initial bucket swipe. In this case the 2′ wide holes are 5′ long at the top and 2′ long at the bottom of a 4′ hole.
The holes will accommodate an 8 x 8 x 24′ treated pine post. It will serve as the foundation for a large equipment shed for a lucrative dairy operation in Middle Tennessee. The holes will be filled with 5000 psi. concrete reinforced with fiber.
The operator of the back hoe in this video is Vince Scott. He owns and participates in the operations of Scott’s Framing.