Shaver was the pioneer of the Post Driver industry and their superior build and craftsmanship has allowed them to retain their position as the best manufacturers of Post Drivers in the industry. Shavers best models are the HD-8 and HD-10 Post Drivers. All of these machines are set-up to attach to the hydraulic systems of both compact tractors and skid-steer mounts. The tractor-mounted hydraulic post driver from Shaver is one of the best attachments you can have for your compact tractor or skid-steer machine.
Visit Shavermfg.com/post-drivers to learn about current models.

HD-8

Impact at Full Stroke: 30,000 lbs.
Max Post Width: 7 1/8″
Max Post Length: 10 feet
Hydraulic Requirements: 3-4 GPM / 1,500 PSI
HD-10

Impact at Full Stroke: 71,500 lbs.
Max Post Width: 8 3/4″
Max Post Length: 10 feet
Hydraulic Requirements: 12 GPM / 1,500 PSI
HD-12

Impact at Full Stroke: 100,000 lbs.
Max Post Width: 10 7/8″
Max Post Length: 10 feet
Hydraulic Requirements: 15 GPM / 2,000 PSI
Shaver HD-8 Post Driver
Shaver HD-10 Post Driver
Shaver HD-12 Post Driver
 
 
Shaver Post Drivers vs Post Hole Diggers 
Shaver Post Driver
Saves Time Driving an average sized post in typical conditions takes less than 20 seconds.
Saves Money Driving a post consumes less fuel, requires less labor and necessitates no additional tools.
Post Hole Digger
 Saves Time Digging the hold with an auger will take at least 45 seconds with additional labor and time to place a post.
 Saves Money
Digging a hole and placing a post requires more engine run time, which means more fuel and labor to place a post and fill around it.

Post Driving Tips

  • Do Not Sharpen Post
    • When you sharpen a post it allows for it to be “pushed” out of the ground during the natural freeze and thaw seasonal cycles

  • Place Wide or Fat End Down to be Driven into the Ground First
    • By driving the wide or fat end into the ground, the post will be anchored to resist being “pushed” during the seasonal freeze and thaws

  • Plan Ahead, Pick the Appropriate Time to Run Fence
    • Drive posts during times of the year when the ground is neither frozen nor arid
    • It is best to drive post in ground that isn’t muddy, but does have moisture
    • The moisture will allow the post to be driven easily and will suck back to the post to effectively secure it

  • You Can Drive a Post “Straight” Once it Goes Crooked
    • By using the hand cranks (or hydraulic base plate) you can either drive the post straight or you can use the side or back of the driver channel and pressure from the mount plate to force it straight
    • Either method may work depending on the user experience and ground conditions

  • Season” the Springs Prior to Each Use
    • The spring life can be extended by slowly raising the dropping the driver in small intervals gradually going higher with each strike
    • Do this for the first post each time you use the driver

  • Do Not Lubricate or Oil the Driver Channel or Rails
    • By introducing lubrication to the surface it will attract material and debris to stick in the rail and cause the driver head to fall at a slower rate or bind due to the added friction
    • The best way to ensure proper velocity is to be sure the rail is free of debris and is as dry as possible

  • Be Sure to Coat the Springs with Oil or Gear Lube Prior to Storing
    • By coating the springs in a lubricant you will keep the spring coils from bonding together due to humidity and moisture
    • The lubricant allows the coils to evenly separate during the “seasoning” process, lengthening spring life

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