Falling weight machines limit where you can install posts, The PostMaster range allows you to reach those tricky areas such as fencing around trees.
The jaws ensure a strong, secure grip allowing for accurate placement of the posts and the rare ability to vibrate the posts back out of the ground for easy repositioning or taking out old posts.
Range and Attachment
The PostMasters allow for greater range and easy attachment.
Each PostMaster can drive in different sizes, shapes and types of posts including Round/Solid or hollow posts, Square or I Section (UB/UC), C Section (PFC), Z Section, Pre-formed channel. Made up of timer, steel or composite material.
Different Host Machines
With a suitable hitch/head bracket the PostMaster range can be mounted to many different host machines as can be seen in the photos below. Please contact us if you have any enquiries on your host machine.
Because of the PostMasters size and portability, they can easily be detached from your host machine and stored away until further use. Freeing up your host machine for other attachments.
A Rock Spike acts as a pilot for the post. This is the same as using an auger in harder soil conditions, but has the clear advantage of not requiring the operator to change attachments in order to create the pilot hole, and as a result saves time. The spike can be gripped by the standard jaws and is vibrated into the soil to the desired depth and then vibrated and withdrawn. Standard size 60mm diameter x 1m length. Other sizes are available on request.
Customised Post Clamps
A wide range of clamps are available to suit posts of all shapes, sizes and material. If you have a special requirement other than the off the shelf jaws you can supply us with a drawing/profile of the top of the post and we can fabricate a set of jaws to suit application.
Vibration Sweet Spot
In this video it shows the 'Vibration Sweet Spot' on extraction of a Rock Spike attachment.
The vibration almost looks like it is in slow motion. This is the type of vibration you want when installing or extracting your posts as it makes the job quicker, easier and causes less vibration to the host machine and it's operator.
Hydraulic PostMaster Jaws
With their hydraulic jaws the PostMasters have the rare ability to hold the post securely with minimal damage to the tops, it also allows the post extraction for old posts or repositioning of new ones.
The jaws can be opened and closed by applying forward and reverse flow as shown in the below video.
For hard to reach jobs a larger host machine is sometimes necessary. To protect the motor and seals it may be necessary to add a flow control option to prevent internal damage to motor seals.
In general the PostMasters are matched to the host machine’s operational weight, hydraulic capacity and relief valve pressure but also on the size post you wish to drive in.
Check the PostMaster's Specifications on our PostMaster tab below.