I have a lot of rocky limestone here at my QTH. It may be a little softer
than your terrain.
I use a small electric Jack Hammer. I would suggest you try that approach
before you buy something. You can rent one for a few dollars at most home
improvement stores like Home Depot or local equipment rental. You can slip a
short pipe over the Ground rod to help hold it and keep it from bending.
I have enough soil mixture that Bending has not been a problem. So far I
have not had to pre-drill any holes. it helps to sink the rod following a
nice soaking rain. In AZ you may have to fake that one with a garden
73s de Jim
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Ground Rod Installing Machine
> I've finally convinced our local Club to purchase a "grounding rod
> installation drill" for use by our members. This is almost a necessity
> in the desert rocky soil here in the desert. Any suggestions
> as to make
> or model...and also the source of drill bit to use with 5/8"
> ground rods?
> Jerry France
> London Bridge ARA
> Lake Havasu City, AZ
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