[TowerTalk] Square Hole or Round Hole for Self Supporter?

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Sun Jan 21 09:07:59 EST 2018

This is a great price for a backhoe op. I agree, I would not hire someone to
do a job and also take responsibly for their drill bit, that risk should be
included in their bid. I have often had trouble finding someone to dig holes
for me and I found it easier just to rent a backhoe and dig it myself. They
are not difficult to operate.

John KK9A

From:	Patrick Greenlee
Date:	Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:47:05 -0600

Matt, Drillers who will come out in rural south central Oklahoma aren't in
good supply.  I searched a lot and found two.  Best deal of the two for a 5
ft diameter hole 8 ft deep was $2000 and I was responsible if they broke a
tooth and I was responsible for a commercial tow rig in case they got stuck.

I knew they wouldn't get stuck but I have no experience re breaking teeth on
their machine so I was a tad leery and used a local "dirt contractor" who
charged $80 to dig my hole with a backhoe.

How does $2000 for 5 ft diameter 8 ft deep compare to your experiences? This
was for digging through clay, sandy clay and maybe some soft sand rock.
Sand rock is a local name for a type of sand stone that crumbles by hand
strength alone and digs pretty easy with backhoe.

Patrick        NJ5G

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