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Old 11-23-2011, 01:02 AM   post #1 of 8
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Does anyone out there have and use the John Deere (Rotomec) Post Hole Digger? Is it a good quality, long lasting piece of equipment or what? I would like to know ... am considering buying one.

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Does anyone out there have and use the John Deere (Rotomec) Post Hole Digger? Is it a good quality, long lasting piece of equipment or what? I would like to know ... am considering buying one.

Joe
I'm not familiar with this particular implement, but have never found Deere products lacking in quality.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:19 PM   post #3 of 8
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i was bidding on one at an auction down the road... it was probably 10 years old, and sold for >$1000.. i think that one sells for $1200 new today (10 years ago it was prob. $800).

it was well used, but tight, and no leaks from the gearbox. built almost as tough as my danuser F7.

having said all that:u have nothing to worry about with this unit.

however, if you are buying a used one, and someone was commercial-drilling 500 holes a day for 15 years with it, stored it outside, in the rain and snow, and never changed the oil/grease in the gear box - i don't care who made it - it will be worn out.

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Old 11-23-2011, 10:40 PM   post #4 of 8
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I bought a used Speeco for $375.oo last summer.
Came with a 9" and 12" augers.

Had been kept outside and needed a GOOD clean up. Gear box didn't leak. Changed oil, cleaned up, new teeth on augers, green and yellow paint.

Looks and works like new far as I'm concerned.
There are bargains out there.

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There are bargains out there.

yes there are.

I got lucky the same way with my Danuser. Picked it up for $100... put maybe another $100 into it (PTO driveline)... it didn't need anything else....

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Does anyone out there have and use the John Deere (Rotomec) Post Hole Digger? Is it a good quality, long lasting piece of equipment or what? I would like to know ... am considering buying one.

Joe
Joe,
Our 2520 was delivered (July 2011) with a Rotomec PHD. To date, we have dug approx 50 holes over the summer and I have no complaints thus far. It is rugid and yes, we have sheered some bolts, but that is to be expected since the ground we live on seems to have a bounty crop of rocks.
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I paid less than $600 for a PHD at a place in Cullman, Alabama on I-65 south. Seems to work well, but have only dug half a dozen holes so far. Took a bit of experimentation to get the right height on my scut.
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Update ...

I recently ordered the John Deere PHD300 with the 9" auger ... amongst other "things."

It should be here in the next week or so ....
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200CX w/49" bucket
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John Deere Z510A w/48" 7-Iron deck
John Deere Z920A w/48" 7-Iron MOD deck
John Deere JS46 Walk Behind 22" mower
John Deere 54C Mower (2305)
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John Deere PHD300 Post Hole Digger w/stand
John Deere PHA109 Post Hole Auger 9"
John Deere MX6 Rotary Cutter
Agrex XA500 Spreader

Artillian Pallet Forks
Bush Hog SBX72 Box Blade
ECHO Bear Cat 5540 Chipper/Shredder w/optional blower, chute and cap
Fred Cain S-2 Subsoiler
Frontier LP1184 Land Plane
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Husqvarna 7021F Walk Behind 21" mower
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