I'm building a post driver for the farm and it got me thinking:
what force is required to drive a 6ft(1.8 m) 4 inch (100 mm) post 2 ft into the ground? I'm wondering how different soils affect driving ability and where I could find information on soil resistive force.
I have a spare 20 ton hydraulic cylinder that I'm going to use to press the posts into the soil. imagine the tractor has infinite mass and the output force of the cylinder will be fully transferred into the post.
thanks for any help!!!