Last weekend my husband and I put up six more poles for our barn/hay shed. I took pictures of the last pole we put in so you could see the process.
|Here the pole has been dragged over to the 8' deep hole.|
|Now the pole is being slid into the hole so the pole will stand up slightly and I can wrap a chain around it as it is straightened.|
|Using the bale forks to keep the pole from going sideways the pole is stood on end in the hole.|
|The pole is shimmed in the hole to snuggle it up to the rope we used to line the poles up.|
|Before the backhoe can move away from the pole dirt has to be shoveled around the base to hold it in place. We usually fill the hole about half way.|
|Not sure why half of the photo isn't showing but that's the 8' deep hole dug with the backhoe that we put the poles in.|
|Once we've shoveled enough dirt in to hold the pole then hubby uses the backhoe to finish the job.|