Why Pound Wood Posts?


Pounding wood posts has many advantages

  • Secure Posts - Pounded Posts are set much tighter and more secure than posts set in concrete

  • Labor Savings- Typically it is quicker and requires less labor to pound your pasture posts.

  • Material Savings - Pounded posts do not need to be cemented in therefore the cost of concrete is saved. 

  • Frost Protection - We use tapered round wood posts that are slightly larger at the bottom than at the top. This "pier" shape gives the post natural frost protection. When the ground expands, the frost actually pushes the post down.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How big of a post can you pound? Our pounder hits with nearly 100,000 pounds of force and can pound posts as big as a railroad tie. Typically, we recommend 5" round pressure treated posts for your pasture fence.

  • What happens when you hit a stone? Typically, the post will push the stone out of the way. In the case of a very large stone, the post may not pound. Depending on it's depth, we will likely pull the post out and either remove the stone, or move the post down the fenceline just a bit.

  • Does pounding the post damage it? No, we trim off the top of the post where the pounder hits the post.

  • What pounder do you use? We use an industry leading Danuser SM40 mounted on a Bobcat S590 skid steer.

  • Why doesn't everyone pound their wood posts? The cost of the skid steer and pounder can be prohibitive for companies that don't specialize in horse fence.