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BEFCO
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Operator’s Manual
POST HOLE DIGGER
ACCESSORIES
DOWN FORCE KIT
PHD-002 (fits models MOLE 300 & 400)
PHD-005 (fits model MOLE 200)
HOOKUP STAND
009-9851 (fits models MOLE 100, 200, 300 & 400)
POSITIONING HANDLE
PHD-003 (fits models MOLE 200, 300 & 400)
Before you begin use of equipment, read, understand, and follow all safety instructions in
this manual and in the post hole digger manual.
The operator’s manual is a technical service guide and must always accompany the machine.
Manual 960-389B
October 2008
SAFETY
Take note! This safety alert symbol found throughout this manual is used to call your attention
to instructions involving your personal safety and the safety of others. Failure to follow these
instructions can result in injury or death.
This symbol means:
ATTENTION!
BECOME ALERT!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
Signal Words
Note the use of the signal words DANGER, WARNING and CAUTION with the safety messages. The
appropriate signal words for each have been selected using the following guidelines:
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury, and includes hazards that are exposed when guards are removed. It may also be used
to alert against unsafe practices.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
INDEX
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1 - GENERAL INFORMATION
1.01 - General
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1.02 - Down Force Kit Assembly and Operation
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1.03 - Hookup Stand Assembly and Operation
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1.04 - Positioning Handle Assembly and Operation
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2 - SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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2.01 - Preparation
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2.02 - Starting and Stopping
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2.03 - Messages and Signs
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1 - GENERAL INFORMATION
Thank you and congratulations for having chosen our accessory. It is technologically
advanced and constructed of high quality, sturdy components that will fulfill your
working expectations. Read this manual carefully. It will instruct you on how to operate
and service your implement safely and correctly. Failure to do so could result in
personal injury and/or in equipment damage.
1.01 - General
Available as an option for the Befco line of post hole diggers are: A hydraulic down
force kit (for models Mole 200, 300 & 400) that allows for additional digging force in
hard soil conditions; a hookup stand for easy and safe storage (for all models) and a
positioning handle that mounts on the gearbox of the digger to enable operator to easily
position the auger point on the ground from tractor seat (for models Mole 200, 300 &
400).
CAUTION: Unless otherwise specified, all hardware is metric. Use only metric
tools on metric hardware. Other tools that do not fit properly can slip and cause
injury.
1.02 - Down Force Kit Assembly and Operation
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Fig. 1
1. digger yoke
2. digger boom
3. lower support bracket
4. bracket pin
5. rear cylinder pin
6. hydraulic cylinder
The hydraulic down force kit allows for additional digging force in hard soil conditions.
The kit consists of a cylinder that attaches to the post hole digger by the use of
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mounting plates. It operates using the tractor hydraulic system and it provides between
300 and 500 lb. of additional down pressure depending on mounting configuration.
The hydraulic down force kit comes in two versions, one (PHD-005) that fits the Mole
200 and one (PHD-002) for the Mole 300 & 400.
WARNING: High pressure hydraulic oil leaks can penetrate skin resulting in
injury, gangrene or death. Be sure to relieve any hydraulic oil pressure before
disconnecting any lines or pipes between post hole digger and tractor hydraulic
system. Check for oil leaks using a cardboard, never use hands.
IMPORTANT: Serious damage can occur to post hole digger and down force kit if
tractor hydraulics does not have float capabilities.
Fig. 2
2. digger boom
6. hydraulic cylinder
2
8
7
6
7. front mounting plates
8. front cylinder pin
2
PHD-002
fits Mole 300 & 400
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6
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PHD-005
fits Mole 200
To assemble the down force kit proceed as follows:
1. Lower post hole digger until auger point is resting on the ground.
2. Remove pin that connects the yoke to digger boom.
3. Assemble lower support bracket to digger boom and yoke by using the new pin (see
#4, fig. 1) that is pre-installed on the bracket. Insert both cotter pins after mounting
pin.
4. Assemble front mounting plates to digger boom (see fig. 2) using two bolts ½”x 1¾”,
two lock washers ½” and two hex nuts ½” provided.
5. Mount the hydraulic cylinder (see #6, fig. 1) on top of lower support bracket using
the rear cylinder pin ¾”x37/8” (see #5, fig. 1) and lynch pin. Mount non-action end of
the cylinder on the lower support bracket.
6. Mount the other end of the hydraulic cylinder on front mounting plates (see #7, fig.
2) using front cylinder pin 3/4"x3" (see #8, fig. 2) and “R” clip provided.
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7. Hydraulic hoses come pre-assembled to the pressure relief valve, connect assembly
to the cylinder (see fig. 3). (If additional work needs to be done to hydraulic pluming
to fit your tractor's needs, use teflon tape to seal pipe threads.)
8. Connect pressure line (see fig. 3) to tractor hydraulic outlet and return line to
reservoir.
IMPORTANT: Do not connect return line to tractor remote outlet. Damage will
occur to frame if not properly hooked up to reservoir.
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6. hydraulic cylinder
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9. pressure relief valve
10. elbow fitting
11. hydraulic bushing
12. breather plug
13. quick connect nipple
6
CAUTION: Hydraulic pressure relief valve is preset at 1500 psi and should not be
changed. Increasing the pressure can result in damage to the equipment.
1.03 - Hookup Stand Assembly and Operation
The hookup stand can be used with all Mole models. It is ideal for storing the post hole
digger safely and will prolong implement's life by keeping it off the ground. The foldable
hookup stand will also allow for easy mounting and dismounting of the post hole digger
to the tractor. The hookup stand has several adjusting height options to accommodate
your needs.
To assemble the hookup stand proceed as follows (see fig. 4):
1. Place stand base on a level surface.
2. Insert front (gearbox side) and rear (boom side) tubes into mounting bracket on
stand base and secure bottom hole of both tubes with the bolt (use M12x100 on
rear tube and M12x80 on front tube), two flat washers (one per each side of
mounting bracket) and tighten with locknut.
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3. Insert a pin in the top hole of both mounting brackets making sure longer pin is used
on the 'Y' shaped bracket and secure with cotter pins.
4. Once the stand is located in a permanent position, secure it by placing stakes or
screws in all corners.
Fig. 4 - Hookup stand.
1. front tube
2. rear tube
3. bolt M12x100
4. bolt M12x80
5. pin
1
2
5
5
4
3
DANGER: Stop engine, lock parking brake and remove key before dismounting
tractor.
The stand is foldable in order to help position the post hole digger. Removing the
bottom pins on each mounting bracket will enable tubes to fold down. Once post hole
digger is properly aligned on stand base, shut tractor off and lock parking brakes before
dismounting tractor, raise front and rear tubes back into a vertical position and
re-secure with pins and cotter pins previously removed, and carefully lower implement
on stand. Disconnect 3 point hitch and completely unhook all attachments before
driving away from stand.
IMPORTANT: For stability reasons the stand has been designed with holes in all
ends of the base. The end user is responsible for providing stakes to insert into
the ground through the holes and for selecting a terrain that is suitable to
securely anchor the stand. The stakes need to be at least 12" in length to prevent
tipping of the unit.
1.04 - Positioning Handle Assembly and Operation
The positioning handle (see fig. 5) mounts on the post hole digger gearbox and allows
to position accurately auger point on the ground from operator's seat. Raise handle to
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move auger point towards the tractor or lower handle to move auger tip away from the
tractor. This option is available for the Mole 200, 300 and 400 models.
Fig. 5 - Positioning handle.
gearbox mounting plate
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2 - SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Safety is the primary concern in the design and manufacture of our products.
Unfortunately our efforts to provide safe equipment can be wiped out by a single
careless act of an operator. As manufacturers of post hole diggers, we want to confirm
to you, our customers, our concern for safety.
In addition to the design and configuration of equipment, hazard control and accident
prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence and proper training
of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance and storage of
equipment. It is the operator’s responsibility to read and understand all safety and
operating instructions in the manual and to follow these.
Allow only properly trained personnel to operate the post hole digger. Working with
unfamiliar equipment can lead to careless injuries. Read the post hole digger manual,
and the manual for your tractor, before assembly or operating, to acquaint yourself with
the machines. It is the post hole digger owner’s responsibility, if this machine is used by
any person other than yourself, is loaned or rented, to make certain that the operator,
prior to operating, reads and understands the operator's manuals and is instructed in
safe and proper use. Review frequently the safety precautions for the post hole digger
and tractor with all operators.
Our current production of machines include, as standard equipment, guards or shields
for auger adapters, drivelines, input shafts, and safety signs. Older machines can be
retrofitted to add these new guards or shields and, of course, safety signs. If you have
an older machine which does not have current standard safety equipment or if
you are unsure, please contact your dealer about bringing your machine up to the
current level of safety.
Do not modify the equipment in any way. Unauthorized modifications may impair the
function and/or safety and could affect the life of the equipment.
Do not exceed the limits of any equipment and operate only in daylight or good artificial
light.
2.01 - Preparation
CAUTION: Working with unfamiliar equipment can lead to careless injuries. Read
the post hole digger manual, and the manual for your tractor, before assembly or
operating, to acquaint yourself with the machines. It is the post hole digger
owner’s responsibility, if this machine is used by any person other than yourself,
is loaned or rented, to make certain that the operator, prior to operating:
1. Reads and understands the operator’s manual.
2. Is instructed in safe and proper use.
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WARNING: The majority of accidents involve entanglement on the driveline or
auger. The risk of entanglement becomes greater when you replace our shear
bolts or auger retaining bolts with bolts longer than those specified by the
manufacturer. This improper replacement occurs most often on machines that
are loaned or rented to someone who has not read the operator’s manual and is
not familiar with a post hole digger.
1. This post hole digger is designed for one-man operation from the tractor seat. It is
the responsibility of the operator to see that no one is within twenty-five feet (25’) of
the digger when it is started. Do not operate the digger with another person, small
children, and/or pets near, or in contact with, any part of the digger, PTO driveline, or
auger. Serious personal injury or death may result if any attempt is made to assist
digger operation by hand. Stop operation whenever anyone comes within the
operating area.
2. The use of this equipment is subject to certain hazards which cannot be protected
against by mechanical means or product design. All operators of this equipment
must read and understand this entire manual, paying particular attention to safety
and operating instructions prior to using. If there is something in the manual which
you do not understand, ask your supervisor or your dealer to explain it to you.
3. Most accidents occur because of neglect or carelessness. Keep all helpers and
bystanders twenty-five feet (25’) away from the operating digger. Only properly
trained people should operate this machine. It is recommended the tractor be
equipped with a Rollover Protection System (ROPS) and a seat belt. Always stop
the PTO, set brake, shut off the tractor engine, remove the tractor key and allow
auger to come to a complete stop before dismounting tractor. Never leave
equipment unattended with the tractor running.
4. Please remember it is important that you read and heed the safety signs on the
digger and the safety rules set forth. Clean or replace all safety signs if they cannot
be clearly read and understood. Do not paint over, remove, or deface any safety
decals on your equipment. They are there for your safety, as well as the safety of
others. The safe use of this machine is strictly up to you, the operator.
5. All things with moving parts are potentially hazardous. There is no substitute for a
cautious, safe-minded operator who recognizes potential hazards and follows
reasonable safety practices. The manufacturer has designed this digger to be used
with all its safety equipment properly attached, to minimize the chance of accidents.
Study this manual to make sure you have all safety equipment attached.
6. If a safety shield is removed for any reason, it must be replaced before the machine
is again operated. Always use and maintain in place all power take off guards
furnished with the tractor as well as the power take off guards and shields furnished
with the digger. Ensure the anti-rotation chain is secured to the hole in the driveline
guard.
7. This digger is designed for use only on tractors with a 540 rpm power take off.
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8. When use of hand tools are required to perform any part of assembly, installation,
adjustment, maintaining, repairing, removal, or moving the digger, be sure the tools
used are designed and recommended by the tool manufacturer for the specific task.
9. Personal protection equipment including hard hat, hearing protection, safety
glasses, safety shoes, and gloves are recommended during assembly, installation,
operation, adjustment, maintaining, repairing, removal, or moving the digger. Do not
allow long hair, loose fitting clothing or jewelry to be around moving parts.
10. Always use two people to handle heavy, unwieldy components during assembly,
installation, removal, or moving the digger.
11. Never place any part of your body where it would be in danger if movement should
occur during assembly, installation, operation, maintaining, repairing, removal, or
moving the digger.
12. Never place yourself between the tractor and the digger while the implement is in
operation.
13. Do not walk or work under a raised digger or attachment unless it is securely
blocked or held in position. Do not depend on the tractor hydraulic system to hold
the implement or attachment in place.
14. A heavy load can cause instability of the tractor. Use extreme care during travel.
Slow down on turns and watch out for bumps. The tractor may need front
counterweights to counter balance the weight of the digger.
15. Never use alcoholic beverages or drugs which can hinder alertness or coordination
while operating this equipment. Consult your doctor about operating this machine
while taking prescription or over-the-counter medications.
16. Do not allow riders on the digger or tractor at any time. There is no safe place for
riders.
17. Before you operate the digger, check over all pins, bolts, and connections to be sure
all are securely in place. Replace any damaged or worn parts immediately.
18. Consult local utility companies to make certain there are no buried gas lines,
electrical cables, etc., in the work area before beginning operation.
19. Do not allow anyone who is not familiar with the safety rules and operation
instructions to use this post hole digger.
20. Never allow children to operate or be around this digger.
21. Use stabilizer bars, adjustable sway chains, or sway blocks on your tractor lift arms
to keep the post hole digger from swinging side to side. Adjust as tightly as practical
for best performance.
22. Never replace the shear bolt or auger retaining bolt with any length other than what
is specified in this manual. A longer or protruding fastener is more likely to grab
loose clothing or gloves , which can result in serious injury or death.
23. Clear the work area of objects, such as stones or branches, which might be picked
up and thrown or entangled in the auger.
24. To prevent possible rapid wear of U-Joints and possible failure of drivelines, never
lift auger more than 12” off the ground with PTO operating.
25. To prevent possible instantaneous driveline failure, never move digger from hole to
hole or transport while auger is rotating. This could lead to injury from flying pieces
of the failed driveline.
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26. Do not operate digger on steep hillsides. When digging on uneven or hilly terrain,
position the tractor with the post hole digger uphill. With the post hole digger
downhill, the tractor could tip when attempting to pull the auger from its hole.
27. Never position the auger point by hand when the tractor is running.
28. Never position the auger point by putting your hands on the auger, gearbox, boom,
or driveline.
29. Keeps body parts, hands, feet, hair, jewelry, and clothing away from all moving
and/or rotating parts.
30. To prevent entanglement and possible serious injury or death, never use body
weight to try to push auger into the ground.
31. Worn edges or a slightly rounded point can seriously affect auger penetration.
Check for wear before each use. Replace as necessary .
32. Do not shovel dirt away from a rotating auger as the shovel can be caught and
thrown by the auger.
33. Do not operate the post hole digger without all safety shields and guards in place.
34. Shut off PTO and wait for the auger to stop movement before transporting.
35. Always use care when operating a post hole digger.
2.02 - Starting and Stopping
1. Be sure that no one is near the machine prior to engaging or while the machine is
working.
2. Be sure the tractor is in “Neutral” before starting engine.
3. Post hole digger operating power is supplied from tractor PTO. Refer to your tractor
manual for PTO engagement and disengagement instructions. Always operate PTO
at 540 rpm. Know how to stop the tractor and post hole digger quickly in case of an
emergency.
4. When engaging PTO, the engine rpm should always be low. Once engaged and
ready to start using, raise PTO speed to 540 rpm and maintain throughout
operation.
5. Check the tractor master shield over the PTO stub shaft. Make sure it is in good
condition and fastened securely to the tractor. Purchase a new shield if old shield is
damaged or missing.
6. After striking an obstacle, disengage the PTO, shut the tractor down and thoroughly
inspect for damage before restarting.
7. Never engage the PTO until the post hole digger is in the down position and resting
on the ground. Never raise the post hole digger until the auger has come to a
complete stop.
8. Take all possible precautions when leaving unit unattended: disengage PTO, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove key form ignition. Park in level area.
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2.03 - Messages and Signs
1. Read and adhere to all safety and operating decals on this machine (see post hole
digger Operator's Manual).
2. Before dismounting tractor: allow moving parts to stop, stop engine, set brake and
remove the key of unattended equipment.
3. Keep away from rotating auger and driveline.
4. Keep guards and shields in place and in good condition.
5. Do not use with bystanders in area.
6. Allow no riders on the tractor.
7. Allow moving parts to stop before repair.
8. Securely support post hole digger before performing any maintenance.
Additional warning and operating decals are available at no extra charge. Please
specify model and serial number when ordering.
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POST HOLE DIGGER
ACCESSORIES
DOWN FORCE KIT
5BPPHD002 (fits models PHD300 & 400)
5BPPHD005 (fits model PHD200)
HOOKUP STAND
5BP0099851 (fits models PHD100, 200, 300 & 400)
POSITIONING HANDLE
5BPPHD003 (fits models PHD200, 300 & 400)
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Part #
503-824B
503-953B
503-954B
502-447B
503-829B
503-828B
503-823B
503-826B
503-825B
502-170B
502-169B
503-700B
190-2056
502-418B
503-833B
503-834B
503-835B
001-8266
503-832B
503-442B
503-863B
950-408B
Description
Hydraulic cylinder
Breather plug w/o-ring
Mounting plate
Grease fitting
Hydraulic bushing ½” fp x ¾” mp o-ring adapter
90° Elbow ½” mp x ½” mp
Relief valve
Hydraulic hose 3/8”x40” w/fittings ½” mp x ½” mp
Hydraulic hose ¼”x40” w/fittings ½” mp x 3/8” mp
½” Quick connector nipple ½” fp
Hydraulic bushing ½” mp x 3/8” fp
Hex bolt ½”x1¾”
Lock washer ½”
Hex nut ½”
Pin ¾”x3”
“R” clip
Pin ¾”x37/8”
Lynch pin
Pin 1”x9¾”
Cotter pin
Support
Decal “ WARNING - High pressure hydraulic oil leaks ”
Qty.
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Part #
503-824B
503-953B
503-845B
502-447B
503-829B
503-828B
503-823B
503-826B
503-825B
502-170B
502-169B
503-700B
190-2056
502-418B
503-833B
503-834B
503-835B
001-8266
503-832B
503-442B
503-863B
950-408B
Description
Hydraulic cylinder
Breather plug w/o-ring
Mounting plate
Grease fitting
Hydraulic bushing ½” fp x ¾” mp o-ring adapter
90° Elbow ½” mp x ½” mp
Relief valve
Hydraulic hose 3/8”x40” w/fittings ½” mp x ½” mp
Hydraulic hose ¼”x40” w/fittings ½” mp x 3/8” mp
½” Quick connector nipple ½” fp
Hydraulic bushing ½” mp x 3/8” fp
Hex bolt ½”x1¾”
Lock washer ½”
Hex nut ½”
Pin ¾”x3”
“R” clip
Pin ¾”x37/8”
Lynch pin
Pin 1”x9¾”
Cotter pin
Support
Decal “ WARNING - High pressure hydraulic oil leaks ”
Qty.
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2
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001-8100
001-8107
001-8110
001-8114
011-8114
005-4422
001-8120
001-8125
003-4286
000-2265
003-0064
009-1495
005-2872
Description
Stand base
Long bending tube
Support tube
Pin
Pin
Cotter pin Ø2.5
Short bending tube
Gearbox support tube
Bolt M12x100
Flat washer Ø12
Nut M12
Bolt M12x80
Driveline hook
Qty.
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POSITIONING HANDLE (OPTION)
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Part #
503-876B
503-969B
503-970B
000-6349
000-1279
Description
Handle grip
Handle tube
Gearbox mounting plate
Bolt M10x20
Nut M10
Qty.
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1
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PHD-003
Positioning handle complete
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without the expressed written permission of the Company. Technical information provided in this
manual is approximate, the Company reserves the right to modify or improve the models shown for
technical or commercial purposes. Pictures in this manual do not necessarily show the machine as
delivered.
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Tel.: 252.977.9920 - Fax: 252.977.9718
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