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Built a PHD using a Ford Mainline diff for the gearbox,PTO and safety clutch were from a wrecked header, frame 3x2 RHS, the auger & cutter were purchased new. It is 3PTL mounted and worked well, I sold it 7yrs ago (no further use), the present owner said he would not part with it.
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Now we're talking something I know a little of, (tractor talk If you live in an area thats has any rocks save yourself some time and build a backhoe instead. PHD are good for soft ground or even medium soft ground as long as you don't have rocks larger than 2". IF you build a PHD, you will have too build a safety in the drive line, slip clutch or more common shear bolt (grade #2) most common 3-3 1/2" (take stock in these companies) you WILL use a lot of these, I have. Now I mostly just use my Backhoe to dig the hole, set the post where I want it and back fill.
Unless you have all the parts laying around I bet you could go to the farm store and buy a new one cheaper. Try TSC or one of the others in your area or check the internet. I have seen them go at farm sales for less than a hundred bucks. You could not even think of building one.