Standard Post Drivers

Shaver's standard post drivers offer professional-grade power and performance.

Farmers and fencing contractors who build fences for a living will tell you that you can't find a better post driver than a Shaver. Our professional-grade post drivers are engineered for the most demanding jobs, from tough soil conditions to tricky side hills. Plus they have the ability to drive a wide variety of post types. 

Because we invented and patented the world's first powered post driver more than 50 years ago, Shaver is the only choice for powerful, high-performance post drivers. More importantly, we give you a choice of drivers to fit your operation. Choose between skid steer loader-mounted drivers or tractor-mounted models. On tractor-mounted models, choose your model based on the pounding power you need and the types of posts you plan to install.



With models delivering up to 100,000 pounds of impact, Shaver standard post drivers can drive everything from steel posts to wood posts to even railroad ties into the ground.


Shaver standard post drivers make driving posts simple. Just attach the driver and go. No digging, no pointing, no tamping and no setting. 


Shaver post drivers make quick work out of fence building chores, allowing you to drive a four- or five-inch post in as little as 10 to 15 seconds. 


You can be sure that your post driver will pay for your investment in it long before it's done working for you. 


Shaver Manufacturing is committed to safety. That's why every Shaver post driver we build is engineered with your safety in mind:

  • Offset controls let the operator stand safely to the side of the driver.
  • Rubber guard shields the operator from impact and any flying debris. 
  • Safety arm securely positions posts in the driving ram.
  • Standard stabilizer package provides greater stability during operation.


The optional Shaver Pilot Auger Attachment makes post driving in the toughest soil conditions even easier. The unit's powerful four-inch auger opens a pilot hole before driving the post. This new option reduces wear on the driver and significantly increases productivity by allowing the operator to drive posts more quickly. The unit is especially useful in tough, compacted soil conditions or when driving larger diameter posts (like railroad ties) and is available for both the HD-10 and HD-12 units.


The optional "Positioner" lets you position the driver with pinpoint accuracy. A hydraulic swivel rotates the driver up to 155 degrees and extends 24 inches past the tire, making it much easier to position posts without the need to move the tractor. The unit is available for all Shaver drivers.


Self-contained unit with its own hydraulic system eliminates dirt and foreign material in the operator's skid steer loader's hydraulic system.


Reduce setup time with Shaver's Quick-Tach system. With the Quick-Tach bracket, you can hook up to any skid steer loader in no time.

It's been very valuable to the company. We've been able to get a lot of posts in with it. It's very reliable.

Jason Dickenson, J&J Fencing Company, Inc. - Illinois


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Post Driver

Learn more about the Post Driver Tractor Attachment.

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Post Driver

Learn more about the Post Driver Skid Loader Attachment.

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Shaver HD-10 Post Driver vs. Competition

Watch how Shaver's post driver does against our competition.

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The standard post driver has been very reliable for Jason Dickenson and his company.

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Shaver HD-12 Post Driver vs. Competition

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Trailer Mounted Post Driver

Trailer Mounted Post Driver Overview Distributor Version

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HD-8 HD-10 HD-12
Impact at Full Stroke 30,000 lbs. 71,500 lbs. 100,000 lbs.
Effective Weight of Spring-Powered Hammer 360 lbs. 725 lbs. 1,100 lbs.
Operating Distance Above Ground 53"-126" 53"-128" 53"-128"
Max. Post Width 7 1/8" 8 3/4" 10 7/8"
Max. Post Length 10' 10' 10'
No. of Block Studs 4 4 6
No. of Nyrim Blocks 4 4 6
Tilt Front-back/side-side Front-back/side-side Front-back/side-side
With Manual Base Plate 15 degrees/15 degrees 15 degrees/15 degrees N/A
With Hydraulic Base Plate 15 degrees/15 degrees 15 degrees/15 degrees 20 degrees/25 degrees
Four-Inch Pilot Auger Attachment N/A Optional Optional
Category I, II or III Assembly Cat. I & II Cat. II & III Cat. II & III
Mounting Front or rear or skid loader Front or rear or skid loader Rear or skid loader
Hydraulic Requirements 3-4 GPM/1,500 PSI 12 GPM/1,500 PSI 15 GPM/2,000 PSI
Approx. Shipping Weight with Hydraulic Base Plate 486 lbs. 714 lbs. 957 lbs.
With Manual Base Plate 438 lbs. 694 lbs. N/A
The Positioners SB-02 SB-12 SB-22
Collapsed Width 66" 66" 92"
Extended Width 90" 90" 116"
Height 37 1/2"-55 1/2" 37 1/2" 37 1/2"
Weight 705 lbs. 680 lbs. 861 lbs.
Swivel 0-155 degrees 0-155 degrees 0-155 degrees

The specifications for Standard Post Drivers are subject to change without notice.