Historic Border Patrol Badge Artifact

Western Arizona, Part 4

Placing twenty to even fifty miles of vehicle barrier requires some Yankee Ingenuity and the machine used to do it shows all of that.

The posts are laid out along the border for many miles and then a forklift lifts and places them so the machine can grab and plant them.

Before the machine can plant the barrier deep into the ground, the tube is vertically aligned with a level.

The planting machine puts an auger inside the tube and then drills out the sand from within the tube while pressing down and vibrating. The vibration blurs your vision from 50 feet away.

The next step is the installation of the climb-proof fence.

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