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Towable augers
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deadcarp    Posted 08-17-2004 at 07:34:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now these are cute. The one i looked at was a groundhog but either one could be towed by anything, would get you a post hole without the by-hand lifting and eliminate some of the hazards of augers. I like things with briggs power. Anybody ever use one?


Taylor Lambert    Posted 08-17-2004 at 20:26:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC I ve used a few of them I rent them from a local store here. I like them because they require one person and have all hydraulic drive. So if it snags it can stop instantly. When you let go of the handle it quits digging right then. I also like the fact that they can be reverse to back out from under a rock or tree root.


Joel    Posted 08-17-2004 at 12:36:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No more than I would use it, it would never start when I needed it.


Ron from IL    Posted 08-17-2004 at 08:57:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
D.C.,

I had a "Dr. Diggs" unit that I ordered when I bought my DeepRock well drilling rig almost twenty years ago. It was basically a square tubing stand with a winch that used the power head (Tecumseh 2-cycle--UGH!) that came with the well rig. It worked surprisingly well for a 4 h.p. unit. Yes, roots and rocks can be a problem, but it's still a LOT better than doing it freehand! I kinda miss it from time to time. I sold the whole rig a year ago June.

Ron


Peanut    Posted 08-17-2004 at 07:49:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
deadcarp:

Seems you still have the hazards like rocks and big roots. How big is the engine? Are those handles and controls above the auger? If so, I think there are plenty of hazards standing that close to the auger. Motorized augers of any kind demand a lot of respect. My two cents.


Clod    Posted 08-17-2004 at 11:03:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are some we used on foundation repairs.They had an 10 HP Honda motor on a giant enclosed speedometer cable.They always dug 9 FT holes.You can rent those .


bill b va    Posted 08-17-2004 at 11:56:52       [Reply]  [No Email]

where can i rent 9 ft holes i only need them for a few years .


Burrhead    Posted 08-17-2004 at 12:24:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bill I can let ye have some of mine. I was wanting 5' holes but all the rental place had was 9'. I thought I could split them and get by with making 2 from 1 but they won't split.

I may have some 4' out by the barn if you need them. Might hafta clean the dirt out of a few of them


I have a splitter    Posted 08-17-2004 at 12:37:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a post hole splitter I made that runs off the PTO on my tractor. I can get you 2fer1 holes for the price of the gas :^)

- Peanut


Burrhead    Posted 08-17-2004 at 12:49:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like a deal to me. Maybe we can sell a few to pay for the gas and both of us still have enough holes anyway.


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