FOCUS ON: Augers
Augers of various widths and digging depths allow you to perform applications such as digging holes for posts, fencing, footings, trees and shrubs, and irrigation valve boxes. They are manufactured as a unit in itself or an attachment that can be implemented just for augering applications on an existing loader. If you need more information, use the circle numbers provided at the end of each product description.
ATTACHMENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
The McMillen 3K2 Double Mc, 2-speed auger drive from Attachment Technologies, Inc. has two speeds, which allows the operator to choose high torque for difficult ground or large-diameter bits, or high speed for light/moderate ground or small-diameter bits. The 3K2 auger flow ranges from 10 to 25 gpm at a maximum of 3,000 psi. The unit can easily be fitted up to any existing utility/construction equipment that has adequate hydraulics to operate the unit.
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Caterpillar Augers are used for drilling holes for footings, fencing, signs, trees and shrubs in construction, agricultural and landscaping applications. Caterpillar offers three augers for its line of skid steer loaders and multi terrain loaders, matched specifically to the machines' auxiliary hydraulic circuit and horsepower for maximum system performance and reliability. The direct drive A14B Auger, and the planetary-driven A19B are designed to work with standard flow machine auxiliary hydraulics. The planetary-driven A26B is specifically designed for machines with high flow auxiliary hydraulics. The A14B provides performance in light to moderate-duty applications with auger bits up to 30 inches in diameter, while the A19B provides performance in moderate to heavy-duty applications with auger bits up to 36 inches in diameter due to higher torque output available to the drive shaft and auger bit. The A26B provides performance in moderate to heavy-duty applications with auger bits up to 36 inches in diameter due to its lower speed and high torque capabilities.
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Danuser introduces the strong and long-lasting Drive Unit Earth Augers. Made with proven hydraulic motors and planetary gearboxes, they are backed by a five-year limited warranty. The auger models range from 10 to 35 gpm at 1,500 to 3,000 psi. The torque ranges from 1,483 to 3,583 feet per pound. Danuser Augers range in diameter from 4 to 36 inches. The lengths run from 29 to 72 inches and can be extended with Danuser Auger Extensions. The augers come with three choices of cutting edges: plain, serrated or Hole Digger Head (HDH) designs. Plain cutting edges are a sharp edge design best used for normal digging conditions. Serrated cutting edges are best used for underground roots and breaking through compacted soils. The HDH design is the most aggressive of the three cutting edges. HDH augers provide digging through clay, caliche, shale, mixed limestone and light rock.
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The XT850 compact utility vehicle from Ditch Witch is a cross between the company's SK (mini skid steer) and MX (mini excavator) series. The XT850 is a powerful, lightweight excavator/tool-carrier with options that include trailer, stands and enough attachments to handle virtually any underground constructions task, including an auger attachment. The planetary auger attachment is used for digging vertical holes in most soil conditions. This attachment provides high-speed, low-torque drilling. Augers are available in diameters ranging from 6 to 30 inches.
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Forestry Suppliers' AMS Signature Series Soil Sampling Equipment thread design allows connection and disassembly with only 1-½ turns significantly faster than with thinner thread designs. Because the threads are thicker and more durable, they can withstand tough use in the field. The rounded ball design is easy to use, and the modifications to the cylinder allow it to hold almost 10 percent more soil than standard AMS augers. The auger bits have been modified to speed the augering process even more. Each auger has high carbon steel bits with tungsten carbide hard surface edges, a stainless steel cylinder and a carbon steel bail.
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GENERAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY
General Equipment's 471 DIG-R-TACH hydraulically-powered earth drilling attachment system is designed for use with lower-auxiliary hydraulic system flow rates found in models of compact loader backhoes, mini-excavators and compact utility loaders. The system features a universal mounting bracket that readily conforms to a wide variety of loader bucket configurations. Mounted quickly and easily by one person, the 471 DIG-R-TACH requires no special tools, drilling or welding as the supplied bracket grips tightly with a positive locking system. Augers are available from 2-inch to 24-inch diameters.
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HOFFCO OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT
Hoffco's post hole diggers are designed for medium and heavy-duty earth drilling projects. From industrial to commercial jobs, Hoffco's post hole diggers readily handle any drilling task. The earth augers are low maintenance and the transmission is made with hardened gears for longer life. The design uses a 3.5-inch centrifugal clutch delivering torque to the auger, in addition to grips for operator comfort and control. There is also a conveniently located kill switch for safety.
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NEW HOLLAND CONSTRUCTION
New Holland Construction augers and earth drills quickly drill vertical or angled holes from 6 to 36 inches in diameter for fence posts, trees, shrubs and utility poles. Reverse rotation provides quick backout. New Holland offers a variety of bits to match many different applications.
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PROTECH TOOL SUPPLY, INC.
Protech Tool Supply introduces the model JL-24 Landscape Auger and the model JR-18 Regular Earth Auger. The JL-24 is 24 inches long, drills holes 1.75-inch in diameter up to 18 inches deep, and fits any ⅜-inch or ½-inch electric or cordless drill. The JR-18 is 18 inches long, drills holes 1.25-inch diameter up to 12 inches deep, and fits any electric or cordless drill.
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Rhino offers a Post Hole Digger for agricultural, commercial or industrial applications. The EPHD and RPHD are designed for use with tractors up to 40 hp. The HPHD is built to withstand the stress of larger tractors and tougher jobs. For commercial and industrial applications, the SPHD will provide years of service. A wide range of auger sizes from 6 inches to 24 inches in diameter is available, depending on the model. Also available are 6-inch, 9-inch and 12-inch diameter augers in a 30-inch length for use on subcompact tractors.
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Seymour Manufacturing produces four types of manual augers with a total of 12 auger models. The Iwan augers are general-purpose design for use in a variety of soils. Seymour has eight Iwan auger models that bore holes from 2 inches to 12 inches diameter to a depth of about 3.5 feet. Adjustable Iwan augers will bore holes of varying diameters and there are two models that bore holes from 4 inches to 6 inches and 6 inches to 8 inches in diameter to a depth of 3.5 feet. The Digwell auger features a telescoping steel handle for a total working length of up to 8.5 feet deep. The square steel extension is dimpled at 7-inch intervals for locking into settings. The Digwell point spread is from 8 inches to 14 inches. The Seymour tree-feeding auger bores a 2-inch diameter hole up to 3 feet deep for applying plant food and water to roots.
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THE TORO COMPANY
The Toro Company introduces the Toro High Torque Auger attachment for use on Dingo compact utility loaders. It provides users with a safe, fast and simple alternative to traditional manual hole-digging methods. Boasting 1,500 pounds of torque, the Auger power head is designed to dig large diameter holes in rough or rocky soil for applications such as tree and shrub planting, fence posts and irrigation valve boxes. The Auger can be used with bits ranging in diameter from 6 to 30 inches and can create hole depths as great as 5 feet. Powered by a planetary drive, the Auger utilizes the Dingo's hydraulic system, which produces 12 gpm of flow at 3,000 psi of hydraulic power, to dig holes in all types of soil.
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