[Market-farming] Post Hole Augers

TxBeeFarmer TxBeeFarmer at HotPop.com
Fri Jun 8 09:10:17 EDT 2007

I've had those gas powered augers before.  Even had one that had a stand 
with a crank to lower the auger down so it could be easily done with one 
person.  To me, they're just toys.  If you run into the slightest hard spot, 
they won't go any further and you have to get your iron bar out and dig 
through it.  If you put an auger on that will dig a good sized diameter, 
anything over 4 inches, they just can't handle it.  IMHO, you can't beat a 
pto driven auger.  For just a few holes at 2 1/2 feet deep, an old fashion 
post hole digger is just fine.  There are some out there that'll go deeper, 
but they're a little hard to find.

West Texas Zone 7b

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Allan Balliett" <aballiett at frontiernet.net>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 4:37 AM
Subject: [Market-farming] Post Hole Augers

> I'm looking at getting one of those self-powered post hole augers
> that Lowe's sells.
> They sell one man and two man models. I remember hearing that one man
> cannot easily hold an auger when it is really digging and then
> 'catches.' However, maybe the technology has changed.
> I'd rather buy two much than two little and having to use two people
> to bore is fine.
> Before I drop the cash, I'd like to hear your opinions and experience.
> Thanks
> -Allan
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