@muddywater- what kind of one man powerhead are you using?
I use 2 43cc ardisams with 8" and 12" bits and one groundhog hd99 hydraulic with a 18"
the ardisams suck to start, takes ~5 mins every morning to get em going, even had my engine guy look at he said its fine.
are the echos any better (for 2x the price?)
like you- i always put 2 guys on a one man auger. very fast! and manueverable.