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Old 12-22-2013, 11:27 PM
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Towable Auger??

Hey guys,

I'm thinking of beefing up my deck and fence installs for 2014. I typically hire a post hole digging company to dig and set everything.

I've seen them use a towable auger and they usually fly through the holes.

Any advice on the best post hole digging tools? Not looking to buy a mini skid steer with auger yet.

Thanks
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:00 AM
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Ground Hog HD99 one man hydraulic auger.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:31 AM
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I worked on a fence crew for a few years and we used a Little Beaver 1 man auger. Worked great and would push a 12" bit. If we needed a larger hole we'd pop 3 close together and clean out the center.

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Old 01-30-2014, 05:50 PM
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i have purchased a ground hog hd 99, will let you know how it goes....thanks
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:15 PM
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i have purchased a ground hog hd 99, will let you know how it goes....thanks
Neat machine. Good luck with it.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:25 PM
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Echo, have you used the 99, Do you think it can handle a full time post hole drilling season or two. I also have my eye on a DW SK650. There a bit pricey. But I'm a fan of keeping my back in good shape.....They are some good deals on the 650 because they have a newer model and are clearing out the old stock.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:50 PM
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We rented one and it was great. However, we were told that heavy rock/shale is a bit of a problem. Normal ground/soil, I see no issues with it lasting a long time. When we rented it from the local hardware/rental store, they had just got it in. If we had more of a call for it Id buy one. Im not at all familiar with the 650.
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