auger 4 planting

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by shaughnessylawn, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. shaughnessylawn

    shaughnessylawn LawnSite Member
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    hey i was thinking about buying a small auger for planting plants in stead of digging by hand!!! does anyone use one for this? and what do you think about it?
     
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    we have a bunch of augers. we have two different sizes for our bobcats for doing trees, then we have a really small one for bulbs and mass ground cover. we also have the sthil model that is for larger balls when doing shrubs. these things are such a life saver. we got a big job this past year and put in a ton of boxwoods. the larger stihl auger loosens the soil up great and all you need to do is clean the hole out. if you are planting a lot these are wonderful tools to have. we bring these on all our landscape install jobs and really save some serious effort and time.
     
  3. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    We use portable augers as well. They can really save a ton of man hours, and not to mention a ton of work comp claims. Ours handle up to a 12" bit, and anything larger than that,or if we have have lots and lots of holes, we use the SK 500 and auger powerhead on it.
     
  4. GetSomeGOJO

    GetSomeGOJO LawnSite Member
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    Are y'all takling two man augers or the one man jobs?
     
  5. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    2 man powerheads for us...I have an older one man Echo for doing bulbs and 4-6" potted starts, like ivy and such.
     
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    ours are one man stihls
     
  7. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    home depot has a 4" auger you can use on a drill Ive put in over 20 trays of plugs or flowers on a single battery.
     
  8. glllc

    glllc LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    mdb what model stihl augers are the and have u been happy with them
     
  9. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    we have the BT120, but with a wide type diamond shaped blade. this allows us to dig a wider hole to fit most shrurbs. then for ground cover and bulbs we have the bt45. we are very pleased with them.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. glllc

    glllc LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    Thanks for the advice, we're gonna be purchasing one this Spring, wasnt sure which model to get. Think I'll get the same model as you guys for planting our bulbs and annuals.
     

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