Do you use a auger like this to plant trees?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Daner, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is the auger that I have used for fence posts...But now I have a 24" tree bit on It.
    Anyone use a auger instead of the back hoe or the ole back??
     

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  2. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have 40 White Pines to plant with this baby.
     
  3. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
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    thats what i use except mine is a 30" bit and i use a dingo.
     
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    ditto,
    we use a dingo and a 32" bit
     
  5. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
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    That would work well, wont glaze the sides of the hole either.
     
  6. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Shear pins. Buy lots of them if you are in heavy soils.
     
  7. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have 4 bits for our boxer 9", 18", 24" 32". use them all the time for trees shrubs fence post....
     
  8. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No need for sheer pins here...that baby has a slip clutch...its already installed 1000 + posts...but will be the first for trees.
     
  9. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just be sure that the hole is big enough, for the rootball. Which means that multiple holes will have to be drilled for most trees.
     
  10. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    ditto............
     

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