Auger size for planting shrubs/flowers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by VO Landscape Design, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Mt. Pleasant Ia.
    Messages: 366

    What size, horsepower wise and auger size (6",8",10"), works best for 1 or 2 people. I have ran 2 man augers and once you hit a snag,tree root, you better let go or your arm is still attached to the auger. Do they make a safe usable 1 man machine? With the warm weather here in SE Ia. makes me want to plant. Do they really help in the speed of planting a large quantity of plants? What got me thinking was a previous post and I saw a cheap one at Menards (will not buy one there). At this time I will be a one man operation. Also a good supplier in the Iowa area, if any.
    Thanks all
  2. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,814

    tractor with a 3 pt hitch and post hole digger, there is your one man "safe" opperation. i just bought a new condition used BEFCO 3pt post hole digger in mint shape for $400.

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