No injuries however, being careful not to hold on too tight as it can wrench you about. Cheers Kev Looks good, but it seems to be designed for a single person usage, depending on the type of soil it can be difficult to use by yourself. This guide will help you identify the good quality models from the lower quality models and will give you the information you need to make a decision that will be efficient no matter what the situation. Also stay away from power cables and other utility lines that are buried. The handle of a post hole digger should be strong, tough and easy to grip. Other materials that the handles could be made from include fiberglass and carbon steel.
It has a displacement of 55cc and comes with three auger bits. A very lightweight digger, on the other hand, could be flimsy and may pose some difficulties while digging a hole. The new 2016 series Yukon digger have landed, with the latest in engine technology this series is fast becoming Australia's most demanded must-have digger in the market for tradesman, fencers, farmers, and handymen alike. Well, you were wrong this time. Then concrete all your posts in 1 go and be dringing beer looking at all your set posts by lunch.
Use as much force as you can. Manual models are much less expensive and are easier to use than gas powered models but the gas-powered models are faster at digging the holes. Otherwise I reckon the 300mm one would bounce all over the place as there would be nothing to center it. The little handheld unit was very useful in hard to get at spots where my tractor mounted Berends and the big machine couldnt fit. He fells trees and cuts wood mostly and can do that all day but this was something different. Old or stale fuel will cause engine issues.
I've never tried a smaller auger first but I think you'd need to either start with the 300mm one then change to the smaller one, or use the 200mm one then hand dig the first bit so the 300mm one will locate in the hole. I'm looking at doing ~20-30 holes over the space of a few months so it'd be more economical for me to buy rather than hire. Bedford, I'm very much considering a two person job. I'll have to widen the holes as well but I reckon it'll be good for jobs where getting a digger in is not viable or there's just not that many holes to dig. The other alternative is to drill a series of 100mm holes and clean them out, but it results in a messier hole and isn't really efficient.
I'd be tempted to find someone local with a Kanga or Dingo or bobcat. And I agree with the others. Cheers Thanks guys, all good points. You also want to make sure that the handle is securely attached to the head of the hole digger so it does not come loose or worse yet, come off while you are in the middle of digging holes. It also has a lifetime warranty, so in case anything goes wrong, you can always get it fixed or get a replacement. Below we listed some things you need to consider before you purchase.
I was keen to have a go until I did some test digging a noticed the whole area was on a massive rock garden. So, if you want to install a new fence or put up a sign post in your yard, you will need a post hole digger. Take care of all your fence post hole digging needs with the quality Ames True Temper Post Hole Digger. This is to prevent the head from coming off while digging. Be rest assured that the products we've featured, regardless of their prices, will offer great value for the money. While they are similar in design, there are some major differences in the quality and durability among the different brands and styles. My mate will go halvies with me as he'll be using one a bit too.
Even mini diggers are limited and not suitable for serious situations so I wonder how often it'll get left behind, unused, not earning it's keep. Coincidentally, I accidentally ran across a clip on YouTube about a guy hand digging his own well in a similar way you described. Too hard to get machinery in there. Can't afford one of the ones with wheels, suppose worst comes to worst I could build something though. Those two handled scissor type shovels are pretty good if you want to keep hole diameter to a minimum to save concrete.
Remember that safety comes first, so when you want to use a post hole digger, carefully go through the manual and put on the necessary protective gear to include eyewear, gloves and boots. That should be sufficient for most your digging jobs. It's often a lot cheaper than you'd expect, and paying someone to do it gets the job done a lot quicker without the physical strain. It could polish off those holes by lunch time. Worst case, when you are ready, you may have to bale out a bit of water.