View Full Version : Manual Post hole Augers

Dec. 30, 2010, 01:17 PM
I found this gadget on a British website.

I need an easier way to dig post holes for about a dozen posts, and don't want to buy a power one or rent a power one for a one day's cost that would buy one that attaches to my tractor.

Is there something like this British one available in the US?

Any other suggestions for something easier than the conventional post hole digger? I did find a Seymour posthole digger/auger on Amazon here:

Does anyone have any experience with them? Are they easier than the clamshell digger?

Dec. 30, 2010, 02:49 PM
We have something similar to the one on Amazon, but unless you have sand and no rocks, I think the clam-shell type works better. Fortunately we bought an augar for the tractor when we were fencing in 15 acres...

Dec. 30, 2010, 03:40 PM
Maybe you could find the local fellow with a skid loader with an auger, like a landscaping company or a farmer and get them to come over.

I have driven our tractor around and drill for neighbors, or they came and took my tractor and auger, when someone just needed a few holes and didn't have a decent auger.

A dozen holes with a hydraulic auger should take less than 30 minutes to drill.
They may not even charge, or would not charge much.

The other day the new windfarm project going on came to get my auger, theirs wimped out on some really hard ground.

If anyone ever buys an auger, don't mess with PTO types, get a hydraulic, they are worth every penny and are not that expensive, really.
Mine bolts to the side of the dump bucket.