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Mudslinger 04-10-2021 06:16 PM

1/2 person Auger?
 
Looking at Harbor Freight, Lowes and HD. Harboe Freight is $50 cheaper than HD or Lowes. Waht says the GS.

Got to put some 6' chain link fencing around my wife's garden or the deer will destroy it!

https://www.harborfreight.com/gas-po..._psugg_q=auger

https://www.lowes.com/pd/43cc-One-Ma...erhead/4087314

or battery augers at Home Depot. Our little hill is very, very rocky!

Mace 04-10-2021 06:20 PM

Give it a shot buddy... It should have a 1 year warranty so tear it up but I would have a rock bar to help aswell.. If you need to break some out of the way..


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S-3 Ranch 04-10-2021 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Mudslinger (Post 15564149)
Looking at Harbor Freight, Lowes and HD. Harboe Freight is $50 cheaper than HD or Lowes. Waht says the GS.

Got to put some 6' chain link fencing around my wife's garden or the deer will destroy it!

https://www.harborfreight.com/gas-po..._psugg_q=auger

https://www.lowes.com/pd/43cc-One-Ma...erhead/4087314

or battery augers at Home Depot. Our little hill is very, very rocky!

Thought you have a mini tractor?

Mace 04-10-2021 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Mace (Post 15564153)
Give it a shot buddy... It should have a 1 year warranty so tear it up but I would have a rock bar to help aswell.. If you need to break some out of the way..


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I believe you pay for the warranty though


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eliteweldingco 04-10-2021 06:23 PM

Predator motors hold up decent.

Drycreek3189 04-10-2021 06:32 PM

Six feet won’t keep deer out if they want in bad enough. Go electric. Cheaper and much easier.

CAMOJEEP 04-10-2021 09:01 PM

I have the HF post hole digger and it works great! It comes with a 6” auger and you can get get an 8”. I live in Corpus and the black clay gets pretty hard. I have used it for at least 100 post holes between my house and the ranch. I use true fuel 50:1
its by far the best money i have spent and it is a true 1 man digger.

Kenner97 04-10-2021 09:05 PM

Brother in law has one from harbor freight. We had dug a bunch of holes with it. Put in a pier at the lake for a pier with lots of rocks. It will dig!!

BTLowry 04-11-2021 11:53 AM

Unless you have other needs for an auger like that I would contact the rental places and rent one for the weekend

Copanocruisin 04-11-2021 12:17 PM

T post, believe me they work great for any kind of metal fencing. Even with chain link, the line post caps fit right on the T post. You can get them in galvanized also. Just saying....cC

PeePaw on Fork 04-11-2021 12:18 PM

Have one from Lowe's. Not a bad little machine

curtintex 04-11-2021 12:43 PM

You’re gonna have an even tougher time trying to find a half person to operate it.[emoji6]


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Texas Grown 04-11-2021 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by curtintex (Post 15564896)
You’re gonna have an even tougher time trying to find a half person to operate it.[emoji6]


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Hey Curt, don't be pick-n on us short people. We have a coalition. Just ask texastaxi. :D




OP, I have the one like Lowes has. "Earthquake" is the name brand. And been around a pretty good while. They are also sold by Notherntool. And many other outlets. You can find them used too. A lot of folks buy one for a "one job and done" deal. So there are lots floating around out there. You can also get a 6" or 8" auger for them. Check out Earthquake's web sight. Mine's about 30 years old and still runs like a top. And have used it many times. Just a warning, get some good ear protection! They are loud! :D


Edit: The 6" auger also works great for 4x4s. Caleche is tough to penetrate. But sandy loam is quick to put a hole in.

MadHatter 04-11-2021 02:18 PM

They are all the same, unless it has a Honda engine,.
I have several in rotation, they just cycle from the field to repair shop, to the field, back to repair shop.
Parts vibrate loose, carburetors get out whack, junk plastic fuel lines split, etc...
I have 2 earthquakes, a couple HB ones, and a couple no names, and won't a 1 of em make any longer than the next one.
Turning 6" bits 100% of the time.
You can burn 2 up in a day, trying to turn 1, 4ft hole in caliche or iron ore.
I would rent a Little Beaver personally.
You said it's rocky, so by the time you've hung a few dozen rocks and had your arms twisted into a figure 8, you'll wish you had :D.

Hart8 04-12-2021 12:21 AM

Lol!
 
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Originally Posted by curtintex (Post 15564896)
You’re gonna have an even tougher time trying to find a half person to operate it.[emoji6]


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Man,that was my first thought!

AntlerCollector 04-12-2021 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by curtintex (Post 15564896)
You’re gonna have an even tougher time trying to find a half person to operate it.[emoji6]


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Maybe he’s got a midget willing to do the work. He just needs the auger. :)

cva34 04-12-2021 08:18 AM

Just a point ...I personally know of 3 incidents in Matagorda county...1 in Pledger area with tractor mounted Post hole digger Lady aligning digger standing next to it husband started to drill there was some old fence wire burried a few inches down it wrapped around Auger and her leg before He got it stopped ...(she bled to death on spot)

2 Old Neighbor Retired School executive...Was diggin hole with 1/2 digger about mile from my house..Basicly same as above picked up old burried wire and wrapped his legs up before it got shut down...I saw LIFE Flight land back that way...They saved 1 leg and the 2nd for a while but it ended up removed..That was about 2y ago..He just started driving again...Most of that 2y was spent in hosp and rehab..

3 Happened longer ago and all i remember is it was pto driven Post hole digger and Man got arm caught in PTO and got tore off...

Just a reminder BE CAREFUL out there..All the above tools are wonderful work savers.

Stop and think about what can happen (and have a way to avoid it)

AntlerCollector 04-12-2021 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by cva34 (Post 15565840)
Just a point ...I personally know of 3 incidents in Matagorda county...1 in Pledger area with tractor mounted Post hole digger Lady aligning digger standing next to it husband started to drill there was some old fence wire burried a few inches down it wrapped around Auger and her leg before He got it stopped ...(she bled to death on spot)

2 Old Neighbor Retired School executive...Was diggin hole with 1/2 digger about mile from my house..Basicly same as above picked up old burried wire and wrapped his legs up before it got shut down...I saw LIFE Flight land back that way...They saved 1 leg and the 2nd for a while but it ended up removed..That was about 2y ago..He just started driving again...Most of that 2y was spent in hosp and rehab..

3 Happened longer ago and all i remember is it was pto driven Post hole digger and Man got arm caught in PTO and got tore off...

Just a reminder BE CAREFUL out there..All the above tools are wonderful work savers.

Stop and think about what can happen (and have a way to avoid it)




Wow! Thanks for that. Good reminder of the potential danger.


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