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Old 04-10-2021, 06:16 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 04-10-2021, 06:20 PM   #2
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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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Old 04-10-2021, 06:20 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 04-10-2021, 06:20 PM   #4
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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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Old 04-10-2021, 06:23 PM   #5
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Predator motors hold up decent.
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Old 04-10-2021, 06:32 PM   #6
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Six feet won’t keep deer out if they want in bad enough. Go electric. Cheaper and much easier.
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:01 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:05 PM   #8
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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!!
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:53 AM   #9
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Unless you have other needs for an auger like that I would contact the rental places and rent one for the weekend
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Old 04-11-2021, 12:17 PM   #10
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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
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Old 04-11-2021, 12:18 PM   #11
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Have one from Lowe's. Not a bad little machine
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Old 04-11-2021, 12:43 PM   #12
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You’re gonna have an even tougher time trying to find a half person to operate it.


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Old 04-11-2021, 01:09 PM   #13
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Hey Curt, don't be pick-n on us short people. We have a coalition. Just ask texastaxi.




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!


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

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Old 04-11-2021, 02:18 PM   #14
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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 .
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:21 AM   #15
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Man,that was my first thought!
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:38 AM   #16
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Maybe he’s got a midget willing to do the work. He just needs the auger.
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:18 AM   #17
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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)
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:44 AM   #18
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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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