|MACHINE||HOW MANY HOLES?||MAX AUGER SIZE||DEPTH||TRAILER|
|1 PERSON MINI||Soft ground for tree planting||150mm||500mm||No|
|1 PERSON HYDRAULIC||Up to 20 holes on softish ground||350mm||1 metre||Yes|
|KANGA KID||Lots of holes – hard ground||350mm||1 metre||Yes|
|DINGO HIRE / KANGA MINI LOADER||Lots of holes – hard ground||600mm||2 metres*||Yes|
|1 & 1.5 TONNE EXCAVATOR||Lots of holes – hard ground||600mm||2 metres*||Yes|
|3 TONNE EXCAVATOR||Lots of holes – hard ground||600mm||2 metres*||No|
|5 tonne||Lots of holes – hard ground||600mm||2 metres*||No|
* We have extensions to go down 2 metres but they require the auger to be removed for each hole. If you need the extra depth – hire an excavator post hole digger.
Choosing an auger for the post hole digger:
The auger should bigger than the posts so you can ram the soil back in. Or, a size smaller so you can hit the posts in for a snug fit. An auger which is like “just right” will see the posts wobble after a short period and you’ll be grumpy with us.
What about a 2 person post hole digger?
If you really need one because of access we can help – but they’re hard work. We’d use a hydraulic one person post hole digger unless you can’t get it into the job.