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Wheeled Post-Hole Auger
Wheeled post-hole digger with a man at the controls digging a hole in a field

A push-type Wheeled Post-Hole Auger (or "earth drill") is a metal frame (approximately 6 feet long) with a gasoline engine-powered hydraulic pump and rubber tires at one end and the auger just in front of the handlebars at the other end. The engine and pump can reportedly generate up to 300 foot-pounds of torque for digging through soils or vegetation. The handlebars swivel, which allows one to drill holes on sloping terrain or right up next to obstacles such as walls or fences. The device accommodates augers from 2 to 18 inches in diameter, and extensions allow it to go over 5 feet deep.

Estimated Cost Cost range: $2,700 - $5,000

Limitations Limitations Addressed by Product: Lower extremity, Upper extremity, Strength/endurance, Back

SourceGround Hog
P.O. Box 290 (1470 South Victoria Court)
San Bernardino, CA, 92408

SourceLittle Beaver
2009 South Houston Avenue
Livingston, TX, 77351

SourceMacKissic "Wheeled Post-Hole Auger"
P.O. Box 111 (1189 Old Schuylkill Road)
Parker Ford, PA, 19457
Last updated: Mar 08, 2024

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