||Auger, 1 man Earth Drill
||Lawn & Garden
|Daily Rental Fee:
Gas powered one man auger can drill 4, 6, or 8 inch diameter holes up to 6 feet deep. Ideal for fence post drilling, mobile home anchor installation, and small shrub planting. Comes with a 3 foot long bit; 3 foot extensions available for $11.00 per day
- Operators must be trained and qualified.
- Before using the earth drill be sure that the area that you are going to drill is
clear of potential hazards, such as rocks, wire, boards, and other material that could
possibly entangle itself around the drill bit.
- Use extreme caution while operating on uneven ground. Be sure of your footing and your physical
capabilities, Use the earth drill on even terrain.
- Always stop the motor when moving between holes or when the machine is not in use.
- Never operate the machine or run the engine in poorly ventilated areas.
- Avoid coming in contact with the muffler; A serious burn could occur.
- After the unit has been allowed to warm up and is operating properly, shut the motor off and
attach the auger, making sure the holding pin is properly engaged
- Place the machine in the digging location.
- Set throttle lever to approximately 1/4 open.
- The person operating the throttle places handle bar with attached throttle lever in right hand and positions
the left handle bar grip firmly against left hip.
- Slowly advance the throttle lever until the auger starts to turn and penetrate the soil. Advance the throttle
until you reach a digging speed that you feel you can confidently handle.
- While the auger is digging, allow the handle to slide down the left hip and upper leg. This position
will allow the operator to maintain better control of the machine than if operated with arms extended.
- Do not attempt to drill the hole in one pass. Drill to a depth of 1 to 2 feet, lift the machine and spin the
dirt off, being careful not to lift the auger completely out of the hole. Repeat this procedure
until you have reached the desired depth.
- Check operating fluids every four hours.