Rent the Auger That Fits Your Project
To meet every need and budget, rental stores offer a variety of options for digging holes. They rent everything from manual post hole diggers for small backyard projects to the auger attachments for skid steer loaders needed to complete big, construction jobs. Read below for more information on available rental options for digging. Keep in mind that your ARA-affiliated rental store professional also can help you make the correct auger rental choice.
  • One-man or two-man hand-held post hole auger. Rent a two-man post hole auger for digging larger holes than a one-man post hole auger can dig. One-man augers typically dig holes with diameters of 8 inches or less, whereas two-man post hole augers often dig holes as wide as 18 inches across. Either auger type usually can dig holes as deep as 3 feet. Given their capabilities, the one-man augers handle the light-duty digging projects and the higher torque, two-man augers, the more heavy-duty projects.
  • One-man portable post hole auger. This type of post hole auger rental has digging capabilities similar to a two-man hand-held post hole auger, except one person can operate it because the engine rides on a small, wheeled cart instead of on the top of the auger. This configuration makes the auger light enough for one person to handle.
  • One-man towable post hole auger. Towable post hole auger rentals take about the same size bits as the portable post hole diggers do. The two augers differ in that you can use a vehicle to tow a towable auger directly to the site where you will use it. In addition, a towable auger often has a hydraulic system.
  • Auger attachments. Many skid steer loaders and utility tractors have compatible auger attachments. You can rent the correct auger attachment for your equipment, attach it in minutes and then dig holes as large as 36 inches wide.
  • Auger drill. If you need to dig smaller holes of less than 2 feet deep, then renting an auger drill might suffice. Rent an auger drill when you need to dig holes for planting many flowers at once or to fertilize a planted tree. Some gas-powered auger drills feature variable-speed drilling, as well as forward and reverse operation.
  • Manual post hole digger. Even when you rent a power auger it usually makes sense to have a manual post hole digger on hand for final touches. Although relatively inexpensive to buy, some people prefer renting this item to buying it to avoid having to store it after use.
  • Auger accessories. Make sure to rent the appropriate auger bits, bit extensions, digging bar and other accessories that you will need to complete your project successfully using your rented auger.
Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your auger needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.

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