May 14, 2012
Hines Farm - Go Anywhere Post Hole Digger !!!
Recently we needed a 6" hole digger for transplanting larger plants and trees. We purchased a Harbor Freight 6 inch post hole auger (On sale for $49.99 - 25% Easter Day Discount), http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-diameter-auger-bit-95973.html, and adapted it to be used with our Milwaukee 1630-1 drill, (Voltage 120 AC Chuck Size 1/2 in. Amps 7.0 No Load Speed 900 RPM Chuck Type Keyed Spindle 5/8 in.-16 Gear Train Double Cord Type 8 ft. Fixed Construction Type Grounded Trigger Lock -- Spindle Lock No Soft Grip Handle No Length 12-1/4 in. Tool Weight 11.2 lbs.)
Overall it provides for 36" depth, but can be easily adapted for deeper lengths.
It has worked flawlessly so far. Always be prepared to release drill switch if you encounter large tree roots or rocks... (-: !!!
This with a easy start Honda 2000 generator, 100 foot Heavy Duty Drop Cord, and a Polaris Ranger XD 800 ci 6x6 UTV provides hole drilling capacity almost anywhere you want.