3-point post hole diggers are life savers and many of them can be used with category 0 tractors, why we have listed all our various options for sale on this page, along with the different recommendations on what you ought to be looking at.
Do make sure that you also get the appropriate auger with your device, as it may not be included in the sale, the most common ones being 6, 9 and 12 inch ones.
Rather than manually having to create these post holes, this device can help you get the job done from the convenience of your tractor.
There are various different options, including the Countyline post hole digger, and you can make sure that this PTO option is one you will be happy with. While you are perfectly able to rent one, if you’re looking to use one often, there’s a certain level of convenience for you to own your own.
While we know you could either have gone to Lowe’s, TSC (Tractor Supply), Home Depot, Harbor Freight or another place to get this fine piece of machinery, we hope that this article here will provide you with some insights you would not otherwise have gotten.
While this page is specific to 3-point options, it is not the only option for you if you are simply wanting to make a whole in the ground, why we have gathered a list of some of the competing products underneath. While we do realize the convenience of using your tractor for the purpose, especially when you are having to make a lot of holes, the increased transparency will ensure you’re getting the right model for your purpose.
One of the most compelling alternatives is the gas-powered option that you won’t be needing a tractor to use, but which also won’t be bringing you the convenience either. It definitely beats having to manually do it, and especially if the ground is very tough to break through, but you can’t be doing it from the convenience of a seated position either.
If you don’t have constant access to a tractor, this could be the perfect option for you. While a handheld auger may seem fun at first, and they’re what people will very often be using in the beginning, they’re not a long term solution for commercial needs. If you are a person that prides themselves on getting things done in a timely manner, you also need the correct tools to do it with. Anything bigger than having a hobby vegetable garden, and you will find yourself simply too frustrated having to put in the effort required with something manual.
Hydraulic options also have a range of benefits if you are in a situation requiring especially powerful capabilities, and the addition of the hydraulic post hole digger attachments will especially play a role and be important when heavy clay or loose rock is present, since they’re able to provide pressures up to 3,000 psi which can be needed under these tough conditions, using flow rates ranging from 10 to 30 GPM depending on the conditions you’re dealing with.
Depending on your various needs, it’s important that you thoroughly consider the specifications that come available, including the max auger diameter on the basis of the type of material you will be dealing with, the depth of the holes you will be using, and the type of machine you will be mounting this thing onto. This is not your simple handheld machine. This is a piece of machinery when you’re getting really serious.
When you’re being met by the most demanding conditions, this is the option you will want, where you can typically get augers that range in size from 6 inches to 36 inches depending on the size of the hole you’re hoping to make.
Against very strong conditions, only the strongest will be able to provide the necessary force, and that is the hydraulic post hole digger, including the strong motor that comes with it. For extra rigorous conditions, you will need the machinery you can count on.
If you have significantly smaller needs, there are other options such as the electric ones. The same way a lot of people steer clear of electric chain saws, they also steer clear of electric post hole diggers, although they could be providing you with some benefits if you have very light needs. They will typically come with augers that are about 4″, so you are definitely not getting heavy-grade commercial stuff done with this, and it only makes sense that these aren’t able to provide nearly the same amount of force as the hydraulic options, as you aren’t even able to hold those in your hands.
These are ideal for your average DIY person who knows you’ll be making some holes here and there, but also realizing the limitations of this piece of machinery, why it comes with a price tag that is much more accessible to your smaller uses, hovering in the $200-300 range for a lot of the machines. With this, we’re still very much encouraging you to make sure that you have the auger drill that matches your needs, while keeping in mind that you won’t get anything bigger than 10″ achieved with this piece of machinery.
While we have seen machines advertise that they come with 12″ auger drills, you’re really pushing your luck with those machines.
A skid steer post hole digger is an alternative to the 3-point options that are specifically listed on this page, but these will also attach to a machinery in order to get the job done, more specifically, these attach to a Bobcat rather than a tractor.
With their hefty price tags often reaching $3,000 for this piece of machinery, it is no wonder that these attachments are great when you’re lifting some heavy weight and don’t have the convenience of being able to spend all day manually digging holes – a task we ourselves would dread if we actually had to.
While there are a bunch of options when it comes to the fashion in which you’re hoping to dig a hole, we do sincerely encourage you to consider these 3-point options that we have listed on this page if you do have the tractor needed to make it work.
If you have any questions about the auger, or the type of soil you have available, and what is the best option in your specific case, we’re always available to help answer all your questions. One of our soil-crushing (get the pun) experts can assist you in whatever fashion is necessary to put those poles in the ground, even with the most difficult circumstances. And until you make sure that you’re getting the right machine for your job, we hope you have been able to put up with our bad sense of humor, and don’t mind the introduction of a pun here and there.