One of the most important decisions to make when hiring a post hole digger is whether to go with a manual or a powered tool.What type of ground are you digging?
For most people, the choice comes down to the type of soil they have to dig.
Loose soil can usually be handled easily with a manual post hole digger. This will save you the cost of hiring and fuelling a power tool, especially if you don't have many holes to dig.
If the ground's tough and compacted though, or you need to dig a lot of holes, you'll be grateful for the extra power of a petrol or diesel post hole digger. You can even share the labour with a two-man digger.
That's not to say a powered post hole digger can cut through anything. For extremely tough ground, you may need to hire earthmoving equipment.What are the options?
If you're not sure which type of post hole digger you need, your equipment hire company can give you more information about the different options they have available. These may include:
What are the alternatives?
If that's not exhaustive enough, post hole diggers and augers aren't the only tools that can dig round holes perfect for posts.
Another option is a fencing spade. These are narrow-bladed spades customised for digging deep, narrow holes.
If the ground's too tough for even a powered post hole digger to make it through, you could hire a skid steer with an auger or post hole digger attachment for extra force.
If you're looking for a manual or petrol post hole digger, auger or other landscaping equipment, Coates Hire has everything you need to dig, load and trench with ease. Visit your local branch today. Find your local branch.
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