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Post Hole Digging

Post Hole Digging (300mm & 450mm Diameter)

With more people moving to Melbourne in order to live in the world’s most livable city, Melbourne infrastructure continues to develop in order to keep up. So if you’re planning or renovating your home or commercial property, you can count on us for project management from beginning to end. We ensure that each and every job is completed on time, as we have developed a solid reputation for providing excellent quality earthmoving equipment and highly trained professionals. So don’t put things off any longer; get in touch with us about ABC Excavation right away!

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There are many various types of post hole diggers, and the one you choose will be determined by a variety of factors.

  • Manual Post Hole Digger – The Manual Post Hole Digger is best employed for lighter duties. This tool can be used to dig around holes for plants or trees, as well as to dig a small post hole for something lightweight like a letterbox, using a crowbar. It has various sizes and works best in soft soil.
  • One Person Post Hole Digger – The Post Hole Digger (1 person) is ideal for shrub and tree planting, with a 90mm or 200mm auger. It has a useful safety function that stops the drill from digging if it gets caught on a big obstruction in the hole. It also has the advantage of being able to be used by individuals. It’s compatible with all sorts of soil conditions, from soft to medium-hard. It runs on 2-stroke gasoline and is best utilised in soft to medium harness soil types.
  • Two Person Post Hole Digger – The 2-Person Post Hole Digger (2-Digger) is intended for heavier work and needs two people to operate. Auger sizes include 150mm, 200mm, 280mm, and 350mm, making this tool suited for a wide range of post hole digging activities including fencing, sign supports, and deck footings. There are also extension shafts for extending the depth of your hole. However, if the auger catches on or strikes a hard surface, the handle will begin to spin, similar to the one-person digger. It’s powered by two strokes of petrol and may be effectively utilised in soft soil conditions with some help from a crowbar.
  • Kanga Hydraulic Post Hole Digger – The Kanga Hydraulic Post Hole Digger is a versatile post hole digger that may be used for a variety of applications. This equipment is designed to be operated by just one person. It’s often used for digging fence and gate post holes, deck footings, or when you need to dig a lot of holes! With the help of a few tools, it may be utilised in soft, rocky, or clay soil types.
  • 1.5T Excavator with Auger Drive Attachment – The 1.5T excavator and auger drive kit are suited for large holes. The enormous auger attachment makes it ideal for establishing footings, decks and retaining wall footings. This excavator bucket is ideal for working in the dirt. It has a wide range of sizes available, from 475mm to 600mm, and it’s connected to excavator’s arms with plenty of horizontal reaches for difficult-to-reach places.
  • Post Hole Scraper – Finally, there’s nothing more frustrating than digging a deep post hole only to be unable to reach the bottom to remove the debris. With sizes ranging from 150 to 350mm in diameter and handles up to 2m in length, the Post Hole Scraper tool will make removing debris from post holes a breeze, no matter how big the depth.


Why ask for help from ABC and not do it Yourself

Don’t dig holes to prop up posts for your fences, pergolas, or any other structure the hard way, with shovels and picks. An excavation expert can provide you with skilled post hole digging service right away.

Digging post holes in the process of excavating holes that are big enough and deep enough to support posts for fencing, pergolas, arbours, shade sails, or other similar constructions. The excavator will dig the holes to your specific requirements using specialised post hole digging equipment, eliminating all of the labour and accomplishing the task quickly and precisely. The diggers have different augers (or drill bits), each of which has a unique diameter, allowing them to make different-sized holes. The machines are powerful enough to pierce even the most difficult clay soils.

The ideal expert to dig all of your post holes as they are fully trained and certified to use post hole diggers. They will arrive on the scene with the proper tools and carry out the task in a safe and efficient manner. When you’re considering who to call for excavation, ask about their qualifications and permits. Make sure they have the necessary credentials, licences, and insurance policies before hiring them.


Techniques, tools, and equipment that ABC uses

  • The most difficult aspect of a construction project is digging the hole. Digging with a normal shovel can be time-consuming and exhausting, leaving uneven results. Hire a post hole digger to dig bigger, deeper holes in less time and with greater precision. To ensure that your holes are the ideal fit, use a manual or petrol-powered post hole digger.
  • Preparation – If digging in hard rocky or sandy soil is unavoidable, make every effort to minimise your work. Rocks are difficult to move and may cause tool wear, while sandy soil might flow back into the hole as you dig. Clay soils are more cohesive and, as a result, easier to dig when moist. Rather than waiting for nature to do it for you, soaking the earth ahead of time will save you time.
  • Using a shovel – Shovelling post holes with a normal shovel is difficult and inconvenient. Instead, consider investing in a specialist post hole shovel with a rounded point for more precision. It is generally advised to wear gloves when attempting to remove weeds from gardens, but if you’re wearing gardening gloves equipped with metal hooks, you’ll want to be careful. Metal hooks can cause injury if they snag on the surface of your lawn or garden and pull it out. If possible, keep them at a safe distance.
  • Using a manual post hole digger – A manual post hole digger is more efficient than a post hole shovel. Manual post hole diggers come in a variety of designs to suit a variety of digging needs. To use a traditional posthole digger, push the blades into the ground and spread apart the handles. This gathers and lifts dirt, which can be deposited next to the hole. Other alternatives include double-pivot and offset diggers, which are ideal for larger and narrower holes, as well as scissor-action diggers suited to rocky soils.
  • Using a powered post hole digger – For bigger projects where you need to dig a large number of holes under pressure, petrol-driven post hole digger hiring is the more efficient option. A weed eater is a self-propelled, electric tool that works like a manual digger, with the exception of hard work. A two-person digger is easier to operate than a one-person digger because it does all the difficult work for you. If you have a friend or coworker on board, a two-person.
  • Using a mini excavator or skid steer -Although powered post hole diggers are one of the most popular types of motorised excavators, you may dig even quicker if you rent a versatile mini excavator or skid steer loader with an auger drive or post hole digger attachment. Mini excavators and tiny bobcats are available in a variety of small sizes suited to landscaping usage. They cost more to hire than a dedicated posthole digger, but the time you save might be worth it in some cases.