1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New post hole auger is self-levelling
The auger is catching on fast with pole barn contractors, fence contractors, and others who need perfectly straight holes. To operate, the tip of the auger is placed on the spot to be dug and the operator hydraulically levels sideways with a built-in level. As the auger starts digging, the 3-pt.linkage automatically keeps the hole straight up and down.
Gilbert says his auger digs twice as fast as others on the market due to its high auger speed and down pressure control. He runs the auger at 250 to 540 rpm's and adjusts down pressure to ¢ in. downfall per second, depending on conditions, and the auger maintains that steady rate. A 50 hp. tractor is recommended for the 14-in. dia. auger.
The new auger sells for right at $3,000.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bob Gilbert, Gilbert Mfg. Co., 187 Western Ave., Buffalo, Wyo. 82834 (ph 307 684-7162).
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