Post Hole Digger vs. Easy Auger: Both require only one operator

On a project that ornamental fence was added to an existing line at a ball field, we used an Easy Auger rather than a post hole digger or Bobcat with an auger to dig the post holes. We only needed to add about 250 feet of fence along a sidewalk in an area that was sloped. The Mackissic Easy Auger is flexible, maneuverable and fast. It is also operated by one person which is important when you try to maximize the efficiency of the fence crew. It attaches to the hitch of the truck making it extremely easy to transport to the work site.

I don’t like to use our two-man post hole auger because it does take two people to operate it. I’m a big believer in using minimal work crews in order to remain competitive in a tight market. A two-man auger can also throw you around a bit when you hit a rock or root.

The Easy Auger propels itself forward and backwards. That makes it easy to control the direction of the auger and maneuver into place. The operator stands right over the hole when digging to make it easy to see the progress and control the auger. The engine on the Easy Auger acts as a counterweight so the auger is easy to pull out of the hole. No heavy lifting. It’s balanced pretty good so it can be easily lifted in and out. Are you seeing a pattern here? It’s easy. Putting the auger in reverse while digging a hole helps to dislodge any rocks or roots that might cause problems. Compared to the physical demands of using a post hole digger, it is well worth the investment.

The video below gives you a pretty good idea how the Easy Auger works. It’s not a demonstration. It was actually used to complete the job.

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  1. Jo Mutch said:
    January 18, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Hi There,
    I just watched your video here on the easy auger, is this something you need special training in to use? We have a lot of horse fencing to put up & this looks like the way to go. How much is this piece of machinery?
    Where are you located?

    • Tristan Kuntze said:
      January 28, 2021 at 10:39 am

      Hi Jo,

      Give us a call at (906) 786-1008. We are located in Escanaba, MI, and ship across the United States. Our salesman, Al, will be able to give you specific details like specifications, features, advantages, and operating tips on the Easy Auger as well as shipping arrangements. Using it to drill holes around a horse enclosure would be a perfect application of the Easy Auger. Talk soon!

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