Skid Steer and Mini Excavator Auger Attachments: How To Get the Most Out of Your Auger
Skid steer and mini excavator augers are among the most popular and important aftermarket products for compact equipment. Whether it be the construction or landscaping industry, these devices are incredibly useful for boring into the toughest of ground conditions. As such, having one of these products is a must if you’re looking to use your compact equipment for more projects than material transportation.
However, if you really want to maximize the efficiency of your auger and speed through projects, it’s vital that you understand these potentially complex systems. This is what to know about skid steer auger attachments and how to get the most out of your auger.
The Purpose of Skid Steer Auger Attachments
One of the first parts of maximizing the performance of your hydraulic auger is to learn more about what these items do. Regardless of whether you’re looking to construct a fence, building, or plant nursery, augers improve the speed and ease of many daily tasks. As Skid Steer Auger is designed with powerful hydraulic systems and steel spiral bits, this attachment makes it possible to bore deep into the ground, mix cement, shave stumps and make a steady foundation for your project.
Using Skid Steer Auger attachment has several advantages over purchasing a manual auger. For starters, it has significantly more power, allowing you to break ground much quicker and with less manual labor involved. It’s also more customizable to accommodate different types of projects and situations. Hydraulic Auger for Skid Steer and Mini excavator has compatibility with several different bit sizes and types, extension shafts and accessories, making them the most versatile way to go from one project to another.
The Different Skid Steer Auger Bits
That said, when you go about purchasing an auger for your compact equipment, it’s only natural that you’d need to know your bit options as well. There are thousands of potential projects where your Skid Steer Auger attachment could come in handy, and each of them will require a certain type of bit to meet your requirements. For instance, earth bits are great for compacted or hard soil conditions. Rock bits are great for rocky soil, very hard or frozen ground as well as limestone. Earth and Rock bits, come in varying sizes to suit certain hole diameter requirements. Tree planting bits are also useful for digging out holes for landscaping efforts.
Other Skid Steer Auger Attachments Options
In addition to the different bits, you can also get the most out of your auger by equipping it with more specialized accessories. These devices cater to specialized project needs and allow you to increase the versatility of your skid steer or mini excavator auger. Here are a few options for you to consider.
Auger Shaft Extensions
Should your current bit fall below depth requirements, you don’t need to worry about purchasing and replacing it with a longer bit. Instead, you can use a shaft extension to increase the depth of the hole you are drilling, extensions come in a variety of lengths to meet your needs. Our extensions have a 2-inch hex hole for the input shaft but we also offer a variety of different adapters so you can use different bit configurations if needed.
For jobs that require the use of cement to stabilize structures or lay foundational work, a cement mixer extension for hydraulic auger can be a great asset. Consisting of a larger drum that’s connected to the auger bit, these systems allow you to mix cement as your skid steer auger runs. This makes laying it much more efficient and conserves resources on projects that don’t require as much of the material.
Log splitter attachment is good option for your skid steer auger. Designed with a large spiral bit, these devices use downward force with a screw type bit that penetrates the wood to split it into smaller sections. These log splitter auger attachments are perfect for chopping large logs into manageable sizes without needing to purchase a separate piece of log splitting equipment.
Make sure that you think about purchasing a stump shaver, too. Stumps are one of the hardest items to remove from the land you’re working on, and sometimes, a stump grinder doesn’t get the job done as effectively. Stump shaver attachment for Skid Steer Auger is an alternative that works by systematically shaving sections off a stump until all that’s left are chips. These auger attachments can make quick work of stumps so that you can get on with the rest of your project.
Also known as the Augernator, our high-performing skid steer and mini excavator augers attachment is the most accommodating and powerful system you’ll find on the market. Available with mounting brackets for all skid steer and mini excavator models and a wide range of different bits and attachments, McLaren Auger can be everything you need it to be and more. McLaren’s attachments also made to utilize a high hydraulic flow, providing more power and torque to make quicker work of even the most rigorous projects. Contact us by phone at (800) 836-0040 or request a quote to learn more about the hydraulic auger and attachments available.