Monday, 20 May 2019

Why choose a 2-speed drive over a single speed drive?

Digga Australia - 2 speed auger drive - Australian Made
If you’re working with multiple sized augers or often in different ground conditions you’ll understand the expense and time wasted that comes with needing multiple drive units for the different applications.

When the ground is soft you want a higher speed to get the hole drilled quickly and then move onto the next one. When the ground is hard or you’re using a large auger you need torque to get the job done efficiently.

Speed and torque are always a trade-off; when you increase your speed you lose power and when you increase your power, you lose speed. Similar to a manual car, fourth gear allows speed but struggles with the power required to get the vehicle up the hill

Standard, single speed drives are typically manufactured as a cost effective solution to provide a speed and torque to suit most applications but will give you one or the other.

2 speed auger drives have grown in popularity over the last few years and, as leading manufacturers, we can understand why.

We understand that for our customers time is money and so, our range of 2 speed drive units have been designed to help you work more efficiently - providing you one drive to operate in all conditions.

The two speed drive is ideal for anyone who drills in a variety of different ground conditions and with a range of different diameter augers.

As the name suggests, two speed drives have two speeds in one unit:
  • Low-speed high-torque setting and,
  • High-speed low-torque setting

The Digga 2 speed drive units give operators the option to switch between power and speed. Rather than needing 2 drives (1 for smaller diameter augers and softer grounds and 1 for larger diameter augers and harder grounds), the Digga 2 speed drive unit gives operators both functionalities in one drive.

Features and benefits of the Digga 2 speed drive range

There are a number of key features and benefits of a 2 speed drive over the standard single speed, such as:
  • Save time and money by eliminating the need for multiple drive units
  • 2 speed drives are made with Eaton motors and Digga made gearboxes. The electrical plugs are high quality waterproof "Deutsch" connectors offer superior corrosion protection and waterproof properties.
  • 2 speed drives allow for quicker drilling with a small auger and in soft grounds, and more torque for drilling with a large auger or in hard ground.
  • Switch to high speed for faster spinoff of spoil on a high torque drive
  • The low speed / high torque setting is ideal for drilling in fracturable rock; higher RPMs in rock cause the teeth to “skate” over the rock making it glaze over and become harder.
  • The host machine can run at a lower engine RPM on certain drilling jobs therefore burning less fuel
  • With the same gearbox as a single speed drive, it is the same cost to service as a single speed drive unit.
  • By drilling quicker, the job is finished faster so you can move onto the next job
It’s important to remember that single speed drive units have suited the market for over 30 years and unless you are working with multiple-sized augers, in different ground conditions regularly a single speed drive unit remains a very adequate option.
For more information on our range of drive units, click here.

Monday, 13 May 2019

$87,900 raised for Ovarian Cancer Research

In combined efforts with the very generous earthmoving industry, Digga Australia together with Kanga Loaders, so far were able to raise $87,900 in donations this year to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, with another charity loader up for auction this month.
The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation was chosen as a partner charity of Digga, a foundation dedicated to developing and implementing an early detection program and improving the mortality rate, management and long-term survival of women with ovarian cancer. As the company suffered a big loss in June 2018, when Suzie Wright, CEO and Managing Director of Digga Australia and Kanga Loaders, passed away after a long struggle with a rare form of ovarian cancer, this is a very close cause to our hearts.
As the major sponsor of the Diesel Dirt and Turf Annual Charity Golf Day, which was held on the 15th of March this year, Digga, together with many sponsors and supporters of the industry, was able to raise donations for the OCRF. More than 130 golfers teed off at the event and $32,500 were raised on the day, which was then matched by the very generous family of Suzie Wright, allowing donations to be raised to $65,000.
A mini loader in the colour of the charity was then auctioned off at the National Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo, Australia's Largest Construction Industry Expo on the 4th of May, allowing donation to rise to $87,900 for this year!
In order to reach a goal of raising more donations for the charity, Kanga Loaders is auctioning off a second charity loader online at, which will run until 12pm on the 23rd of May 2019. 
Want to bid for a 6 Series Diesel Mini Loader at Kanga's Online Auction? Then click here

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

When and how to service your trencher - Trencher Servicing and Maintenance

In order to maintain your trencher at its best performance, regular maintenance is required. We recommend the following:

Service and oil change
1.    Change the gear oil within the first 30 hours of extreme work, within 50 hours of moderate work or otherwise within the first 3 months.
2.    After the first service, the gear oil must be changed every 300-500 hours
3.    Check your gear box oil level every 10 hours of operation: Locate the level bung at the 2 o’clock position and make sure that the fill bung is centred and the trencher level. Top up your gear oil through the fill bung until the oil can be seen exiting the level oil
4.    Carry out a full service every 12 months by a trained and authorised Digga technician

Pre-operational checks
1.    Visually inspect your trencher and components
2.    Check that all nuts and bolts are in place and properly tightened
3.    Check all fittings and hydraulic hoses are tightened and secure
4.    Check that safety stickers are in plain sight and legible
5.    Check externally for any oil leakage around hoses, fitting, motor and gearbox.
6.    Check any war and tear on linkages and pins, chains and teeth

Adjust your trenching depth
Loosen and remove two 28mm mounting nuts and washes
Once unbolted, you can remove the skid plate and rotate until the mounting the holes line up with bolts again at your desired depth setting (refer to your operator’s manual for depth charts and further information
Refit washes and nuts and tighten.  

Adjust your trencher chain
1.    Remove the 14mm bolts holding the adjustments spanner to the trencher boom
2.    Use the adjustment spanner to turn and adjust the nut clockwise for loosening or anti-clockwise for tightening
3.    To achieve the correct chain tension, check the adjustment at mid-way point of your chain. Allow for 20-30mm of vertical movement between chain and boom.

In our video, Mark takes you through all these steps.
For further questions and replacements of worn parts please contact our service department through or 1300 2 DIGGA

Trencher wear parts – what to consider

Trencher teeth wear on the tip and side bulge in varying amounts. In the video below, Anthony covers the different wear parts on our range of trenchers, so you can work more efficiently for longer.

When do I need to exchange my trencher teeth?
Keep an eye on the wear of your trencher teeth, as this will affect your trenching efficiency over time. Worn teeth will start to inhibit the ability of the chain to penetrate the ground, meaning you’ll just be labouring your machine up and burning extra fuel.
To make sure this doesn’t happen, watch Anthony explain how to determine when the trencher teeth are worn out.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

How to get $30K instant asset write-off

Want to claim the cost of new attachments against your tax and benefit immediately?

There has never been a better time for small to medium businesses to buy! An instant asset write-off of $30,000 is now available for you until 30 June 2020, if you own and run a small to medium sized business that generates under $50million turnover annually. The extension of the instant write-off scheme had been announced by the Australian government in April 2019. 

What this means for you: Instead of claiming deductions over several years, the instant asset write-off scheme allows you to immediately deduct assets costing less than $30,000. And - even better - there is no limit to the number of assets a small or medium size business can claim.

Let’s say you have an earthmoving business that has held its annual revenue at around $300,000 for the past three years and you are looking to expand your business in different directions or to replace some of your equipment, by purchasing new attachments. You will be able to instantly write-off each new attachment under $30,000. Please be aware that all assets must be used, or installed ready to use by the end of the offer period. 

A perfect opportunity to expand and grow your business! Make the most of this instant write-off and get in touch with us about your new attachments now. Call 1300 2 Digga.

Please check the condition of this government initiative with your tax advisor as we can’t guarantee eligibility and cannot provide tax advice. 
Read more about the write-off here

Monday, 25 March 2019

How to Mount a Digga Ram Drill

Need to mount a Digga Ram Drill to your tractor and want to make sure everything is into place before you start drilling?

To make it easier for you, we have summarized the most important steps to be followed:

  1. Start with the Ram Drill in storage position
  2. Disconnect the 3pl stabiliser bars 
  3. Connect the left linkage and put the linchpin in 
  4. Connect the right linkage and put the linchpin in
  5. Connect the hydraulic hoses by pushing them straight into the rear remotes
  6. Connect your top link by adjusting your 3pt linkage and the hydraulic ram to line up the hole
  7. Once top link is connected move 3pl lever into the float/down position. Do not adjust 3pl once top link is connected as it may cause damage to post hole Digga or Tractor. 
  8. Raise your storage legs by pulling the pin, lifting it to the highest position and fixing it with the linchpin – repeat on the other side
  9. Connect the PTO shaft by sliding the cover back so you can access the universal joint. Twist until lined up, push the locking pin in and slide it all the way up to lock it on. Slide your safety cover back up and put the safety cover locks on.

Please note: Some tractors may require the PTO shaft to be shortened. Please refer to your manual on how to trim the PTO shaft. Failure to do so may cause PTO shaft or gearbox failure.

Watch how it’s done in our video.

SPOTLIGHT on the Digga Ram Drill

Having served the marketplace in the agricultural industry for many years, this 3pt linkage post hole digger it is good for grounds, which don’t need much down pressure.

It is ideal for all soil types including rocky, compacted and dry grounds, like in most of Australia during the summer. The benefit here is that the ram drill, instead of having a floating top pin, it has a fixed pin with Hydraulic Ram, which allows the operator to apply downward pressure via the Hydraulic Ram to push the auger into the ground.

To find out more please watch our Video.

Visit our website for further information on the ram drill and our A Series augers

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Taking A Swing At Ovarian Cancer: Diesel Dirt & Turf Charity Golf Day

Article by Louise Heginbotham from Machines4U

The Diesel Dirt & Turf (DDT) annual charity golf day, sponsored by Digga, was in full swing last week. Held at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club, more than 130 participants all teed off to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF).
The charity is very close to the hearts of the event organiser as well as the event sponsor, Digga, whose CEO and managing director, Suzie Wright, sadly passed away from ovarian cancer last year.
“At Digga we have given to many different charities over the years. But we’ve made the decision that ovarian cancer research is our cause now. We’re very grateful to be given the ability to select the charity for this event,” says Lionel Smitka, Digga Marketing Manager. “The OCRF are fantastic people and it’s a great cause that’s close to many of us at Digga and within the wider industry.”
Machines4U director, Steve Krebs, along with one of our account managers, Jade Flack, attended the event and are proud to be contributing to a great cause.
Steve and Jade from Machines4U excited for the DDT golf day 2019
Machines4U director, Steve [right], and account manager, Jade [left], ready for tee-off.
“The DDT are doing great things in the industry, and this golf day is a testament to that. Not only do we get to have fun, meet some great people and enjoy a great sport—we are raising money for a fantastic cause at the same time. That feels pretty damn good,” said Steve.
CreditOne on the green with Steve DDT golf day 2019
Steve mingling with Shaun Sabri and Brendan Young from CreditOne
Machines4U are proud supporters of the Diesel Dirt & Turf expo, attending the expo for the last 3 years and becoming Gold Media Sponsor for both 2018 and 2019.
DDT golf day 2019
Steve (orange shirt) posing on the green during the putting competition
The day began with breakfast, followed by a putting competition. As the last competitor, Karl Corry from Okuma, stepped onto the green and hit his ball, everyone gasped.
“The last guy got a hole in one! Couldn’t believe it. We were just like—well that’s it, comp’s over!” laughed Jade.
After the putting comp, everyone got ready for the 18-hole course, followed by a sit-down lunch and presentation.
“We had a great time playing the 18. There are so many great people in our industry and it’s always nice to come together. Especially to raise money and awareness for something that impacts so many women and their families across Australia,” said Steve.

A Huge Success

Everyone felt the success of the day, participants and organisers alike.
“We’re extremely happy how the day turned out,” says Lionel. “The numbers were well up an extra 50 golfers from last year, with over 130 golfers and 50 prizes that were raffled away. And to top it off, it looks like we’ll have raised around $32,000 which is just incredible for a single-day event.”
It’s a wonderful thing when an industry rallies together for a cause. The DDT annual golf day was no different.
“The earthmoving industry is so generous, like you wouldn’t believe. Pretty much every company involved donated prizes or similar to auction or raffle off. During the day they bought thousands of raffle tickets and donated an incredible amount of money,” Lionel said.
“Even Clint Stanaway from Channel 9 donated his time to come down and MC the event. It’s truly remarkable. We’re thankful the organiser of DDT gave us the opportunity to choose our own charity and have that charity be the beneficiary of this event.”

Putting For Ovarian Cancer Research

DDT golf day 2019 OCRF
OCRF ambassadors Arbel Givargis and Clint Stanaway discuss the importance of ovarian cancer research
As they state on their website, the OCRF is Australia’s leading independent body dedicated to national ovarian cancer research. Their goal is to raise awareness and vital research funds for the development of an early detection test.
“Unfortunately by the time a diagnosis occurs, it’s usually too late. There are no early detection tests. So we at Digga want to help the OCRF find a solution for the prevention and early detection of ovarian cancer,” says Lionel.
The OCRF receive no government funding. Instead relying solely on the support of businesses and the broader community, and events like the DDT annual golf day.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible, so why not make a contribution to the cause today.

Auger drives designed especially for drilling

Pioneers in pendulum drilling
Designing, manufacturing and testing auger drive units for over 30 years has given us real insight into the requirements and rigors of drilling. Armed with this information we’ve worked to innovate and improve components based on industry demand and feedback.
All our drive units and gearboxes are designed and made in-house as compared to some manufacturers within the industry, who use off the shelf components from various suppliers and design a unit around these components. All our components including hydraulic motors have been especially designed for our auger drive and for the drilling application.   
Below are a couple of innovations which feature in our PD gear boxes.

Integrated input housing
Instead of using off the shelf motors and adding fittings to join the gearset to the motor we’ve teamed up with Eaton and designed a motor which merges the motor with the input housing, allowing direct connection to the gearset, hereby eliminating the need for several gearbox components. This significantly reduces the weight and overall length of the drives and reduced the risks of leakage and increased maintenance costs. Others may tell you that their drives have been “over engineered” to explain the size of their drives. Now you know why!

Integrated pressure relief valve
In our 6K range of drives we’ve integrated the pressure relief valve into the motor.  This avoids the need to bolt a bulky valve block and unnecessary hydraulic fittings to the motor or hood. While this reduces the size of the assembly, the main benefit is reducing the number of possible leak points on the motor. The below image clearly illustrates the difference between an integrated motor and off the shelf motor setup.  

Integrated Digga Motor
Off the shelf Motor with multiple fittings and valves

Ideal location for hydraulic port
Designing a dedicated drilling motor has allowed Digga to locate the hydraulic motor port in the ideal location. Instead of placing the hydraulic hoses and fittings at a 90º angle to the motor resulting in hoses which protrude excessively from the drive unit, we have designed a location and angle that is ideal for drilling, transport or storage, allowing the drive to go down the hole during the drilling operation. 

Digga Drive with hydraulic port at an ideal angle for drilling 
Hydraulic hoses at a 90º angle to the motor

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Happy International Women's Day!

Here at Digga we want to encourage women to work in the male dominated construction industry and raise awareness about motivations for women to join the industry and challenges that women face, when deciding to take this career path.

as studies by the University of NSW have shown in the past, women still only represent a minority of the workforce in Australian Construction. According to Prof. Doc. Bensom Lim, the challenges that lie ahead are the strong masculine culture, discrimination in employment, harassment at the workplace and limited apprenticeship opportunities, which often makes women shy away. There is so much to gain from working in construction and women, who have joined the industry are self-confident and driven by a desire to acquire new skills and completing challenging task. Tiah Selkrig is a perfect example of a woman, who has decided to ‘demolish’ the stereotypes of gender roles in construction and proudly advertises her pink Digga screw anchor drive and matching pink excavator when on site!

Wanting to show construction sites all over the Hunter Valley region that girls can do just as much as boys, Tiah decided she was going to raise the awareness of being a women in construction and painted her Digga drive pink to match the back of her excavator.
Tiah works for AAA Down Under offering earthmoving, civil construction and foundation services to the Hunter Valley region. AAA Down Under is her Dad’s business and she explained growing up around her father using machinery inspired her to become an operator just like him. Today she operates her excavator with the Digga MD190 screw anchor drive to install screw piles and said “I love the Digga drive, it’s the best thing I’ve got!”
Tiah decided to custom paint her Digga MD190 screw anchor drive ‘Breast Cancer Pink’ and she explained “I have a close family friend who got through a battle with breast cancer. The idea of the pink drive was originally for her, but then it also shows it’s mine and that I’m a girl working on the site!”

Tiah has very strong feelings towards being a woman in construction and feels more women need to get involved. “Unless I went through my Dad’s company I don’t think many other businesses would have given me a go as an operator, because I’m female. My pink drive shows I’m a girl and that girls can do just as much as boys can. More women need to get in this kind of work because a lot of men under estimate what we can all do, it’s good fun to prove them wrong and I hope everybody loves my very girly pink drive just as much as I do!”

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Getting Started with a Trencher

Whether you’ve been trenching for a while or you are just getting started in the industry, here’s a run down on what is important to consider when working with a trencher. At Digga we have a range of trenchers for machines from 500kg up to 8T, which are used for pipe laying, underground power & communications, road repairs and general construction. 

To make sure your trencher is running smoothly and to avoid any damage to the crumber bar, you should consider the following steps, as also explained by Anthony in our video below

  1. Pre-set your desired trench depth by adjusting the foot of your trencher 
  2. Pick the spot you’d like to trench and line out on the ground, where you are going to trench. 
  3. Lift your booms up and place the foot about 200mm off the ground (this is the optimum, but you might have to adjust depending on makes and models of machines) 
  4. Make sure to have your boom horizontal to the ground 
  5. Start the chain turning
  6. Start engaging into the ground by rolling the trencher forward – Important: the front part of the trencher should be the one to start engaging first. This will get the head start crumber bar start engaging as well. 
  7. Move back between 1 to 1.5m while moving the trencher downwards. Important: don’t try and achieve depth straight away, because this will damage your headstart crumber bar, move the trencher back gradually to avoid damage.
  8. Once full depth is achieved ensure the foot is flat on the ground. This will set the spoil auger at the right height to clear the trencher more efficiently. It will also ensure your chosen depth is reached.
  9. While going back, you should maintain a constant pressure. Please note: if it starts to stall, decrease the speed by which you are moving backwards. Also make sure to consider the ground condition – in lighter grounds you will be able to trench more quickly whereas in harder grounds you really need to make the chain work through the ground slowly and steadily.
  10. Make sure to keep it nice and straight!  You can’t trench in curves, as this will apply to much sideload to the boom and damage your trencher.
  11. Before putting away your trencher for storage, make sure to give it a quick pressure wash to get rid of the access soil.
  12. Finally, check all trencher components to see, if nothing has come loose.
  13. Service your trencher regularly.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

How do I avoid damage to the drive hood?

In order to avoid damage to your auger drive, it is important to follow the correct drilling procedure. We recently saw a damaged hood with the lid peeled back as a result of incorrect operation.

Drilling with the cradle resting against the drive unit coupled with side load can create enough force to bend the hood or peel the lid off.

Therefore, it is essential to perform the drilling operation without resting the drive cradle against the drive unit, as shown in the picture above.

The drive unit is a pendulum hung attachment designed to swing freely left right, forward and back, which is why, when drilling correctly, the cradle should be positioned up and away from the drive unit allowing the drive and auger to swing freely, as shown below.

To find out more about the correct drilling procedure, consult our manualIf you are having trouble, need replacement or service to your Digga products, please contact our service and spares department.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Digga Recognised with a Gold Coast Business Award

On Saturday night, Digga Australia were awarded “Gold Coast Manufacturer of the Year” at the annual Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards.

Digga manufactures over 70 different types of machinery attachments such as auger drives, trenchers, augers, brooms and pallet forks for skid steer loaders, tractors and excavators. Digga’s products are exported to over 50 countries and sold through a network of 450 dealers and distributors worldwide.

“We're honoured to be presented with this award, it recognises the hard work our staff put into keeping Digga at the forefront of product innovation and quality, while supporting local manufacturing and helping keep jobs in Australiasaid Alan Wade, Digga’s CEO.

Digga employ over 230 staff and operates 5 facilities around the world with its head office and main manufacturing facility based on the Gold Coast. The 12,500sqm purpose built factory features one of the largest state-of-the-art machine shops in Queensland which supplies the majority of the componentry used by the other facilities.

Over the past 12 months the company has continued to invest in new manufacturing technologies to further improve production efficiencies and product quality. Digga have also released new products into Australian, European and US markets.

See our Gold Coast facility here:

For more information on the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards visit their website.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Digga DR range of augers

Digga's dedicated rock augers (DR) require constant maintenance to remain effective. The teeth must be free to rotate inside the pocket. Teeth that stop rotating will be inefficient and wear out faster causing damage to the tooth pockets and flights.

In the video below, Queensland Sales Manager Anthony Wieckmann talks to you in detail about our dedicated rock augers – the tool you need if you’re drilling into hard fracturable grounds.

Tips when drilling in rock

When drilling in rock for extended periods of time air is trapped in the hole creating an “oven”. This can cause the face of the rock to glaze over and become even harder. For this reason, you should stop drilling and allow fresh air back in the hole approximately every 5 minutes.

As you stop drilling, bring the auger to the surface and allow fresh air back down the hole. Remove any spoil from the auger and inspect the teeth and pilot for wear and that they can turn freely in their pocket.

For more information on drilling in rock click here or download our dedicated rock auger manual.

The Digga auger range

Digga manufactures a range of augers for all ground conditions. Whether you're drilling in soft earth or clay or heavy rock, Digga has the right tool so you can get the job done.

We also manufacture core barrels for extreme rock drilling. Click here for more information.

For more information check out our YouTube channel or click here.
New to the industry or not sure what the standard terms are for different machinery and attachments? We got you covered, just take a peak at our graphic below.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Custom builds to meet customer requirements

Hypower Hydraulics are a Digga reseller from New South Wales. They specialise in hydraulics, but they often have a customer requirement for drilling and screw anchor drives with high power and high torque – although never the ‘standard’ requirements.

Manual Geldes, the business owner, explained that his customers often call up for the “weird and wonderful” and it is his long-standing relationship with Digga Australia and his trust in our manufacture that allows him to meet their requirements.

Hypower Hydraulics request custom drives for different ground conditions or specific screw anchoring applications. They most recently called upon Digga when they needed a drive with a specific gear ratio that would allow their customer to achieve the desired speed and torque output to complete a job. In this instance, they opted for a custom drive which features a custom gearset configuration tested to achieve the specification.

In the past, they have relied on the team at Digga for variable speed drilling drives. A variable speed gearbox is ideal for the operator that wants more than just two speeds. The variable speed drive ensures that the ideal speed and torque are maintained from the start of the bore to the end. It is the perfect drive when drilling with a variety of diameter augers and the drive will automatically sense the optimum change time dependent on the ground conditions and resistance when drilling.

As Digga manufacture and assemble our own planetary drives and gearsets, a custom configuration of gear set to suit bespoke requirements can be achieved within time frames and budgets and fully supported by our expert team for application knowledge and insight.

“We have a good relationship with some key people in the Digga business. Their knowledge base and industry experience understand what myself and customers need and they can custom build drives with the application in mind.”

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Digga Halo development continues...

The Digga engineering team have been conducting further tests on our latest product development, Halo.

Designed to aid vertical alignment when drilling or screw piling, the team needed to asses the durability of the product.

Durability testing

To do this, an experiment was set up to replicate the vibration and shock loads the drive would be subject to when working in extreme ground conditions. This would reveal any weakness in the lighting system as well as the endurance of its required internal components.

The video below shows a small snippet of our testing:

Sensitivity testing

A second part of the recent testing phase was product sensitivity. The sensitivity of the product encompasses 2 areas:

  1. Application sensitivity
    Ensuring Halo can handle different ground conditions and effectively recognize true vertical alignment. For example, when drilling in rocky grounds, the knocks and jerks of the auger could impact the sensitivity of the light indicator if not programmed and tested correctly. 
  2. Light sensitivity
    When we attended Diesel Dirt and Turf 2018 a number of customers asked us if you would always see the Halo light bar in really bright lights. We ran some programming tests to ensuring the light bar is visible in super bright daylight and sunshine to confirm this. 

Stay tuned for more information on the launch of Halo coming soon, or take some time and read up on the product here: 

Thursday, 5 July 2018

The Digga auger range

The right auger for the right ground condition is key to working productively. Here we have a brief overview of the 3 different 'standard' auger ranges Digga manufacture.

'A' or 'earth' range of augers

Digga's A augers are efficient in cutting through earth, clay and soft ground as it uses flat teeth to peel up the layers. Our A augers have 3 teeth options within the range to aid wear; the standard earth tooth, flat carbide tooth or raised carbide tooth option. 

'RC' or 'rock combo' augers

Digga's RC range of augers uses a tapered tooth which can be used on rocky/ earthy grounds. The tungsten tipped teeth helps to rip into the ground. 

'DR' or 'rock' augers

Dedicated rock augers are ideal for bursting into material such as shale or rock. They use a pick tooth to break and fracture into the ground. 

Watch our latest video of Anthony giving a brief overview of the range here: 

For more information on the Digga range of augers visit our website or check out some of our videos on YouTube

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Factory tour with Digga NZ

Last Friday we were visited by John Neilan, GM of Digga NZ.

Digga have been exporting to Digga NZ since 1997 and offer a wide range of construction attachments for the earth moving industry of New Zealand.

Their team are fully supported by our Australian facility to ensure customers receive only the toughest machinery attachments the market has to offer!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

The city mourn a champion.

Extract taken from the Gold Coast Bulletin, 15.06.2018

Installing fences with Digga machinery attachments

Fencing of any kind; whether you’re installing a security fence, garden privacy fence, flagpole or replacing old fence posts, will need you to dig out post holes.

Using a shovel is time-consuming and labour intensive; you will possibly make your hole larger than you need and most probably do your back in.

Digga has a range of attachments and tools to make digging post holes easy when fencing. Suitable for attaching to a mini loader, tractor, skid steer or excavator whether you’re in a garden, on the farm or on building site – we have the attachment for you and/or your team.
Don’t have a machine? We have a one-man post hole digger.

Digga ramdrills:

If you’re working with a tractor, Digga manufactures a range of ramdrills. Digga ramdrills use the 3 point linkage at the rear of the tractor to connect and each option offers different levels of power suited to the different levels of usage and requirement;

Digga manufacture 3 options of ramdrill:

  • PHD ramdrill - the safest most powerful planetary auger drive attachment for tractors. The hydraulic gearbox gives you the greatest power for drilling with maximum down pressure. This model is recommended for larger diameter holes and hard ground or, if you are drilling a lot of tree holes, fence posts holes or general boring with the tractor.
  • PTO ramdrill – uses the tractors PTO to drive the auger through a gearbox and clutch system and it ideally suited to 50 and 75hp tractors. A hydraulic ram provides down pressure for efficient drilling.
  • 3 point linkage drill – the 3 point linkage drill is Digga’s starting model. It is best suited for the farmer who drills the occasional post or tree hole. The borer features a heavy duty frame and uses gravity to penetrate the ground. No hydraulic connections required.

One man post hole borer:
The Digga one-man post hole borer is a practical option if you’re working alone. It collapses into 5 sections to store easily and transport in the back of the ute. With rubber tyres, it is also easy to maneuver and wheel about when you’re on site. Powered by hydraulics to give you power, its anti-kickback feature promotes safety when operating and will stop you being thrown about when in use. Similarly, it has been uniquely balanced to aid operation on the uneven ground and the handlebars can be shifted for better control when close up digging.

Digga's auger drive and cement mixers:

For skid steers, excavators, mini loaders or tractors with loader arms, Digga manufactures a range of front mounted auger drives and augers for all ground conditions. From earth augers to dedicated rock augers you will be able to drill post holes up to 4m deep when coupled with one of our auger extensions*.

What’s more, once you’ve drilled the hole with your Digga auger and drive, swap your auger for our mixer bowl and mix concrete to fix your fencing posts without the need to buy or hire a dedicated cement mixer.

Go from drilling to mixing in under 2 minutes. Click here to find out more about the Digga cement mixer.

*4000mm auger extension available for 30t machines and over only.

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Change from drilling to mixing in under 2 minutes – how to attach you Digga cement mixer

The Digga cement mixer is a valuable attachment to own thanks to its versatility - doubling up your Digga drive unit. It attaches simply to your Digga drive in a matter of minutes so you can switch from drilling to mixing quickly and easily.

How to attach you Digga cement mixer:

  1. With your Digga auger drive attached to your machine, remove any Digga augers from the auger drive unit. 
  2. Secure the drive cradle onto the frame using supplied pin.
  3. Place mixer bowl on the drive unit.
  4. Fasten pin and lynchpin to secure mixer bowl.
  5. Set the angle to 45 degrees and the unit is now ready for use.
This video shows the Digga mixer being attached to one of our drive units to install posts. 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the fitting or operation of your Digga mixer, contact your local Digga dealer.