Friday, 15 September 2017

Foundation Technologies make a commitment to Digga auger drives and their machinery attachments.

Digga Machinery Attachment
Steve Hassett, Foundation Technologies Australia business owner and co-founder used his first Digga auger drive unit in January 2017 and since then he’s never looked back; making a commitment to Digga and their Australian manufacturing.

Starting off with just one machine in 2012, Foundation Technologies now have six machines ranging from 1.7 – 13 tonne excavators, specialising in residential screw piling.

For the last five years Steve has been using alternative machinery attachment brands but following his success with his first Digga purchase earlier this year he has decided to change all of his auger drives over to Digga Machinery Attachments.

Steve has been extremely impressed with the technology the Digga auger drives offer, particularly the 2 speed units (which he now owns 2 of) and he says it’s something that the rest of the market doesn’t offer, “our Digga PD12 on the 3.5T Yanmar gives us up to 9000nm of output torque with the opportunity to help out our clients where access is tight.”

Our 2 speed drilling auger drives give a high speed, low torque setting which is ideal for smaller auger jobs when you need the extra RPM, and a low speed, high torque for when you really need to install to a higher toque. Having a greater performance with these 2 speed options gives you more practicality on jobs; it’s like having 2 drive units in 1. You can find more information on the Digga 2 speed auger drives on our website.

Purchasing an Australian brand plays a big part for Steve in his buying decisions especially when he knows his products are manufactured right here in Queensland,
“With the service offer and the back up support Digga have given me it’s all very impressive. The team down here in Melbourne especially have been great, and I’ve pledged my commitment to Digga Australia to help grow my business!”
Foundation Technologies are one of the largest contractors of screw piles in Victoria and geared up to supply and install screw piles for the residential building market. Steve Hassett has an expert, direct knowledge of the screw piling industry and dedicated to providing cost effective and fully engineered solutions for his clients that will stand the test of time.
In addition to leading the market in the installation of steel screw piles, Foundation Technologies Australia sponsors a team of young developing cyclists and has been a major sponsor of the Master Builders Association of Victoria for many years. Steve feels a sense of community and giving back to the industry is equally important as having a successful business.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

It's slashing season!

With much of Queensland already at very high risk on the fire danger ratings, slashing overgrown vegetation, mowing grasses and trimming back low-lying branches is imperative at this time of year.

While back burning is the preferred method of bushfire prevention, it is not always possible and reducing the fuel for fire is critical in helping keep communities safe, making bushfires easier to control and helping to prevent the spread to residential areas.

Digga have a range of forestry and vegetation management attachments ideal for use in minimizing the risk of fire hazard. Built for slashing and clearing grasslands and low level shrubbery the Digga Slasher is the introductory offering in the Digga range of forestry and vegetation management attachments and is perfect for smaller property maintenance, clearing scrub, tidying fence lines, general landscaping, roadway maintenance and parks maintenance.

Available to suit mini loaders, skid steers, excavators and tractors the Digga Slasher is available with 3 different width options depending on your machine and access limitations. Manufactured to suit all types of ground conditions in the diverse Australian landscape the Digga Slasher features a chain curtain to supress debris and height adjustable rounded side skids for smoother manoeuvrability over uneven terrain. Benefitting from a twin blade, dual rotation single cutting bar it comes complete with hoses and couplers.

Anthony Wieckmann, Queensland Sales Manager commented,
“The Digga Slasher continues to be a top attachment at this time of year. It’s the perfect tool for cutting back long grasses and low level shrubbery that might lead to fire hazards while keeping paddocks tidy. Whether it be creating fire breaks, cutting the grass for the local parks and recreational areas or slashing paddocks out on the farm, the Digga Slasher is manufactured in Australia from quality materials ensuring performance and longevity.”
Digga offers a serious collection of land maintenance attachments which includes the Slasher, Mulchers, Stick Rakes, Flail Mowers and Rotary Axes suitable for skid steer loaders and excavators. Each designed and manufactured with unique end user benefits the Digga range of forestry and vegetation management attachments make land maintenance even easier for customers.

To help customers get ready for the coming season and help to promote the importance of cutting back overgrown grasslands and paddocks, Digga are giving away a free set of replacement blades with every Digga Slasher purchase made during October 2017*. 

*Terms and conditions apply – a free set of replacement blades will be supplied with every Slasher purchase made between 1st October 2017 and 31st October 2017. 
Please see for full details.
For more information on the Digga Slasher and the full range of forestry and vegetation management attachments visit or check Digga out on Facebook to watch the Digga Slasher at work – follow @Digga.Aus

For more information on your local bush fire safety, upcoming safety events and more visit your local Rural Fire Service website: