Extract taken from the Gold Coast Bulletin, 15.06.2018
Thursday, 14 June 2018
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 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.
For more information on our product range ideal for fencing visit the Digga website or watch more videos on our YouTube channel. Alternatively get in touch and we will put you in contact with your local Digga dealer.
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
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.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding the fitting or operation of your Digga mixer, contact your local Digga dealer.
How to attach you Digga cement mixer:
- With your Digga auger drive attached to your machine, remove any Digga augers from the auger drive unit.
- Secure the drive cradle onto the frame using supplied pin.
- Place mixer bowl on the drive unit.
- Fasten pin and lynchpin to secure mixer bowl.
- 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.
Save this EOFY with Digga and the ATO’s $20k instant asset write off.
Who could benefit:
- You’re an Australian business with a turnover of less than $10million/ year and,
- You purchase eligible assets that cost less than $20,000 before the 30th June 2018
You could save thousands this EOFY.
If you’re working in earthmoving, agriculture, landscaping, screw piling or general earthworks you could purchase any Digga machinery attachment with a value less than $20k and benefit from the ATO’s instant asset write off provision. You can write-off as many individual items as you like, provided they are less than $20,000 and you claim the deduction through your tax return, in the year the asset was first used or installed ready for use.
What are you waiting for? View the Digga range of machinery attachments here.
For full terms and conditions visit the ATO's website. It is important for you to seek professional tax advice from a licensed agent before you make any financial decisions. This tax deduction may not be suitable or beneficial for all businesses.
You can now purchase Digga gear oil in 1l, 2/5l and 5l bottles so you can service your Digga attachments from the convenience of your yard or shed.
The oil in your drive unit is independent of your machines hydraulic system. As a result, your auger drive requires regular oil changes to remain in its optimal working condition - just like your car or motorbike. Failure to change the oil will reduce the life of your attachments.
Digga gear oil is specially designed for Digga gearboxes; tried and tested with Digga attachments working in earthmoving applications, in the diverse Australian climate. Our 320 extreme pressure gear oil is now available to purchase in 1l, 2.5l and 5l bottles.
Changing the oil is simple. Just follow our step by step video guide:
While there are no provisions to check the level of your gearbox oil on your Digga drive; if you are working in moderate operating conditions you should change your oil at 3 months or after 50 hours or use and then every 500 hours or 12 months (whichever comes first). If you are working in severe operating conditions you should change your oil at 30 hours, and then every 300 hours.
Contact your local Digga dealer today to purchase your Digga gear oil today!
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Sunday, 10 June 2018
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the recent passing of Suzie Wright, CEO and Managing Director of Digga Australia. As you may or may not be aware, Suzie had been fighting a battle with a rare form of Ovarian Cancer for the last 15 months and sadly lost this battle late afternoon on Friday 8th June 2018.
Digga has lost a vigorously passionate and intelligent woman, the Australian manufacturing community has lost its greatest advocate and the world has lost a compassionate and amazing human being. No words can adequately express our sadness at Suzie’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with her over the past 21 years.
Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Suzie worked in her Father’s contracting and construction business for over 15 years gaining hands-on experience in construction piling and general construction.
Working for Digga Australia since the mid-1990’s, Suzie was initially involved in the company’s marketing activities. As the business grew globally, Suzie’s role became more pivotal; her passion for the business never faulted and she was announced Chief Executive Officer in 2004 at the age of 35. Based in Australia, she was heading a global company in what was, predominantly, classified as a man’s industry. Inspiring women globally, she paved the way for other females at Digga and throughout the industry to take on roles that were traditionally male stereotyped.
Leading the company for over a decade, Suzie was responsible for several successes including the consolidation of its Australian operations; rescuing and successfully integrating Kanga Loaders into the Digga business; establishing a large manufacturing plant in the US and rebuilding the head office facility in Yatala, QLD following a factory fire in early 2016.
In what she would say was undeniably her greatest achievement, Suzie made Digga her family and built a workplace centred around its employee community. It wasn’t just the 200+ employees who worked for Digga; it was the 200 families she helped support which meant the most to her. Her friends and family would describe her as the most generous and caring soul imaginable.
Passionate about Australian manufacturing and supporting local jobs, Suzie helped build strength and respect within her workforce that has helped to place Digga into the best shape of its 37-year history. Suzie was also very passionate about our customers and suppliers with whom she also had great relationships. She made it a priority that we value and respect our customer and supplier relationships and they became part of the extended Digga family.
Succession and strategic planning began not long after her first being diagnosed and she ensured we have a very clear vision going forward. Her executive team have been leading the business successfully over the past 15 months while she fought cancer with her trademark bravery and resilience. True to her vision the past 15 months has seen exceptional growth across products, markets and customers.
The business will remain 100% Australian and family owned. Stewart Wright, the company’s founder, will remain as chairmen of the board. Alan Wade, with over 25 years’ experience within Digga will step into the CEO position of the Digga Group. Peter Moody will remain as COO for the group.
Suzie leaves her team at Digga with heavy hearts but with a solid foundation for the future. We appreciate your support over the years and look forward to our continuing prosperous relationship.
Kind Regards from all our team here at Digga,
Stewart Wright. Chairman of the Board
Alan Wade, Chief Executive Officer
Peter Moody, Chief Operating Officer