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.