Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Digga tips - the importance of vertical alignment when drilling.
As Digga auger drives are pendulum drills designed to hang freely from the excavator mount - excessive side load may result in bent auger flights, pipe and hubs as well as potential damage to the auger drive shaft, seals and gearbox. When you are drilling especially into hard ground this may also cause socket and pilot breakage. So make sure to align your auger and drive correctly, to avoid damager and drill which much better performance.
You can find more info and tips for drilling in harder grounds such as rock or frost here.
You could also try the Diggalign Inclinometer for greater accuracy.