Drilling into the detail on augers

Adding a drill auger or excavator auger to your machine can improve any drilling job, whether you are creating fencing or building signposts. Drilling down into different soil types requires the right auger attachment to ensure a smooth and speedy job – every time.

An auger is a vital piece of equipment for drilling into soil of any type, but what is an auger?

This unique machine attachment is designed to drill into material, using a rotating metal shaft. It looks and moves like a simple drill bit or screw, but auger machines are much larger!

Whether you’re using a drill auger or an excavator auger, the movement of an auger creates perfect drill holes for footings, fencing, signs, trees, and shrubs in any job.

Auger drilling is commonly used in construction, agricultural and landscaping applications, but these jobs can’t be completed without the right auger attachment.

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Cat machines that are compatible with an auger 

An auger can be added to a range of Cat® machines, from loaders to excavators.

Find the right machine for your auger attachment below.


Advantages of an auger



When you compare the old method of manually drilling holes against using an auger attachment, the efficiency and productivity benefits are obvious.

With an auger attachment, drilling jobs can be completed a lot quicker and smoother. Their speed and torque means maximum productivity can be achieved with the press of a button.


An auger can be used for a wide variety of jobs, on sites with all types of soil. This versatile piece of machinery is a handy piece of equipment for every earthmover to have in their toolkit, should they come across a job that requires any kind of drilling. 



Using an auger digger stabilises the holes during drilling, which reduces the risk of drillhole walls collapsing and increases site safety for your workers and your machines.

An auger on a machine is also a lot safer when compared against traditional methods of drilling holes - methods that are physically taxing on your back, shoulders and legs. You can avoid risk of injury by investing in an attachment.


An auger has the ability to dig deeper than other pieces of equipment and manoeuvre obstacles with its reach, particularly when you add an auger extension to your auger machine.

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Whether it’s installing fences and signs, building footholds, or planting trees, an auger attachment will allow you to diversify the jobs you take on and make more money in the process.

There are more than 10 auger attachments to choose from. If you've already got one of the compatible machines listed above and you're interested in adding a Cat auger to your toolkit, get in touch with our team and we'll help you choose an auger that perfectly matches your job requirements.

If you haven't got a compatible machine and are interested in a complete package that includes an auger, we can also help you make the right choice.

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