Augers are available in various sizes for their corresponding drive systems.The design principle is the same for each one.
An Archimedean screw eats into the ground and simultaneously transports the drilled earth out of the borehole. Augers are powered by hand via a two- or four-stroke machine that can be hydraulically or mechanically operated by one or two people. Special augers can now also be driven with an electric screwdriver. However, the effort needed to drive a two-stroke auger by hand is not be underestimated. The effort needed to use the auger depends on the diameter of the drill and soil that is being processed.
Augers are suitable for the drilling of holes that do not have the tendency to hollow.
For example, to dig holes for poles, or tolay down plants such as tree seedlings. Augers are also useful for drilling wells. Therefore, augers are increasingly used in agriculture, as well as in forestry.