hey all.. I'm at the start of hunting for an auger for my 1 series.. I need to run a small fence down the single lane length of my gravel driveway.. This section goes from the road to my concrete pad and is only about 80ft long.. I have split rail cedar fencing in other areas on my property so I'd like to continue that theme & look.. The issue I foresee is that my lane way is really, really hard packed.. Almost like concrete when its dry.. The ground under the lane way is just sand and gravel but I gotta get through what I think is 6 to 10 inches of really hard packed dirt and gravel.. So my question is this.. Can a cat 1 post hole auger/digger bite into this kind of turf to get itself going?.. Or is the tip likely to just spin on top of the ground and not bite in?.. Is there anything to look for in an auger that would make one better for this type of digging than another?..
Obviously I can do'er the old fashioned way and pick and shovel my way through.. But the whole point to getting an auger is to not have to do that.. We're talkin 22 posts here.. That'll be hard on the shoulders!