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    Default Auger teeth question

    Bought a used PHD and 12" auger. Of the four bolt-on digging teeth, one is askew. Is there a reason for this or should I straighten it out like the rest? See photos. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Auger teeth question

    I took a look at Pengo's AgMax auger in literature I downloaded from the web. Their picture looks like the teeth are exactly the same as your pictures. On one flight, the teeth are immediately adjacent to each other, but on the other filght they are not, and one of them is turned just like yours. I would imagine that Pengo sets them up this way to aid in loosening the dirt as the auger turns.

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    Default Re: Auger teeth question

    Wow... That's Used??? Looks brand new.

    http://www.pengoattachments.com/prod..._Augers_09.pdf

    Seems like they have some that are turned in. They have some pretty aggressive bits!!!

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    Default Re: Auger teeth question

    Thanks for the replies and for the link.

    The PHD & auger were brand new but the two gals I bought it from had just spent a lot $$$ at the local kubota dealer and they soon realized they spent too much so I got an ok deal on a brand new PHD. Another Craigslist find.

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    Default Re: Auger teeth question

    Years ago I had a couple of augers retrofitted with Pengo teeth, and simply couldn't believe the difference. The way it is set up, no two teeth travel in the same path, so when the first tooth skips over a fist size or larger rock, the following tooth (or teeth) which is offset from the first, will probably snick the rock right out instead of the auger bouncing around in the hole.

    Also the auger simply digs better because the cutting is done with much smaller "edges". Kind of like loosening the compacted soil with a pick versus a shovel. This especially helpful as most 3PH's do not have down pressure, so gravity and the auger configuration are your only friends.

    If you are digging in an area with a lot of glacial till loaded with "alley apples", you should be very pleased with the performance, especially compared to traditional bits with plain cutting edges.

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    Default Re: Auger teeth question

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherweld View Post
    If you are digging in an area with a lot of glacial till loaded with "alley apples", you should be very pleased with the performance, especially compared to traditional bits with plain cutting edges.
    I just dug a bunch of holes with this auger and I'm very pleased. Our soil is mostly heavy clay with lots of little to medium rocks just to make it interesting. Last year I borrowed a friend's PHD/auger (can't recall the make) and I had a heck of a time. The auger would just bounce around and wouldn't dig very well even with the down-pressure of the 3pt. And I went through a dozen shear bolts for 3 holes.

    This time, with my new set-up, I dug a dozen holes no problem and haven't busted the grade 2 shear bolt yet. I guess it must be the design of the auger. The other auger didn't have replaceable teeth like this one. Night and day.

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