6 Foot Auger Bits for Skid Steer Loaders and Compact Track Loaders
Posted by Kyle Davis on 19th Jun 2018
6 Foot Earth Auger Bits
In our series of posts on earth auger bits for skid steer loaders, we've covered everything from the standard 4 foot bit, all the way to smaller 3 foot bits and then larger 5 foot bits. As if that weren't enough selection, we now come to the longest and largest auger bits of them all: 6 foot earth auger bits. Your eyes do not deceive you, Skid Steer Solutions does indeed carry 6 foot auger bits. And not only that, we have a strong selection of bit diameters and collar sizes to choose from. So if you own a Skid Steer, Compact Track Loader, or even a Mini Excavator, and you're looking to drill into the earth as deep as possible, then a 6 foot auger bit might be just the tool you're looking for. All our 6 foot auger bits come courtesy of McMillen, and as such, they are loaded with rugged features so you can operate with confidence. Our 6 foot auger bits come with a hardened drive-in gage outside of the bit, wisdom teeth on the inside of the bit, a hardened fishtail point, as well as heavy-duty double flighting. All told, the result is a durable auger bit you can rely on, and when it measures in at 6 feet long, you can bet you'll need that reliability as you push your drive to the limit drilling deep into all manner of soil and material. Read on for further details on these incredible tools.
Advantages of 6 Foot Auger Bits
These extra long bits are going to excel in applications where deep earth drilling is required. Ideal for larger skid steer loaders and compact track loaders, the 6 foot bit is also going to be popular on compact and mini excavators. If your machine has the power to turn a high-torque drive unit and power a larger bit deep into the earth, then these 6 foot auger bits are going to be up to the task. A 6 foot auger bit is going to come in handy when installing particularly heavy-duty fence posts, digging for basketball hoops and playground facilities, soundwall barriers, residential and industrial foundation work, and much more. No matter if your application is residential, commercial or industrial, reach for a 6 foot auger bit when you need to dig a bit deeper than standard.
6 Foot Auger Bit Models, Diameters and Collar Sizes
6 foot auger bit requests can be rare, but when they are the right tool for the job, it's nice to know there is still a robust selection to choose from, ensuring you'll find the diameter and collar size that fits your machine and auger drive. These McMillen bits also come available in two different grades, either medium or heavy duty. The medium-duty bits are termed HDF, designed for light to moderate ground conditions. Heavy-duty bits are termed HDC, designed for difficult ground conditions. Difficult ground conditions can be clay, rocky soil, compacted soil, asphalt, frozen ground and much more. Both options are available in diameter sizes from 6" to 36", with three collar sizes available for each model. All this selection means you're going to find the right bit, at the right length, with the correct diameter and collar size for your machine and application. Here are the collar sizes you can choose from.
- 5 Foot Auger Bit with 2" Round Collar
- 5 Foot Auger Bit with 2.56" Round Collar
- 5 Foot Auger Bit with 2" Hex Collar