Model 500 standard duty post hole digger

Our most popular digger, the Model 500 standard duty, offers 3-position boom adjustment allowing it to adapt to most tractors. Tubular steel stock of 2.875” diameter is used for the boom for increased durability. Horseshoe yoke allows the unit to operate on Cat I/II tractors offering the operator versatility of use. Job matching augers is easy; they are 42” in length in 6”, 9” and 12” diameters in single and double flight configuration. Positioning handle is standard equipment.

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Specifications
Model 500
Boom Size (O.D.) 2.875”
Yoke Size 3”
Boom Positions 3
Mount Type Cat. I/II (7/8" Pins)
Gearbox Ratio 3:01
Gearbox Output Shaft 2"
Gearbox Bearings Tapered Roller
Gearbox Seals Double lip, spring loader
Drive Type PTO, 540 RPM
Shear Bolt Yes, Grade 2
Gearbox Ltd. Warranty 5-yrs.
Tractor hp 20 - 35 hp
Optional Down Force Kit Yes, DFK-50 (Not designed for compact tractors under 40 hp.)
Auger Sizes 6” thru 12"
Auger Length 42"
Auger Type STD, HDSF, HDDF
Auger Point - Bolt-in Fish Tail
12" Auger Ext. Opt. (170705)
Parking Stand Kit Opt. (102165)
Weight (lbs.) 160
Product Number 170990
Download Manual Model 500 Part List
Optional DFK-50 Parts List
Worksaver Augers
Model Item # Description
6" STD 170585 6" Standard Duty Single Flight Auger with teeth
9" STD 170710 9" Standard Duty Single Flight Auger with teeth
12" STD 170720 12" Standard Duty Single Flight Auger with teeth
6" HDSF 706150 6" HD Single Flight Auger with teeth
6" HDDF 706155 6" HD Double Flight Auger with teeth
9" HDSF 706109 9" HD Single Flight Auger with teeth
9" HDDF 706009 9" HD Double Flight Auger with teeth
12" HDSF 706112 12" HD Single Flight Auger with teeth
12" HDDF 706012 12" HD Double Flight Auger with teeth
12" Ext. 170705 12" Optional Extension   Ext. Parts List
Standard Duty Augers: use for lighter soils free of stones, roots, etc.
Heavy Duty Single Flight Augers: use for tougher digging or where stones, roots, etc. may be present.
Heavy Duty Double Flight Augers: use for loose soil such as sand/gravel to help carry soil to the surface.
Standard Auger Parts List  Heavy Duty Single Flight Parts List Heavy Duty Double Flight Parts List
WARNING: Read and understand the operator’s manual before operation. Be sure tractor/skid steer is properly counterbalanced. Damage to equipment or personal injury could occur.