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    Question Source for earth auger with hex head for drill installation

    I know that I read about people using auger-style anchors (earth augers, anchors) to secure guy wires for megatrees. There is a style that has a hex head suitable for installation/drilling/screwing/placement using a power drill. I remember viewing a video demonstrating them, but I don't recall if it was linked from this forum/site or if I chased a few links to get there. In any case, I searched and found reference to such "drillable auger anchors" but no sources.

    Can anyone point me to a source for these? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Source for earth auger with hex head for drill installation

    As i a guy who has installed dozens of them, do them by hand. a good crow bar will make it easier. I have tried using hand held power equipment to put them in almost snapped my wrist in 2.

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    Default Re: Source for earth auger with hex head for drill installation

    I think this is what you're looking for. https://americanearthanchors.com/

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    Default Re: Source for earth auger with hex head for drill installation

    Quote Originally Posted by dim bulb View Post
    As i a guy who has installed dozens of them, do them by hand. a good crow bar will make it easier. I have tried using hand held power equipment to put them in almost snapped my wrist in 2.
    Do you use the hex-head style with a hand wrench, or the "dog run style"? The latter seem to be prone to breaking (specifically those from Harbor Freight).

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncledan View Post
    I think this is what you're looking for. https://americanearthanchors.com/
    That's the style I was looking for - though not the manufacturer I saw in the video. They are pretty expensive too. The 18" "Penetrator" anchors are >$25 each - though they do look like very high quality. Thanks for the reply.

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    Default Re: Source for earth auger with hex head for drill installation

    Quote Originally Posted by ags0000 View Post
    Do you use the hex-head style with a hand wrench, or the "dog run style"? The latter seem to be prone to breaking (specifically those from Harbor Freight).
    NO, i use the Triple eye ground anchors.
    http://www.building-fasteners.com/sa...thickness.html

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    Default Re: Source for earth auger with hex head for drill installation

    Quote Originally Posted by ags0000 View Post
    That's the style I was looking for - though not the manufacturer I saw in the video. They are pretty expensive too. The 18" "Penetrator" anchors are >$25 each - though they do look like very high quality. Thanks for the reply.
    OH, those are different then what i was thinking about. Yeah, those would be fine with say a hole hog.

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