Home \ Products \ Earth Auger Drive Units Earth Auger Drive Units Premier hydraulic earth augers are easily adapted for use with a wide variety of equipment. After all, everybody’s looking for something different in an auger system. Premier gets it. So we offer a unique solution to meet every demand, from the simplest to the most complex. Whatever equipment it’s used with, a Premier earth auger drive unit lets the operator dig hundreds of holes a day – even in the toughest digging conditions – without leaving the vehicle’s seat. Those holes can be vertical or angled too and dug for fence posts, sign posts, post-frame buildings, foundation footings, light and utility poles, or any such thing. You’ll quickly discover that Premier earth augers are designed, engineered, and manufactured to the highest quality standards. If you’ve got a job for an earth auger, it doesn’t matter whether you’re using a tractor, an excavator, or a skid steer. Premier earth augers give you everything you need to make that job an unmitigated success. Skid Steer Loader Augers The most common auger attachment Tractor Augers Great as a post hole digger Mini Skid Steer Loader Augers Smaller but still extremely effective Excavator Augers Comes in a range of sizes for heavy duty applications Backhoe Augers A heavy duty attachment solution Mini Excavator Augers Smaller but sufficiently powerful Premier augers consist of a hydraulic motor which turns a planetary gear reduction system, driving the auger bit. There are many advantages to using Premier’s planetary gearbox system. This manufacturer employs gearboxes engineered for efficiency to maximize power and reliability. The size of the bearings supporting the output shaft provides outstanding durability and dependability. Premier is currently the only company using the highly engineered TCM Labyrinth shaft seal. It’s used on all the company’s heavy-duty drive units because it provides substantial dirt exclusion as well as wash-down and spray resistance. Shaft wear is eliminated, resulting in increased uptime compared to the standard lip shaft seal used by competitors. Another advantage of the planetary gearbox arrangement is load distribution. Because the load being transmitted is shared between multiple gears, torque capability is greatly increased. This reduces the load on the hydraulic motor significantly, which makes the drive unit much more reliable. A complete hydraulic earth auger attachment consists of a drive unit, auger, mounting bracket, hoses and fittings. Premier drive units can be used with everything from compact tractors to 60,000-pound excavators and are engineered to handle the higher hydraulic flows and pressures of today’s machinery. Auger adapters allow you to attach a Premier drive unit to an auger made by a competing manufacturer and vice versa. All connecting pins are fully greaseable for increased wear life. The mounting brackets, hoses and fittings are listed and sold separately. Auger extensions are available also for times when additional digging depth is needed. To ensure maximum productivity, it’s prudent to keep a few replacement parts on hand for those that tend to wear out most quickly. This saves a trip to the dealer and gets the job back on track with minimal downtime. View Premier's complete line of earth augers in our Earth Augers Catalog.