Premier HO Earth Auger vs. MD Earth Auger03/02/2016So what’s the big difference between the HO series of earth auger attachments and the newer MD style of earth auger attachments??? Best comparison to the question above would be to ask what the difference between a ½ ton pick-up truck and a 1 ton pick-up truck is. You know that both will haul stuff in the bed or pull trailers of most any sort very effectively, but you also know that if you use a truck in this way every day hauling larger loads and heavy trailers, you better go with the 1 ton. Same exact thing could be said about the differences between the HO series of drive units and the MD series of drive units. Here are some examples and comparisons: The H019PD has been in production for 15 years now and has had numerous upgrades to improve its durability. This unit serves as the gold standard when it comes to industrial grade earth auger attachments. If you make your living drilling holes or are in extremely tough conditions then this is the series for you. We build 12 different models in this series to match up to anything from Skid Steers to Large Excavators. The MD18PD would be the comparable unit that matches up spec to spec in terms of torque and rpm vs. the H019PD. The MD18 is the perfect earth auger attachment for applications where the need of a truly industrial strength earth auger attachment isn’t needed. Any contractor that is tired of renting an earth auger once or twice a month, and would like a very reasonably priced attachment then this is the series for you. Now just don’t think that because Premier doesn’t call the MD series industrial grade that its some sort of cheap imported P.O.S….. In fact these units are still all made in the USA and we stand behind them with a worry free 3 year warranty. Now to point out one difference that most all of our competition doesn’t like is the fact that the MD units we build are of equal or better quality than their own “Extreme Duty”, “Professional Grade”, “Heavy Duty” and even the OEM brands of earth auger attachments. So if you are thinking about buying an earth auger attachment, rest assured that Premier manufactures the right one for you. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.