Home \ Products \ 2-Speed Earth Auger Drive Units 2-Speed Earth Auger Drive Units Our user-friendly, automatic shift-on-demand, two-speed earth auger drive units provide all the torque and speed you need to handle the most difficult jobs. We provide a great diversity of models that offers a large scope of capable torque capacities. Whether you have a skid steer loader, backhoe loader, mini excavator or excavator, we offer a 2-speed earth auger drive unit that would work for you. Built right here in the USA, we can serve up unparalleled lead-times. These are "Made in the USA" drive units, designed, engineered, and manufactured in our Fort Wayne, Indiana plant.No third drain line is ever required for any Premier earth auger drive unitWhatever torque capacity you need, our two-speeds most likely supply itYou can count on our two-speeds being heavy-duty industrial-grade units, too. That means they’ll handle the higher hydraulic operating pressures of any machine made today – including all types of skid steer loaders, excavators, backhoes, cranes, and compact track loaders.Premier also makes more than 250 different mounting brackets to work with these machines.Have to use custom mounting brackets? Our two-speed earth auger drive units can accept those as well.All two-speed earth auger drive units utilize a built-in hydraulic pressure relief valve.Output shafts are available in 2-inch hexagon, 2½-inch hexagon, 3-inch hexagon, and 4-inch square configurations. Below are the different models of two-speed earth auger drive units we make at Premier: H203PD & H204PD: These drive units are designed for lower flow machines that have an available hydraulic capacity of less than 20 gpm, such as mini excavators and smaller skid steers. These two-speed drive units are a big help when you need speed and torque in the same job. These will produce 2,000 to 4,500 ft/lb of torque. Neither require a third case drain line and both of them come in either a 2-inch hexagon or 2½-inch hexagon output shaft. H205PD & H208PD: These are the perfect drive units for any machine that has an available hydraulic capacity of less than 25 gpm, such as mini excavators, small and mid-sized skid steers, and so on. Both units are small, compact two-speed systems that produce from 4,000 to 8,000 ft/lb of torque. They’re totally shift-on-demand systems, too. That means they start out in a higher-speed/lower-torque mode, then, as the auger goes deeper and the resistance gets greater, they shift automatically into a lower-speed/higher-toque mode. An additional key feature is that neither of these drive units requires a third case drain line. Both of them come in your choice of a 2-inch hexagon or 2½-inch hexagon output shaft. H206PD: This two-speed earth auger drive operates exactly as its smaller cousins, the H205 & H208, do. The big difference is that the H206PD has been engineered to handle hydraulic flows of more than 25 gpm. Such flows are typical with high-flow skid steer loaders, tractor loader backhoes, and mid-sized excavators. The H206PD operates in the 7,000 ft/lb torque range. Choose either a 2-inch hexagon or 2½-inch hexagon output shaft. H215PD: This two-speed unit produces torque in the 15,000-lb range. It operates much the same as any of our revolutionary two-speed automatic shift-on-demand drive units. With its 2½-inch hexagon or 3-inch hexagon output shaft – take your pick, the H215PD is suitable for use on a wide range of machines, including larger skid loaders and track loaders as well as excavators and backhoes. H230PD: This powerhouse of an auger drive unit produces 35,000 ft/lb of torque. It’s perfectly suited for larger excavators tasked with all sorts of jobs, no matter how demanding. And it’s offered with either a 3-inch hexagon or a 4-inch square output shaft. For additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact Premier Auger and be sure to check out our 2-Speed Drive Units catalog.