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Augers for Rent

United Rentals’ auger bits and earth augers are great for earth-drilling projects such as fencing, landscaping or digging. With various diameter sizes ranging from 2 to 18 inches, our auger rental options are handy for numerous projects around the garden, yard, farm or jobsite.

For our full list of augers for rent, view the items below. For more information about augers, visit our resource section.

Red Little Beaver One-man Auger
Cat Class Code
290-3010

One-man Auger, 2-8 HP, 27-42 in. Depth, Gas Powered

  • Drill bit drilling depth up to 42"
  • Handle-mounted throttle controls and engine stop switch
  • Vibration-cushioned handlebars reduce operator fatigue
  • Additional charges may apply for auger bits
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for post hole drilling, fence installation, planting trees and other hole-drilling applications
  • Add this one-man auger to your cart now
Red LITTLE BVR One-man Auger, 11 HP, 72 in. Depth, Hydraulic Powered
Cat Class Code
290-3012

One-man Auger, 11 HP, 72 in. Depth, Hydraulic Powered

  • Drill bit drilling depth of 72"
  • Handle-mounted throttle controls and engine stop switch
  • Vibration-cushioned handlebars reduce operator fatigue
  • Convenient handle-mounted fingertip controls
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for post hole drilling, planting trees and other hole-drilling applications
  • Add this one-man auger to your cart now
Blue and red Rice Hydro two-man auger
Cat Class Code
290-3020

Auger, Two-Man, Gas Powered

  • Vibration-cushioned handlebars reduce operator fatigue
  • Convenient handle-mounted fingertip controls
  • Gasoline-powered unit
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Additional charges may apply for auger bits
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for ground drilling applications
  • Add this auger to your cart now
Blue RICEHYDRO Towable Earth Auger, 11 HP, 72 in. Depth, Hydraulic Powered
Cat Class Code
290-3023

Towable Earth Auger, 11 HP, 72 in. Depth, Hydraulic Powered

  • Drill bit drilling depth of 72"
  • 3-position handle for extra leverage
  • Easily connects to any 2" ball
  • Auger speed up to 140 rpm
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for the commercial contractor who needs to drill holes in areas where backfill and debris are present
  • Add this towable auger to your cart
Auger Bit, 4 in., One-man Auger
Cat Class Code
290-3045

Auger Bit, 4 in., One-man Auger

  • 4" diameter
  • Accessory for one-man augers
  • Durable and reliable construction
  • Easy to attach
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for post hole drilling, planting trees and other hole-drilling applications
  • Add this auger bit to your cart now
Auger Bit, 4 in., Two-man Auger
Cat Class Code
290-3046

Auger Bit, 4 in., Two-man Auger

  • 4" diameter
  • Accessory for two-man powered augers
  • Durable and reliable construction
  • Easy to attach
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for post hole drilling, planting trees and other hole-drilling applications
  • Add this auger bit to your cart now
Augers icon with white background
Cat Class Code
290-3060

Auger Bit, 6 in.

  • 6" diameter
  • Accessory for powered augers
  • Durable and reliable construction
  • Easy to attach
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for post hole drilling, planting trees and other hole-drilling applications
  • Add this auger bit to your cart now
Auger Bit, 6 in., One-man Auger
Cat Class Code
290-3065

Auger Bit, 6 in., One-man Auger

  • 6" diameter
  • Accessory for one-man augers
  • Durable and reliable construction
  • Easy to attach
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for post hole drilling, planting trees and other hole-drilling applications
  • Add this auger bit to your cart now
Auger Bit, 8 in.
Cat Class Code
290-3080

Auger Bit, 8 in.

  • 8" diameter
  • Accessory for powered augers
  • Durable and reliable construction
  • Easy to attach
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for large post hole drilling, planting trees and other hole-drilling applications
  • Add this auger bit to your cart now
Auger Bit, 8 in., One-man Auger
Cat Class Code
290-3085

Auger Bit, 8 in., One-man Auger

  • 8" diameter
  • Accessory for one-man augers
  • Durable and reliable construction
  • Easy to attach
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for post hole drilling, planting trees and other hole-drilling applications
  • Add this auger bit to your cart now
Auger Bit, 10 in.
Cat Class Code
290-3100

Auger Bit, 10 in.

  • 10" diameter
  • Accessory for powered augers
  • Durable and reliable construction
  • Easy to attach
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for post hole drilling, planting trees and other hole-drilling applications
  • Add this auger bit to your cart now
Auger Bit, 12 in.
Cat Class Code
290-3120

Auger Bit, 12 in.

  • 12" diameter
  • Accessory for powered augers
  • Durable and reliable construction
  • Easy to attach
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm auger requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for large post hole drilling, planting trees and other hole-drilling applications
  • Add this auger bit to your cart now
Augers icon with white background
Cat Class Code
290-3880

Post Hole Digger, Clamshell

  • Up to 60" tall
  • Steel, clamshell style blade
  • Cushioned handles
  • Easy to use
  • Uses: Ideal for digging holes for posts or other lawn applications
  • Add this post hole digger to your cart now
Resources

FAQs About Augers

United Rentals offers a variety of lightweight, well-balanced augers for rent with unique features not offered with competitive models, as well as two-man augers or towable augers. Whether you are installing a fence, deck or sign, we have the right auger drill for the job. Please enter your location to see the prices and availability of our auger inventory.

Learn more about our augers in our FAQs section below.

FAQs
What size auger do I need for a 4x4-inch post?

4x4-inch posts will typically fit into holes drilled by a 6-inch diameter auger bit. However, this leaves little to no room for cement or dirt to pack in and secure the post. For this reason, we recommend using an 8- to 10-inch diameter auger to leave room for packing in the materials needed to secure the post.

How deep can a one-man auger or two-man auger dig?

A one-man auger can typically dig around 3 feet deep, which is satisfactory for most fence posts, planters or other lawn applications. If you need to dig even deeper, a two-man auger can typically dig up to 5 feet. That depth is ideal for applications in cold climates where frost can penetrate more than 3 feet. Read our Project Uptime article, How to Use a Gas Powered Auger (The Right Way).

How do I measure the auger diameter?

The auger diameter is measured by adding the shaft diameter to two times the strip width. United Rentals provides auger rentals with diameters between 2 and 18 inches.

What diameter auger should I use for fence posts?

The most suitable post hole auger diameter depends on the application. Earth augers with 2- to 3-inch diameters are best for gardeners who plant bulbs, install small stakes and poles and perform root aeration. Auger rentals with 4-to 5-inch diameters work for smaller fence posts and plants that come in quart-sized pots. Choose a 7-inch diameter for plants in gallon-sized pots and drilling holes for 4x4 fence posts. Finally, augers with 8- to 9-inch diameters work for plants in two-gallon pots and drilling holes for larger 6x6 fence posts.

How deep do I need to dig post holes?

Typical post hole augers dig around 3 feet deep, but you may need to dig even deeper depending on the height of the fence posts. Contact your local United Rentals branch for more information.