I am looking for a wheelbarrow-type petrol auger. Can you tell me what is available?

A. I am not aware of any wheelbarrow-type augers that are available in the UK, although they are available in America. There are plenty of handheld models offered in the UK and also tractor-mounted units. If you are looking for a wheelbarrow-type in the hope that it will be easier to use, I suggest you try a handheld one with the lowest speed available. Although it will take longer to drill a hole, you should find it easier to control and less likely to twist.

Sally Drury has been reporting on product developments and testing kit for 29 years. The advice given in this helpline is independent.

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