Any time you’re planning on installing a new fence on your property, it’s important to make sure you’re using all the correct equipment to get the job done as safely and efficiently as possible. If you’ve decided to work with a professional fence installer, you won’t need to worry about this quite as much—any fencing contractor worth hiring is already going to have all the tools and machinery needed to accomplish your job as safely as possible.
The biggest area in which most people who try to do the job themselves struggle is with digging the holes for the fence posts. This is an extremely work-intensive job, especially if you don’t have professional-grade equipment to make it go faster. When our professionals come in to take on a fencing job, our primary means of digging these holes is the Dandy Digger in Carlsbad, NM.
What is a Dandy Digger, and what types of unique qualities does it have that make it so valuable for use in fencing jobs? Read on to learn more.
About the Dandy Digger
The Dandy Digger is the finest piece of post hole digging equipment you’ll find on the market. It’s capable of digging through just about any type of soil, or anything else that might be under the ground—it’ll even bash through solid concrete and ground that’s been thoroughly frosted or frozen. This means you’ll be able to get into just about any space you need to build your fence according to your specifications.
The Dandy Digger comes with two different sets of balloon tires on the front and another set on the back, which helps you avoid digging up your landscaping when driving the machine across the grass. The front-end balloon tires provide a seven-foot wingspan, which allows your professional fencing contractors to dig accurately even when dealing with sloping areas of your landscaping.
The machine is also designed in such a way that it can bend in the middle to turn instead of locking up the tires like a skid loader. This bending is a process called “articulation.” Without this functionality, the locking of the tires would cause skidding, which can quickly do some significant damage to your lawn.
The Dandy Digger is worth its weight in gold to a fencing contractor, because it allows you to work in just about any location with just about any type of soil and sediment. It can get into an area as small as five feet, making it quite versatile, and it can cut up to 40 holes per hour on average.
Plus, there are plenty of other options you can install to add on to the types of work the machine is capable of doing. These add-ons allow it to mix and dispense concrete, load and unload materials, clear fence lines and move the resulting dirt, drive posts from grounding rods up to 3” in diameter and dispense and stretch chain link fabric.
For more information about the benefits of the Dandy Digger in Carlsbad, NM, contact the team at Guadalupe Mountain Fencing LLC today.