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Auger tips – How to Remove Spoil from Your Auger

Spoil is any waste material in an excavation site. This includes contaminated soil, fill material, demolition rubbish, grass clippings, and other waste materials.

The best way to remove spoil from your auger is to use a forward, stop, forward, stop control pattern until all the spoil is totally removed.

When you have been drilling with your auger it may seem like a good idea to alternate the drive from forward to reverse to clear the auger spoil once lifted out of the hole but using this spoil removal technique can cause torque -related stress on the drive gearbox which will lead to premature failure.

Another tip in removing spoil is when you are drilling in clay, you could also try wetting the auger or spraying some watered-down detergent on the flights before drilling. This will help the clay slide off the unit.