Monday, 12 February 2018

Maintenance for you Digga drive unit

Digga drilling drives.

Digga's range of premium drilling auger drives are the ultimate is performance, quality and cost effectiveness.  Ideally suited to drilling and auguring applications in most ground conditions, the Digga drive range is completely manufactured and assembled by Digga in Yatala, Queensland.

Maintenance for your Digga drive unit.

In this video, Mark talks you through the maintenance checks you can make to you Digga drive unit.

Before each use you should check the following:

  • Make sure all nuts and bolts are in place and secured tightly
  • Make sure all other fasteners are in place and secured 
  • Check all hydraulic connections are tight and that there are no leaks 
  • Ensure all your safety signs are in place and visible 
  • Check externally for oil leaks 
  • Check the pins, bushes and linkages for wear and tear

If you need to make any repairs or maintenance to your drive unit please refer to your user manual for guidance or contact your local Digga dealer. 

Checking your oil. 

There are no provisions to check the level of your gearbox oil on your Digga drive. 
All Digga drive units are dispatched from the factory filled with the correct level of oil. Unless there are clears signs of external oil leakage there is no reason to have to top up or change your oil between service intervals. 

Moderate operating conditions 

If you are working in moderate operating conditions you should change your oil at 3 months or after 50 hours of use; then every 500 hours or 12 months, whichever comes sooner. 

Severe operating conditions 

If you are working in severe operating conditions you should change your oil at 30 hours months; then every 300 hours.

Digga recommend an ISO 320 grade mineral oil for your gearbox. 

Changing the oil. 

If you're unable to book your drive unit in for a service you can change the oil in your drive as per the recommended service intervals. 
To change the oil in your gearbox follow these steps, refer to our video and your user manual. 
  1. Lay the drive down with the bung facing up (we also refer to this as the 12 o'clock position) 
  2. Using an 8mm allen key, remove the bung. 
  3. To drain the oil, you need to turn the drive unit so that the bung is facing down and the oil can drip out. You will need a drip tray to collect the old oil. 
  4. Rotate the drive unit until the hole is facing 60 - 70 degrees, or the 2 o'clock position. 
  5. Using a funnel, slowly fill your gear case with oil. 
  6. When you have the hole facing the 2 o'clock position you will be able to see the oil at the bottom of the hole thread. Shining a torch light into the hole will help you see this. 
  7. If the oil level is still too low to reach the thread, repeat the steps 4 - 6 until your drive is full. 

If you have any queries or concerns please consult your users manual or make contact with your local Digga dealer. Alternatively you can contact us at any of our three branches in QLD, NSW or VIC on 1300 4 DIGGA.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Level Cut Excavations approve the Digga PD12 drive unit

Level cut excavations

Doug Sparkes is the owner of family run business Level Cut Excavations in Hastings, Victoria. His company can do any kind of earth moving or excavation and specialise in screw piles and bored piers.

Doug uses the Digga PD12 fitted with a standard double pin hitch connected to his 5.5 tonne Kubota excavator. To install screw piles to a max torque of 11,268Nm Doug had the Digga ECV retrofitted to his drive.

Digga ECV

Also known as the swoosh valve, the ECV turns a standard auger drive into a screw anchor drive.
In doing so, it protects the gearbox and motor in your drive from the rapid decompression of oil and pressure build up after achieving required torque. 

By the time installation torque is reached and the operator stops the machine, the screw pile has built up rotational energy - similar to a rubber band on a wind up model aeroplane. This can cause the pile to momentarily 'kick back' and force the energy back up the screw pile through the drive shaft, the gear box and the hydraulic motor. This action effectively turns the motor into a high speed pump, generating cavitation of the motor which causes motor failure and potentially expensive replacement costs. The valve allows this energy to release, avoiding the build-up and protecting the drive unit. 

Customer approved

As Doug is using this auger drive regularly in residential builds the PD12 fitted with the ECV was a practical and cost effective solution for him.  

We spoke to Doug about his Digga PD12 drive. He explained, 
"I use the Digga unit all day every day and it just keeps on going with full power. Its strength is in its reliability. I chose Digga because it’s a well-known brand, and this drive hasn’t let me down. I would definitely recommend Digga to other people looking for earth moving and machinery attachments, particularly the PD12”.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Australia Day Playlist !

Australia's top 100 songs will help you celebrate Australia Day in style. Enjoy over 6 hours of Aussie classics including Cold Chisel, Angels, INXS, Hunters, Paul Kelly, Australian Crawl, ACDC and more. Digga is a proud Australian Manufacturer employing over 200 people.

Here's to Australian Made!

Monday, 22 January 2018

Australian manufacturing means quality, reliable products.

For Digga Australia, keeping manufacturing in Australia and continually developing jobs and trades within the country is key to our success.

We believe that Australian manufacturing means quality made…

We understand the importance in supplying you, our customers, with the tools you can put to work day in day out and strive to continually supply reliable, durable and Australian manufactured products.

Being familiar with the diverse Australian landscape means we understand the power you need. We know how to engineer our attachments so that they work for you. 

But don’t just take our word for it, read what some of our customers have to say:

“It’s the peace of mind in knowing that the guys at Digga are local and helpful and totally dedicated to their products and services” - Mitch Wetton, Summit Landscapes
“Digga products are engineered for the Australian job site - from the steel used to manufacture the buckets to the overall quality of the manufacturing”- Mick Sheldon, Ace Rental
“Digga products are manufactured to be easy to use and versatile” -  David Savic, Savic Plant Hire
“The real benefit with the Digga PD12 is having the confidence to put the drive to work every day without the worry of failure or malfunction” -  Brodie Houghton, Solidity PTY Ltd
“I use my Digga PD12 to install screw piles for residential homes and commercial factories. Its key feature is reliability – it just keeps going with full power all day every day” - Doug Sparks, Level Cut Excavations

Australian manufacturing.

With 85% of all parts and components for our earth moving attachments and planetary gearboxes machined and manufactured in-house at our 12,500 sqm factory in Yatala, Queensland, we see every bit of your attachment through its manufacture. We use some of the most technological advanced manufacturing machinery in Australia and work to stringent quality checks.

You can see for yourself on our Facebook and Instagram pages – our customers share their experiences with their Digga machinery attachments daily. 

For more information on our manufacturing process and range of machinery attachments visit our Facebook videos. Alternatively contact your local Digga dealer or Digga sales representative. 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Understanding Digga excavator hitches

Digga manufacture a range of excavator hitches for machines up to 90 tonne. All our hitches are custom made to your machines requirements and vary in suitability depending on your use.

In this article we will outline the key advantages of each of our excavator hitches and explain how to submit an order.

Digga excavator hitches

Choosing from Digga’s range of excavator hitches will vary based on the application and attachment, and your machine. Below are 4 of Digga’s excavator hitches which are fully engineered and manufactured at our Yatala facility in Queensland. 

Digga single pin hitch

The single-pin hitch is suitable for excavators using smaller drives. It is a light weight, non-bulky option for smaller machines. This hitch can be used to fit Digga PDD to PD3 drive units on micro or mini excavators up to 3 tonne.Its weight and size make it easy to transport, fit and offers a financially economical option.
Excavator hitch Digga

Digga double pin hitch

Our standard configuration, double-pin excavator hitch. It can be used on all excavators as it has the option to choose loose or fixed pin.
The double pin fixtures make it ideal for augering and screw anchoring in all ground conditions. It is suitable for all drive unit ranges from PDD to PD50, Supa Drives, Mega Drives, Ultra Drives and Xtreme Drives.
Digga Excavator hitch

Digga cradle hitch

The excavator cradle hitch was designed to provide a simpler connection to augers and piles and make it easier to manoeuvring around work sites safely; giving you better control when moving around the job site as the cradle supports the drive.
It is available with loose pin or fixed pin options and suitable for PDD – PD50 drives. There is more information on the benefits of using the Digga cradle hitch, here.
Excavator hitch

Digga piling hitch

The piling hitch was designed to handle the torsional loads of anchors and screw piling. It has a fully engineered, extra heavy duty design and manufactured from premium grade steel.
The piling hitch cradles the drive in 3 different positions to give better control and manoeuvrability when moving around the job site as well as easier connectivity to augers and screw piles.
As it has been designed for screw piling, it is suited to larger drive units from PD12 – PD50, Supa Drives, Mega Drives, Ultra Drives and Xtreme Drives.
There is more information on the benefits of using the piling cradle hitch, here.
Digga Excavator Hitch

Ordering your excavator hitch and supplying the correct measurements

When you’re ordering a hitch for your attachment it’s important you supply the correct details to ensure your hitch fits the machine and application.
You will need to take some measurements of bucket and supply: machine make and model and your Digga attachment part number.
To order your excavator hitch you can complete the details on the Digga website, here.
See the reference diagrams below. These are also available within the online order form and highlight where to take the measurements from.

Double pin hitch reference diagram

A. Distance between pin centres
B. Back pin diameter 
C. Front pin diameter
D. Distance between back ears 
E. Distance between front ears

Single pin hitch reference diagram

C. Front pin diameter
E. Distance between front ears

If you would like further information on anything to do with the Digga range of excavator hitches leave a comment below with the details and we will get back to you. 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Digga tips: drilling in clay

When you’re drilling in clay it can be difficult to remove the spoil off of the auger.

It’s tempting to alternate the drive from forward to reverse to flick the clay off, but this can cause serious torque related stress on the drive gearbox which will lead to premature failure and subsequently expensive repairs.

Hitting the auger against the ground can also create side load on the shaft which could in turn damage the shaft seal and gear box.

In our previous blog post we explain the best way to remove spoil from your auger; using a forward, stop, forward, stop control pattern. This can often take a long time when working in clay and time costs money…

Here are a number of tips to help remove the spoil from your auger when drilling in clay:

  1. Drilling another hole with the clogged auger and then reversing out of the hole will remove soil from the flights
  2. Using a single carry flight auger to avoid the clay becoming compacted between the flights
  3. Choose a steep pitched auger flighting so that the soil can slide off easier
  4. Wet the auger before it goes into the hole, WD40 and soapy water can also work well.
For more information on the different teeth configurations for the most effective drilling in different ground conditions check out this blog post: Digga tips – attachments for drilling in different ground conditions

For more Digga tips, click here.

If you have any tips for drilling in different ground conditions, leave us a comment below... 

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Why choose a 2-speed drive over a single speed drive?

Digga Australia - 2 speed auger drive - Australian Made
If you’re working with multiple sized augers or often in different ground conditions you’ll understand the expense and time wasted that comes with needing multiple drive units for the different applications.

When the ground is soft you want a higher speed to get the hole drilled quickly and then move onto the next one. When the ground is hard or you’re using a large auger you need torque to get the job done efficiently.

Speed and torque are always a trade-off; when you increase your speed you lose power and when you increase your power, you lose speed. Similar to a manual car, fourth gear allows speed but struggles with the power required to get the vehicle up the hill…

Standard, single speed drives are typically manufactured as a cost effective solution to provide a speed and torque to suit most applications but will give you one or the other.

In recent months we’ve seen our 2 speed auger drives grow in popularity and, as leading manufacturers, we can understand why.

We understand that for our customers time is money and so, our range of 2 speed drive units have been designed to help you work more efficiently; providing you one drive to operate in all conditions.

The two speed drive is ideal for anyone who drills in a variety of different ground conditions and with a range of different diameter augers.

As the name suggests, two speed drives have two speeds in one unit:
  • Low-speed high-torque setting and,
  • High-speed low-torque setting

The Digga 2 speed drive units give operators the option to switch between power and speed. Rather than needing 2 drives (1 for smaller diameter augers and softer grounds and 1 for larger diameter augers and harder grounds), the Digga 2 speed drive unit gives operators both functionalities in one drive.

Features and benefits of the Digga 2 speed drive range

There are a number of key features and benefits of a 2 speed drive over the standard single speed, such as:

  • Save time and money by eliminating the need for multiple drive units
  • 2 speed drives are made with Eaton motors and Digga made gearboxes. The electrical plugs are high quality waterproof "Deutsch" connectors offer superior corrosion protection and waterproof properties.
  • 2 speed drives allow for quicker drilling with a small auger and in soft grounds, and more torque for drilling with a large auger or in hard ground.
  • Switch to high speed for faster spinoff of spoil on a high torque drive
  • The low speed / high torque setting is ideal for drilling in fracturable rock; higher RPMs in rock cause the teeth to “skate” over the rock making it glaze over and become harder.
  • The host machine can run at a lower engine RPM on certain drilling jobs therefore burning less fuel
  • With the same gearbox as a single speed drive, it is the same cost to service as a single speed drive unit.
  • By drilling quicker, the job is finished faster so you can move onto the next job
  • It’s important to remember that single speed drive units have suited the market for over 30 years and unless you are working with multiple-sized augers, in different ground conditions regularly a single speed drive unit remains a very adequate option.
You can download the info flyer here or click here to find customer reviews of the two speed drive units.

For more information on our range of single speed drive units, click here.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Digga drive key features (up to PD50)

Digga’s range of screw anchor and auger drives are the ultimate in performance, quality and cost effectiveness. With over 30 years of design and development, working in the field and listening to the needs of our customers to exceed their expectations.

All Digga drive units are manufactured in Australia, by Digga - from the hood on the drive to the gear box and Eaton motor. Our drives feature key design modifications to stand them apart from the competition:

Integrated motor and output housing unit

Our custom designed hydraulic motors were developed in conjunction with Eaton, using Eaton Geroler technology. Not satisfied with an off-the-shelf motor we developed the design specifically for the earth moving industry; significantly reducing the weight and overall length of the drive unit by integrating the hydraulic motor into the actual housing.
Merging the motor with the input housing creates a direct connection to the gearset and eliminates the need for several gearbox components. In turn, there are less moving parts and fewer potential leak points.
It also means we have been able to position the hydraulic motor ports in a more practical location; maximising manoeuvrability when drilling and offering greater protection to hoses and fittings during transport and storage.

    Less maintenance and a compact design

    Our gearboxes are made in-house at our factory in Queensland, Australia. Gears are precision machined from high grade alloy steel, specifically formulated for the manufacture of high performance gears in the earth moving industry.
    The compact design of our gear set allows for greater length under the drive, for augers or pile installation. As our drives can go down the hole they provide added depth when drilling allowing you to work more efficiently.

      Two piece shaft design with the highest side load ratings

      Digga drives have more than double the side load capacity of any other gearbox on the market. Under toque load, the Digga two piece shaft design ensures there is no increased load on the bearings. The bearings do the job they were designed for, efficiently maintaining axial and side loading.
      Making the Digga shaft a separate component to the planetary carrier, the planetary gears are isolated from the pushing, pulling and bending forces generated by the machine.
      This is highly beneficial for the operator should there be any side loading; the Digga two piece shaft design ensures there is no increased load on the bearings and the gears are protected, saving you on potential costly repairs.
      Digga drives have the highest shaft pullout rating in the industry with a heavy-duty custom designed lock-nut, and a lifetime warranty on shaft pullout.

      two piece shaft design - digga auger drive

      Highest side load ratings

      Digga drives have more than double the side load capacity of any other gearbox on the market. Under toque load, the Digga two peice shaft design ensures there is no increased load on the bearing. The bearings do the job they were designed for, efficiently maintaining axial and side loading.

      Extensive warranty

      With a 3 year motor warranty and 5 year gearbox warranty, our drives are backed with 100% Australian made quality.
      Customer warranty - digga drive unit - motor warranty
      For more information on the different models in our range of auger and screw anchor drives please visit our website:

      For customer reviews on our range of drive units and information on our units in the field read more on our blog, click here

      Sunday, 26 November 2017

      Digga win 2017 Manufacturing Award at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards.

      Manufacturing award - Digga Australia
      This weekend, Digga Australia were awarded the 2017 category award for Manufacturing at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards.

      Digga took the annual category win for Manufacturing for the third time and became the only company in 22 years to win the same category three times.

      The Gold Coast Business Excellence awards launched in 1996 and honours businesses in the Gold Coast region who lead and shape specific industry sectors.

      The 2017 Manufacturing award recognises Digga’s ongoing commitment to providing the most innovative machinery attachments on the market with a dedication to local manufacture and teamwork.

      Following the devastating fire that occurred at the Digga Australia head office and factory just over 2 years ago, the award highlights the dedication of the team at Digga. Also known as the Diggaholics, the hard working team have rebuilt their workplace and the main manufacturing facility to be able to continue providing Australian made products on a global scale.

      Digga’s [now] 12,500sqm, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located in Yatala, Queensland and employs approximately 200 Australians. In the last 2 years it has undergone a total refit and today houses some of the most advanced machinery in the country.

      The company design and manufacture over 80 earth moving machinery attachments,

      For more information on Digga Australia and our manufacturing facility read further blog articles here.

      For more information on the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards visit their website.

      Tuesday, 14 November 2017

      Diggaholics drive to keep Australian manufacturing alive.

      In recent years Australian manufacturing has being said to be in decline with retailers, producers and end users opting for cheaper, foreign imported goods. Some of Australia’s largest brands are fighting cheap international ‘copycat’ brands and competition from low-cost competitors in China, India, Vietnam and Thailand has sent many Australian manufacturers into decline. Ford, General Motors Holden and Toyota have closed their Australian plants, costing many jobs at local component and accessory makers and suppliers.

      For Digga Australia, keeping Australian manufacturing alive and continually developing jobs and trades within Australia, is key in keeping customers loyal to the brand and pivotal in future success of the business.
      Following the devastating fire at the facility and head office in Queensland almost 2 years ago, the company could have easily turned to outsourcing manufacturing overseas. Instead the owner’s dedication to Australia manufacturing and keeping jobs local saw the facility rebuilt and fitted with some of the most advanced machinery in the country.

      Today the company employs over 200 staff here in Australia and growing. Also known as the ‘Diggaholics’ the employees of Digga Australia are proud to work for an iconic Australian brand, being a part of the drive to keep manufacturing in Australia and actively strive to manufacture and distribute quality earth moving attachments and planetary drives.

      Currently supporting numerous apprentices through their work-based-learning as well as ‘up-skill’ government initiatives through a number of traineeships, Digga believes investing into their staff and creating an inspirational and innovative work environment leads to longevity and loyalty which helps the brand continue to deliver proudly made machinery attachments. Digga’s longest serving employee celebrated his 33rd year with the group earlier this year. 

      The Digga brand promises only the strongest and most durable machinery attachments the market has to offer, manufacturing 85% of all parts and components for their earthmoving attachments and planetary gearboxes in-house using some of the most technological advanced manufacturing machinery in Australia.
      Digga Australia - Australian manufacturing
      Practising lean manufacturing, Digga continue to invest into the manufacturing team and their facilities to stay at the forefront of the industry, working streamlined and efficiently to get the job done. Their 12,500sqm factory and main operating facility in Yatala, features a totally refitted machine shop and manufacturing plant of world class machinery including:

      ·      A CNC machine shop with 10 Mazak lathes and mills for precision machining and cutting of parts and components with manual machining options for greater customization
      ·      Bystronic 6kW laser cutting machine gives the facility the capacity to cut steel up to 25mmfrom flat sheets of steel up to 4m x 2m, while their HDP CNC plasma profile cutter allows Digga to cut steel up to 64mm thick with a bed size of 4m by 2.5m
      ·      Multiple press brake bending machines, saws, rollers and flight presses
      ·      4 state of the art robotic welding cells plus 30 manual fabrication bays
      ·      A custom built finishing centre ensuring a quality finish to attachments with media blasting and heavy duty powder coating
      ·      11 gear cutting machines both manual and CNC controlled giving the facility the flexibility to cut internal and external gears and splines of varying diameter and depth

      Digga CEO Suzie Wright explains
       “The fire literally breathed new life in the facility. We are continuing to reduce setup and processing times, which in turn reduce costs and allow us to stay highly competitive in both local and export markets. Our outstanding loyal team who put in day in, day out, and investment in to them is a key part of the businesses success.”
      The video attached was produced by the team at Digga to say ‘Thank you’ for choosing Digga and supporting Australian made, Australian trade, Australian quality, Aussie employees and all of their families. This is shared across Digga Australia’s social media platforms and sent out to customers from the sales team regularly.

      Friday, 10 November 2017

      The Digga Rotary Axe

      extreme slasher - rotary axe - digga attachment
      The Rotary Axe is the ultimate heavy duty attachment for clearing and shredding thick bush and scrub. When Southern Tool + Equipment Co customer John Hile was looking for a tool to help him clear and maintain 140 acres of land his property in Withcott stands on, we were confident the Rotary Axe was going to get the job done.

      Slashing similar products off the market, the Digga rotary axe is in a league of its own with the term ‘rotary axe’ uniquely describing the cutting action of the blades – the alternating bevels on the blades working like an axe.

      Key features of the Digga model include:
      • 20mm thick, hardened reversible steel blades for added life
      • A heavy duty fly wheel which gives smooth rotation while its weight maintains the blades momentum as they strike trees and brush to keep spinning and therefore cutting. 18 carbide grinding teeth are mounted below the fly wheel to grind tree stumps 10mm above ground level
      • Weighing just under a tone the heavy duty design of the Digga rotary axe also stops the attachment from ‘bouncing’ while grinding and hitting debris. A 6mm deck thickness ensures durability
      • Visible pressure gauge to avoid overheating and excessive stalling
      The land at John’s property is overgrown with a mixture of tree, shrub and long thick grasses with vines and rocks thrown in for good measure. John has always maintained their family property but year after year machinery attachments have failed him, not providing the strength and durability needed to tackle the different ground conditions and vegetation.
      Southern Tool - Rotary Axe - Digga Machinery Attachments
      John purchased a Digga rotary axe from Southern Tool + Co in South East Queensland after a full run down of the product and spoke with Andre Patane of their Sales Division and some of the technical team here at Digga HQ regarding the differences between the Digga Rotary Axe and other similar models on the market.

      In the few months that John has owned his Digga Rotary Axe he got in touch to let us know how he was getting on with the Digga Rotary Axe attached to his New Holland L230:

      “Whilst the rotary axe is a new piece of equipment and I’m still learning the reigns with it, I have cleared at a large amount of this difficult overgrown country. I particularly like the tapered frame at the front of the unit, as it allows you to get the axe over the top of undergrowth, tilt the front of the machine forward and drag back over the undergrowth. The heavy blades work a treat in the toughest of scrub and then the tungsten cutters under the blade will remove the stumps. It’s also protecting the top soil and leaving fresh mulch all over the cleared land, providing a great seed bed for improved pasture.
      to date, the Rotary Axe has been great and proving incredibly tough. We have never succeeded with regrowth control as efficiently to date. Our country is predominantly very rough, beautiful and mountainous with great views often spoilt by uncontrollable regrowth – until the arrival of the Rotary Axe from Digga!”

      We’ll be hearing more from John as he updates us on the progress of the regrowth clearing and fuel reduction for fire control and the robustness of the machine!

      In the meantime, click here to check out this video of some land we cleared out using the Digga Rotary Axe.

      Southern Tool + Equipment Co. are a locally owned and operated company in Southeast Queensland. They are a leading provider in new, unused machinery tools and equipment. Visit their website for further information.

      Thursday, 2 November 2017

      Savic Plant Hire tell us they LOVE the Digga 4 in 1 bucket

      David Savic of Savic Plant Hire recently called in to Digga HQ and chatted to us about his Digga tilting 4 in 1 Bucket and Cleana bucket broom.

      The Digga 4 in 1 bucket and Cleana bucket broom are Australian made and feature practical features to make light work of earth moving.

      David’s business offers plant hire to all walks of constructors and earth movers and believes being versatile for his customers if very important; just like supplying them with quality products that can get the job done. That’s why he chooses Digga Australia machinery attachments.

      David has been very happy with his Digga 4 in 1 tilting bucket and Bucket Broom which he regularly uses himself around the yard and on his own property.

      The Digga Tilting 4 in 1 Bucket – sometimes referred to as a 6 in 1 bucket allows him to get full radial control of the cutting angle while maintaining all the features of the standard 4 in 1 Digga bucket.

      He commented, “From the level gage at the back of the bucket to the visibility – I can see all my cutting edges and I love it. It’s works really well”

      After recently putting his Digga Cleana bucket broom to good use around his yard, he told us he thought it was awesome.
      “I like the adjustment handles to move the broom up and down easily and it helps you level the brush on uneven ground and with the rubber guards you don’t scrape into the ground - you have to be careful, more so on bitumen but the set up here [on the Digga Cleana bucket broom] is really practical.”
      The Digga Cleana bucket broom has been designed to help clean up yards, factories, car parks or road construction sites for example. With high performance hydraulic components, a hinged lid for fast emptying, heavy duty wheels and replaceable bucket wear edges the Digga Cleana bucket broom is available in a range of width options and suitable for skid steers, mini loaders, tractors and telehandlers.
      David explained, “To tell you the truth, it was one of the industry reps that kept recommending Digga to me. I’d always used a lot of competitor products but they got damaged and I needed to upgrade. You know, the good thing about Australia is that we’re a big country with a small population and the best ideas – especially our manufacturing for agriculture and technology. The Digga products are manufactured to be easy to use and versatile, and it’s great.”
      Digga machinery attachments - 4 in 1 bucket

      Sunday, 29 October 2017

      Digga 4 in 1 bucket - 7 day money back guarantee

      4 in 1 bucket - Digga Machinery Attachments
      The durable, strong and 100% Australian made Digga 4 in 1 bucket features a ‘wear plate standard’ hardened steel floor and comes complete with a heavy duty, fully welded grill to provide clear vision of bucket front edge. With cutting widths from 880mm to 2200mm, the Digga 4 in 1 bucket is available for mini loaders, skid steers and tractors.

      Models from 1450mm are available with optional reversible bolt on cutting blades which fit on all 3 edges of the bucket. As the side edges of your bucket will naturally wear faster, why replace the whole blade when you can just replace the worn sections? With the optional Digga reversible cutting blades for your 4 in 1, you can replace wear parts section by section saving you time and money.

      With our 7 day money back guarantee ou can put your trust in Digga 4 in 1 buckets. We're so confident in the quality and durability of our range, that if you try it and don't like we'll give you your money back!

      For more information and to read the terms and conditions click here.

      For more information on the Digga 4 in 1 buckets check out our other blog posts here.

      Thank you for keeping Australian manufacturing alive, from all at Digga Australia!

      Monday, 23 October 2017

      The pink Digga screw anchor drive

      Tiah Selkrig is 'screwing' the stereotypes of gender roles in construction and proudly advertises her ‘very girly’ pink Digga screw anchor drive and matching pink excavator when on site!

      Digga screw anchor drive - pink Wanting to show construction sites all over the Hunter Valley region that girls can do just as much as boys, Tiah decided she was going to raise the awareness of being a women in construction and painted her Digga drive pink to match the back of her excavator.

      Tiah works for AAA Down Under offering earth moving, civil construction and foundation services to the Hunter Valley region. AAA Down Under is her Dad’s business and she explained growing up around her father using earth moving machinery inspired her to become an operator just like him. Today she operates her excavator with the Digga MD190 screw anchor drive to install screw piles and said,
      “I love the Digga drive, it’s the best thing I’ve got!”
      Tiah decided to custom paint her Digga MD190 screw anchor drive ‘Breast Cancer Pink’ and she explained “I have a close family friend who got through a battle with breast cancer. The idea of the pink drive was originally for her, but then it also shows it’s mine and that I’m a girl working on the site!”

      Tiah has very strong feelings towards being a woman in construction and feels more women need to get involved. According to a report by the University of NSW women represent only 12% of the workforce in the Australian construction industry in 2016.
      “Unless I went through my Dad’s company I don’t think many other businesses would have given me a go as an operator, because I’m female. My pink drive is a symbol that I’m a girl and that girls can do just as much as boys can. More women need to get in this kind of work because a lot of men under estimate what we can all do, it’s good fun to prove them wrong and I hope everybody loves my very girly pink drive just as much as I do!” 
      For more information on being a women in construction click here.
      For more information on our range of screw anchor drives click here.
      To check out other testimonials from our customers click here 'Testimonials'

      Sunday, 22 October 2017

      Drilling expert uses Digga 2-speed auger drives.

      Adrian Eagan, aka Baldy has been drilling in one form or another all his working life. Working for one of Queensland largest earthmovers L&D Earthmoving, we wanted to hear what he makes of the Digga drives he puts to work every day.  

      L&D Earthmoving were established in 1954 and Baldy has been with them for the last 25 years explaining that the company service a mix of commercial and domestic customers “from backyard bobs to major infrastructures – there is virtually no where we can’t service!”

      Covering all of South East Queensland working in light dusty sands and clay to solid blue metal Baldy really puts his drives through their paces.
      “I run a few 4.5 or 6 tonne combos for all our everyday work and light duty drilling with the Digga PD3. Then I operate an 18 tonne excavator with a 2 speed Digga PD30.”
      The Digga PD30 is an upgrade from the PD18 Baldy used to operate but he admits “after 8 years of heavy work, I finally managed to break the PD18…” 

      Of course a regular service and maintenance check-up would have shown what was behind Baldy’s PD18 going bust on him and after learning his lesson with alternative brands says
      “My new Digga 2-speed PD30 is awesome. It has all the power and speed I ever need. Some of the holes I drill can be 4 – 5m deep and 600mm diameter into solid blue metal and it’s handling it all with ease.”
      The range of 2 speed Digga auger drives give you the flexibility to work a wider range of applications with a high speed, low torque setting for the smaller auger jobs when you need that extra RPM and a low speed, high torque for when you really need to grind out that larger diameter hole.

      You can find out more information on our range of auger drives and 2 speed options on our website:

      You can read up on the importance of a regular service and keeping a check on the oil in the motor of your drive here: Servicing your Digga drive blog post.

      Thursday, 19 October 2017

      Digga win 2017 Dermot McManus Award for Innovation at the Queensland Export Awards.

      Last night Digga Australia were awarded the 2017 Dermot McManus Award for Innovation at the Queensland Export Awards.
      The Dermot McManus Award is one of the 4 major awards handed out on the night and recognises exporters that have demonstrated innovative solutions in their business field through strategy, production, and processes.
      Digga CEO Suzie Wright commented:
      The award is a reflection on everybody at Digga and the hard work each and every one of the team put in. Without the hard work of all branches and divisions this recognition would not be possible. Congratulations to everyone and well done!

      Wednesday, 18 October 2017

      Benefits of the Digga cradle hitch

      The Digga excavator cradle hitch was designed and manufactured to improve operator and workers safety when manoeuvring around sites whilst also providing a simpler connection to augers and piles.

      The double pin hitch with drive unit cradle allows the operator to angle the drive up to 90 degrees with greater support given by the cradle so it is easier and more stable when connecting to augers or anchors.

      The cradle also acts as a support mechanism when manoeuvring around the work site allowing the drive unit to rest on the cradle, stopping it from swinging around over uneven terrain.

      Designed and manufactured to suit the size of the different drive units available, the hitch can be ordered with loose or fixed pin options and suitable for use with PD3 – PD50 Digga drive models.

      When drilling you should lift the cradle up and away from the drive unit. Do not drill with the cradle resting against the drive unit. This will damage the cradle hitch and your auger drive. See the comparison diagrams below:

      Digga trencher: Bigfoot vs Hydrive

      Diggas range of trenchers are ideal for digging trenches for pipes, road repairs and general construction.

      The range includes the mini trencher, Bigfoot trenchers and Hydrive trenchers and every model ins manufactured in-house to the highest industry quality at our facility in Queensland, Australia. They feature an Eaton motor and Digga made gearbox enquiring reliability and performance, but how do you know which trencher is suitable for you?

      Here we go over the key differences between the Bigfoot and the Hydrive and machine suitability.                                                                       


      Bigfoot Trencher
      • Ideal for inexperienced or experienced operators.
      • The Bigfoot trencher has a skid foot which makes getting the correct consistent depth easier. The foot has 3 or 4 pre-set depth settings dependent on the model.
      • The Bigfoot has 1 spoil auger. All spoil is extracted to one side of the trench leaving one side clear to work. 
      • 100mm to 200mm chain cut width with 1.654" pitch 
      • 150mm to 300mm chain cut width with 2" pitch 
      • Available for mini loaders, skid steers, telehandlers, tractors, backhoes and excavators up to 8 tonne. Not suitable for 3pt linkage.

      Hydrive Trencher
      • Ideal for experienced operators and operators who trench for a living. 
      • The Hydrive trencher has no skid foot, instead it has a spoil auger on each side. This helps clear the trench of spoil more efficiently, leaving the trencher to do more cutting and less clearing.
      • The Hydrive features a 3 point drive system with the motor sitting in the highest sprocket well out of the dirt.
      • Due to the 3 point drive system the chain is never in contact with the boom reducing drag and resulting in increased efficiency. 
      • 100mm to 300mm chain cut width with 1.654" pitch 
      • 150mm to 350mm chain cut width with 2" pitch 
      • Recommended for use on skid steer loaders, track loaders, tractors, backhoes and excavators up to 8 tonne. 

      For more detailed information on the Digga trencher visit our website: