- Mar 5, 2004
I am hoping to get an early start and get set some pilings in the ground before breakup. The seasonal frost is about 48" deep where I live. I would like to auger a 30" hole for the Bigfoot footing for the pilings. My local dealer doesn't have any heavy duty bits in stock for this and it would take some time and additional shipping cost for me to get the heavy duty bit. The dealer stated that I would have a 50% chance of being able to auger through the frozen ground with a standard bit. He also stated that I might have a 50% or greater chance of breaking the standard bit in this application. Since I would be renting it, I would have to buy it if I broke it. Any information or recommendations would be greatly apprechiated.