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Augers are an important part of construction and earth-moving, and IronDirect is proud to offer a variety of augers and auger bits for machines large and small, from excavators to mini skid steers.

We have chosen to offer McMillen auger drives and attachments at IronDirect because they’re known throughout the industry for making the best drives available, they are made in the USA and they have a great reputation for reliability and consistent quality. Depending on the toughness of the ground you’re boring into, there are varying types of bits available, from soft sand to tough, rocky soil.

Auger drives are available with universal skid steer mounts or various excavator and backhoe mounts such as dipper pendulum mounts, pin-on mounts, quick attach mounts or pin grabber mounts. Skid steer auger drives are available with round or hex bit connections, and IronDirect has bits available in diameters from 4” to 48” in lengths extending up to 6 feet. IronDirect also sells adapters to allow you to use your existing bits or drives with your new equipment, and extensions up to 6 feet long so you can extend the digging depth of your auger.

Regardless of your need for auger attachments, IronDirect is a one-stop shop that can meet your needs and get you a great deal as well. Click here to shop auger supplies for excavators or here to shop skid steer auger supplies.

Unlike many competitive augers that use chain driven gearboxes, McMillen augers use a planetary reduction system: the most efficient and durable drive system. Our most popular skid steer auger is the McMillen X1475: the perfect blend of high torque and speed for skid steers with auxiliary flow between 10 GPM (gallons per minute) and 25 GPM. For high torque needs we also offer shift-on-demand 2 speed auger drives.

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