Hi, I'm Ted from Everything Attachments, and we're here today with parts of the ETA, which is Everything Attachments, post hole digger. I just want to explain some of the things we've done for our own post hole digger and what improvements we've made and why there is a cost difference between an Everything Attachments post hole digger and a Leinbach post hole digger.
The Leinbach post hole diggers are great. We've sold a lot of them over the years. We've had trouble getting supply all the time of them, so just to keep our customers happy and to keep the supply line moving, we're producing our own augers in-house. And we've made a lot of improvements on them. They look similar, but we've made a lot of improvements and we just want to tell you what we've done and why these are costing more. It's not like I've just jacked up the price. You're truly getting what you pay for.
So we'll start with the gearboxes. This is an omni-gearbox, and yes, unfortunately, it is made in China. But most of the American manufacturers that have a good post hole driller line, and I'm going to try not to mention names because I would cover just about all of the manufacturers out there. But this box is on several different other companies, you know as a major manufacturer that also builds loaders and other components. And that box is rated up to a 24 inch auger. This is the smaller gearbox like would be on our Everything Attachments 6900 compact and the 6900. It's also an omni-gearbox and it's rated up to a 12 inch auger.
Now the difference between the Leinbach and the Everything Attachment drive shaft, Leinbach uses a class 2 shaft, which is fine up to 12 inches, and this is a class 4 shaft. It's good up to 24 inches. Now this shaft weighs 20 pounds more than a class 2 shaft. It's more expensive to ship, but you can't hardly tear it up if you wanted to, especially on the little digger. Now we're using a class 4 on the little digger just simply because when we buy in numbers and quantity we can buy one grade of a better shaft for the price of trying to manage two different grades for two different augers.
So we want to show you the difference in the auger, too. The Leinbach auger makes a good auger bit. They really do. They're a medium duty bit. Probably the biggest disadvantage is that when you wear out the tip where you're digging, you have to replace the whole head, which is about $30 or more, and then on these you would only have to replace just the tips. And actually is a better style of digging. And we're going to turn this around and show it to you.
OK, on the four inch bit, the problem with a four inch bit is it's only four inches and you got a real powerful gearbox here. So the four inch bit for right now is actually going to cost more than most of these bits. This is a Danuser bit. Because of the way it's built, it uses a small shaft, but to make it to where it has enough flighting on it to bring the dirt out, it has to be built like a brick house. It has a really thick tube, a really thick collar, has a good screw point on it, and it has the standard cutting edges on both sides. So it's hard to make a good four inch bit cheap. There's no real way to do it without it breaking and I've got quite a few broken cheap four inch bits around here. So we're just going to use the best bit I know of on the four inch.
On the six, nine and twelve and eighteen, these are bits that we got for Everything Attachments augers. They have a big nice long screw on the end, which is going to help start your hoe early. And then when you go to replace the tips, you only have to replace each point instead of the complete assembly. Now everything about these bits are just heavier, so they're more expensive for me to ship.
Now Everything Attachments augers will now come completely boxed in cardboard. We're putting a nice paint job on them. We're using heavier pipe, heavier tubing. They'll come encased in cardboard with that expanded foam to protect it, keep it from getting scratched from shipping, which is delivering. And we just want to give you a superior product at a great price. The price has gone up some, but you get what you pay for and I can guarantee you at Everything Attachments we're giving you all we can for the dollar. And we're keeping as much of this made in America as we can. All the booms and all were done and painted right here in this house. And if you'll give us a call or an email, we'll help size the right auger for your tractor and the right auger head and get everything right for you. Just give us a call or an email at Everything Attachments.