by Brian Chapman 25 March 2017
Power Planter ™ is exclusively distributed in Australia by Brian and Kaylene Chapman who live in Dural (NorthWest Sydney) on a very picturesque 5 acre property.
Brian, a qualified Horticulturist and Landscape Designer, loves to get stuck into the garden and create something beautiful. During the Winter of 2016 their team took on a very ambitious task of planting 20,000 bulbs on the property and used the Power Planter™ to make this huge job a whole lot easier.
"To be able to dig 100 holes in 10 minutes is just amazing. I think we would have given up if we didn't have the Power Planter..."
Business ethics is also very important to Brian and Kaylene. They wanted to make sure that if they were going to sell the Power Planter™, it had to the absolute best product, that wouldn't let people down. It took a lot of research before deciding that the Power Planter was perfect for Australia.
"It was the only design that would stand up to the tough conditions we were about to throw at it. It's not often that you find a product that is well built and so much fun to use, that you want to look for more places to dig another hole!"
You can see photos of their stunning property below.
The Power Planter ™ Product is manufactured in the USA by Greg Niewold and is a three generation business first started by his Grandfather more than 20 years ago. You can read about their story here.
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Being in my late 60s and suffering from arthritis in my arms and hands i wasn't able to dig holes in my garden , always had to wait for someone to do it for me,now it's a breeze can do it myself - amazing tool and so easy, already told some of my friends,i will buy another one from you when needed, thank you 10/10 cheers
Christie Downs, South Australia
Thank you Brian, Just letting you know how great this tool is!
I got one for my husband for Fathers Day. He used it today we needed to plant 4 citrus trees. Usually it would take hours and a lot of stress and tools, a spade,crow bar, pick, and a lot of sweat. But today he grabbed the drill and in half an hour all 4 were planted. We have a lot of clay and stones but the power planter went through it like a hot knife in butter. And it made a hole just the right size and we didn't even have to dig the soil out it just came out and lined the hole . It was great. Now we can use it to finish the rest of the garden, an excellent buy.
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After a complicated hip operation I have to be on a single crutch for many months. I wanted to do some planting but digging holes with a spade was not an option. I figured drilling holes was the answer and that is how I came to buy a Power Planter (24 inch so I can use it standing up).
I'm using a Ryobi battery powered drill with electronic torque control. This means that the drill cut out when I've run into too many roots, bricks etc. So even though I've been drilling planting holes with one hand on a crutch and the other on the drill, I've been able to do all the magic promised and with no wrist damage or being thrown off balance.The point I'm making is that the auger works extremely well, I highly recommend it and have found that when used with the appropriate settings on a battery drill (via a clutch or electronic torque control) can be used much more safely than might be expected.
Congratulations on this excellent tool.
Disclaimer: We don't recommend using a drill with Power Planter one handed. Much better to have the side handle on and be well braced with two hands. But as John said, he made us of the clever electronic torque control to stop the drill jerking him off balance when it hit a tree root or rock. Smart thinking John and great to see you getting out there. (Although Im sure your doctor mentioned 'bed rest' somewhere in there) ;-)
Brian I received my power planter yesterday ( thanks for the prompt delivery) ,l had 60 lavenders to go in and the power planter did it with ease, took me about 1.45 hrs to dig the holes and plant the lavender.
There had been trees and plants in the bed before so lots of roots and the power planter handled them with ease, if it got stuck the first time I would just reverse the drill and it would pop out then go in harder taking smaller bites and would cut through the roots.
Thanks again it is a wonderful tool and it probably saved me 6 hrs work.
Hi Brian, You have a real winner here. My daughter bought a power planter from you for Father's Day and already it has been a great bonus to my gardening equipment.
I mixed my own potting compost today using the power planter in a cheap 18v battery drill mixing the various components in a wheelbarrow using the power planter instead of the tedious hand or shovel mixing. It was great and did the job perfectly. We have also over the week end put in lilliums, bedding plants and some medium sized natives using the power planter with so much ease I don't know why no one thought of it before. After all, I have a post hole digger on my tractor so it seems such a logical step.
A great tool and every gardener, serious or not, should have one.