We are planning lemon plantation in our land in two acres. As per recommendation we need to have 225+ pits of dimensiton 2x2x2 feets with spacing of 18 to 20 feets .
Now my question is hiring a JCB to dig these pits will be economical option ?
The person who operates JCB is claiming it may take aprox 20 hours to complete this work .
So it turns out to be 20 hrs x 700rs/hr == 14000/- rupees to dig the pits .
A tractor operated augur is not available on rent nearby and seems peoples are also interested in it since our land is bit hard and has smaller boulders .
I have seen hand operated earth augurs some time ago which cost around rupees 25k+ with 2 feets depth and 6-8 inches of diameter .
Will such augur work at bit hard land with small boulders and will be it worth investment ?
Please provide your comments asap on estimation part and economical options/suggestions.
Note: We are not considering laborer option since god only knows how long they will take to dig it .
Thanks & Regards,