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Model # E43

Internet # 100036583

43 cc Earth Auger Powerhead

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$199.99 /each




Model # E43

Internet # 100036583

Store SO SKU # 630819

Robust, efficient performance is what you can expect from the Earthquake 43 cc Earth Auger Powerhead. The Viper 2-cycle 43 cc, 2 HP engine makes 1.6 ft.-lb. of engine torque (45.5 ft.-lb. output shaft torque), enabling you to dig post holes. It has anti-vibration foam grip handles to reduce fatigue. It works with Earthquake augers from 2 - 10 in. in diameter for versatility.

  • Viper 2-cycle 43 cc, 2 HP engine supplies powerful, efficient performance
  • Bit turns at a maximum of 250 RPM to move earth quickly and easily
  • 1.6 ft.-lb. of engine torque for post hole digging
  • Solid steel, heat-treated alloy gears
  • Anti-vibration foam grip handles reduce fatigue
  • Works with Earthquake augers from 2-10 in. in diameter for versatility
  • CARB compliant
  • 45.5 ft.-lb. output shaft torque
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Handle Length (in.) 
Maximum auger diameter accommodated (in.) 
Minimum auger diameter accommodated (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Auger Type 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Commercial / Residential 
Engine Cycles 
2 Cycle 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Engine Type 
2 Cycle 
Engine torque (ft.-lb.) 
Fuel Type 
Gas & Oil Mix 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Gear Ratio 
Housing Material 
Ice auger conversion capable 
Maximum revolutions per minute (rpm) 
One person 
Powerhead Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
23 lb 
Recommended Oil type 
2 cycle air cooled 
Rust Resistant 
Start Type 
Translucent fuel tank 
Variable Speed 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
CARB Compliant 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 year 


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great multi-purpose yard tool I live in a forested area and my "soil" is mostly roots and rocks. I cannot get a pick, much less a shovel, into the ground. I got this auger head and a 2" auger bit with the idea of using it for breaking up the ground down a couple of feet for making flower beds, for small jobs like putting in bird feeder poles, and for making holes for tree fertilizer spikes. It has done all these things quickly and easily and I could not do them AT ALL before. I would have paid a landscaper a lot more than the cost of this auger to do this work. My brother-in-law who owns a fencing company gave me a saftey tip -- brace the handle against your left thigh so that if you hit a root or something, it will not whip around and break your arm!! September 14, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT customer service It's not common these days to call the manufacturer of your product and get good customer service, so I wanted to take the time to write this review in thanks. My auger was leaning on a tree while not in use, slid off, fell, and the fuel-filter nipple broke off. In dire-straights, I called the customer service line and to my surprise was speaking with a very nice native-english speaking guy. Within two minutes he identified the part I need and had it in shipment to me. No horrid phone-tree, no calls to India, no $50 parts, just great customer service. It's still out there, people. June 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lacks power Goal was: dig 12" deep holes for 120 tree (saplings). Used 4" auger. Powered through topsoil however once auger reached clay the auger stops turning. After 10 holes ( about 90 minutes work) I put auger down and ran to tractor supply to purchase a 3 point auger for my 41 HP tractor. The 3 point auger was the right tool for job. If I may speculate... I cannot imagine the Earthquake powerhead powering a 6 inch auger. The 4 inch was okay if you are working with topsoil. Even in topsoil, it does a poor job of clearing the soil from hole. The 4 inch auger bit was built well. The power head looks like good construction but some issues starting. Once engine running, it continued to run well, just under-powered. December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product. Easy to set up and use. The power head was easy to set on the auger and started quickly. I bought the 8 inch auger, but probably could have gone with a smaller one. The hole made by the 8 inch auger is huge. Only difficulties I had were rocks and clearing the dirt from the hole. I had to clear rocks with a pike and the dirt at the bottom with a manual post hole digger. The power head has a lot of torque and speed for the auger, but when it hits a rock (4 inch or larger), it stops turning. Had to back out, pull the rock and then start again. Definitely better than digging manually, though. October 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by outstanding performance for one I had purchased the auger to assist me in building a 200' fence consisting of 25 two foot deep holes. Using the 8" bit it took me less than 4 hour to dig all holes in the moderately rocky soil. Auger easily started right out of box and every time after. The powerful (but not too powerful for one) engine ran very smoothly and at a consistently easy pace. It also only used a 1/2 gallon of gas (and oil mixture that they include) after stopping and starting for for all 24 holes- that's 48"! NOTE: only thing I advise, being a not so big guy, is to be aware that at time, like when hitting any medium and larger rock, you will be jerked suddenly and may have to wrestle with the machine while exerting much effort. April 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Auger in clay soil with some rocks The auger worked well in soil without any rocks (small or large) but if you hit a tree root release the throttle or it will give you an fairly strong unexpected shove... We noticed it works far better with one person as it is allowed to move around a bit more. Take your time and don't shove it down hard. What others have said about pulling it up to get the dirt out of the hole is it or you will be slowed down a great deal. I also agree with others about using this unit in rocky soil, get a larger unit period, don't waste your time. If you are in rocky or heavy clay soil you will spend a lot of time with a shovel. The reason I gave it four stars is it starts easily, usually gets through the first foot of soil (as others have stated) fairly well and is easy to setup with good instructions.. It does struggle after the first foot of soil! Again, I should have opted for the larger unit. I will be selling this one and going to the larger unit! This is a good item if you have regular soil without rocks and heavy clay. I tried it in an area without the stated obstacles and it worked well. I would also spend the extra money and get an extension so you don't have to bend down so far when digging holes over a foot deep. We sank our 8 inch fence posts 2 feet down and really had to work for the last foot. Hope this helps with your decision! Anyone for a slightly used Auger? October 26, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use, easy to start My first one-man auger and it performed very well. There was a slight problem when I hit hardpan and the auger controlled me. I expected that and releasing the throttle stopped the auger on a dime. March 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Don't waste your money on this I have replaced primer bulbs, pull rope assemblies. Now the seal arround the gas line has turned to mush. Won't stay started. I am a handyman who takes good care of my equipment, all garaged. I have lots of gas driven equipment that has preformed year after year, when needed. But not this thing. November 15, 2011
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