Model # PEA438

Internet #202532639

Store SKU #587095

Powermate 43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit
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Powermate

43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit

  • Powerful 43cc 2 cycle engine for maximum performance
  • Heavy duty direct gear drive with solid steel drive shaft
  • Equipped with 8 in. bit. Ready to use out of the box
$24900 /each
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Product Overview

  • Powerful 43cc 2 cycle engine for maximum performance
  • Heavy duty direct gear drive with solid steel drive shaft
  • Equipped with 8 in. bit. Ready to use out of the box
The Powermate Earth Auger gives you the power to drill holes for decks, fence posts, tree planting and more. It features a 43cc engine with a bit speed up to 317 RPM for quick, efficient drilling. This hardworking machine includes an 8 in. drill bit for supreme drilling capacity. It is outfitted with a manual recoil easy start fuel delivery system that allows for quick starting ability and a translucent fuel tank that lets you easily keep an eye on fuel levels.
  • Assembled dimension: 11 in. W x 26 in. D x 48 in. H
  • Bit turns at a maximum of 317 RPM to move earth quickly and easily
  • 1.3 ft. lb. of torque makes easy work of boring holes for fence installation, tree and bulb planting and other outdoor needs
  • Manual startup provides reliability
  • Works with augers from 6 in. to 8 in. in diameter for versatile auger uses
  • Includes 8 in. bit
  • 2-cycle, 43cc engine provides powerful, efficient performance

Product Overview

  • Powerful 43cc 2 cycle engine for maximum performance
  • Heavy duty direct gear drive with solid steel drive shaft
  • Equipped with 8 in. bit. Ready to use out of the box
Model #: PEA438
Sku #: 587095
Internet #: 202532639

The Powermate Earth Auger gives you the power to drill holes for decks, fence posts, tree planting and more. It features a 43cc engine with a bit speed up to 317 RPM for quick, efficient drilling. This hardworking machine includes an 8 in. drill bit for supreme drilling capacity. It is outfitted with a manual recoil easy start fuel delivery system that allows for quick starting ability and a translucent fuel tank that lets you easily keep an eye on fuel levels.

  • Assembled dimension: 11 in. W x 26 in. D x 48 in. H
  • Bit turns at a maximum of 317 RPM to move earth quickly and easily
  • 1.3 ft. lb. of torque makes easy work of boring holes for fence installation, tree and bulb planting and other outdoor needs
  • Manual startup provides reliability
  • Works with augers from 6 in. to 8 in. in diameter for versatile auger uses
  • Includes 8 in. bit
  • 2-cycle, 43cc engine provides powerful, efficient performance

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Specifications

Dimensions

Handle Length (in.)
26
Maximum auger diameter accommodated (in.)
8
Minimum auger diameter accommodated (in.)
6
Product Depth (in.)
26
Product Height (in.)
48
Product Width (in.)
11 in

Details

Antivibration
No
Auger Type
Powerhead
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Clutch
Centrifugal
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
43
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
1.3
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.32
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gear Ratio
30:1
Housing Material
Aluminum
Ice auger conversion capable
No
Maximum revolutions per minute (rpm)
317
Operation
One person
Powerhead Type
Consumer
Product Weight (lb.)
35lb
Recommended Oil Type
2-cycle engine oil that meets or exceeds JASO-FC specifications
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
30-Day
Rust Resistant
Yes
Start Type
Manual
Translucent fuel tank
Yes
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year limited

Specifications

Dimensions

Handle Length (in.)
26
Maximum auger diameter accommodated (in.)
8
Minimum auger diameter accommodated (in.)
6
Product Depth (in.)
26
Product Height (in.)
48
Product Width (in.)
11 in

Details

Antivibration
No
Auger Type
Powerhead
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Clutch
Centrifugal
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
43
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
1.3
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.32
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gear Ratio
30:1
Housing Material
Aluminum
Ice auger conversion capable
No
Maximum revolutions per minute (rpm)
317
Operation
One person
Powerhead Type
Consumer
Product Weight (lb.)
35lb
Recommended Oil Type
2-cycle engine oil that meets or exceeds JASO-FC specifications
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
30-Day
Rust Resistant
Yes
Start Type
Manual
Translucent fuel tank
Yes
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year limited

Questions & Answers

How long is the 8" auger? In other words, how deep can it drill a hole?

Asked by: Rick
I drilled this hole down to 30". Last part of the video doesn't show me going all the way down but it's very close. You will be bumping up against the bottom of the motor and it will work your back.
Answered by: beauzero
Date published: 2016-06-16

Is this a one man auger?

Asked by: rookie
Yes, but if digging many holes, you might want some help. Definitely beats using post hole diggers.
Answered by: FarmerMan
Date published: 2017-06-19

is 8 inch or 10 inch better for 4 by 4 post

Asked by: flow
A 4 inch post requires a hole that is large enough for the post to fit in with some room for adjustment. If you are placing concrete in the hole, you will need an eight inch hole .
Answered by: CHAS
Date published: 2017-09-02

Can you use the Powermate Auger to bore under a 5' sidewalk?

Just purchased a Powermate Auger, 8" for fence post work. Now looking to bore under a 5' sidewalk. Can I buy a 3" auger? And run the engine horizontal to bore under the side walk?
Asked by: Mark
No, The power head is only designed to operate in the vertical position
Answered by: CHAS
Date published: 2017-06-07
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Customer Reviews

43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 209.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great, saved a lot of time I was really skeptical when buying this unit, after purchasing it and trying it out it works great it's the best purchase I have made. It took me six minutes per post hole that included cleaning the dirt away from the edge and cleaning the loose dirt out of the hole . The dirt I was digging in was mainly Clay with 10 % 1-1/2 to 2 inch rock with some roots. In some of the reviews it states that they wish that I had more power, if it had more power it would be a little bit too much to handle when hitting rocks and roots. If you're working in rocky soil that has rocks 3 inches or larger and I would say 40% rock I would not recommend this unit
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Purchased unit at local Home Depot to dig post holes for fence. Assembly was easy and straight fo... Purchased unit at local Home Depot to dig post holes for fence. Assembly was easy and straight forward and after mixing the provided 2 cycle oil with gas the unit fired right up. That's where the fun stopped. It took over half an hour to dig a hole 3 inches deep in top soil (no I'm not exaggerating). The auger is not sharp and the motor is way under powered resulting in a situation where it is constantly binding. Thankfully Home Depot was understanding and stood behind there product with a prompt refund and a smile. Long story short if you are digging anything more compact than sand don't wast your time or money. Old fashion post hole diggers are faster and less tiring.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where were you all my life. Needed to plant about 50 plants in a hurry. Picked up this auger at... Where were you all my life. Needed to plant about 50 plants in a hurry. Picked up this auger at my local home depot and zipped through the earth. Soil ranged from heavy clay to soft sandy soil. Worked great until you hit a rock or a root. Back up and clear then retry and small rocks and roots will be cleared. Larger ones require a pry bar or shovel. The soil is broken up to planting easy. Can see where setting posts would be much easier than using a traditional post hole digger. * Easy to start - 2 pulls cold and 1 pull warm * Easy to maneuver * Fast * Don't force the bit - let it do the work
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very simple to assemble(metric wrenches included) started instantly as said in directions. It dig... Very simple to assemble(metric wrenches included) started instantly as said in directions. It digs excellent. You can not assume that it will dig thru anything. The auger will dig thru small rocks(about one in a half inches in diameter or less) in well drained soil or damp clay. If the ground is hard from draught conditions expect to have to use a long pry bar to loosen material. Remember, this is not a commercial power auger on a tractor. I have already dug 50 of 86 holes with this machine and pleased with its performance. Great product for the money.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh If you're digging soft soil, you know, good top soil here's your machine. When I first got this machine 2 years ago I was impressed. I dug 12 post holes in about 20 minutes. I only used it the one time. This year I am in the process of dogging 4 post holes. I started at 10:00 am. It is now noon and I don't have 2 holes dug. I hit soil that has a little clay base. I could have probably dug these holes by hand faster. In fact I'd probably be finished with all 4 by now. If your yard is blessed with beautiful soil. 4 star machine. In my cas 2 1/2.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Generally a great piece of machinery I used to dig about 2 in short of 2 ft. Roughly 13 holes for fence poles, in DFW Texas. I had no issues putting it together was really easy. The trick to it is to just let the auger do the work which is why I didn't give it 5 star's. There just isn't enough torque to apply pressure to the auger and it not bog down or if you hit any type of good size rock it can't break through. Other than that it worked perfectly saved me a ton of time!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money and effort. I just bought this auger to do some fence holes in my backyard. It can start a hole but once it hits clay it locks up. Tried on multiple locations with the same result. The unit I have leaks gas from the gas cap even though the cap is as tight as it will go. I will be returning this auger as soon as i get enough time. Do not waste your money unless you are digging through sand. Then perhaps it will work.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to assemble, started right up, easy enough to handle.... Easy to assemble, started right up, easy enough to handle. I would give it a five, but it needs to come with a six or four inch bit. The motor bogs some when 8 inches gets a good bite in the soil, or hits a rock. Perhaps it will run better once the motor is past it's break in, but it bogs out new
Date published: 2017-10-24
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