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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
$ 249 00
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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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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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
Commercial/Residential
Commercial,Residential
Condition
New
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
43
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
1.3
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Features
Rust Resistant,Translucent Fuel Tank,Variable Speed
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
Commercial/Residential
Commercial,Residential
Condition
New
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
43
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
1.3
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Features
Rust Resistant,Translucent Fuel Tank,Variable Speed
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
Anyone know how deep is possible?
Answered by: Beedle
Date published: 2018-11-11

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

Asked by: flow
36 would be better - add some quickcrete
Answered by: Beedle
Date published: 2018-11-11

Is this a one man auger?

Asked by: rookie
Yes, I have been digging the holes alone.
Answered by: Digger
Date published: 2018-04-25

Can This be used to dig wider holes for planting trees?

Can This be used to dig wider holes for planting trees?
Asked by: Seamonster
Only if you make multiple holes . Next to each other. I have used it to make a fire pit.
Answered by: Yamaha
Date published: 2018-10-07
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Customer Reviews

43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 323.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great time and Labot Saver I looked at several power augers and chose the Earth Auger over the others. When I opened the box, I was impressed with the quality of the packaging. I found no damage or missing parts. During the easy assembly process, I removed the spark plug and dipped it into the fuel mix, that I made (using the provided 2 cycle mix) and reinstalled the spark plug. (this is not part of the Manufactures instructions) I finished the assembly processed and filled the fuel tank. Next, I pumped the fuel primer until the plunger felt firm (4 to 5 times) and turned the ignition switch OFF. Pulled the starter cord once. Set the choke to full on and the Starter switch to ON. Pulled the starter cord one time and the engine started on the first pull without any problem. I use this auger in clay soil, with small rocks and shale. Works well, but if you get to a sizable rock, you will have to clear the stone,using a spud bar or a post hole digger. Having used other power auger in the past, I find the Earth Auger's performance is what I expected for the size of the unit.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real time saver I bought this in store to start a fencing project at home. I wasn't about to attempt this with regular post hole diggers! Out of the box, all I had to do was attach the auger with the provided.hardware and tools. 10 minutes to review the manual and out to the fence line. This auger started the first time and each time afterwards. I was astonished by the power this unit has! Some holes took only a minute to dig, while some harder ones, maybe 5 minutes. This unit had plenty of power to tackle most of the project. A few holes had clay that was too hard and the auger just shaved the clay. That would have taken a good while to dig. I soaked those holes and that worked much better. One serious word of advise - wear a good pad on your left thigh. This thing is really strong, and if you hit rocks or veins of clay, it's hard to prevent it from kicking back and smacking the tar out of your leg.
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good little unit Building a wood picket fence, I bought this unit after digging several holes by hand. It works as advertised, sometimes a little hard to start, but all in all, very pleased with this purchase. I always seem to hit either a tree root or hard clay while digging. The Auger will torque upon impact with a tree root. I’ve learned to keep my left hip or left knee against the handle to help absorb some of the torque twist. Let the auger do the work, and keep lifting it out of the hole to clear discharged soil. I also had to use a hammer drill a couple of times in hard clay, once the clay was broken up, it was back to the auger to finish hole to desired depth. Todate, I’ve dug 17 holes down to 24 inches with this auger, some holes dug in 3 minutes or less, a couple took much longer due to striking clay. I recommend this auger, if digging by hand, your back will thank you after digging the your first 10 holes.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A power house for the size I worked in the electrical distribution field for over 24 years, so digging with an auger was not anything new to me. I installed two fences about 22 years ago and hand dug all 135+ postholes. When I started on my current fencing project, I said no way I will hand dig approximately 70 holes again. (22 years older) I shopped around and before making any purchase I had read the only two reviews at that time, one was very negative and one positive. All I can say is WOW, for the buck this is one little power house of a digger. I live in NC and I am digging mostly in red clay and this thing goes through it with no trouble. Now don’t take that as it will go through it like a hot knife through melted butter. After digging my first 19 holes I estimate it took approximately 15-20 minutes per 8” x 24” hole. That is not bad; just try that with a hand set of posthole diggers. Well worth the money and saved time! The only improvement I could see is, it needs a reverse. If there is a large root on the side of a hole it may cork screw by it and can be difficult to pull the auger back out of the hole. Again it still beats hand digging.
Date published: 2012-03-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from i couldn't find a reverse gear, maybe that's just me.... i couldn't find a reverse gear, maybe that's just me. it'll dig deep til it hits something then stop. you have to muscle it out of the hole you dug with it. it's a little heavy and it's not that good for digging a hole wider than the bit, to do so takes muscle to sling it around trying to widen the whole (like for wide bucket plants). overall it's a tool to help out and you'll still need a shovel and pick-ax
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This unit has an 8 inch auger and has enough... This unit has an 8 inch auger and has enough power to dig up my hillside soil which is mostly rock and clay. It seems to be just enough power to do the job and stop short of getting away from me like some larger units have done. Assembly is quick and easy. They even include the wrenches. It’s great!
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to assemble, comes with the wrenches needed. So far have drilled over a dozen post holes, an... Easy to assemble, comes with the wrenches needed. So far have drilled over a dozen post holes, and it starts easy every time. I just bought the 50:1 pre-mixed fuel, and it sips at the fuel. I do wish it was a little more powerful as it struggles with clay somewhat.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy set up and works well for post holes. That... Easy set up and works well for post holes. That said, you have to allow the tool to do the work without forcing it into the ground and recognize that soil conditions affect the progress of digging no matter what you use! Above all be safe...
Date published: 2019-04-16
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