Model # PEA438

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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
$ 249 00 /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
  • 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
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: 2018-03-01

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

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

Asked by: flow
10 is better but 8 is good enough.
Answered by: Leon
Date published: 2018-07-07

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 262.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good auger The Powermate 43cc Earth Auger performed very well for the post holes I needed it for. I had roots in most every hole I drilled... And it definitely isn't powerful enough to go through a 3/4" root or more, but it's strong enough to whip you around when you hit one. I used bigger, more powerful augers in the forest service... This is not overly powerful, the 8" auger bit might be a little oversized if you've got rocky or very heavy clay soils... I would also recommend you have a buddy holding the other side of this when using it. It makes life a little easier if you have more than a couple of holes to dig!
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performed exactly as expected I dug ten two foot deep post holes with this auger. All but two of the holes were very hard clay. I did need to constantly break the clay up with a steel bar, and re-auger the holes. The two holes with just packed soil were done very quickly. Still needed to stop half way to remove loose dirt with a hand post hole digger. With that said, this little auger was well worth having. It started easily every time, and definitely made the overall job easier. For any post hole project, I recommend having the auger, a manual post hole digger and a steel "breaking" bar available for the job.
Date published: 2014-05-13
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 5 out of 5 by from Time Saver & Back Saver! This is the Best purchase I've made in a long time! Its well worth the money as for as saving time and lots of hard work, It does a great job I put up 50 fence post and it never stopped until I did, starts on 2 or 3 pull every time, I wish that I would have purchased it along time I would have saved me a lots of time and work. Still have another fence job coming up soon for our horses so it will make it more enjoyable to put up! It would also been great for planting plants for landscape jobs, Buy it! you will be thanking yourself when you start that job!
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Better off renting a real one This auger has a hard metallic sound when started. This auger has difficulty with hardpacked clay soil. Once loosened with water I was able to auger 20 2 foot post holes before the auger quit functioning properly. Now all it does when it encounters anything but loose sandy loam is disengage the bit, and the motor dies. I attempted to contact the manufacturer for support, but they apparently only have Mon-Fri office hours. Considering this auger is not a professional unit, is labeled "for occasional use only" and "do not return to retailer", not providing support for a consumer product on a weekend is a poor choice. This unit didn't even go through it's first gallon of gas before it ended up non-functional. If I had kept the box I would be returning it for a refund.
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CHEAPER THAN RENTING - WORKS GREAT Renting from Home Depot costs about $300 for a week. Bought this unit for $249 ($270 with tax), used it for 4 days, sold it on Craig's List for $175 - total cost $95! If you read the directions, this unit starts up easily the first time, and every time. Cuts thru clean, compacted dirt like butter. Drill 24 inch deep holes in about 45 seconds. Rocks and roots will stop it, but the clutch stops the machine and you don't get hurt. I'm not a large guy and I'm 78 years old and I had no problems using this machine. I would buy another one without any hesitation if another project pops up.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it Ive drilled approx 20 plus holes and it does the job. were using rr ties and have to square up the hole with flat shovel. to accomodate the ties but not a big deal. 4x4 post would drop right in. I have to add a little water if the dirt is really hard but still beats doing it manually. we dig approx 24" deep holes. The arizona dirt can be pretty tough. small rocks and it will kick a little bit ,but you just pull it out and keep going. I would buy it again. Starts easy and i'm still on the original tank of gas...
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good so far Is about right for one man to handle. I bought 4" auger separately due to local hard-pan clay soil. It will penetrate with proper support, but will stop if your rest it's full weight on the soil at the beginning. I partly hold it up to get it going and then let it settle when it is humming along. It didn't like the 100 degree afternoon temp. and had to let it cool a bit before finishing job. Seems sturdy enough but carb seems to have no lean/rich adjust.
Date published: 2013-06-05
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