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43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit

$22090
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  • Creates holes for deck and fence posts, tree planting and more
  • Powerful 43cc engine delivers up to 317 RPM bit speed
  • Fuel level is easily visible for on-the-job monitoring
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Product Overview

Southland 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.
  • Manual recoil easy start
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Ergonomic butterfly handles
  • Includes 8 in. bit
  • EPA and CARB certified
  • California residents

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Engine Cycles2 CycleBrushless ElectricBrushless ElectricBrushless Electric
Bit diameter (in.)8 in6 in8 in8 in
Auger TypeEarth Auger Powerhead with BitEarth Auger BitEarth Auger Powerhead with BitEarth Auger Powerhead with Bit
Powerhead TypeConsumerConsumerConsumerConsumer
Engine MakeOEM Branded EngineRyobi EngineRyobi EngineRyobi Engine
FeaturesAntivibration Handle,Assembly Required,Translucent Fuel Tank,Variable SpeedAdjustable Forward Speed,Brushless Motor,Portable,Power ReverseAdjustable Forward Speed,Assembly Required,Brushless Motor,Electronic Ignition,Ice Auger Conversion Capable,Portable,Power Reverse,Variable SpeedAdjustable Forward Speed,Assembly Required,Brushless Motor,Electronic Ignition,Ice Auger Conversion Capable,Portable,Power Reverse,Variable Speed
Product Height (in.)48 in29.816.7 in16.7 in
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Antivibration
No
Auger Type
Earth Auger Powerhead with Bit
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Clutch
Centrifugal
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Condition
New
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
43
Engine Make
OEM Branded Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
1.3
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Features
Antivibration Handle,Assembly Required,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.)
35 lb
Recommended Oil Type
2-cycle engine oil that meets or exceeds JASO-FC specifications
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
30-Day
Rust Resistant
No
Start Type
Recoil Start
Translucent fuel tank
Yes
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant,EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year limited

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Customer Reviews

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  • 83% recommend this product
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I bought this because renting one was only $50 dollars cheaper. So why not pay a little extra and...
I bought this because renting one was only $50 dollars cheaper. So why not pay a little extra and own one. I have to say that I am surprised by how well this works. It was easy to put together and is easy to run. It also has more power than I expected. Well worth the money!
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Meet my expectations. My soil is heavy clay. Work very nice up two feet. Try the extension to get...
Meet my expectations. My soil is heavy clay. Work very nice up two feet. Try the extension to get up to three feet but is really hard to pull it out. The motor is small but powerful enough, just need to pull it out continuously.
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6 people found this helpful
Does a great job and easy for one person to work.
Does a great job and easy for one person to work.
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5 people found this helpful
You could probably identify me more as an aspiring DIYer, planning/preparing/dreaming. Learning t...
You could probably identify me more as an aspiring DIYer, planning/preparing/dreaming. Learning to execute is my current role. Positive: it was easy to put together, easy to understand the directions for use, and relatively easy to handle for one person. Fun actually :) I have more projects in the future, that I can plan better knowing what I do now. Neutral/Negative: The Auger was purchased for a smaller job, but as a single mom with very little time, I had hoped this would be a time & labor saver. Unfortunately, it was not. Not by the products fault, I read reviews and watched videos but had more or less hoped it would be a lot bigger help then it was. I live in an area I am NOW understanding used to be a river bed. So there weren't many softer spots to dig. At least 75% of my post digging project involved manually digging up rocks with a tamper bar (GREAT INVESTMENT) and a slim head shovel with a longer grip (mine was old & solid & heavy, but it worked great). There were also a couple holes near ugly overgrown shrubs that left nasty roots underground, the auger DID NOT budge when it came into contact with that root system. What I learned: That all being said, to get the best use out of this handy little fella, I recommend.. 1. knowing or having a more solid idea (not a guess like i did) of what your ground consists of 2. don't gun the power, drill slower, more deliberate (if that makes sense) because that helps the bit to pull up rocks it has loosened. make sure you follow the directions on how to run this tool. don't just bear down, you have to push down & pull it back up to pull the loose dirt & rocks out of the hole. 3. have a tamper bar & slimmer shovel 4. have a person willing to help, if you want to get thru this sort of project quickly. 5. don't give up :)
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    10 people found this helpful
    The drill is easy to use but not as effective as a two handed Auger. You constantly have to stop ...
    The drill is easy to use but not as effective as a two handed Auger. You constantly have to stop to use a pole digger to take out some leftover dirt.
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    3 people found this helpful
    Powerful, Fast Digging, Everything Included Even the Tools!
    Having a few hundred feet of fence line and lots of yard projects, you come to need a good post hole digger if you want to save your back and time. This 43cc model from Southland fits all my needs for hole digging and then some. Out of the box it assembles quickly. You need to attach the centering bit to the auger (it screws on by hand) and then you attach the auger to the powerhead with one bolt. All wrenches needed are included. You'll get three open end wrenches for the larger bolts and two allen hex wrenches for the small hex head bolts and even a spark plug wrench. They were also kind enough to toss in a small bottle of premix oil to add to a gallon of gas. When they say everything is included, they mean it. The centering bit and auger bit remove for sharpening or replacement. Starting the engine is super easy. Turn on the choke, prime the bulb six time and pull. VROOM, it's off and running. The throttle has a nice sized trigger and it's smooth enough to use with one finger. This thing digs like a champ. Give it full throttle and it starts to tear into the sod, and quickly burrows down to it's depth of just over two feet deep. You'll want to pull the auger up every half foot or so to clear the spiral. It digs much faster that way and will not clog up. The auger has a release spring built into the top of the shaft. If it hits a rock or a root it won't tear up the gearbox or send you whipping around. The grip is wide, over two feet and can be held on to by anyone to keep fully stable. This also could be held by two people if you had a lot of holes to dig in one day. Each hole is 8 inches wide and clean all the way to the bottom. All waste dirt is deposited on the sides of the hole. No collapsing or half filled holes when done. This can be used for more than just setting posts as well. It works great for digging multiple holes for hollowing out a water feature, planting larger trees or softening up the ground for french drains and water catchment systems. You use this to punch numerous holes, then dig them out. It goes much faster in hard ground using a hole digger. I highly recommend this auger to anyone in the market for a new post hole digger.
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    22 people found this helpful
    Great around the hobby farm
    This is such an easy way to dig holes for a porch, or get started on deeper holders for a fence. We are extending our welded pipe fence a few acres, and this is so much easier than getting started by hand. Although we need to go 4' deep with our holes, and this partial auger only gets us about 3'. But the 8" bit it comes with is plenty wide enough for our 3" pipe while leaving enough room for a tamping bar around the sides. This is a huge time saver in digging hundreds of holes. Like the see-through gas tank, very simple to see when you are running low. It starts within 5 pulls every time so far, so we haven't had to be frustrated trying to get it to start. A bigger guy can run this by himself, or you can put one person on each handle. If it binds up and you are a smaller person trying to handle it by yourself, it could really jerk you around so use caution. Lots of power, we had an easy time digging in our Colorado ground. Overall a great tool to have for projects around our hobby farm. Probably wouldn't invest in one if we were just building a single deck, but absolutely worth it for a whole fenceline.
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    10 people found this helpful
    Small but tough!
    Easy start when using 89 octane gas/oili mix. Runs like a champ and easy for 1 person to use. High rpm makes a quick post hole in Texas dirt/caliche. Small engine easy to lift out of hole, but the high rpm makes for a powerful 2 stroke engine! Can also be used to plant shrubs,etc. Idles perfectly even at high elevations
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    6 people found this helpful
    Light and Powrful
    For the price your paying this is a great little auger ,it was easy to assemble,bit tip and them bit to the head.Even came with gas mix for your first gallon of gas.Runs well and has plenty of power for its size.Easy to control and makes short work of the holes i need to dig.
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