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43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit

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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 Details

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
  • Return Policy
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 48 in, W 11 in, D 26 in

Dimensions

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

Details

AntivibrationNoAuger TypeEarth Auger Powerhead with Bit
ClutchCentrifugalCommercial / ResidentialResidential
ConditionNewEngine Cycles2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)43Engine MakeOEM Branded Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)1.3Engine Type2 Cycle
FeaturesAntivibration Handle, Assembly Required, Translucent Fuel Tank, Variable SpeedFuel Tank Capacity (gal.).32 gal
Fuel TypeGasolineGear Ratio30:1
Housing MaterialAluminumIce auger conversion capableNo
Maximum revolutions per minute (rpm)317OperationOne person
Power TypeGasPowerhead TypeConsumer
Product Weight (lb.)35 lbRecommended Oil Type2-cycle engine oil that meets or exceeds JASO-FC specifications
ReconditionedNoReturnable30-Day
Rust ResistantNoStart TypeRecoil Start
Translucent fuel tankYesVariable SpeedYes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsCARB Compliant, EPA ApprovedManufacturer Warranty2 year limited
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Questions & Answers

44Questions
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Q:How are the handles? Do that hold up? I saw that they were removable
by|Apr 22, 2023
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A:  Jeff, yes, this product offers ergonomic butterfly handles for ease of use. If you need any additional product information, feel free to contact a product team member at 1-888-895-4549. Thank you!

by|Oct 23, 2023
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    Q:Can this Auger bit go through rocks?
    by|Nov 29, 2022
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    A:  No, rocks will damage it. Mike

    by|Nov 29, 2022
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    Q:How did this auger respond when you hit a rock? I had one that almost pulled my shoulder out of the socket when I hit a rock.
    by|Sep 15, 2022
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    A:  This auger is not designed to bore through hard limestone and rock. You would have to bore down as far as you can then use a breaker/digging bar to bust up the rock and clear it out of the way, then continue boring the hole with the auger.

    by|Jun 26, 2023
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      Q:Where is this made?
      by|Apr 5, 2022
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      A:  This auger is manufactured in China.

      by|Apr 6, 2022
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        Customer Reviews

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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 found this review 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 found this review 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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          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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          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 found this review 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 found this review 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 found this review 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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          2 found this review helpful
          Works great ,Better than digging.
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