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    Southland   43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit

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    • Description
      Model
      SEA438
      Internet/Catalog:
      202978107

      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 9,500 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
    • Specifications
      Antivibration :
      No
      Auger Type :
      Powerhead
      CA (CARB) Compliant :
      CARB Compliant
      Clutch :
      Recoil
      Commercial / Residential :
      Commercial / Residential
      Engine Cycles :
      2 Cycle
      Engine Displacement (cc) :
      43
      Engine Make :
      OEM Branded
      Engine Type :
      2 Cycle
      Engine torque (ft.-lb.) :
      1.3
      Fuel Type :
      Gasoline
      Fuel tank capacity (gallons) :
      .32
      Gear Ratio :
      30:1
      Handle Length (in.) :
      26
      Housing Material :
      Steel
      Ice auger conversion capable :
      No
      Maximum auger diameter accommodated (in.) :
      8
      Maximum revolutions per minute (rpm) :
      9500
      Minimum auger diameter accommodated (in.) :
      6
      Operation :
      One person
      Powerhead Type :
      Consumer
      Product Depth (in.) :
      33.27
      Product Height (in.) :
      12.80
      Product Weight (lb.) :
      39.7
      Product Width (in.) :
      18.11
      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
    • Reviews
      (60)

      Ratings & Reviews

      97% of customers recommend this product
      4.6
      Out of 5:
      5
      [43]
      4
      [14]
      3
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      QUALITY:
      VALUE:
      4.7
      4.7
      Customer Images (19)
      • Powerful, Fast Digging, Everything Included Even the Tools!
      • August 10, 2015
      • Recommended Product

      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.

      Pros Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Cuts Well, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store, Long-Lasting, all tools included Cons could use an extension for deeper holes

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