General Equipment Company Offers New Engines on Its One-Man Hole Diggers

OWATONNA, Minn. - General Equipment Company announced that it would use Honda GX35 all-position, four-stroke engines on its 240 Hole Diggers.

The GX35 is an air-cooled, 35.8-cubic-centimeter-displacement engine that provides 1.3 net horsepower, and produces a maximum drilling torque of 50 ft-lbs. (68 N.m.). The all-position feature of the engine allows the 240 to be operated and stored in any position without causing service issues. Additionally, the four-stroke design provides higher performance and fuel economy than two-stroke alternatives, while eliminating the hassle of mixing fuel and oil.

The 240 is a one-man, hand-held unit that is intended for digging holes up to 8 inches (203 mm) in diameter in a wide variety of unconsolidated soil classifications. Standard auger digging depth is 30 inches (762 mm). The available 15-inch-long (381 mm), plain-tube extension can be used to extend digging depth when required.

Furthermore, the 240 features the unique Comfort Zone(TM) handle configuration that is designed to maximize operator strength while minimizing any kickback experienced during the hole digging process.

In business for more than 50 years, General Equipment Company is a family-owned manufacturer of earth augers, ventilation blowers, asphalt cutters and surface preparation equipment. For more information, contact General Equipment Co., 620 Alexander Drive S.W., Owatonna, MN 55060, call 507-451-5510 or 800-533-0524, fax 507-451-5511 or 877-344-4375(DIGGER5), or visit the website at


Dennis Von Ruden


Jon Thorp


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