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™ 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, call General Equipment Co. at 507-451-5510 or 800-533-0524. Visit the website