General Equipment Co. has added another two-man hole digger to its lineup, the M235, which the company says is a good fit for a range of digging applications in various soil types.
The M235 exhibits General Equipment’s commitment to engineering better ergonomics into its products, the manufacturer says. For example, the new hole digger features polymeric “Gen 2 Comfort-Flex” operator handle technology with integrated flex-type handle grips. The technology helps absorb torque-related kickback forces and dampens machine vibrations.
General Equipment says operators of the new M235 will benefit from reduced physical stress, as the design lowers both the strain and fatigue normally experienced when digging holes. The new model is 30-percent lighter than General’s other two-man hole diggers.
The M235 is powered by a Briggs & Stratton 190cc, 4.5-horsepower gas engine and delivers a maximum drilling torque of 154 ft. lbs.
The heavy-duty, oil-cooled transmission includes a centrifugal all-metal clutch and machine-cut spur gears with a 1-inch diameter output shaft. The new transmission lock feature allows for easy removal of a stuck auger from the ground.
In addition to a range of high-end features, a full line of augers in 2 ¼, 3 ¼, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12-inch diameters are available, providing an effective digging depth of 30 inches. A 15-inch-long extension is available for deeper holes.
General Equipment manufactures earth augers, ventilation blowers, asphalt cutters, surface preparation equipment and temporary lighting equipment. For more information about the company’s products, visit its website here.