One-Man Hole Digger

March 13, 2020
The one-man hole digger from General Equipment Company includes a variety of features that make it ideal for both contractors and homeowners.

The 242H one-man hole digger, an addition to the EPIC series, includes a variety of professional-duty features that make it ideal for both contractors and homeowners. Like other hole diggers in the EPIC Series, the 242H product design raises the bar for performance, ease of use and safety.


Exclusive to the 242H is the new Power-GRIP operator handle to maximize control, strength, and balance while dampening vibrations. It also reduces body fatigue to increase operator comfort, productivity, and jobsite safety. The handle includes a Magura twist-grip throttle for confident control of the digging operation.


Another feature on the hole digger is the Auger-LOK system for conveniently removing stuck augers. The Auger-LOK uses a spring-loaded actuator to lock the auger in place so that operators can simply twist the auger out of the hole. This practical solution eliminates costly damage to hole digger and auger when using other removal methods.


The 242H is powered by an all-position, four-stroke Honda GX35 engine, which meets current EPA emission standards. It provides the performance to dig holes up to 8-in. in diameter in a variety of soil classifications. The 242H also includes a precise spur-gear transmission and all-metal centrifugal clutch designed to deliver long service life and high return on investment. It has a 1-in. dia. round auger drive connection and is compatible with the 2350 series earth augers and auger extension from General Equipment Company.


The 242H weighs 28 lb. without an auger. It offers 1.3 hp with a maximum digging torque of 51 ft-lb.