Southland Earth Auger Reviews: Must Read Before Buy

Southland is one of the best brands that can ensure to stop manually digging post holes and make it automatic. This post hole digger is very easy to use yet very powerful. The Southland earth auger can start drilling holes in no time with easy assembly, and convenient manual recoil start.

Southland Earth Auger Reviews

There are a lot of great features that have made this digger different from other products. If you intend to get a hole digger, you may notice that there are a lot of post holes digger offered in the marketplace.

You can buy both machine or hand-operated posthole miners which you need to do your work correctly. This auger is outfitted with a translucent fuel tank that lets you easily keep an eye on fuel levels while the ergonomic butterfly handles allow for comfortable in-use balance.

Southland Earth Auger Post Hole Digger Reviews

The main features of this post hole digger are given below…

  • Manual recoil easy start fuel delivery system
  • Includes Gas Powerhead with 8” Auger Bit; 6-inch bit available and sold separately
  • Direct gear with a solid steel driveshaft
  • Wide detachable butterfly handles for better balance and convenient storage
  • Depending on soil conditions, the maximum depth using the 8 inch bit is 2.5 feet.
  • Please refer to owner’s manual for directions on the proper use
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons): .32
  • Note: Kindly refer the USER MANUAL which is available below for assistance

The Good

  • Easy start
  • Direct gear
  • Great Performance
  • Better balance
  • 2 year limited warranty
  • Ergonomic butterfly handles


The Bad

  • Little bit heavy
  • A bit costly

Our Analysis on Southland Earth Auger Post Hole Digger with Full Crankshaft Engine

This is an excellent tool and a great value. It is not magic. I think it is the best possible value for a manual auger used by a newbie. I researched dozens of powerheads and auger combos before getting this.

It is a one-person manual tool. If it gets stuck, it can torque and hammer on your leg mercilessly. When it got stuck, I rocked it back-and-forth until the root broke. If I could not break the root, I disconnected the powerhead and unscrewed the auger with a wrench. Unless you have clean, sandy soil, get a long 3/8 bolt or rod to help unscrew the stuck auger.

This auger can cut through roots up to 3/4 inch. The two halves of the cut root remain in the way, and the auger can suck itself down and get stuck. Same if you cut through many smaller 1/4 inch diameter roots – if it stops augering, then clear the hole and cut the roots with a shear or reciprocating saw.

I don’t recognize what sort of sedentary type layer I was hitting, maybe sandstone, possibly shale, yet I actually required steel digging to faster punch via the layer. Nevertheless, I had currently spent enough $$$ on this project as well as could not bear to acquire one more device.

Set up was extremely easy simply add 50:1 gas, prime, and you’re on your way. They even included a bottle of oil for premix. I had some on hand but still really helpful for those that don’t.

People have complained about gas leaking I had no experience with this. I even tipped the unit upside down and left it for 15 minutes it didn’t leak at all. Just make sure that when you thread the gas cap on that it centered and straight. my bet is we have other people are in a hurry and didn’t put it on straight.

I would also suggest that you keep the original packaging and box as it is a great way to store it when not in use. Storing the auger in the box also lets the gas cap be upright (vertical) so it won’t have any issues in long term storage.

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FAQ About Southland Auger Post Hole Digger

Is there an extension to go to 48
I found an extension on Amazon but didn’t buy it, instead, I made one out of a simple piece of 3/4″ pipe by just drilling 2 holes at the top of the pipe and 2 holes at the bottom of the pile so I could connect one end to the engine and the other end to the bit. It was very simple and easy to do.
Can it handle tree roots?
It does fine with small roots (1/2″ dia.)
I need to dig 26-27 inch post holes, will this reach that depth easily?
Yes, it will reach 28″, possibly another inch or two if you push it all the way to the ground.

The final verdict – of this Southland Auger post hole digger perfect for you?

Seriously, this Southland auger really works, it’s well built to stand up to hard drilling and as I said earlier, it has more than enough power to drill new post-holes in our hard clay and rocky soil. I had no problem with the fuel tank leaking as reported by a few other reviewers. It starts, runs, and works like you expected it should.

If this review and discussion about this Southland post hole digger were helpful to you, please let us know. Shoot a comment below with any questions or comments about gardening because your comments or critics are very valuable to us. Cheers!

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