Ardisam Two-Person Briggs & Stratton-Powered Earth Auger Powerhead - 190cc Briggs & Stratton Engine, Model# 9800B
Auger cuts the workload
Seems to be a well built product, works very well. I am happy with this purchase. I just installed 800+ ft of split rail with the help of my son. We used a spring loaded auger bit which was nice as it had a little play when hitting a rock or root.
June 29, 2014
OIL CAPACITY = 18 oz.
There. Hope that helps.
I haven't even used the unit yet, but I find it ridiculous that NOWHERE do they tell you how much oil this engine takes. They provide you with a quart of oil, and a clear admonishment NOT to overfill... But without a clue what the oil capacity is, you have to spend 20 minutes adding a couple ounces at a time, letting it settle, then checking the dipstick. Repeat. Would it be so hard to put a little note in the manual?
"OIL CAPACITY: Approx. 18 oz. (525 ml)"
Well, there. I've done it for you. You're welcome.
June 22, 2014
Great piece of equipment. Makes fence building much easier and faster. Would have been a five star but it is hard to get it to idle until its warmed up.
February 4, 2014
This review is for the girls...
My husband purchased this auger to install some gates and fencing on our property. I don't think he was too convinced that I would be able to help him.
Other than the auger being on the heavy side, the two of us were able to handle it just fine. I work in an office and I'm not really the outdoorsy type but I was able to hold my own. Just install the handles and the bit, and you're ready to go. I didn't have any problems pulling the auger and dirt from the hole. This is a great tool, and it beats using post hole diggers any day!
December 3, 2013
I bought this auger for the sole use of planting pilings for my camp. I built an "A" frame and attached my Northern tool (1500lb) electric winch to it. I would spot the the holes and punch a 6" hole in the ground. The ground is mostly hard clay. I used a bucket of water to would lube the ground. The clutch makes some racket but does what its suppose to do. Upon reaching 5' feet i would hoist the bit out of the ground and re-attach my 10" bit. Same thing, i would lube it with water and procede to drilling. I would make several up and down trips with the winch. The first hole i went to fast/deep (12") into the ground with the 6" bit and made the winch struggle to get it out. 25 holes no problem, starts on the first pull everytime, did not use any oil, and sips gas. It took my son and I, 3 days to drill these. Thanks Northern?Ardison !!!
April 10, 2012
Great Auger Power Head
This Auger has the power to get the job done! I have had no problems after countless holes!
June 1, 2010
powerfurll and starts easil. Had no problems with aguer head
I would recommend this to anyone that need an auger head system.
October 19, 2009
This is a super machine. We've drilled hundreds of holes with it and encountered no problems. I seem to have misplaced my operating manual. When trying to start the engine to get ready for spring planting, we were unable to turn the engine over bypulling on the starter cord. If I remove the spark plug, it turns easily. This makes me think that the engine's compression is the problem. Can someone tell me if there is a pressure relief valve which must be opened in order to start it.
March 4, 2009
this was the greatest investment i was able to plant 18 trees in less the 5 hours without this tool it would have taken me all day at least 10 to 11 hours. i recamend this to anyone who loves to plant trees but hate the manuel digging.
April 18, 2008
Briggs Stratto Earth Auger
Got this honey at Northern Tools along with the 6" auger. My buddy and I were setting fence posts on the ranch and this auger did everything we asked it to. It even churned up rocks and roots and God knows what else. It's a little heavy to hustle from hole to hole but it's got the horsepower to do the job. Starts first time every time. Just remember to shut off the gas and let the gas in the carb burn out if you're going to store it for more than a couple of weeks. That way the gas won't turn into sludge and require a clean out.
Austin County, Texas
October 30, 2007