BT 45 Earth Auger

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A gasoline-powered earth auger that is great for mass flower plantings or deep root fertilization.

Product Description

For large landscaping projects like mass plantings, ditch the shovel and pick up the BT 45 earth auger from STIHL. Its lightweight gasoline-powered engine goes where electric models don’t, so you can dig in remote areas. Ideal for mass flower plantings or deep root fertilization, this small, compact landscaping auger helps you work large amounts of soil more quickly with less fatigue. A primer bulb and throttle lock make the auger easy to start, while an anti-vibration system and ergonomic design make it easy to operate.

NOTE: The BT 45 earth auger is not for rocky, compacted soil or drilling large post holes.

Model Features

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • Two-Speed Gearbox
    The two-speed gearbox includes a neutral position as well as a reverse gear to help back out jammed drill bits.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
250 cc (8.5 oz.)
DRILL SPEED
1st Gear: 663 rpm
2nd Gear: 1,972 rpm
Reverse: 590 rpm
POWER SOURCE
Gas
WEIGHT*
4.8 kg (10.5 Ibs.)
*Dry weight and powerhead only.

Important Information

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn Moreā€¦

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Reviews

BT 45 Earth Auger is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beyond the suggested use... I bought and used two of these to plant a wetland mitigation site. I had to fabricate a piece to allow me to run a larger bit-- the 4" ones designed for planting one gallon plants. The ground we were working in is soft floodplain loam, but I was able to plant between 10-15k plants before the units broke down significantly, both in the gear box. Well worth the $$ invested vs a shovel / laborers.Ended up buying a 121 to finish the job of the one gallon plants, and used the 45's (after repairs) to finish planting an additional 120k small grasses. (Used the small bits designed for the machine)The only major issues other than the gearbox was the throttle cables. They got sticky fast and were difficult to actuate. The spark arrestors clogged within the first week, rendering the machine inoperable, but they are easy to remove.
Date published: 2013-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! Bought this to plant flowers, dig holes for landscaping, and for post holes. I have also used it to soften dirt for trenches. It chews through roots, clay, and weed mat without difficulty. An awesome little machine!
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from more power would be nice easy start, soft ground works well. Hard clay clutch stalls it.,could use a nitrous system.Works well for plant bulbs in soft soil.
Date published: 2012-12-15
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