The BT 131 auger uses a 36-cc engine and a larger fuel tank (710 cc) than its predecessor model. A vertical-pleated air filter is used to extend service intervals and increase product life. The auger’s semi-automatic choke lever simplifies starting, says the company, and the Quickstop auger brake is designed to automatically stop the auger bit from turning when the bit hits a hard underground impediment. When the brake lever makes contact with the user, the machine makes an immediate stop. MSRP for the BT 131 is $699.95.
March 20, 2017