More Ice Fishermen Choose Eskimo
Than Any Other Ice Fishing Brand


Many ice anglers are switching to 4-cycle propane powered augers because they are clean burning and low maintenance. However, they are also known to be heavy and hard to handle, or lightweight and lack power. The Eskimo® HC40™ propane auger was designed from the ground up, creating an auger that is both lightweight and powerful. Instead of just adapting a gasoline engine to run on propane, the engineers at Eskimo designed the engine on the HC40 to take full advantage of the higher octane rating of propane fuel. The higher compression ratio creates more power out of a smaller package, which means the angler has a lighter weight auger with the power to quickly cut an eight inch hole. The powerful high compression engine will perform for years when paired with the all-metal, sealed, ball bearing transmission and fast cutting 2 blade Quantum™ augers. At only 32 lbs, the HC40 8” propane auger gives ice anglers the reliability and dependability they have come to expect from Eskimo in an extremely powerful, lightweight package.

Product Documentation

(For units with serial number 028445 or 028446)

(For units with serial numbers 025212 or 028445)

(For units with serial numbers 019719 or 023279)

(For units with serial number 025212)

(For units with serial number 023279)

(For units with serial number 019719)




30 lbs

Cutting Diameter


Auger Length



40cc High-Compression 4-Cycle Engine

This clean-burning high compression engine is optimized to take full advantage of high octane propane fuel, packing more power into a lighter package, and giving you enough power to turn either an 8” or 10” auger with minimal weight added to the unit.

Quick-release bottle holder

The HC40 runs on readily available 1lb. propane cylinders, and a quick-release bottle holder allows you to easily disconnect and replace your fuel supply

Low maintenance

No need to worry about gummed up carburetors.

No Prime Fuel System

No more need to prime the engine before startup, just open the valve and pull the recoil to begin drilling

Powered by Quantum™

The Quantum auger is ideal for re-drilling holes with its unique centering ring, and Quantum blades last longer than competitor blades and hold their edge in dirty ice

Precision transmission offers optimum gearing

Eskimo is the only ice auger line using sealed ball bearings instead of bushings

Blade protector extends the life of the blade (included)


  • EngineHigh-Compression 4-Cycle
  • Displacement40.0cc
  • TransmissionAll Ball Bearing
  • Weight32 lbs.
  • Warranty5-Year Limited
  • Auger Length42"
  • Cutting Diameter8"
  • Blade StyleQuantum™
  • Handle DesignFoam Grip
  • Starter HandleMitten Grip

* Ardisam warrants to the retail purchaser that this small, off-road engine was designed, built and equipped to conform at the time of initial sale to all applicable regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Ardisam Inc

All weights, specifications and features are approximate and are subject to change without notice. Due to continuous product improvements, product images may not be exact. Warning labels in some product images may have been removed for photography purposes only. Props shown in photos not included. Some assembly may be required.

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