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Historical Timeline

Highlights in the History of the Earthquake® Brand

It all started in 1960 in a small metal fabricating shop in Cumberland, Wisconsin. Our very first employees nurtured a culture of hard work and innovation. Through the years, we have stayed true to those values. Today, Earthquake® has grown into an international brand of purpose-built power equipment. We design and build tools for those who prefer to do the outdoor jobs themselves. With more than 50 years of expertise, you can trust Earthquake® for your landscaping and gardening needs.


Earthquake® introduces the 60G (Ardis Quick Digger).


The revolutionary Flex Coil shock absorbing system extends the life of the auger transmission and delivers comfortable handling.


Earthquake® employs new heavy duty gear drive system for earth augers and also introduces the first lightweight earth auger with ball bearing transmission.


Earthquake® rototillers are introduced, and along with them, the first drag stake on a rear tine rototiller.


The 9400E high-performance powerhead is introduced.


The fishtail auger point comes to market.


Chipper Shredders and Edgers are added to the Earthquake line-up.


We introduce gear-driven front tine tillers to the market with the Badger model with tuck-under wheels for easy transport, and IsoVibe drag stake technology.


The MC43E, with electric start, is the first of its kind.


Earthquake® introduces its Viper® brand of engines.


The innovative Dually™ 1- or 2-Man Earth Auger Powerhead is introduced.


We introduce the mass market to propane-powered cultivating with the Breez™ R2.


Superceding our successful Vector™, the new Versa™ adapts as your garden grows with durable Tufflex removable side shields.


Earthquake® introduces the compact and powerful line of Tazz™ Chipper Shredders.


Recognizing that inflated tires can lose pressure over time and are also susceptible to punctures from unseen debris, Earthquake designers based in Cumberland, WI go to work to make a better wheel. Through the exploration of a wide variety of new designs and configurations, they distill the best features into this capable design. The tire is solid rubber and the rims are made of durable stamped steel. This wheel incorporates a very aggressive tread pattern with deep lugs that claw the ground with each revolution, and it rolls over rocks, sticks and other obstacles with ease. Visit the Earthquake Innovations page to learn more.


Earthquake introduces its new brand look January 2018. Crowning the look is an aggressive yet elegant chrome ‘E’ Badge. In addition to this focal point, Earthquake also introduces a new family of wheels featuring five deep set spokes. Featured product touch points are now rendered in a textured bright green. Rounding out the look are black handle bars contrasting with vivid glossy red body panels.




Earthquake® expands its successful cultivator family with the MAC™ and MC33™ models.  Both are powered by our new 33cc Viper® engine.



Earthquake® Pioneer™ Dual Direction Rear Tine Tiller


The brand new Earthquake® Pioneer™ Dual Direction Rear Tine Tiller is introduced.  This new tiller has been designed and developed at Earthquake headquarters in Cumberland, Wisconsin.



Earthquake® Log Splitter


Our new 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter breaks cover.  Version 32229 comes with a stand for the convenience of working while standing.



Earthquake® Acreage™ Rough Cut Mower


With the Earthquake® Acreage™ 44" Rough Cut Mower, we provide a tool for managing trails and food plots on your recreational land.

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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