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Author Topic: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?  (Read 4624 times)

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Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« on: Oct 29, 2010, 08:44 AM »
Stopped at Cabelas this morning and they were very busy putting out a lot of ice fishing stuff. I happened to see a new electric ice auger made by strikemaster as well as a propane auger. I guess my question is why propane and has anyone used one.

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 29, 2010, 08:55 AM »
Stopped at Cabelas this morning and they were very busy putting out a lot of ice fishing stuff. I happened to see a new electric ice auger made by strikemaster as well as a propane auger. I guess my question is why propane and has anyone used one.
i think the reason for the propane would be it is less of a hassle than having to mix gas and it also prevents from getting gas on your hands, jiffy just came out with a propane auger for this year so i think you will probably have to wait a little while before you get anybody giving reviews.... i guess if i had $500 extra laying around i would buy one but until that day ill just stick with gas

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 29, 2010, 09:04 AM »
It's a 4 stroke (which already exist) so the mixing gas part doesn't really bring anything new to the table.
The nice things are that you don't have to get your hands all smelly if you try refilling, and you can also keep extra tanks in your truck. I transport gas tanks, but I don't store them in my vehicle.
Propane engines are quiet too.

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 29, 2010, 09:05 AM »
The big question is, do they sell them in 10"   go big or go home....

I guess they are all better that the battery operated ones..
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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 29, 2010, 10:48 AM »
 

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 01, 2010, 07:41 PM »
What they paying you Dawg?  ;)

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 01, 2010, 07:56 PM »
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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 01, 2010, 09:01 PM »
I fired up one of the Propanes today. Third pull out of the box and it fired right up. After that ,1 pull every time.You only need to pull the rope about 5 inches for it to fire up.Only let down was the trottle being slow to release. I was actually very impressed otherwise.

Also pretty impressed with Jiffys new electric(other than the cheesy plastic cover), time will tell how much drill time you get on a charge though.
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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 03, 2010, 08:14 AM »
I'm still waiting for the diesel version. :P

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 03, 2010, 08:21 AM »
I have a propane one on order guys, I should have it next week. I will let you all know what I think when I get it in. I had to go to work in the middle east for 7 weeks and as a reward for being in 120 degree heat and 80% humidity for that long I decided to treat myself. Ive got an eskimo 8 inch that I have used for years and it works fine, although the shaft is bent a little, I just thought why not try something new and see how it goes!

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 03, 2010, 08:40 AM »
I will give that propane one a season or two, but I will give it hard look.

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 03, 2010, 08:54 AM »
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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 03, 2010, 02:06 PM »
 A propane engine has no storage problems.  The fuel won't gel,  turn to varnish or have any moisture problems.  The only engine maintenance will be changing the oil once a year. Say goodbye to all the ethanol problems with the gasoline being sold today.  That's why most standby generators are propane powered.

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 03, 2010, 04:27 PM »
I will give that propane one a season or two, but I will give it hard look.

Me too. It looks alright, but extreme cold is hard on equipment. I'll run my gasser a little longer till the propane sees some action on the ice.
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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 03, 2010, 04:31 PM »
A propane engine has no storage problems.  The fuel won't gel,  turn to varnish or have any moisture problems.  The only engine maintenance will be changing the oil once a year. Say goodbye to all the ethanol problems with the gasoline being sold today.  That's why most standby generators are propane powered.

Hopfully it wont have the same oil issues the Strikelite has. If it does it will need alot more than 1 oil change per yr.
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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 03, 2010, 05:50 PM »
Not to hijack the thread, but what are the strikelight problems--oil related?

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 03, 2010, 05:53 PM »
Not to hijack the thread, but what are the strikelight problems--oil related?

MD

They "gain" oil. Actually moisure in the oil. This seams to mainly affects the guys drilling a lot of holes in a day. Its been know to cause seals to blow if not caught before becoming overfull.
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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 03, 2010, 05:57 PM »
Thanks Stumper.

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #18 on: Nov 10, 2010, 09:22 AM »
I believe it weighs less than the electrics also. I'm holding out until next season before I commit to on of these new augers.

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Re: Strikemaster Auger, Electric and Propane?
« Reply #19 on: Nov 10, 2010, 11:14 AM »
I'd be hunting for one right now if I wasn't a poor retired guy. I'm 67 now and still lugging my Stealth around,but I suppose I will need to go to something lighter when I get to be about 80.  ;)
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