Author Topic: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?  (Read 2822 times)

Offline pete/ny

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Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« on: Jan 17, 2020, 07:11 PM »
Just wondering why I haven"t seen any talk on the ICE AUGER MACHINE.This fellas been making them for 3 years now and a few weeks ago called him to but one and he says hes not making anymore until next year! The seasons still got 3 months to go! Has anyone on here bought one and their thoughts on it? Fully loaded with all the options is $1500. Hes had videos out on You Tube and FB but have never seen a Post on here of anyone buying one. Thanx.

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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 17, 2020, 07:18 PM »
DUH:
The world doesn't know "The Ice Auger Machine" even exists.
Where is it shown??, Advertised??, even Spoken Of??
What does it do??.
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Offline fishinjohn

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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 17, 2020, 07:26 PM »
DUH:
The world doesn't know "The Ice Auger Machine" even exists.
Where is it shown??, Advertised??, even Spoken Of??
What does it do??.
DUH:
Here is the link

Offline drakevh

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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2020, 10:31 PM »
Just to let you all know, they're taking pre-orders right now on their website. Word is they're increasing production for the coming year. They have a $100 discount for pre-orders right now as well. I own one and love it! It's my favorite item on the ice. If the fish aren't biting, I'm out cruising around on it and doing doughnuts in the snow!


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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2020, 09:48 AM »
Does it run off a drill?  ;D

Offline ice dawg

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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2020, 11:14 AM »
John Gillespie was riding one during one of his TV shows this winter.
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 08:05 PM »
Does it run off a drill?  ;D
Sure, if you have a big enough battery and a small enough driver!  ;) ;D
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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2020, 07:47 PM »
Lack of popularity is most likely due to price. It's a great idea but I could never justify 1500 for more or less a go cart frame

Offline Seamonkey84

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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2020, 04:01 PM »
Does it run off a drill?  ;D
Just need to rig something and attach to a smitty sled

Offline Spider1

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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2020, 05:25 AM »
there was a couple discussions about them last year. The price and the fact that they are not legal to use in some states and the mass switch to electric augers were the main reasons against them. There is only one lake I fish that I would be able to use a motorized transport and if I was going to spend that kind of money to travel on that lake I would get a used quad or snowmobile instead. It's a neat idea and a great home build for the tinkerer with a welder, but not something I would spend money on.

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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2020, 06:11 AM »
My concern is it seems to run via a Jiffy auger ..which I believe runs counter clockwise ..

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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 03:40 PM »
It also appears to be a chain drive.  Since you have a vertical shaft to horizontal shaft all you need to do is reverse the twist in the chain to run from a clockwise rotating auger.

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Re: Anyone buy and use THE ICE AUGER MACHINE YET?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2020, 09:39 PM »
Neat idea, I honestly don't think it would make it out of the parking lot in the places I fish....

 



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