Thread: Propane or 4 stroke
02-02-2012 05:18 PM #1
Propane or 4 stroke
Looking at picking up a new auger. I'm leaning towards the propane powered Jiffy. Any reasons why I should choose a different auger?
02-02-2012 10:09 PM #2
My brother has a propane and he loves it. Drills a lot of holes with a 1lb tank.Preserve wildlife... pickle a squirrel!
02-02-2012 11:11 PM #3
My concern would be only operation in extreme cold.
02-03-2012 05:35 AM #4HunterInsider Staff
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Look at the Solo by Strikemaster. This Auger is great and rips through ice. Cut a ton of holes and light. I have thought about the propane for just my hard house but for moving a lot I would go with a lighter auger.Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door - that way Lumbergh can't see me, heh heh - and, uh, after that I just sorta space out for about an hour.
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02-03-2012 07:33 AM #5
The propane augers are nice but heavey. I had one and actually got rid of it. In really cild temps it wouldnt start either.
02-03-2012 08:38 AM #6AI Addict
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Are you trying to avoid the exhaust smell in your shack? If you are you should also consider one of the electric augers Strikemaster makes. I won't go into specifics being it wasn't the topic but thought it would be worth mentioning if you were.
02-03-2012 11:55 PM #7
Go with the jiffy, good product if you ask me. They weigh twice as much as the solo's but there also twice the auger.GO BEER GO FRIENDS
02-04-2012 04:13 AM #8
I have friends that have both and love them. The friend with the Jiffy has not had his in cold weather yet.
1. They both are very quiet.
2. They both can run indoors with very little exhaust.
3. They both have to be sitting with the throttle down when not using.
4. Strikemaster is half the wieght.
5. Propane will freeze and not run at cold temps. Not sure what temp this will happen and if it is that cold would you still be fishing? I know 100lb tanks start around -25. I'm sure 1lb is less.
To me the 4 stroke seems like an easy decision, but putting on the that 1lb tank makes it temping. For me the wieght factor is the biggest decision. Either way they are both good companies and I'm sure you will be happy.
Hope this helps and lets us know which way you went and how you like it.
02-04-2012 04:15 AM #9
02-04-2012 01:47 PM #10
Don't getme wrong the jiffy cutsicelike no other, but the weight and cold weather start was a big disadvantage in my eyes. Even if you leave the propane tank in a warm enviroment and put it on the cold auger it still had troubles. I always took the power head off and kept it in the shack too.
02-05-2012 01:23 AM #11
I got my 4 stroke in 2007 and have not had a single issue with it. I change the oil ever season and keep the gas fresh. They are great in a fish house! The electric ones are great as well. If this is an all around auger, At least for me I would go wish a gas model. You can keep moving and not worry about the battery life. The Jiffy LP model is really heavy, so for the run and gunner I would recommend the strike lite.
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02-05-2012 11:48 AM #12
StrikeMaster solo or Nils would be my choice. Great power, light weight and speed! I've had my solo for 2 years now and it's up and running in 3 pulls or less regardless of the contintions I've faced.
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