Environmentally friendly, no smoke, no flooding, no gas mixture, the new Jiffy Pro4 Propane powered ice auger leads the way in the industry's effort to become more environmentally conscious.
The Pro4, NEW for winter of 2010/2011 is the industry's 1st propane powered ice auger.
The Jiffy PRO4 Propane, Model 40 ice auger utilizes the small, 16.4 oz, propane cylinders as its fuel supply. Most of us take along a couple of those anyways, for our heaters.
I have NOT had a chance to see one yet, let alone try one, so I'm not qualified to either recommend it, or tell you to avoid it, but knowing Jiffy, I imagine it is a great product.
Here is the short (70 second) video I came across that brought the Jiffy Pro4 to my attention.
Jiffy Pro4 Features...
Liquid propane is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels. The Pro4 uses a 49cc, 4 Stroke Overhead Valve (OHV) engine burns clean with very low emissions.
If you think about that for a minute, this has some very beneficial ramifications. Besides the obvious environmental benefits, it starts right up, every time, with no choke, and no priming. No more need for the gas/oil mixture. No potential for your auger to seep gas out onto your things during transit, if the fuel cap was not tightened properly. No possibility of flooding the engine while trying to start it up. No fuel to go bad, no more Stabil. It's an exciting concept!
In addition, the Jiffy Pro4 runs much quieter than gas engine models, with no smoke, no fumes, no smell, burns clean enough to allow safe operation indoors.
Obviously, the Jiffy Pro4 Propane auger is a very high end ice auger! Along with the 4 stroke OHV engine, it is equipped with Jiffy's HTT transmission, and the Stealth STX drill.
The word is that the Jiffy Pro4 will drill for 45 minutes on a single 16.4 oz, LP cylinder. That's a lot of holes drilled!This unit also comes with a unique 1-2-3 Jiffy warranty, which is 1 year on the engine, 2 years on the transmission and 3 years on the STX Blades.
Available with either an 8" or 10" diameter auger.