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NAMASafetyDirector

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I know this topic has been discussed again but I would like some fresh input. I currently have a Strikemaster Mag 2000 8" auger but I have been considering getting a new Strike-Lite 4 stroke. I have heard mixed reports on the Strike-Lite so I'm just trying to get some unbiased feedback from anyone who has spent some time using one. My biggest concern is cold weather starting with the 4 stroke. By cold I mean 15-30 below zero. I don't have any reservations about the cutting performance of the auger, I just don't want to have any problems with the engine starting when it's cold out. Thanks in advance for any comments! NAMA

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Push the prime bulb a couple times and it will start right up, no matter what the temp.

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I've never had any issues starting mine. Let it warm up and it's good to go. Must say, I think -5 to -10 or so is the coldest I've used mine. It's light compared to my friend's Jiffy STX. I also will say I don't haul mine via sled, so the plastic breaking has not been an issue. I would give it a try. Super quiet and light.

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Have they fixed the problem where you have to lay it on only one side or the oil leaks?

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Cold weather starting shouldn't be a problem at all. I've started my dad's StrikeLite down to about -20. Starts and runs fine.

I still have mixed feelings on the composite flighting and the design of the cutting end of the auger. It loves to pack with slush, especially when its cold out.

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