Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Finn

Strikemaster & Jiffy parts and service

11 posts in this topic

Has anybody confirmed if we are able to get parts for Strikemaster (and Jiffy)now that tecumseh is going out of business??? Do I have to buy spare parts for future use or what is the deal?

THINK ICE!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They have closed a plant or two, but there is nothing official on the web that I can find indicating that they are going out of business. I mean this in a nice way, what are your sources for this information?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the big guys at Strikemaster told me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was told by a reliable source and confirmed that they closed the Tecumseh engine plant. They are indeed the motors that Strikemaster has used up to now. I was also told by a source that Strikemaster was looking at motors from China. Not sure what Jiffy is looking at as they used Tecumseh motors as well.

Don't know what this means for parts and service. When we get more info we will let you know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was told by a reliable source and confirmed that they closed the Tecumseh engine plant. They are indeed the motors that Strikemaster has used up to now. I was also told by a source that Strikemaster was looking at motors from China. Not sure what Jiffy is looking at as they used Tecumseh motors as well.

Don't know what this means for parts and service. When we get more info we will let you know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't think there would be any parts shortage's for Tecumseh engines anytime soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Isn't there any other U.S. manufacturer that could supply engines? Pretty soon most of our products and residents will be made in other countries.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't think there would be any parts shortage's for Tecumseh engines anytime soon.

I seconded that!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is true that they are no longer making motors but it is limited to the ice auger motors. They will continue to make motors for other things (lawn equip and such) Jiffy is bringing to market a motor that they have had around for several years now. Look for it in the Jiffy booth at the ice show in St Paul.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank yall for help. I called tecumseh power division this morning to make sure if the rumors are true and sure enough only the engine production for strikemaster and jiffy will cease December 15th. I asked about spare parts and support but no answer was given for how long parts are going to be available. This really bites the big one. I quess that chicom engine that jiffy has is the one that their reps call the "big-ugly"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So that Strikemaster Lazer Mag demo model wouldn't be such a good idea after all? This is some bad news indeed for anyone looking to pick up an auger early.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I know I didn't pay $28 each for the trolley. Maybe half that. On the lake so I can't look up where I got them right this second.    Menards has the strut channel and a bunch of accessories. 
    • Strut is $15 per 10' at Menards. I've bought the trolleys from Mcmaster Carr before. Looks like they are $25 each on there for the doubles.
    • Dave -   I will go back to your original question and skip over everything after that.    You provided an explanation yourself.  In this case was the cross a representation of Jesus dying?  Or was it simply a representation of a soldier dying in battle.  I would say that a cross in a veteran's memorial traditionally represents the second scenario.     I would agree, to me this display is not religious.  Of course, as a Christian, I may be biased in my view.     I can't answer that for you.  However, we seem to live in a country where being offended can be considered a lifestyle.     We do have a separation of church and state.  The writers of the Federalist Papers wanted to make sure that our government did not have a government sponsored church like the Church of England.  I would not be happy with my government telling me how to worship.  So, I am happy that there is a separation of church and state. 
    • How many sleds can "we" get in that new trailer?
    • It's the interwebs. There is someone somewhere telling you what you want to hear no matter what that is.
    • Well how was the ride? I got my enclosed trailer ordered up today and will be here when I get back.
    • And who will decide what is good and what is not good for America? It seems there are opposing views for each perspective.
    • I have never heard this before and It is interesting.
    • There is also a separation of church and state. Put whatever you want on private property but keep religion out of the public arena.   Or are you also against the Texans who passed regulations making Sharia law illegal. Is it OK to have the Koran posted in a public area and to have rag heads praying to Allah in the government buildings?
    • We have a lot of shows going on this winter and spring that we'll be displaying at. Make sure to follow us on our Facebook page to stay up to date on all of those events...   Thorne Bros Facebook - CLICK HERE   Always great to see HSO members at these events so stop by and say hi!!   Thanks for all of the support!!
  • Our Sponsors