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Strikemaster & Jiffy parts and service

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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!!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

I seconded that!

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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.

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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"

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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.

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