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Nutty Fisherman

I found a Strike Master auger on county road 45 by Hackensack last night around 7:00 PM. The carb and gas tank is broke off if it is yours post here with your email and I will get back to you. It looks almost new to me.

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Red Miller

Nutty, youre a good man! We need a few more like you around. Let us know if you reunite the wayward auger with its rightful owner. Good luck and good fishin'!

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Nutty Fisherman

I will do that.

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jwilli7122

nutty - you're the man! i suspect this might be mine. i was in a rollover crash on highway 72 north of blackduck around 9am on 12/20. (i made a post on the blackduck forum the next day but haven't checked back in a while- check it out - it's still like 3 from the top).

i still have the gas tank - was unaware that the carb broke off but don't doubt it. as far as i know the auger was still in the truck at the scene (we were taken by ambulance to bemidji) - apparently somebody grabbed it, either from the scene or out of the truck at the lot the truck was towed to. if it ended up by hackensack 12 days later, somebody must have decided to just dump it.

anyhow - the auger i'm missing was a 04 or 05 black strikemaster lazer with 8 inch blades (2 shaver blades rather than the big "chipper"). do you still have it? if not, i understand - you can't hold someone's junk forever. give me a call at 651-324-4339. i'm in saint paul, but i'd be willing to made a road trip. thanks.

PS- i'm not much of a handyman - how hard would it be to replace the broken parts?

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Nutty Fisherman

I found this east of Hackensack on county road 45. After looking at it in the day light I think it would be cheaper to buy new then try to fix this one. I think the only thing that would be any good would be the motor. The auger itself is bent, and as I said earlier the carb and gas tank are gone. This was a red 2 HP

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jwilli7122

fair enough nutty. i'm almost positive it is mine - (it's mostly black, but i believe it has red "trim" such as on the throttle lever and maybe parts of the motor) - i have the broken-off gas tank - would probably not be too difficult to replace that - but i'm not sure how to go about putting on a new carb, and if the auger itself is bent, i think that's probably a deal breaker. i hadn't thought of that, but it was a fairly violent crash so it's not surprising.

still, if you still have it, i'd probably be willing to come grab it- if nothing else, out of curiousity of what it looks like. (and excuse to take a fishing trip up north).

if you already junked it that is absolutely no problem. i probably would've tossed it after about 2 days.

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Nutty Fisherman

This is all red on top. The handles are broke, I would say only the power head is good.This must of took a heck of a beating, the vexilar was in a bunch of pieces, along with some beer and other things. I realy supect somebody went around a corner and lost everything out of the back of the truck. The auger still had the price sticker on it. it has been pretty much junked except the blades that will fit mine. \:\/

Thanks for the intrest. Nutty

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ohhhhh then it prob is not mine. i figured it was since the entire description matched down to the broken off gas tank. (and while not same exact location, within 40 miles - which is not far for a lost/stolen auger to travel in 10 days). as for black/red, this is what mine looked like: http://www.strikemaster.com/lazer_xpress.html i call that black but someone might call it red. but i did not realize that there was a whole bunch of lost stuff with the one you found including a smashed vex - which makes it seem more like someone lost stuff out of the back rather than dumped a stolen auger that they realized wasn't worth fixing (which is what i thought at first)... unless the vex was really a marcum in a red soft-case - we lost one of those too.

anyway - thanks for posting and have a good one

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mrklean

Good luck getting your auger back hope its not to busted up to fix

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WallyGader

this thread gave me a good laugh!!

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