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#1537288 - 09/25/08 10:19 AM
Ice Gator Electric Auger
DTro Offline
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Registered: 08/19/00
Posts: 18806
Loc: South of the River
For any of you Ice Fisherman looking to buy a new auger, upgrade your existing one, or just looking to put behind all the hassles of a gas auger. Be sure to check out the innovative Ice Gator electric ice auger.

Finally, an electric auger that lives up to its claims and is able to compete with “the big boys”.

Pavati Manufacturing, LLC's history begins just four years ago with a dream to introduce an electric ice auger drive that would outperform gas auger drives and eliminate all the problems gas drives have. To do this has taken three years of development. It had to be able to drill holes twice as fast as gas. It needed to drill at least twenty-five holes through 36” of ice on a single battery charge, have a forward/reverse feature, and maintain an average weight for all ice auger drives.

After long nights of design changes and testing, Pavati Manufacturing, LLC has overcome all of the above challenges, assigned two patents and was proud to offer the first generation of electric drives called the ICEGATOR. The manufacturing plant is located in Edgerton, Ohio.


For more info, check out the Ice Gator website here. Be sure to watch the videos as well. Seeing is believing.

Click here to visit the Ice Gator Website
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#1537416 - 09/25/08 12:02 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: DTro]
DTro Offline
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Also, keep an eye on the site for new products/accessories/dealers to be added in the near future.
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#1537454 - 09/25/08 12:26 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: DTro]
muc33 Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
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Loc: Brewster/Worthington
Dtro, I can't wait for my Ice Gator to arrive. I got the 8" for my hard house. Not to wave the wussy flag, but I have pretty bad allergies and carry an inhaler for when they are real bad. Drilling holes in my hard house has always been a rough time for me with the fumes, I have even switched to different oils and that has helped, but finding an electric that has enough power to get through our ice without smoking me out is by far my best option.

Plus alot of the time I have my daughters with me. They are only 6 and 11 and to make them sit in that cloudy air for a while just isn't fair for me to do.

This is my hard house solution and I can't wait for it to arrive.

Is there ice yet????!!!!!!!!!!
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#1537526 - 09/25/08 01:20 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: muc33]
peerchking Offline
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Registered: 08/05/03
Posts: 298
Loc: kandiyohi co
I don't get it you watch there video and it says just put on your 8" or smaller auger and drill. But in the warrenty section it say 6" or smaller. if you put a 8" on it voids the warrenty. witch one is right?
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#1537546 - 09/25/08 01:36 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: peerchking]
DTro Offline
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Originally Posted By: peerchking
I don't get it you watch there video and it says just put on your 8" or smaller auger and drill. But in the warrenty section it say 6" or smaller. if you put a 8" on it voids the warrenty. witch one is right?


I see that.

Let me check into it.
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#1537579 - 09/25/08 01:53 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: DTro]
riverrat56 Offline
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Registered: 06/24/04
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Loc: New Ulm, MN, USA
So since Strikemaster and Jiffy augers turn differnt ways how does that work?
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#1537591 - 09/25/08 02:04 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: riverrat56]
DTro Offline
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Originally Posted By: riverrat56
So since Strikemaster and Jiffy augers turn differnt ways how does that work?


Well, the auger is bi-directional (forward/reverse) so I would think you just use the direction that works.
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#1537604 - 09/25/08 02:18 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: DTro]
muc33 Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
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Loc: Brewster/Worthington
Yes, and they have adapters as to what style bit you choose. From SM to Jiffy to Nils, take your pick.
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#1537652 - 09/25/08 02:58 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: muc33]
Powerstroke Offline
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Registered: 12/08/03
Posts: 5749
Loc: Eden Prairie, MN USA
I couldn't imagine putting a Nils head on that thing!!
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#1537696 - 09/25/08 03:47 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: Powerstroke]
riverrat56 Offline
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Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 4348
Loc: New Ulm, MN, USA
Right, see I didn't really read the whole original post.....thanks for the help guys. Very interesting new tool for the ice. This will be the ticket for use in permanent houses.

Do they have any plans in the future to sell it as a complete unit with an auger?
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#1537814 - 09/25/08 06:06 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: riverrat56]
muc33 Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 3211
Loc: Brewster/Worthington
I think they are using the versitilty of the any bit fits as a selling tool. Take the bit out of your current auger and rid yourself of the smoke, the smell of fuel and be able to flush a whole with the reverse mode. Quite a concept!
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#1538331 - 09/26/08 08:17 AM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: muc33]
Scott K Offline
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Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 15021
Loc: Henderson, MN
I like the idea of atleast having the option to come with out an auger, I have several around here, and is more cost efficient to just reuse one that I already have. I cant wait to try it out in the ice house, no fumes lingering for hours, it will just make fishing that much more enjoyable! Like that is possible grin
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#1539395 - 09/27/08 01:56 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: peerchking]
aanderud Offline
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Registered: 01/02/06
Posts: 3147
Loc: Eden Prairie, MN
Originally Posted By: peerchking
I don't get it you watch there video and it says just put on your 8" or smaller auger and drill. But in the warrenty section it say 6" or smaller. if you put a 8" on it voids the warrenty. witch one is right?


I read the same thing on their "manual", but here's my thinking....the "manual" lists the part number as "002-003", which is the same part number as the top unit on their "product" page. I believe this is the older design, which was probably only meant for the 6 inch augers. If you go down further in the "product" page, they have 2 different looking drive units which are specifically called "Icegator drive for 8” auger bits", coming with 2 different sized batteries.

So, my guess is that their product page has been updated with new products, but the only manual they have available on their website at this time points to the older 6 inch unit.

Now, of course you should talk to the people at IceGator for clarification, since I'm only guessing. Whenever I have a question about a product warranty, I talk to the people at that company directly, rather than expecting the advertising medium to know. I mean, if I saw a Ford advertised on the Fox NFL pregame show, and I had a question about some confusing information on the Ford website, I wouldn't ask Howie Long of the Fox pregame show for clarification...I would email Ford directly. Fact is, even if I did ask Howie, and he emailed me an answer, it wouldn't necessarily be right smile
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#1539727 - 09/28/08 08:22 AM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: aanderud]
Killdeer Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 111
Loc: Minnetonka
This reminds me of the electric chainsaw or the electric lawn mower.... Don't think I'll be getting one till I know there good.
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#1540121 - 09/28/08 06:38 PM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: Killdeer]
harvey lee Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 32125
Loc: SC MN
I have used one and also own one and they seems to be a very well built and deasigned unit. I also beluieve they are looking into a auger also but ghow can one beat saving the money when one altready owns the auger and just purchases the head.
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#1568235 - 10/24/08 06:52 AM
Re: Ice Gator Electric Auger [Re: harvey lee]
Ed Carlson Offline
HSO Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 12/16/99
Posts: 8869
Loc: A van, down by the river.
Looks like Gander Mtn will also offer the Gator Electric Auger line too this season. That will be nice for the guys to see them up close.

I like the ideology, construction, and the overall simplicity behind the Gator system. They should be a big hit.
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