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    Quick question, do y'all lay your augers down in your truck when you're heading out, or do you disassemble the motor head and bit to try and keep the motor up right?
    It seemed like with my old auger when it was on its side for any period of time it wouldn't work properly. And now I've got a shiny new one I don't want to mess it up


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    Never had a problem laying one down...strapped to the sled behind the snowmachine and driving for miles...Guess if your last one was giving you problems, you could disassemble it and keep it upright...though I don't personally know anyone who does that.
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    On its side, no issues.
    Cruise right along with it strapped to the back of the sled.
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    Any which way but loose. Plug your gas cap and you're good to go.

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    I've never had a problem laying mine down in the back of the truck I just made sure the fuel cap was pointed up. Now carry it on my rifle rack I had to prime every time I stopped to drill just because it put so much air in the line from the vibration of the machine and when pulling it behind sled with fuel cap up no problems.

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    always have engine covered up, keeps the snow and slush from wet trails from building up around the carb and muffler when towed behind snow-machine.

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    keep the GAS cap tight no problems SID

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    We carry augers all the time on there side, tank up, in heavy equipment building ice roads 24 hours a day on the slope.


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    I always just haul mine laying down gas thank up. Never had issues because of it. That is on my 2 Jiffy's and/or my Eskimo.
    It probably rode 6 or 8 miles in the sled today on the way to the lake and back.
    The only issues I have ever had was snow/slush from the sled covering the auger up and freezing things up a bit.
    Now I have sled covers for the tow behind sleds and that isn't much of an issue anymore.
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    Like others have stated. Make sure it rides tank up. I have also used a section of sona tube to cover the drill if I was transporting in the sled with other gear. If it was strapped on top I always covered the power head with a plastic shopping bag to keep the snow out of the intake.
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    Thanks guys, maybe it was just a bad auger I had before. The new one worked great today!


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