For those of you already using or considering buying the new Jiffy auger, here is what I know and have heard so far.
Is it a 2 stroke or 4 stroke? The new 2500 and 3500 series motors are 4 stroke.
How well does it cut? They are very fast, and the new 3500 series is faster than last year's 3000 series.
Is it loud? It is very quiet, because of the 4 stroke.
Does it start in cold weather? This is the million dollar question. It does start; it is a different procedure than a 2 stroke engine. At -10 or colder, prime it 15 times, then pull it over. That's right, 15 times. The primer bulb on the new models does not push as much gasoline as on the older models. Be prepared to feather the throttle or continue priming it as it runs, until it warms up.
Are the seals tight? I had one looked at that was reported to be leaking gasoline around the tank. It wasn't. What happened was that it had been flooded, and gas leaked out of the carburetor. The new breather cap design will also let out a tiny bit of gas sometimes. They do flood easily when they are warm, as they need very little choke to get started.
Is it worth the money? So far, the guys I've talked to that own them have all said yes, very definitely.
There ya go- that's pretty much what I know about the new Jiffy's so far. Any other experiences, put 'em on here!