StrikeMaster - Solo Partnership Breaks Unexplored Ice
“German Engineering.” The phrase evokes images of sleek, high-performance autos—BMW, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes Benz. Ironically, after boring multiple ice holes with StrikeMaster’s line of retrofitted power augers, the feeling is equally impressive—smooth, clean, and quiet, with speed that defies their compact size.
Continuing their brilliant tradition of marrying auger design with European ingenuity, StrikeMaster has tapped Solo®, Germany’s premier small engine manufacturer. The partnership has clearly yielded the finest drilling machines on the planet. Since the 1940s, Solo has been a pioneer in small motor design, setting engineering standards for lawnmowers, chainsaws and backpack sprayers—real power tools for the toughest jobs in all outdoors.
“The choice to go Solo was an easy one,” asserts StrikeMaster’s Randy Havel. “We’ve been pioneers in the ice fishing business for 63-years. Solo has been making premium small engines for 61. In designing the ultimate power augers, the partnership was a logical step.”
Havel continues: “We needed a motor partner with the highest standards in every category— performance, reliability, engineering and emissions standards. Simply put, Solo manufactures the single best small engines we tested over an extensive four-year search period. They’re the real deal—the motor everyone else aspires to duplicate.”
“StrikeMaster’s new breed of power augers make you wonder about other brands,” expounds professional ice angler, Brian Brosdahl. “I mean, when you drill with the Solo motor, it feels sort of like the difference between driving a sports car and an old van. It really is that big of a difference. These augers start fast, and they run like a new chainsaw, cutting ice fast and smooth.”
The new Solo® German powerheads will retrofit all StrikeMaster drills, including the precisionengineered drills and blades from longstanding partner, cutlery master, Mora® of Sweden.