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01-20-2018 01:10 PM
kastmisser My Vex is probably 10 years old so I don't know if the newer ones will fit, but I put mine in a big Tidy Cat kitty litter container. It fits the vex case perfectly and has a plastic hinged lid on it. When it's snowing I lift one side of the lid a few inches and can watch it without it getting wet. Carrying handle too. I got a couple of them when I used to volunteer at an animal shelter, you could probably give a shelter a $10 donation and they'd be glad to give you a couple.
01-20-2018 08:24 AM
koldkut I'm not opposed to running the vex out of the pack, but I tend to move a lot, so that's where my head is at, trying to keep it so I can just grab the pack handle and auger to bounce around holes. I will be looking for a lighter battery, but the vex battery isn't really that bad, this is more to get rid of the sled.

The auger needs some work, I took it out initially and the blade walked around a bit until it grabbed, so I built a centering point on it, will have to get pictures of how I did that. And the other mods I did to it to make sure it doesn't fall down the hole. Anyway, yesterday at the mile, the centering point proved to be too much point and it would not dig like it did last weekend before I built a point in.
01-19-2018 07:46 PM
littlemac yes mike it does, I just shut the cell off around five so work doesn't bother me. the home phone is always on. what you have in mind?
01-19-2018 07:32 PM
slayerfish
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I found this out last week because my vexilar battery died. so I strip off the stakeons and hook it up to a makita battery I had spare for my auger. under the battery it showed what was positive and what was neg so it was a piece of cake just slid the wires in and it ran the vex all day.
Glenn does your phone work?
01-19-2018 05:32 PM
littlemac I found this out last week because my vexilar battery died. so I strip off the stakeons and hook it up to a makita battery I had spare for my auger. under the battery it showed what was positive and what was neg so it was a piece of cake just slid the wires in and it ran the vex all day.
01-19-2018 03:10 PM
waterfowler Here is an idea. Could use with the boxes. The Velcro sides might hold the auger attachment really well. I still think packing the flasher in the bag with a towel to protect from scratches and pulling it out when needed is a good approach. And after humping my flasher battery up and down the stairs to access the docks at Lake of the Ozarks I am convinced I need to own a Milwaukee drill and the the power source.

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01-19-2018 11:06 AM
slayerfish
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Auger got a John Bobitt make over
Yah I'm gonna remove some of the flighting from my mora.
01-19-2018 10:11 AM
albow
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I like where you're going with this. My biggest problem with packing the Vex is the weight of the battery. Any thought on lightning this up?
I'm thinking you could mount the head unit to a pack with some velcro straps and some brackets like this screwed into the side.
Biggest problem with the vex is the battery. You can go with a Lithium battery of the same size made for e-bikes. Battery + charger online for $125. Expensive but about half the weight. I'm running these in both my Aquaview and Vex and been happy with performance.

Another option mentioned recently by Slayer is using the Milwaukee 18 volt drill battery with the adapter that brings it down to 12 volts. It works!
01-19-2018 10:03 AM
Bronco Auger got a John Bobitt make over
01-19-2018 09:30 AM
mattyt I typically use my outdoor backpack and strap my flasher and auger to the back and put my gear inside. It's not as lightweight but it's better than dragging a sled
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