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post #1 of 29 Old 01-22-2017, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Got me a new toro

Well not brand new but a 2013 toro 926 oxe. The owner said he only used it for one season and put it in his shed and has not started it in two yrs. This thing looks new. I took it home for $500. I hope with a good carb cleaning she will fire up.

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Worst case scenario a new carb is $38.99:

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So you'll still save over $400 even if that is needed (obviously try carb cleaning first). Seems like you got one heck of a deal there! Keep us up to date on how you get on.
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Crimony!

Does he have another one?!

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Well not brand new but a 2013 toro 926 oxe. The owner said he only used it for one season and put it in his shed and has not started it in two yrs. This thing looks new. I took it home for $500. I hope with a good carb cleaning she will fire up.
you did try it on starting fluid before you left right? too many scammers on craigslist will purposely **** up their machine to hide bigger issues from you, and advertise them as needing simple fixes. ive seen cut starter ropes(starter rope just broke and electric start doesnt work but once you replace the rope she will be ready to go!), cut fuel lines(needs a carburetor cleaning, i dont have any starter fluid to see if it runs on that but thats all it needs), and my personal favorite, gear oil in the crankcase to hide an oil burning issue. just watch out
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Worst case scenario a new carb is $38.99:

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So you'll still save over $400 even if that is needed (obviously try carb cleaning first). Seems like you got one heck of a deal there! Keep us up to date on how you get on.
Ya there was 2 more 926 oxe on craigs list. One wanted $995 the other $1199. This season toro did not offer the 926 oxe only a 8 26 hd and the low cost 826. Every thing else checks out great so I could not pass.it up. I will try to get some pics on monday.

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Crimony!

Does he have another one?!

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No but he just sold his f7 cat and a old plow truck.

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you did try it on starting fluid before you left right? too many scammers on craigslist will purposely **** up their machine to hide bigger issues from you, and advertise them as needing simple fixes. ive seen cut starter ropes(starter rope just broke and electric start doesnt work but once you replace the rope she will be ready to go!), cut fuel lines(needs a carburetor cleaning, i dont have any starter fluid to see if it runs on that but thats all it needs), and my personal favorite, gear oil in the crankcase to hide an oil burning issue. just watch out
I did not try starting fluid but the pull rope looks great ,the electric starter works mint and the oil is very clean also augers move as they should Evey thing sounds as it should when I tryed to start it. Monday after I get my yearly continuing education course for my hoisting engineer lic.

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congrats scott now its time to add another to your sig

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you did try it on starting fluid before you left right? too many scammers on craigslist will purposely **** up their machine to hide bigger issues from you, and advertise them as needing simple fixes. ive seen cut starter ropes(starter rope just broke and electric start doesnt work but once you replace the rope she will be ready to go!), cut fuel lines(needs a carburetor cleaning, i dont have any starter fluid to see if it runs on that but thats all it needs), and my personal favorite, gear oil in the crankcase to hide an oil burning issue. just watch out
I don't know... I have been buying/selling for years on Clist and have literally bought dozens of pieces of OPE and the sellers have always been honest with me except for one guy and he wound up shorting himself. When I sell a piece of OPE I always tell buyer what the deal is. I just bought a Mclain edger that literally looks brand new, for $25.00. The starter recoil was missing and it had been sitting out for a brief time and needed the carb linkage freed up. This is a $430.00 edger that I'll sell for probably $200. I used it last week to edge my whole sidewalk and it performed great. This is the story I'll tell the buyer. One other thing. I always change the oil and check air filter. I have never had any of those experiences you mentioned.

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