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Toro 828LXE, needs new bucket, $1 / free. NH

Found this on CL, emailed the owner. He said it's in great shape, but needs a new auger housing (must be the bucket). He didn't have a pic, but said there's sheetmetal damage behind the impeller. Located in Merrimack, NH.

But he's asking $1, or will just give it to someone who's looking to fix it. I don't know what the damage is exactly, but perhaps it could be repaired inexpensively.

It lists 318cc 8hp Tecumseh (I think a flathead), QuickStick, and triggers steering. Very tempting, but I'm not looking to get into a new project at the moment. I asked him if I could post it here, he said yes.

Could be a nice find for someone, especially if the bucket could be repaired!

https://nh.craigslist.org/hvo/6804457559.html

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Wish I had seen this 5 hours ago, I was in that area (I'm not normally, it's 3 hours away from me), I would have loved to give this Toro a new home.
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I'm unclear as to whether or not you actually talked to him.


I'm not sure I would interpret the ad the same way.....

First off, he's not listing it under the C/L "Free" category, and secondly, there are many people who in my humble opinion have the annoying habit of posting a selling price of $1, which is not to be taken literally. Basically, they are looking for the best offer. I think this one is likely one of those.

I usually don't even look at the $1 ads, or just filter them out in a search. If someone doesn't give some sort of asking price, I'm not interested, because more often than not they will waste your time trying to get you to make an offer, tell you it's way too low, and then try to start haggling the price upward from there. Which then leads you say something like:
"If that's what you wanted for the item, why didn't you just say so".....

The parts alone are worth quite a bit and many would be compatible with quite a few Toro models, then if the engine runs good, that's even better. I doubt he'll take less that 2-300 for this machine. Note too, that even though the auger housing is wrecked, he lists the item's condition as "excellent".....
But of course, I could be wrong..... If he actually told you he was giving it away, then someone should grab it quick......
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I traded several emails with him, he seems nice. That was the source of extra details. And yes, he said he'll give it to someone who will fix it.

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Oh...O.K. That makes sense now.
This is one of those times that I'm kicking myself over the fact that I don't have a truck.....lol.

At the very least, many of the parts on that rig look like they would fit my "newish" 826OXE.
Gonna have to consider getting a truck soon, even if its semi-junk, for just limited use. But really the last thing I want right now is another vehicle to maintain...

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I don't have one either, though I got a little used utility trailer, which gives me at least some capabilities. But if you're close, you can rent a truck by the hour from Lowes and Home Depot. I've looked into that, for getting equipment home. You can also rent a truck from UHaul, of course, and they also rent trailers inexpensively, if you have a hitch.

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I traded several emails with him, he seems nice. That was the source of extra details. And yes, he said he'll give it to someone who will fix it.
Do you have his email address? Bad Link on CL
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The link is working for me, in 2 browsers, not sure what's going on? But I will PM his contact info to you. If searching, the ad title is simply "Toro Snowblower", for $1, in South Merrimack, on the NH Craigslist.

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The link is working for me, in 2 browsers, not sure what's going on? But I will PM his contact info to you. If searching, the ad title is simply "Toro Snowblower", for $1, in South Merrimack, on the NH Craigslist.
PM his email Please. CL ad works, but cannot reply
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