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Brand new 824 OE's $699 Mpls

End of year deal. Not bad..https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/r...829612518.html

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I see Plastic and Cables,... Stuff I don't like on Snowblowers.
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I see Plastic and Cables,... Stuff I don't like on Snowblowers.
Welcome to 2019. This will someday be the good old stuff.

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Maybe we're about to see an unusual level of discounting this year? In those areas with essentially no snowfall this season. I saw a brand-new Ariens Deluxe 28" yesterday for $900. Isn't that a great buy even with the engine (254cc) that's too small?
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Welcome to 2019. This will someday be the good old stuff.



LOL......


Jack' only likes snowblowers that can take a hit from a TOW anti-tank missle, and not lose so much 10 rpms in run speed, during the strike.....


But, I confess, I admire the old stuff too, and love seeing them restored......

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I just picked up one of these over lunch today, since my old Ford broke down recently. I had concerns initially when I read about the plastic, but overall it feels like a pretty solid machine. I should get a chance to throw with it tomorrow or over the weekend, I am interested to see how well it might help me get over the loss of the Ford.

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Nice price and don't worry about the plastic chute.
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afaik toros plastics dont break and theyre guaranteed not to rust lol

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Jack' only likes snowblowers that can take a hit from a TOW anti-tank missle, and not lose so much 10 rpms in run speed, during the strike.....


But, I confess, I admire the old stuff too, and love seeing them restored......

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I've Replaced Lots of Cables for Folks this Year, and Don't Want Them on My Machines. Recently Had a Fairly New Poulan Pro Plastic Console that Secures the Shift Cable Break this week, Rendering the Machine Dead in the Water... Only to find it Now NLA. Thanks, Engineers.
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Spent a little time last night with the newly acquired 824.


Overall machine is so much lighter than my old Ford/Jacobsen 726. The Toro did want to climb a bit when entering a large snow pile, took some effort to push nose down and let it dig.


I think the amount of plastic is a big factor in that. Entire 'dashboard' is plastic. Not sure if it is technically the same material that was used in the chute and anti-clog area or not, but the later 2 are warrantied not to crack, stated down to -104 deg F. I don't EVER plan on using the machine if it's half that cold, so I am not overly concerned. It is very different to hear the icy chunks making contact with the various plastic pieces, does make it sound a little 'cheap'. The cable controlled output chute is a bit tricky to adjust but it moves quickly. Only other cables are from the engagement handles, not sure how else one would expect those to be operated, but I have not spent much time comparing newer machines.


All in all, the 824 made a good first impression.

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