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Toro Power Max 826 OXE vs Honda vs MTD Yardworks 24"/208 CC

Been checking these forums often in my quest for a snowblower but it's time for me to seek some help!

I live in a new residential area in the Canadian Praries that is not built up yet so we get quite large snow drifts....concrete drivway 2 cars wide by about 3 cars long. We're on a cul de sac that doesn't get plowed for a couple of days after a snowfall or not at all after wind drifts so ideally I would use the blower to clear the street as well. Right now dependant on neighbours to do this.

I've narrowed down my snowblower needs to these options:
  1. MTD Yardworks 24-in 208cc PowerMore 2-Stage Snowblower (I have a rain cheque for $799.99) I have a link but I can't post it because I'm a new member.
  2. Toro Power Max® 826 OXE - 37781 ($1,329 from a local dealer)
  3. To throw a twist, my parent's neighbours have a honda that they only used twice (not sure which model but it cost them $4,000) that they're willing to let go for $2,000 only...but it seems overkill for my needs.

Prices in Canadian dollars before tax.

I know the Toro is a better machine than the MTD but the biggest factor is the price difference. I like the Toro way more but I need convincing that the Toro is worth the almost $600 difference after taxes. Is it worth it for my needs? The Honda just seems overkill for my needs although it's $500 more than the Toro after taxes.

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Well I am a Toro man......but I think that the Honda without taxes is the way to go. I know that is what I would do with out thinking to long. Let us know what you decide on. If you were closer to me I would sell you my Toro and pick up the Honda.

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The toro is well worth the extra $$ over the mtd. But the real deal is with the Honda....

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I know what you guys are saying...to top it off the neighbours are retired farmers that take care of their machines very well and are very trustworthy so the machine really is as good as new.

I initially very quickly dismissed the Honda because I couldn't imagine spending that much on a snowblower but after spending more time on the forums here I started considering it.
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If I had to deal with wind drifts so large that the street plows don't show up,I don't see how ANY snowblower would be so large as to be overkill.

Way better to have too much machine than find out you don't have enough.

Get the MTD brands out of your mind-right now.You need a real snowblower that will last.The Toro is a far better machine than the MTD-period.

If the Honda is in your price range,go for it.I've never used one,but many people consider them to be the cream of the crop-well,Yamaha too if you're a bank robber by trade and can afford one.
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I'm with everyone else here who doesn't have to spend their own money. You won't regret the Honda when you're halfway through clearing the street.
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If you have that big of drive&drifts I would get a truck with a plow on it. that way you can stay nice and warm with a coffee, soda or whatever. instead of freezing your TUKUS off out there in the great white north.

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Look at it as $2,000.xx over 25 years and it is a great great buy. The MTD will be replaced with in 10 years now a days. You pay for quality and with no tax on the Honda that puts it very close to the Toro. For a couple hundred over the Toro it is a must buy .

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I would take the TORO over a Honda anyday.

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If you have that big of drive&drifts I would get a truck with a plow on it. that way you can stay nice and warm with a coffee, soda or whatever. instead of freezing your TUKUS off out there in the great white north.
If the OP is complaining about the price of a Toro over an MTD,somehow I don't see a plow truck in his future.Even rot-box yard trucks start at about $2000 around here.
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