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post #1 of 11 Old 03-27-2017, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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A great find at the dump Toro CCR 2450

In our town we have a dump er ah transfer station. You can take yard waste, recycling and other items there to get rid of them. The person that runs it will take the nicer items and set them off to the side because others will pick them up.

I was there dropping off some things and off to the side was this Toro CCR 2450. What a find!

I took it home and here is what I found:

1. The bail was missing, so I ordered a used one from eBay for $15. It came and fits/works perfect.
2. I drained the gas tank and cleaned the carb. Apparently the owner had some left over 2-cycle oil and decided to pour that in the gas tank. Cleaning both was a must.
3. The primer bulb cover was falling apart so I got a new one from our local Toro dealer for $3.

It started on the first pull and runs great. Compression is very good. I dont show it but the auger and housing were in very good condition. I did order some new pads off eBay for $23 so I will have about $40 into it.

What a great find! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

(I did search this forum for this model and saw the info regarding the fuel tank falling apart/leaking. Mine seems to be in good shape.)
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Very nice! Their loss is your gain!
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Our Transfer Station has a rule that once an item goes into a dumpster, it is owned by the town, and anyone that removes anything can be prosecuted for theft. And, they have cameras set up to police this rule. I have seen many things in the dumpster that I would live to rescue. I think my wife is the person the encouraged the theft-rule ! LOL
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Wow - that looks like it was barely used.

My town used to let you rummage through the dumpster but that was 10 years or so ago. Once a guy was about to toss a Montgomery Wards blower into the dumpster and I saw a repair tag on it. He said he just had the engine serviced but now it wouldn't engage into drive so it followed me home.
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My town also has the no dumpster diving rule, that's why I put it out by the roadside for free if it's something that I don't want to expend the effort on trying to get a few dollars out of. What's one mans junk is another mans treasure as the saying goes. If someone else can get some use out of it then why put it in the landfill. Usually something out by the road with a free sign is gone within a few hours.
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Nice find. I lived in Scott County, MN and the recycling centers policy is once it was tossed into the dumpster it was gone. I'm sure it was a liability issue but I sure wished I could dive in some times. I'm sure half the grills in the dumpster were in better shape than mine and most looking like the only thing that might be wrong with them is the ignitor went out or the window was too dirty to clean.

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nice rescue EVH!! my 2450E is about 17yrs old and I've never had a problem with the gas tank leaking but the plastic carb started surging a couple years ago

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Our transfer station has one of those dumpsters that compresses/crushes its items. So retrieving is not an option. However, the guy that runs it is real nice and takes out the good items and lines them up for people to pick up. I think his exception is kids car seats and strollers (safety).

I was there last fall at the same time a guy was dropping of a large number of kids outside toys (Little Tikes playhouses, bikes, etc.). He said his wife was closing up her daycare and he didn't know what else to do with them. I took home a number of items and power washed them. My Grand kids were thrilled.

I was aware of the plastic carb surging issue on these models. When I first started it I thought it was surging a bit. I let it run and started it later again and it seems to have gone away. Lets hope it stays that way.
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Our Transfer Station has a rule that once an item goes into a dumpster, it is owned by the town, and anyone that removes anything can be prosecuted for theft. And, they have cameras set up to police this rule. I have seen many things in the dumpster that I would live to rescue. I think my wife is the person the encouraged the theft-rule ! LOL
I think the same thing goes here. I will have to ask them but i think it is a liability issue.

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Great find!

all it takes is one sue-happy person (and a greedy lawyer) to ruin it for everybody

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