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post #1 of 17 Old 10-25-2014, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Toro 826 OE or Ariens deluxe 28

I have a 170' driveway and i just sold my craftsman 29" 9hp snowblower. The craftsman had no steering so it was a little rough moving it around. Im just having trouble deciding between the smaller more maneuverable Toro 826 OE which I think will get the job done or the bigger Ariens deluxe 28 which is only $100 more with the (Im not too sure heard bad things about) auto-turn. Would love input from you guys.
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If you like trigger steer stick with the Toro and I would stay with 28 to 30" with your size driveway.

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I know nutt'n of the Toro line up, so my opinion is very one sided.

Deluxe 28.

Auto turn can take some getting use to. It took me a while but I like it now. I also installed Armor Shoes and that helped.

I am surrounded by Toro's, and they seam to do a good job. That joystick approach for the chute does seam pretty slick.

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get the TORO. ALOHA to the forms.:c ool:

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I just got the toro 826oxe it looks awesome have played with a little seems to move around nice ,but have no snow yet, was tempted with the ariens but was nervous about the steering myself , I have alot of uneven territory to clean did not want to wrestle with my machine, is your driveway flat that may help you decide
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My driveway is pretty even and I noticed that ariens is offering a 5 year warranty if you buy it before Oct 31. I never hear bad things about the toro's
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Just to clarify about Ariens's warranty, the 5 yr applies to the blower only and they offer 3 yrs for the engine.
Toro has 3 yrs on both and a 5 yr start warranty on 2 pulls (not sure if 1 or 2 pulls). Lastly I'm partial to Ariens especially when they had trigger steering.
With this nice laneway it beckons for at least a 28".

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Ariens ST1530DLE, and good ole arm powered scrapper.
The 15 HP is a new Ducar engine sold
by Princess Auto in Canada.

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thats a nice driveway, I think you would be ok with either machine. I like the toro for the quick stick chute I have to blow snow in a lot of different places, looks like you can just blow snow left or right , the 5yr warranty is pretty good, did you check out the platinum
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Just to clarify about Ariens's warranty, the 5 yr applies to the blower only and they offer 3 yrs for the engine.
Toro has 3 yrs on both and a 5 yr start warranty on 2 pulls (not sure if 1 or 2 pulls). Lastly I'm partial to Ariens especially when they had trigger steering.
With this nice laneway it beckons for at least a 28".
Just to clarify a little more, If you purchased before end of October /Ariens will back everything for 5 years, blower and engine. After that, then it is 5 for the blower and 3 for the engine.

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To clarify the clarifications

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Snow Removal Apparatus I own:
Ariens ST1530DLE, and good ole arm powered scrapper.
The 15 HP is a new Ducar engine sold
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