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post #1 of 18 Old 12-09-2014, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Home Depot sucks at assembly

Greetings all, A friend of mine went and purchased a Toro 724oe from HD and asked me to have a look at it. First thing I suspected was the skids and behold they were just right with just less than 1/8" below the scrapper bar. Next I checked oil which was at lower end but acceptable. So we started the 7hp Briggs fairly easily and when put in 1st gear it was a bit fast then the 1st in reverse of course was barely moving, so pulled the bottom panel and adjusted it properly. I then noticed it was just pulling from on wheel so I put the cotter pin in the right place so it pulls from both wheels.
So all done the blower was far from ready for action but could be run as is if one did not know better. Moral better buy from a dealer or have a good friend who knows. Of course the reason it was purchased at HD because of its 12 months financing, I guess no wonder they sell things they don't know about. Just saying

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HD doesn't have a full time assembler, they told a part time kid to assemble it and he did.
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I used to work at a local husqvarna shop and did all the warranty work for Lowes. Their assembler was a part time guy who knew nothing about the products. His abilities were severely lacking.

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I once thought about doing that part time. a long, long time ago.

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if you look on toro's website you'll find that they offer financing so why not get a toro snowblower from a dealer unless HD has one of those no intrest deals going on and toro does not

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Do you really expect home depot to train people to assemble snow throwers.
Theyrr a big box store and if you choose to have them assemble it for you-you cant complain too much. Theguy driving the fork truck is probably the same guy that assembled your snow blower and he probably did the best he could
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Home Depot is a junk store IMO. Lowe's is a lot better.




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if you look on toro's website you'll find that they offer financing so why not get a toro snowblower from a dealer unless HD has one of those no intrest deals going on and toro does not
Yes it was a 0% and 12 month deal and my friend is a big user of those terms even when I told him that nothing is free but it doesn't hinder the get me now mentality.

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