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Toro Powershift - does it work?

I recently fixed the transmission on a Toro Powershift 824. It is the first time that I ever heard about a Powershift. The complaint from the owner was that he only had 1 forward gear and 1 reverse gear.

I tipped her up to remove the belly pan and what the heck......? There is a real transmission to this thing!

Well, not one to shy away from learning something new, I removed the transmission and tore into it. What I found was rust buildup inside the tranny case. So I took it all apart, cleaned up the rusty parts, put in new low temp grease and reassembled it.

It all works pretty well now.

But here is my original question - the owner says that it is a nice machine but he never uses the powershift function because he loses traction with the wheels in the rearward position.

Does it work like advertised?

What say you?

I would expect to hear from powershift93! Ha!

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post #2 of 31 Old 12-27-2014, 11:45 PM
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That is a great question?? I was afraid to ask about the Powershift? Myself a first time Toro man all I read about is Powershift, from years ago. Why is it not on the new snow blowers??

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I have a powershift 6/24 and the powershift function works great. I don't lose any traction when I use it. pretty cool feature overall for the end of the driveway stuff left from the plow.

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You'll be wanting to talk with POPWERSHIFT93. He bleeds Toro red blood. Check out his "brothers of destruction" blowers. Pretty cool looking powershifts.

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He may bleed toro red, but coughs drywall dust.....Ha

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Still waiting for how this works???? and why it was so good???? and why it is not on new blowers?? Just asking????

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He may bleed toro red, but coughs drywall dust.....Ha
Oh man.... We gotta stop pickin' on Todd.

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Pickin'?, after all his stories about the garage, it's the truth.

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Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
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when the wheels go back it doubles the weight on the front end. it will not lose traction. it has posi traction on the wheels. why did TORO quit making them. simple the price of one of those today would about 3500-4000 thousand dollars. back in 1993 the cost of the one I have brand new was 2000.00 dollars. post a vid of it operating so I can see what is going on..

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
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He may bleed toro red, but coughs drywall dust.....Ha
to much drywall dust there BROTHER DB.

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