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PowerShift 824

Wow, anyone in the Milwaukee, Wi area want to join the PowerShift club? this looks like a nice unit and reasonable price!
TORO POWERSHIFT 824 SNOWBLOWER 2 STAGE

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For the price it is in pretty good shape.

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The problem we have here is that there's not enough snow on the ground to get people buying CL blowers yet. I'm trying to sell my PS 824 for $250 and haven't had one call.

That one appears to be about the same year as mine - 1990. It has the old design skid shoes that are not longer made by Toro. Mine has aftermarket black ones and they suck at cracks and scratching the concrete. I'm thinking of the Robalon composite ones as they make a replacement for this Toro style.
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The problem we have here is that there's not enough snow on the ground to get people buying CL blowers yet. I'm trying to sell my PS 824 for $250 and haven't had one call.

That one appears to be about the same year as mine - 1990. It has the old design skid shoes that are not longer made by Toro. Mine has aftermarket black ones and they suck at cracks and scratching the concrete. I'm thinking of the Robalon composite ones as they make a replacement for this Toro style.
agreed about the snow...I have had a hard time given any away this year...
I have a powerShift 624. 1988 with old style shoes as well. here is what I did. made my own.
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That machine looks familiar . Just needs some snow shrouds.. I put all that time into getting mine done, thought we were going to get a storm later this week and out the storm has disappeared off our weather forecast and now dry through next week with the exception of some flurries here and there. And it's so freaking cold out ! I like your skids I wish I had done that instead of spent the money on the ones I bought. I could've easily made some like you did. Nice job. Supposed to be a little warmer on Saturday, I'm going to pull my machine out take a few pictures and do post on the repower. I won't have a cool video like you had because I have no snow hoping the weather pattern changes for next month!
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looking forward to the post with pics Pathfinder13. LETS ALL HOPE FOR SNOW

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agreed about the snow...I have had a hard time given any away this year...
I have a powerShift 624. 1988 with old style shoes as well. here is what I did. made my own.
What material did you use for those skid shoes? I've been trying to get myself to fork out the money for Robalon shoes at a local dealer that are direct replacement for the old style ones, but at just under $50 a pair it's a tough pill to swallow.

Also, does your scraper bar have the two ends bent up at 90 degrees that get bolted by the front skid shoe bolt? The current bar on mine doesn't have those bolt holes, so I'm trying to figure out if they are threaded or not. The PO has bolts going from the inside of the bucket out through the shoes, but I think they are supposed to be going the other way and thread into the bar and support bracket. That's another $30 for a new bar if this is the case.
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Will do some pics Saturday, have the little shields for the top to velcro on still. Sure hope February ends up being snowy ! Getting depressed with this super cold dry weather... I don't even feel like doing any woodworking because it costs to heat the garage. I think the temps are going to break a bit Saturday and Sunday.

The meltdown is under way ...
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I enjoy woodworking too and haven't cut a single board this winter either...too cold out in the garage and my local gas station has quit carrying Kerosene at the pump...I refuse to pay for the 2 gal at a time crazy price...and that is how I usually heat my garage.

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if I were closer I would buy it and sell my 826

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