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post #1 of 19 Old 02-25-2015, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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please help me decide.....

Despite starting on the first pull every single time (I dont even bother with electric start) it's time to retire the old yard machines (15 yrs old) and donate it to a family that I see shoveling all the time (pay it forward) that has no idea I am going to offer it to them.

I am gonna by one more that should last me until I can retire to Aruba or someplace without snow!

After tons of research and reading these very helpful forums, here are the choices:

1. Husqvarna 327P. I love the Hydro and from what I have seen, they improved upon a lot of things and this model is (or should be bulletproof)

2. Toro Powermax 928. I love the joystick and yeah, its a Toro.

The 2 most important features to me are chute control (after 15 years of bending over and cranking the stupid rod to turn the chute, I am over it. I want EASY) and The Hydro drive.

If you guys can give me a recommendation, I would appreciate it and if there is another brand that offers these features for under $1600, that you have an opinion on, let me know!
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Welcome to the forum, Much more members here like the Toro and it gets the job done. Good Luck

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Thanks Normex! I figured as much. It would seem I can't go wrong with the Toro but dang that Husky looks like a nice machine. I am wondering how many folks have experience with one.
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hello sabersfan, welcome to SBF!! most around here subscribe to HAT
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but there are other good snowblowers out there

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2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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Either machine would serve you well so it's just a matter of features, color, $$ and which one "feels" good to you.
I would suggest getting it from a dealer when buying new. That way you begin a relationship with the person you might need for warranty work and for parts along the way.
Unless you're really handy and think you'll do most repairs yourself then on line or big box can save you some money but their is the occasional horror story of someone going that way.

I like the red one myself


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I say take the TORO and run.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
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But, Ariens does make a couple nice 28" machines too.


The Deluxe has a 4.5 our of 5 star rating on nearly 1,000 reviews

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If you live that close to the border, then I would also throw out there, Yamaha.

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If you live that close to the border, then I would also throw out there, Yamaha.
I've been thinking about yamaha's myself. I have relitives in st. catherines and hamalton and I can be in Windsor in just a matter of minutes

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Welcome to the joint. Nice job on paying it forward. I bet that family will be surprised.

As mentioned, if you stick with H A T and go thru a dealer and not a big box store, you will do just fine.

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