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post #1 of 23 Old 02-03-2016, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Just not happy about this

I walked out in the garage the other day and almost thought I could hear my ST324P crying. This winter sucks. The few times i have used it has performed good. Really disappointed its raining in Michigan. Bring on the snow, I'm ready to go!!!!!! I mean a guy can only wax his snowblower so many times...lol
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post #2 of 23 Old 02-03-2016, 04:22 PM
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no snow over here in the motor either ducky but it is darn windy right about now

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I bought a nice big used Toro 1332 last year and no snow to try it. Same thing this year till last night. Finally got some snow worth firing it up. Choke, throttle, prime and first pull if fires and it's running beautifully. Take the choke off, grab a gear pull the handle, nothing. Different forward gear, nothing, reverse, nothing.

I feel your pain Ducky. Waited a whole year to play with mine and ....
Used the tried and true 24" Troy and will take a look at the Toro when I'm not so disgusted.

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if you get no gears at all its probably a belt issue
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was some snow here......now its 30 shades of brown, after the rain tomorrow.....it will be 50 shades of brown, all snow will be gone.

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I understand and feel your pain Ducky, shoveled the last two years before deciding to re-power the Toro 724. I've used it twice but haven't had the chance to give it a full & complete workout.

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I know Ducky, as I get practically the same weather you do it's been a bummer. I've used the Husky once and the Honda once. Depressing, very depressing.

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Lol. I feel your pain, here in the NY metro burbs have had only one storm so far it was 16 inches but the Platinum 24 SHO hates to sit idle during the prime of her life...58 and raining here. They are saying that we may get some next Tuesday, we'll see.
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I think we had a record high today, 55-56 degrees. All of the 2 1/2 inches of snow we have had this year is gone....This is very disappointing, I have a hurd of 4 snowblowers that have seen more wax on them this year then snow...I am still keeping my fingers crossed for at least one or two big snow dumps before spring....I am working on making up a snow dance, it's still in the beginning stage ......LMBO
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Gee you guys, I wish I could send some down your way.

3" today, 6" last night, puts us at 118+" so far. I'm in a narrow band that gets a ton. About a mile from Lake Michigan, winds hit the Manitou Islands, then bombs away at my house.

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