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MTD Yardworks 8/24 for $450 - good price?

Hello all,

I'm looking to replace my vintage Toro snowblower with a newer (but used) one. I came across someone selling an 8/24 Yardworks for $450, and it seems to be about 5 years old. Is this a good price? Are there any known issues I should keep an eye out for when I check it? Unfortunately the seller didn't provide me with a model or serial number.

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you could do a lot better with $450

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Hello all,

I'm looking to replace my vintage Toro snowblower with a newer (but used) one. I came across someone selling an 8/24 Yardworks for $450, and it seems to be about 5 years old. Is this a good price? Are there any known issues I should keep an eye out for when I check it? Unfortunately the seller didn't provide me with a model or serial number.

Thanks in advance!
Brand new it was close to 500 very under powered poor build quality i woudnt pay more then a 100 but i woudnt buy it at all
around here you can get a ariens st824 from 200 to 400
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I should probably have qualified that it's $450 CAD so that might be a little more reasonable. Thanks for the input, I'll keep looking.
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stay far away from mtd. you could get a nice ariens st824 for around 300 where i live, i sell them completely serviced for 400
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save your $450 and keep looking for a newer toro, ariens, Honda, or Yamaha! put a little more $$$ in the snowblower fund while looking and what's wrong with the toro you have

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IMHO, $450 is a lot for a lot of unknowns. I think you should find out exactly what year it is. Large frame machines from the 90s through the early 2000s were not bad machines despite what some may say. Do a little research, make a reasonable offer, and if he balks, walk away.

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I would pass, way to much green for that machine!!!!!!!!!

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I posted this other thread
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. Starter and carb. I'm also looking at a pull start option as the electric starters seem to be notoriously difficult to find.

Thanks for your suggestions!
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. Starter and carb. I'm also looking at a pull start option as the electric starters seem to be notoriously difficult to find.

Thanks for your suggestions!
Man...just about any other snowblower will feel like a toy after using a Toro 10/32 for so long. Awesome piece of equipment.

This guy here has a 12V setup.

It looks like it still uses the updraft Carb. They're very easy to rebuild/clean. The only tricky part can be removing the emulsion tube (you do that before splitting the carb body in half). I recommend purchasing the proper screwdriver since it's brass and can distort quite easily...you can make your own but it needs to fit perfectly without damaging the head or the carb body threads.


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