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post #1 of 19 Old 12-26-2016, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best place to purchase Toro shear pins

I broke the rear shear pin on my Toro 1128 OXE and wanted to purchase a new few sets for the rear ones I broke as well as a well as ones for the front.

Also curious if it's fine to just use a regular nut and bolt setup. I've been looking online and they're pretty expensive due to shipping cost. Ideally I would just like to get 5 sets of the front and rear ones so I have some extras just in case something happens in the future.

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post #2 of 19 Old 12-26-2016, 05:35 PM
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i would avoid using any regular nut and bolt......that could get very costly. you dont mention location so its hard to point you to a dealer or box store. i would however ,stick with genuine parts when ever possible.

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I live in Ogden, Utah.

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As far I know about those powermax snowblowers they use 5/16 by 2 inch grade 5 bolts. if there were those BLOODY sheer pins in there. someone must have switched them out.

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Yep.I was told by a Toro service technician that the reason why "the "shear pins" in my Toro 521 looked exactly like ordinary grade five bolts is because that's exactly what they are.Toro makes a big stink about their gearboxes being so strong that they don't need shear pins-they're just bolts to anchor the augers to the shaft.

Well,seeing as though I'm always sucking up boulders into my Toro,I use grade 2,to make sure they break quickly.And yet,I've only broken 2 of them since I've owned the blower.
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In the old school blowers and in the POWERSHIFTS you run ONLY grade 5 or stainless steels which is the same as grade5 in there.

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I just checked and that's what I bought and installed-stainless steel,not grade 2.
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If you have a local Ace, TrueValue, or DoItBest Hardware Store, they'll probably all have bins of generic shear pins of various sizes . . . . especially if you have enough snow in your area to justify their keeping them in stock.

Take one of your original pins along to match up the length, diameter . . . . and the break points (which is thought to be most important).

Maybe Lowes and HD have them too ?
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Are the shear pins that look like regular bolts usually made of white metal? alittle softer then heat treated steel bolts.


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". . . Are the shear pins that look like regular bolts usually made of white metal? . . ."
I have one of those in my hand right now; and it's attracted by a large magnet . . . . so it has some ferrous metal content.

It's unthreaded from the Head down about 1" and then threaded for about " to the end, so it looks somewhat like a Shoulder Bolt . . . . but it has grooves (the break points) immediately below the Head and another about an inch down from the Head, right where the threads begin.

But this one probably isn't representative of all of the variations available. Four(4) of these 1⅓" X 5/16) cost me $8.19 a couple of years ago.

If they were made of white metal (or aluminum), they'd have even less stamina and they'd be busting all over the place when dinky pieces of ice entered the scoop.
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