Toro Power Max 1028 OHXE - Big Enough? - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 12-01-2019, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 3
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Toro Power Max 1028 OHXE - Big Enough?

Hey all, I'm looking for some feedback from Toro 1028 OHXE owners and their experience with the blower. Specifically, how long your driveway is and how much you use it.

Some background: I've been using a Toro 724 QXE for 3.5 years now. It's a good blower however it's just too small of a unit for my driveway. I have a 375' gravel driveway that ranges from 13' - 20' wide and a 2 car concrete pad that all gets cleared. My driveway is "U" shaped, so each end will get built up with heavy wet snow from the plows. In addition I'll blow my parents driveway (~ 6 times a yer) which is a 200' concrete driveway. I live near Minneapolis, so the snow can vary quite a bit. Some weeks I'll blow a few times, each being a 2" snow. Others might be once a week with a 8" snow. The big issue with my 724 is it's engine size and width of cut. On heavy wet snows and deeper snows it just cannot keep up. I'm looking at the 1028 OHXE but I want to make sure it's meant for my type of usage. Maybe I should just spring for a Toro Commercial model? Thanks!
Rileytfd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 12-01-2019, 01:26 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Northville NY - Southern Adirondack Mtns.
Posts: 1,367
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 90
Likes (Given): 24
Likes (Received): 223
I have a Toro 1028, and a 550' gravel driveway with a 25x25 parking area and it is fine for that. My only issue is the slope of my driveway which make the wheels not the best for traction. We get about 70-80" of snow per year. It is a nice machine, and very reliable.
RIT333 is online now  
post #3 of 10 Old 12-01-2019, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 3
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Oh wow that's a good size driveway, thanks for the reply.
Rileytfd is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 12-01-2019, 07:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: nwnj
Posts: 116
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 3
Thanks (Received): 12
Likes (Given): 89
Likes (Received): 22
928ohxe or 38801 here, 2 years in it's rust bucket from under the sections that are welded together with spot welds, run oines hand inside the auger/ impeller area and feel the gaps, other wise they are nose light at the eod piles adding the shed weight ends that,
87powershiftx2 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 12-01-2019, 08:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Northville NY - Southern Adirondack Mtns.
Posts: 1,367
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 90
Likes (Given): 24
Likes (Received): 223
Oh, forgot, I did add about 12# of weight to the front end. Did it to keep the bucket down when going up the grade of my driveway.
RIT333 is online now  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes 87powershiftx2 liked this post
post #6 of 10 Old 12-01-2019, 11:28 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 13
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 2
Just bought the 1028 and have had NO snow as of yet.
Its a nice machine and feel its worth it.....JT
johnnytuinals is online now  
post #7 of 10 Old 12-02-2019, 07:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: nwnj
Posts: 116
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 3
Thanks (Received): 12
Likes (Given): 89
Likes (Received): 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by RIT333 View Post
Oh, forgot, I did add about 12# of weight to the front end. Did it to keep the bucket down when going up the grade of my driveway.
the toro 107-3815 weight kit is 33 pounds costs $159.00 bucks plus shipping for a 33 pound block of powder coated steel and 2 bolts , IMM i'd bet your home made works as well as if not better for the cost.

Last edited by 87powershiftx2; 12-02-2019 at 07:52 AM.
87powershiftx2 is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 12-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Northville NY - Southern Adirondack Mtns.
Posts: 1,367
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 90
Likes (Given): 24
Likes (Received): 223
Yep, I bought the steel from z scrap yard for about $5. No way would I pay Toro's price. Too frivolous.
RIT333 is online now  
post #9 of 10 Old 12-03-2019, 07:57 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Hudson Valley, N.Y.
Posts: 21
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 3
I had my 10/28 HD out yesterday about 7-8 or so & then again today with another 8 or so & It is an absolute beast. Other guys in the hood have other brands that I will not mention & they alway stop by to check out my Toro & ask about it. When I get to the rough at the EOD with all the chunky stuff it acts like Pac Man, it just gobbles everything up & never ever clogs. Love that recirculation system they have. I snow blow about a 40' long by 50-60' wide area & it just begs for more. You will be very happy with the 10/28.
Bulldogge is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old Today, 12:06 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 1
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
I have an 826 and 1600 foot driveway. Machine is worthless with slush. As I have inclines the wheels flip, but with chains all is good. Takes about 3 hrs to do a good job. So outside of slush freezing and wheel slippage all is good. But then again my truck and plow can do it in under 5 minutes
Largebore is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome