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post #1 of 26 Old 11-26-2014, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought my new Toro Power Max HD 1128 1 week ago. I have about 45 minutes of operating time on this Toro before this Video was taken. I am still getting used to the operation of this Toro since I had my old Craftsman for 18 years. This Toro has tons of power for the 12 in of wet snow we received Blows far better than I expected, I am having a hard time getting used to the controls for the chute on the left side to be operated by the right hand. With this wet heavy snow seems like to change direction of the chute some times I have to stop and help the Joy stick to change direction.


By the end of the day 5 hrs. latter I was much more comfortable with the use of this Toro. These were taken first thing in the morning. I was fighting the 1128 at first after a few hrs. it was not so bad. Did both of my neighbours drive ways. There are 5 or 6 other blowers on my block but I was the only one that could blow the wet heavy stuff. My Toro did NOT plug up once which I did not expect I was able to blow snow 25 to 35 ft. The 10 hp across the street was good for 6 or 7 feet and plugged up after a few minutes so I did his yard also.

I am very happy with my new Toro, would not go back to what I had, one gets what you pay for. This was a great purchase, can not wait to get some powder snow. My self I will need a few more hrs. at the controls before I can give a full blown review.

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Conrats, other than trying to figure out the most efficient manor of using the controls, she seemed to chew through anything you put into her way

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if its blowing wet snow that far just imagine how far it will toss some dry snow

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if its blowing wet snow that far just imagine how far it will toss some dry snow
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Well we finally got some more snow about 5 in of dry light snow. It was hardly enough for a test but it worked great, still a bit of learning on my part. Not thrilled with the interlock on this Toro, use my right hand to use the joy stick to change direction of the chute and blower speed drops to 50% of what I had when holding down the blower lever with right hand. Also when changing chute direction, the deflector points down when changing direction and does not return to where it was before, a pain in the butt. I may be used to my old blower I never had any problem like this.

But this blower like lots of snow and it really does great in the heavy snow. Other snow blowers on my street are close to equal in this light fluffy snow.

Still snowing so may get a lot more by morning, There should be a huge pile of End of Driveway snow tomorrow for a good workout.

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it seems that the joystick needs to be adjusted so the deflector doesn't drop down

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That is what I am thinking and hope to fine tune it tomorrow. This blower is unstoppable in wet heavy snow, just got to get a couple small issues corrected. Still snowing here should have 6 in by morning.

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We received another 7 in. of snow over night I adjusted the deflector this morning. I am sure I have it working as well as it should. Used my TORO 1128 OXE Power Max HD for over 3 hrs this morning and I can say I am really liking this blower now I have learned how this blower works and am pleased with it and I am glad I have bought it. Just finished my drive and the snow came off my roof 18ft. x 40ft. had over 15 inches of snow on it so when it landed there was a ton and my 1128 had no problems with it. The snow was higher than the bucket but still blew great. Short video when driveway was half done.

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