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post #1 of 16 Old 02-25-2015, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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I purchased a new TB 2410 in November 2014 in preparation for winter. With the several blizzards during Jan-Feb 2015, the machine has been put to the test.

My previous machine, and my reference point is a Toro 521 of about 30 years old. I would say that the Troy-Bilt is a close second to my old Toro, but being a slightly bigger machine was better suited for the large amount of snow we had so far this winter.

Starts easily, either by electric or pull start, Idles well
The engine seems to have decent power and throttles up well under load
I find it best to keep the machine fairly well loaded with snow by using the gears. A decent amount of snow load into the machine tends to get a better throwing distance for the snow. Less load, less distance.
I can go through 12-16" of powder snow in 1st or 2nd gear. 6th gear would be for 2-3 " of snow.

The auger blades seem a bit light duty, but so far they have held up. I did grind up a ski pole accidentally, and it broke both shear pins on the left side, but the auger blades were fine.

It probably could benefit from an impeller mod kit to throw the snow further.
I am not thrilled over the use of cables for gear and auger engagement, but they seem OK. Might be something that wears out sooner than hard linkages.

Overall a good machine at a nice price.
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I'm glad to hear that the 2410 is a close second to the 521

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My next door neighbor bought one of those TB/2410 last fall, and I must say it's been very capable for the size of the engine, and seems like a good machine for the money spent. Think he paid under 450 new.

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My next door neighbor bought one of those TB/2410 last fall, and I must say it's been very capable for the size of the engine, and seems like a good machine for the money spent. Think he paid under 450 new.
Wow...$450 or even less is a great deal! They are typically at Lowes for $599.


Tpenfield, I agree with you completely about the cable on the gear shifter.

Good luck with you machine moving forward.

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Here are a couple of videos of my Troy-Bilt 2410


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Nice to hear the machine is doing a great job for you.
I had one for about 9 years and it never failed me even though I used it very hard. Had a couple 100+" winters during its time with me.
Just keep an eye on the scraper bar and you might want to think about upgrading the shoes. I went with the "Cool Blue' poly skids that they put on Cub Cadets

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Nice Vid. It looks like it is throwing it far enough.

The true test to see if you need/want the impellar kit will be with wet, slushy snow.

It looks and sounds like it has been a great machine.

Some people can get down on the MTD brands but for an average home owner they can be a good value. Like anything else keep the maintenance up.

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Quick Update:

About 2" of wet snow today . . . Only threw it about 8-10 feet at the fastest forward travel gear. So, definitely could use the impeller mod. When I hit the deeper stuff near the road that the snow plow had left, the machine threw the snow a bit further (maybe 15 ft) based on the higher loading into the impeller.
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I did put the impeller mod on at the beginning of this season (2015-16 winter), but it has not really snowed at all. 1 storm so far, about 3 inches of slush. With what ittle clean up work that I have done with the machine after the impeller mod, I'd say that it makes a huge difference. I'd just like to have a typical 8"+ snow storm to really test the thing out.

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