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post #1 of 26 Old 04-01-2017, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Toro 1028 Power Max for 1000?

Ad says it is a year old and has been used for one hour. He's asking 1k. I'm not the type to do lots of research. If this blower is in good condition is this a really good price? Should I try to get him to 800? He says he paid 1800 for it. Seems I have read and heard pretty much all good about these machines..
Waddya say fellas? Pull the trigger or walk? It has the briggs engine on it. Says 1450. Couple of screenshots..?

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At $800, you would be doing well. Maybe even at $1000, but try for 8, and you may end up at $900. I have that machine, but with the Tecumseh engine, and it has been very good over the 3 years that I have owned it. i bought it used, and it is about 10-12 years old.

Incidentally, Toro has pretty much kept the PowerMax the same for the past 10-15 years of its existence. I suppose that you could say that they are lazy, but I feel they got it right the first time. One of the only changes, beside engines, is they added clutches to each drive wheel making turning easier.

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Thanks for your input. I really don't know much about these blowers.
Anyone else share your thoughts? Good deal?

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I would think it is a good deal, they sure do blow snow well. Even at a $1,000.xx there is a 20 to 25 years of blowing life left in that blower.

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It's older than a yr old , as it has the briggs on it and it has the small tires on it. They used the loncin the past two yrs. I can't tell by the pic if it has the steering levers on it . if it does not have them there is no way he paid $1800.

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You should be able to get the model and serial number to pin down its age. If it doesn't have the steering levers, then the price would drop a few hundred. Then, the 800-1000 offer would make it a reasonable deal. Not fantastic, but reasonable.
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Something's fishy. I think it's an older model powermax that came with a Tecumseh. He installed a Briggs engine, which may possibly have "One Hour on it."

Get a model and serial and double check. $1000 sounds high.

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Looks like I can see some hints of rust in the photos. Makes me think older than 1 year.
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It is more than a year old and has more than 1 hour on it. look closely at the wheels. they have rust on them. more like 2or 3 years old. 700.00-800.00 is all I would go there BROTHER JOE.

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Looks like I can see some hints of rust in the photos. Makes me think older than 1 year.
That's the "problem" with Toro - there have been very little changes in the past dozen years, so without a model/serial number, it is almost impossible to vintage the frames - only the engines have changed.
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