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How much does a Toro 824 weigh?

Seems like a quite of bit of metal to me. Looking at trying to move a 1979-1993 model. Tried solo to get it into the back of an old Saab 9000 unsuccessfully.
Any tricks to lighten it so that I can pickup and transport by myself. Loosened the handle bars so the height would work. During that process the lower bolt female receiver moved on the left bar(so that I couldn't bolt the bottom of the arm down) that also has the mechanical connection to the the transmission and any slop in the bar engages a gear. So trying to push it up a ramp didn't work as it would move from neutral and into gear. Suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
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I don't have one of those, sorry. Though I'm guessing there may be multiple Toros of that power and bucket size. Is it a Power Shift model, as an example?

I'm going to guess it will weigh at least 225-250 lbs, maybe a bit more. I had a 24" 8hp Ariens that was around 250.

For many blowers, the front half, with the augers, can be removed from the back half with the engine and wheels. If that's the case for this machine, that might be your best bet for significantly reducing the weight that you have to deal with at one time.

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I usually put about a 2' x 2' piece of plywood over the back bumper and tilt the machine up so that the bucket (scraper) is resting on the plywood. Then I do a free lift of the machine from the rear by the handlebars. Once the machine gets to near level, you can skid it forward on the plywood.

That way, you are only lifting about 1/2 of the total weight, or about 125 lbs.

Unloading is a reverse process.

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Yeah, I think the truck is a good suggestion, though I'm sure you've thought of that already But trying to get a 2-stage snowblower into a sedan seems like a daunting task. Even if you make 2 trips.

Perhaps you could remove the handlebars from the main body, though it sounds like you were already trying something like that.

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do what i did with a 28" 10hp sb




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Wow! You're much braver than I am I assume you had to bungie-cord/tie the trunk closed?

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Moved stoves, washing machines, couches in the back of a Saab 9000 with the back seats down. The handle bars were 2-3 inches high for it to fit the opening and headliner. Length no problem. Might have to drop the chute down to close the hatch. Where I got into trouble was undoing the bottom handle bar bolts before I got it into the trunk.
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