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Future PowerMax HD's: metal components?

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I asked the 'ol 8 Ball if the chute and ACS cover on the bucket are converting to metal and it said...



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Hahaha awesome. Have seen one of those in years.
Definitely telling the truth!!

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i wish . how about using that ball to for see if they go back to the reduced auger also as the max'es also have a auger caking up issue to a point they look like a powershift in white after a short while.
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The Powermaxs days upon this earth are numbered. as I live and die a little more here writing this. The guru's at TORO are hard at work bringing something new here to the masses. and that is all the MORE I AM SAYING ON THIS 1.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
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Hmmm seems like Mr Powershift93 knows something is going on out there too

which confirms my suspicion he's more "in the know" about whats going on at Toro than we know!


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Certainly the PowerMax is getting a bit long in the tooth, however, it still is an excellent product. With its major competitors, Ariens and Honda, offering track-based models, it would seems like that would be their next endeavor. They need to have a solid reason for their customer base to want to trade in their trusty tool for the next big thing from Toro.

As far as the plastic chute, I think they have proven durability and I believe they are superior to metal chutes that get paint-chipped as then age, so unless it is cost-prohibitive, I would think Toro would continue to offer this, despite the un-knowledgeable customer's reluctance to embrace the "space-age" plastic chute.

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The Powermaxs days upon this earth are numbered. as I live and die a little more here writing this. The guru's at TORO are hard at work bringing something new here to the masses. and that is all the MORE I AM SAYING ON THIS 1.


Is this what you refer to?


https://www.toro.com/snowmaster/
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Is this what you refer to?


https://www.toro.com/snowmaster/
those are nice machines but I hope they don't replace the two stage machines with them

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Interesting for sure!
Toro NEEDS to go with a hydrostatic transmission in their new 2 stage beasts!

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Interesting for sure!
Toro NEEDS to go with a hydrostatic transmission in their new 2 stage beasts!
Myself, I feel that hydrostatic adds quite a bit of cost to a machine, and an added degree of complexity for the homeowner to deal with for maintenance/repairs, with little benefit, but I have never owned a hydrostatic machine, so this is just my opinion. I keep a spare friction wheel for my machines, and I feel I am covered. With a hydrostatic, I would be SOL if I had a problem - too many parts to inventory for a homeowner.
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