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1982 826 vs Late 90's Power Throw 824 XL

I just bought a '82 826, but found a good deal on an excellent condition Power Throw 824XL. How do the two compare?
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-03-2018, 06:21 PM
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I just picked up an 824 powerthrow earlier this year and haven't had a chance to use it. I had a 1979 or 1980 826, it threw snow very well but I couldn't get use to the dead man controls so I was either running into something or stalling it because I let go of the micro switch lever

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I had a 1979 or 1980 826, it threw snow very well but I couldn't get use to the dead man controls so I was either running into something or stalling it because I let go of the micro switch lever

I wonder if one was broken? I have one on each handlebar but I can let go of either one provided I have the other depressed.
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yes one of my micro switches was broken which led to the stalling. the other problem I had was the 826 just barley fit in the allotted space in my garage, the 824 gives me some wiggle room

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1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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The dead man switches are my only complaints about the 826.....
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