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Still waffleing between Ariens & Toro

I was sure I was going to get the Ariens 28" SHO but now also considering the Toro Power Max® HD 826 OXE - similar price
Ariens pro's - Bigger engine, metal chute slightly cheaper at msrp
negatives is I think I would rather have the trigger steer over the auto steer.


I don't know if the no clog chute will allow the smaller engine to discharge the snow easier? Plastic chute has lifetime warranty, size difference of 26" - 28" is irrevelant to me.


Any thought, especially from anyone owning this model of Toro? Of course the local power dealer (Toro) says I am wasting money on an Ariens
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Get the TORO , You will be 1 HAPPY CAMPER!!!!!!!!!!!

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The HD 826 is last years model. The new HD’s all have metal chutes for 2018-2019. I believe the 928 will be a couple hundred more than last years 826, they don’t have an HD 26” anymore
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Toros site still lists the hd 826 powermax...what is the new 26" equivalent?


edit...sorry I did not see your last comment on not having 26" anymore...stopping into a dealer today to find out?
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Get the TORO , You will be 1 HAPPY CAMPER!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS^^^^^

If you want trigger steering then the 826 OXE is the way to go.
Here Paul from Movingsnow.com gushes over the 826 OXE:https://movingsnow.com/2015/toro-pow...icture-review/


Hurry down to your Toro dealer before they run out! (please obey all traffic rules as you rush in to the dealer)

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Two feet of snow?? No problem for the PowerMax HD 826 OXE!

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Toros site still lists the hd 826 powermax...what is the new 26" equivalent?


edit...sorry I did not see your last comment on not having 26" anymore...stopping into a dealer today to find out?
Are you at the dealer??

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just left 2 dealers, one had no Toros in stock only the husky, the other was showing me the 928 and 1028...1028 over what I want to spend and 928 hd

they don't make the 26 HD #38805 this year and that had the pistol drives

Although I might be able to get it online and shipped to a local dealer.
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I found an online dealer that had a few olde rMax HD 826 OXE @ 1299 something like snowblowers direct was the name. I'm still up in the air new 928 hd or 1028 hd the new 928 hd my local dealer will sell me for 1299 but I wish it had triggers
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I am almost ready to go to costco and get the 24" Jonsered for $700, bigger engine than the rest, triggers and I could get 2 for the same price as the toro/Ariens.....Still up in the air it is coming down to whether I can use the auto steer with a torn rotator cuff...unfortunately I will only find out after a purchase.
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