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post #1 of 14 Old 01-27-2013, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Need some advise 1973 Toro 726 snowblower

This is my first post so hello to everyone from Utah. I don't have a snow blower at this time but was looking at a 1973ish Toro 726. I can't seem to find out anything on this thing. Can someone tell me if these are any good? I have a feeling that they don't build them like they used to. This is what the ad says,

I have a Toro 726 Snow Blower. It's a very strong and reliable machine. It's older, but will put today's machines to shame. It will handle wet or powder snow without any problems. It has a very unique drive system that makes operating a joy. I'm open to offers on this. It's just been serviced and replaced the spark plug, muffler and fuel lines. did a carb kit as well as new belts on the drive mechanism. Oil change was performed while in the shop for service.

I really can't afford a new one and having a herniated disc in my back shoveling in a literal pain. Comparing some pics is how I found out it's about a 1973. Hope you guys can help. Thanks in advance
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Welcome! There are a few members here that have a lot of experience with Toro. From what I have read they seem to be a good brand. Here is a link to a youtube video that goes over some of the things you should look for when buying a used snowblower.

3 Ariens 522 Single Stage
Toro 3521 Repowered with a 6.5hp
Craftsman 521 (selling)


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Troybuilt Horse 70s or 80s model
Troybuilt Econo-horse
John Deere Jx75
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Old and new toros are good blowers. Have you talked to the owner yet? I would recommend Ariens, simplicitys, 70/80s john deere as well. I would stay away from any thing with mtd stamped on it ie yard man, troy built, cub cadet,white.

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Welcome to SBF sunflake. Glad you joined us. You'll find some very helpful information around here, so enjoy yourself while you read the posts.

Looking at a name brand like you are carries the advantage of being backed by dealerships that can provide you with service, parts and help when you need it. There are a lot of big box store machines out there that have provided great service to their owners over the years, but I will always recommend getting yourself into a partnership with a good name brand and a dealership.

Be sure to let us know how your search for a snowblower goes.

I'm pretty much retired from the forum thing, but I check in every now and then.
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hello sunflake, welcome to SBF. by getting the serial number you can find out what year it is. if the serial number is worn off like my toro 826 was, you can get the numbers off the top of the recoil cover. that will tell when the engine was made

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1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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Doing a little research on these older machines, looks like quite a few parts i.e. electric start motor and the recoil spring are obsolete. What do you guys do in a situation like that?
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looks like the same motor as the one on my toro 826, engine number 190402. i found my electric starter ( used but working ) on ebay. i found a few small parts on m&d mower, i found them while crusing through the gilson website. your serial number should be 31260, using that and the engine number should give you a couple ways to look up parts if you don't have the engine number for the 726 use the 190402 number

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take a look
Briggs Stratton 8HP 190402 Toro 8 26 826 Blower Housing Shroud Recoil re Coil | eBay

current machines
1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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Is $ 195.00 a fair price for this blower? Hope this is allowed.
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Is $ 195.00 a fair price for this blower? Hope this is allowed.
i paid $150 for my 826

current machines
1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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