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Hello everyone,

Looking for some opinions here as this is my first gas powered blower. I have narrowed my search down to Honda or Toro, knowing I’d have to find a ridiculous price on a Honda. I have found however a 1028 Powershift OXE in very nice shape for $750 or a brand new(was unboxed but never ran) 1028 LXE for $1000, obviously been sitting a bit, unsure of gas was ever put in but the bars haven’t even been assembled so I assume no gas. From what I can tell the only differences are that the OXE will have the Briggs and Stratton engine where the LXE will have the Tecumseh engine. Is there any other differences I should know or one better than the other?

I don’t think there is much of a difference but I want a snowblower that will last. I don’t have a giant driveway but the end does get buried by the plow often so I want something that can handle clearing it, and tax return has arrived so also not in a rush if those are both overpriced, but compared to new I feel they are both fair. If I am ever able to add my shop that I have planned I will be adding a considerable driveway along with that so planning ahead a bit.

I appreciate any input!

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I have no experience with the second blower, but the 1028 Powershift is one of the best ever.
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I'm confused.. Brand new LXE w/a Tecumseh engine? Tech has been out of the engine manufacturing bidness for at least 15 years?

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I have a 1028 LXE and love it. It really should be called a 1128 LXE because I replaced the blown up motor (my fault) with a bigger one.
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Hmm I didn’t think it was that old. When I looked up specs on the LXE the only differences I could find were that that LXE had the Tecumseh. It has been sitting but I don’t think that long. From the pictures I can see the “Snow King” on the motor which I’m told was a Tecumseh?
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I also found one review that mentioned that the LXE had sheer pins on the auger like most blowers do, but looks like the OXE has no sheer pins due to the gearbox design. Not sure if this is true or maybe was a change during production. I don’t mind sheer pins protecting the gearbox but if the OXE B&S engines are still being produced and has a stronger gearbox then maybe I would be better off with the cheaper, newer designed OXE?
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I have a 1028 LXE and love it. It really should be called a 1128 LXE because I replaced the blown up motor (my fault) with a bigger one.
Guybb3, did your LXE have the Tecumseh motor?
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So looks like Tecumseh production ended in 2008 but was started again in 2010 by LCT who brought back the snow king line and still produces parts under the Tecumseh name.
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So looks like Tecumseh production ended in 2008 but was started again in 2010 by LCT who brought back the snow king line and still produces parts under the Tecumseh name.
I had no idea. Thx.

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So looks like Tecumseh production ended in 2008 but was started again in 2010 by LCT who brought back the snow king line and still produces parts under the Tecumseh name.

If the motor on the LXE is a flat head Tecumseh motor, then it is around a 2008 model. LCT and all other current manufactures only produce overhead valve style motors.

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