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Good choice to sell my Toro QZE 721 to get Toro QZE821?

I have a Toro QZE 721 (38756) that I’ve used probably less than 10 times.

I just put it on my local Craigslist and offerup to sell so I can get the QZE
821.

A good idea or not?

I only have a single stage.

The 721 has always been excellent with the snows I get in Northern Colorado.

I've only run ethanol free gas in it, after the initial oil change I put amzoil 5W30 in it. I also run Amsoil quickshot fuel treatment in it like all my other equipment.

Is it worth the upgrade?

Haven't sold the 721 yet and haven't bought the 821 yet.

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Go for it. The only drawback would be the additional weight of the 821. If your driveway situation is such that a little extra weight would not impede you then YES! The only consideration that comes to mind is that if you hung on to the 721 a little longer and then got something like the 824 Snowmaster to go along with your 721. If you aren't considering that combo then.....
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I personally don't see why you would get rid of a like new machine that HAS served you well. The 821 has an extra 40 cc's which is about one horse power more than the 721, but that's not a big deal.


I would guess the 721 is worth $300-$400-$500 ?? Why spend $700-$800 for the new 821?


I just retired a Toro 421-QZE Power Clear (2008 model 38585) and bought a broken 721-R model (2015 38471) and converted it to a 721-QZR with a Harbor Freight Predator motor and the 421 chute. I had the 421 for ten years and was very happy with it.


Best wishes if you buy the 821, someone will be very happy with the 721.

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I’m only going to stay with one single stage I don’t need a second machine.

Since my house faces north I need something that cleans down to the pavement that’s why I’ve always stayed with a single stage and they’ve always worked well for my purpose.

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I’m only going to stay with one single stage I don’t need a second machine.

Since my house faces north I need something that cleans down to the pavement that’s why I’ve always stayed with a single stage and they’ve always worked well for my purpose.
Looks like you are on the right path. I like new stuff, but I'd only do the deal if it's within budget and you get the right coinage out of your old (not that old) machine.

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Not worth it.
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[/quote]Looks like you are on the right path. I like new stuff, but I'd only do the deal if it's within budget and you get the right coinage out of your old (not that old) machine.[/QUOTE]

Yea, I’m only going to get the 821 if I can sell the 721 for a good price.

It wouldn’t make sense otherwise.

Six years ago I had a QZR621 that I sold after a couple years and upgraded to the QZE 721

For some reason I have a thing about getting new snowblowers, nothing else. My truck is 15 years old I don’t feel the need to get a new truck, other things around my house are older, and I don’t feel the need to get newer things, because they work and they’re fine, but when it comes to snowblowers, for some reason I like to buy new snowblowers.

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Since my QZE721 will come with 2 keys, a 2 gallon gas can, a bag of 2 new gas can spouts, should I take off the Drainzit oil drain I put on it or leave it on?

https://www.drainzit.com/

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Since my QZE721 will come with 2 keys, a 2 gallon gas can, a bag of 2 new gas can spouts, should I take off the Drainzit oil drain I put on it or leave it on?

https://www.drainzit.com/
If you like the Drainzit take it off and sell without. Most buyers just want a good snowblower.

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Both are 21 inch. Unless you need to throw snow (slightly) further or your 721 is underpowered (EOD issues?) you are totally wasting your money. If they had added a remote chute deflector control or a headlight or made it a 24" it might be worth it but if you had no issues with power or throwing distance you're getting basically the same thing you already have (IMHO).
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