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New Toro Commercial 28 is awesome!

I picked up my new Toro Power Max HD 1428 OHXE Commercial snow blower today and it is awesome. I didn't know a walk behind snow blower could blow snow so far. I think it could literally blow snow over my house if I wanted to.

The one issue I found is the slowest speed is not slow enough in heavy wet snow. This can cause the blower to ride up over top of the snow. I don't know if getting the front weight kit would help this or not. One minor nit is they used cable ties to secure cables to the handle instead of some sort of clamps. Cable ties work, but they just seem cheap on a $2,300 unit.
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That would be my dream blower. Any pictures of super Toro in the snow.

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My first couple new cars were each less than 2300.00 ......
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I probably would have been just fine with a Powermax HD instead of the Commercial, but I like to buy good stuff and keep it long term.
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wish you lots of luck ,
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Cable ties are easier to replace than clamps. and ties do not rust.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
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My first couple new cars were each less than 2300.00 ......
Adjusted for inflation today's prices as compared to the 1970's are reasonable for what you get. Yes, you could pay less in the 70's but we live in the 2000's.

On Scot's database there is a brochure from 1973 and $460 was written on the top of the line 8hp model. If you adjust the price for inflation that $460 price today is $2664.77. Not really that far off from the Toro's pricing actually.

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The one issue I found is the slowest speed is not slow enough in heavy wet snow. This can cause the blower to ride up over top of the snow. I don't know if getting the front weight kit would help this or not.

Awesome, glad you found a great machine! Those sound really nice. 420cc, wide bucket, and triggers steering. People seem to really like Toro's quick chute controls, as well.

You may be able to adjust the friction-disk gear selection mechanism a bit to slow down 1st gear (well, all of your forward gears). It would also increase your reverse speeds slightly, if that was useful.

I have about 25 pounds of added weight on my bucket. It helps hold the nose down while climbing the driveway's incline. For testing purposes, you could try something like a big C-clamp to hold free weights, or a metal chunk, etc, to the bucket. To see if it was a helpful change, before needing to buy anything.

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Congrats!

Yeah, I've never used a Toro that has a "Leisure" speed.

My '80 724 goes slower than my '89 824...only because it has smaller tires.


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