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Toro 724. Any known mech. issues to look for?

I'm probably going to check-out a Toro 724 today.

By the description, its your typical carb rebuild.
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Toro model 7/24 - newer (not new) 8 hp Tecumsah Snow King engine. It will start but it burns off the prime then quits. No carburetor I ever worked on improved as a result, so it is for sale. Has electric start, self propelled, no steering.
<== translation: the seller hasn't had much luck with carb rebuilds.

By the picture, she has some surface rust.



Are there any known mechanical pitfalls on these models?

AnimalHungry's thread was really helpful especially in illustrating the friction wheel setups.

The price is almost reasonable considering I can't check the function of the machine w/out the engine running for more than a few seconds.

Thanks for stoppin' by!

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out side of that tecumsapart engine. that thing is built like a tank. looks like it needs some TLC. but it will serve you well. let me know if you have any questions..:co ol:

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Thanks PS93! Not a fan of the Tecumseh's eh

That machine is a little on the fugly side.

Its cuter sister is 80 bucks more.


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This Toro 724 snowblower has served me well over the years, but is was time to buy a new one. This one still works fine, but I have a larger area to take care of now. The unit starts within 1-3 pulls every time. Still moves the snow fairly well for its age. The rust is surface and started last season. A good sanding and paint would take care of it just fine.
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Thanks PS93! Not a fan of the Tecumseh's eh

That machine is a little on the fugly side.

Its cuter sister is 80 bucks more.


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hello classicat, welcome to SBF!! the first toro you are looking at is model 38050, a different unit from the 724 in the second pic. i think the model number changed with the smaller drums it used. the choice should be easy unless you are looking for a project

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1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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hello classicat, welcome to SBF!! the first toro you are looking at is model 38050, a different unit from the 724 in the second pic. i think the model number changed with the smaller drums it used. the choice should be easy unless you are looking for a project
Thanks for the info detdrbuzzard!

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go pick up the second 724 and SOQS won't make you dance

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A few things jump out at me on the first one above. First the heat box is missing. Could be he simply removed it while trying to fix it. Second, it says newer Tecumseh engine, but to me it looks like a pretty old engine with a new tank and pull starter.

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go pick up the second 724 and SOQS won't make you dance
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A few things jump out at me on the first one above. First the heat box is missing. Could be he simply removed it while trying to fix it. Second, it says newer Tecumseh engine, but to me it looks like a pretty old engine with a new tank and pull starter.
I notified the gentleman with the "project" machine that I have to pass on it...for fear of brutal bludgeoning from SWMBO!

The seller of the "cuter sister" machine didn't respond to my inquiry...so...

I'll be picking-up a late-80's 8/24 TORO next Saturday (weather pending)!

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if it looks like the 724 / 38050 the scraper bar has been discontinued

current machines
1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
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