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post #1 of 17 Old 03-15-2013, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Toro powershift 624

Well just picked up my newest toy, 1989 624 powershift in real good condition. Anybody know anything about these? I love Toro's so when I saw this powershift thing I had to have it. At least everyone here understands why we need 4 snow blowers. Starts on first pull, but I haven't been able to go through everything as I just had surgery and am real limited. Anything I should look for?
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the only thing i've found out about the 624 is that its on a toro large frame. i don't see many on cl in my area and when i do the price is $250 and up. i can find 824's for the same price. congrats on the purchase of the new blower and hope you get a chance to use it soon

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I found it on Craigslist for $150 and had to have it. Thinking of upgrading the engine to a 7hp or 10hp predator engine, impeller kit as well.
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The 7 HP should be plenty, from what I've heard and read. That's a real nice machine. And a good price, too. Good for you.
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i would use it as it is before doing and mods. i have an auger kit that i got for my craftsman and though about putting it on the 521 but i'm in the city and think that with the auger kit either machine would through snow too far. very nice find for the price. i see here is one on cl about an hours dirve for me and they are asking $175. i think i would rather have an 824xl or powershift though so i'm holding out for one

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Hoping everything will check out when I get to go thru it. I will probably tune up the engine that's on it first, carb, valves etc. to see what it will do stock and go from there. I saw a 1028 version on CL the other day but they wanted over $600. No doubt it's worth it for the machines with real American steel but too rich for my blood.
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Well, the old powershift got a full day of maintenance to it...cleaned the plastic straping out of the augers and seals. Greased everything. Added 80w90 gear oil to the auger gear case - i hope this is the correct mix. But it cant be worse than the "nothing" that was in there.
Well, after all the progress today I decided that I should change that auger bearing that was pretty bad and making noise. It took me 3 hours but I finally got it done.

Oh yeah, made hdpe skids for it too. What a huge difference with those on.
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I found it on Craigslist for $150 and had to have it. Thinking of upgrading the engine to a 7hp or 10hp predator engine, impeller kit as well.
1 would advise not putting those impeller kits on that. it is rated to pitch it 40ft. that impeller is in there tight. and you start drilling though that impeller. you could throw it out of phase. new impellers are $180.00. not to mention redoing that bearing again.

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Well, the old powershift got a full day of maintenance to it...cleaned the plastic straping out of the augers and seals. Greased everything. Added 80w90 gear oil to the auger gear case - i hope this is the correct mix. But it cant be worse than the "nothing" that was in there.
Well, after all the progress today I decided that I should change that auger bearing that was pretty bad and making noise. It took me 3 hours but I finally got it done.

Oh yeah, made hdpe skids for it too. What a huge difference with those on.
can u make some of those skids for me??? mine is a 1993 powershift.:co ol:

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Looks like a Tecumseh Snow King engine, just like my 1980 724 had. See my thread on repowering with a Predator 212 cc, just finished it: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...oro-724-a.html

Mine is a monster with the Predator, highly recommended if your Tecumseh isn't running right.

If your engine is a 1" shaft, you'll need a 3/4" x 1" sleeve with key and four 1 1/4" x 5/16" bolts. You may also need a new auger belt.
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