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post #1 of 18 Old 08-22-2014, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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new to me 5/24

Ok, so it sounds stupid, but i sold my 724. I just didn't know how much i would use it since i have a really nice lawn boy insight single stage. But I still wanted to have a just in case machine. So i picked up a 1986 524. I can't believe how much heavier this one is made vs the 724, she is a tank! At $50 i couldn't say no.
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post #2 of 18 Old 08-22-2014, 04:55 AM
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excellent price! the older machines with the large drum auger are much heavier that the machines with smaller drums

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YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH that is a better blower than the other one you had.

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Oh Ya. The Toro's of that vintage are built like tanks. Much heavier. Has it plusses and minuses. If the engine is good you got a steal and a lot of steel.

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Oh Ya. The Toro's of that vintage are built like tanks. Much heavier. Has it plusses and minuses. If the engine is good you got a steal and a lot of steel.
It was one of those ran fine last year, now it won't start so selling cheap deals. I need a little cooler weather before I dig in to it, too dang hot and humid right now. Hope she comes back to life with minimal effort.
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some think that a 5hp blower is too small and that may be but I haven't run into a problem blowing snow with my 521, ok one time I had no traction and used the 826 cause it had chains on the tires

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Alright, drained the old fuel, carb is pretty clean. Fresh plug, fuel, oil change, disconnected the safety switches (except the ground on the throttle switch). Couple squirts of an anonymous spray and the old girl fired right up. 2 belts, tire repairs or replace, and a gear case oil change and i'll be good. 80-90 non-synthetic in the auger gear case I thought i read in another thread?
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and a gear case oil change and i'll be good. 80-90 non-synthetic in the auger gear case I thought i read in another thread?
Probably. Some use a #0 or a #00 grease.
Someone here will know.

Edit: found this discussion at BITOG
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...Number=2861495
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80-90 weight gear oil non sin. the seals will not hold the sin stuff.:eek :

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80-90 weight gear oil non sin. the seals will not hold the sin stuff.:eek :
Thanks for the info, much easier to find than the mag 1.
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