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post #1 of 21 Old 10-10-2014, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Toro 724, CL find, opinion

"I have a toro 24inch cut 7hp snowblower great shape runs great"

I found this on CL for 300.00 and was wondering what your opinion was of this one, and if you can go over to the Ariens section, I posted a thread titled Ariens, CL find, opinion. what your comparison opinion was of that one.
Both are priced the same. What would you offer him, and what are these worth in your opinion?
I am going back and forth on the two brands, but feel like either would be good blowers. I am also looking at Gilsons.

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Is this the same guy who had the Ariens for sale? This one also has a new paint job over all the warning decals and is missing the belt cover. I would continue the hunt for a more original good condition machine. Remember, good things come to those who wait. (up to a certain amount of time)

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even with the belt cover $300 seems high to me for a 724

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even with the belt cover $300 seems high to me for a 724
Way too expensive. I would pass and look for a less expensive one.
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Man, you guys have the eye of an eagle. I cant pick up on any of that. I appreciate it, as I wouldnt know what to look for in these half _____ photos CL people post.
I am always amused by the ads body when they dont list hp, size, model and just say Snowblower for sale, runs great?

And you wonder if they ever sell these with that little of information.
thanks again. I would prefer an original, where I can clean, paint and keep it as original as I can without painting over rust and stickers.

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Art, Note this picture of the Toro. I can see the pressure washer hosing in the background, the wet floor, the red paint used is dripped on the floor, clearly over spray on the vise and bench. There is even paint on the belts. There was no care taken to "shine" that Toro. It may still be a very nice machine and the real previous owner may have taken very good care of it. The $13 paint job does nothing to make a 20+ year old machine worth $300.
I know guys through several websites that CAN take a $50 machine and bring it back to $3-400 status. However, it's a complete tear down, new bushings/bearings, belts, sanding/sandblasting/welding, lube, bolts and nuts and PRIMER before a repaint. Then they usually don't want to sell it, or want to know where it's going. My personal red flags are original decals painted over (it can take as little as 5 minutes or as much as 6 hours to preserve them), ANY SNOWBLOWER "FOR SALE" PICTURED ON GRASS, dirty inboard wheels, or limp recoil starter.
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Crap, I can't let it alone. If this was painted by a one handed blind guy while on a flat bottom boat during a hurricane, it's not bad. There's paint on the electric starter switch, wires. Nothing has been taken apart to confirm condition. This was and is a $50-75 machine IF you can remove the augers or wheels. It's like paying fine dining price for Burger King.

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He also painted the normally white rims black to hide the rust. You have a sharp eye and attention to detail JT, I like that.

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Man! J.T., you have the eye. I'm workimg from a tiny (7") Android tablet and didn't even see the missing belt cover. I did notice the black wheels and the spray but failed to comment. I either need to get a bigger screen or better glasses!
If I were Art I believe I'd wait a season before paying those prices for some rusty, old iron. Or else I'd look further south where the prices aren't quite so crazy.

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"I have a 1976 Toro 826 Snow Blower run and starts every time. I got a new one this spring. So I don't need this one anymore"

Actually, this one is a 826. Whats your thought on this one. Condition and price.

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