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Ridiculous!!! We need more activity and fewer lurkers!

Hi All!

In the main directory it shows between 150 to over 200 people on the Toro thread at any given time!

I have no idea what you people are doing, but in my experience, if you have that many people actively viewing the thread, there should be lots of posts and activity.

I just want to encourage all of you to post! There is freedom in this place and if you have stores, problems, hangups, purchase decisions, or require marital advice post purchase, we are here for you.

Toro is an enormous manufacturer of units, it's a quiet forum likely because they just work and give few problems. But Bragg posts (with snowblower porn) should be posted then!

We could even have a contest for the funniest toro snowblower experience! Who knows! But I refuse to think that there are 209 of you just staring at old posts and not generating anything new!

There is no judgement here and incredibly helpful people....just lay it out and let's get solid discussion going today!!!

Dare I dream? I dare!
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well I'm glad some of those lurkers are content to lurk

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Hi All!

In the main directory it shows between 150 to over 200 people on the Toro thread at any given time!

I have no idea what you people are doing, but in my experience, if you have that many people actively viewing the thread, there should be lots of posts and activity.

I just want to encourage all of you to post! There is freedom in this place and if you have stores, problems, hangups, purchase decisions, or require marital advice post purchase, we are here for you.

Toro is an enormous manufacturer of units, it's a quiet forum likely because they just work and give few problems. But Bragg posts (with snowblower porn) should be posted then!

We could even have a contest for the funniest toro snowblower experience! Who knows! But I refuse to think that there are 209 of you just staring at old posts and not generating anything new!

There is no judgement here and incredibly helpful people....just lay it out and let's get solid discussion going today!!!

Dare I dream? I dare!
Toro lacks the cool factor. Once something becomes overly-refined, it doesn't matter anymore, sort of like your toaster, refrigerator, or stove at home. You can only talk about it so much.

that's something the old snowblowers have, that the new ones will never have, because every old snowblower is an odyssey into history, and a detailed repair, and one must be mechanically inclined to even attempt it.

a chimp can buy a new snowblower at the store, and run it trouble free. what's so hard or impressive about that ? comparing each others BUYING experiences would come off as sort of hollow and lame.




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my newest toro is a '93. I use the 2450E (1999 / 2000 vintage ) and the 521E ( 1986 vintage ) most, not all of us have a new toro or want one

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Well. This is a start! I just find that new content (even if it's been done before) needs to be generated to keep a forum alive.

I'm sure many of us toro owners could die happy knowing what we have just works. But I don't want the lack of post purchase drama to limit perfectly good discussion we have very smart people here. Who knows the trouble we could get into if ya'll put your minds to it. (Note I did t lump myself in with smart people, that has yet TBD)
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Many if not most are search engine crawlers... (Computers scanning for thread/text/images/etc.) to add to the search engines like google, bing, yahoo, etc..
All forums are like that..
Now, if you had a proper snowblower... -just kiddin'...
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well if they broke down more there would be more action here. they just build THE BEST STUFF OUT THERE.:eek :

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What is a Toro?

I hate shoveling SNOW!
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Back around 2000 my father bought a big toro, I don't know what model. He said he was getting old and was tired of shovelling or paying someone to do it.
He got the best they had back then I know he paid over a $1000 for it.

His drive has an incline and he didn't realize that with a larger blower you still have to exert yourself some while operating it. I bought my little Craftsman a few years after he bought his. He stopped over when I was blowing and commented how he wished he got a smaller blower as it was too big for him.

He asked if I wanted to trade? I said sure! But he said that he wanted the difference in the price tag in cash, I said forget it keep your blower.

Well fast forward to 2008, he passed away. My sister tried to use it one storm and found it too difficult to operate and she went back paying someone to clean the drive out, and the blower just sat in the garage.

Well, then I found this site and see a lot have 10-15 blowers! I figured I would ask my mom if she wanted to sell it to me. So I asked and was told that my sister....duh, HAD GIVEN IT AWAY! Yep didn't sell it just gave it away!
She told me that she made a deal with someone to take the blower and she would get free snow removal for one season. WHAT A DEAL HUH!

Guess what it really didn't even snow that season.

She is back paying someone to do it.
And I am still steaming everytime I think of it.

I hate shoveling SNOW!
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