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Smile The Great Thread of Thumbs - what did you do with your Toro today?

I'd like to propose that the mods consider making this as a sticky (I'm obviously at your mercy). I'd like to see sticky thread that engages conversation, every day, and is toro community focused.

What have you done with your toro today? The mundane, the ridiculous, the downright stupid or fun. Post away. Remember safety first, and posting lessons learned is huge for new comers to the toro thread.

I'd love to see Toro become a family, not just a repository for knowledge, I'd like to see it fulfill both purposes equally well.

If your in. Just start! Mods, if your willing to give the sticky,a go so it doesn't get buried, I think any team building effort should be front and Center. And will benefit to constant exposure.

I'll start: to be continued.
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1" of Snow

Fired up my 1128 OHXE

Bravely tackled the snow on my driveway

Did I look ridiculous? Yup

Did I feel ridiculous? Yup

Do I care? Nope

The scraper bar did its thing. Cleaned it down to the pavement, it was a slush, ice mix. With so little snow it was still throwing it onto my neighbours driveway. Oops. Gotta fix that
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I repainted the inside of the chute on my 826. Hopefully that will make the snow flow through it a bit easier. It throws pretty decent with the impeller kit on there. Next summer I will do a total restore on this machine.

I need new skid shoes since the ones that are on there are shot.

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used the TORO leaf blower to clean up that crap that fell from the sky. the other day.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
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It's now a sticky!
but I dont understand what the subject line means..
what does "great thread of thumbs" mean?

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I used my Toro 51984 gas blower/vac to clean up the yard today. I love this machine.

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Fixed it.

My 8(5)-24 lost reverse last winter. Thought it was out of adjustment. Tried a couple of times to adjust the shifter and. By the time I got reverse I would start losing forward gears. One of th first things I found on the forum was a Toro service manual. So, I printed the page with the actual adjustment procedure for my machine. Went out to the shop this morning to give it one more shot before I buy a newer machine. Still nothing, run the adjustment way out and I lose forward again but only get notchy reverse. Ok, time to drop the belly pan and stand her on her nose. I forgot that unlike my dad's old 8-26 the smaller machine uses 2 drive discs and one friction wheel. The bolt was missing that holds the reverse drive disc onto the shaft. 76 cents for a 1/4-20x2 bolt and nylon nut and re-adjust the shift linkage and lo and behold - 3 forward gears and 2 more in reverse.
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It's now a sticky!
but I dont understand what the subject line means..
what does "great thread of thumbs" mean?

Scot
Sincere thanks Scot!

The thumbs reference is sort of tongue in cheek for the way many of us type on tablets - also, thumbs such as thumbnails (pics) etc. It works on a couple levels. But generally speaking it's a unique title

Also, it's trending a little online. Thumbs can also refer to thumbs up or down for your product, experience with a situation or what have you.

And finally, people won't forget the name I'm typing right now with my thumbs on my iPad or phone

Hope that explanation makes sense.
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I didn't do a thing to my toro's, I'm making spagetti

current machines
1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
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Well, as of today I started running Aspen Fuel in my Power Equipment. Nice thing is, if you are anything like me and terminally forget to drain the gas from your snowblower every year, this will fix the problem.

It's not cheap, but it has a stabile shelf life of 5 years at least. So it's the last tank I run in the snowblower, and it will start up like its brand new 6months later.

I might run it this season, depending how much snow we have, but it solves the problem of having jerrycans of old fuel sitting around.

What I've noticed so far? Burns cleaner, has a different smell to it. Not headache inducing.

My understanding is that Toro and B&S run Aspen for Performance testing and break in. They don't need to drain the carbs either and ship their units with Aspen in the bowl. It's the only fuel the government allows them to do that with. So it cuts down on draining waste etc.

Let me know what you guys think.
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