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826 oxe

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Newly searching for a snowblower, and the 826 OXE seems to be a very nice combination of size, power and features. Given the balance of the unit, I believe my wife will be able to handle it easily.

My problem is that my father is old school, and all of his friends are telling him that Toro isn't as good as it used to be and Ariens is a better buy.

From what I read here, and other review sites, I am convinced that the Toro 826 OXE is a pretty good snowblower.

Is there a reason the reputation of Toro has dominished over the years, or is he just hanging out with the "wrong crowd"?
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hello harolde, welcome to SBF!! if I were buying new the toro 826 would be on my list but the ariens 824 fits better in my little garage. it seems that toro is making snowblowers in mexico though most don't know this but I could still see a new one in my garage. maybe your dad's friends have ariens making them bias. the only real way to know which is best would be to use both machines

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for the love of ZEUS tell your dad to quit hanging out on the wrong side of the tracks. they are the same as ever. I just do not like that UNI-BODY frame. ALOHA to the forms..: cool:

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There is definitely bias when the good ole boys get together

The problem is I can't try either one, other then wheeling it around a storefront, and that doesn't tell me much about the longevity.

I do like the Ariens 824 as well, but for the extra few bucks the Toro seems like the better unit, for me.
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There is definitely bias when the good ole boys get together

The problem is I can't try either one, other then wheeling it around a storefront, and that doesn't tell me much about the longevity.

I do like the Ariens 824 as well, but for the extra few bucks the Toro seems like the better unit, for me.
get the TORO you will not regret it.

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This is my 826 oxe from this year
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This is my 826 oxe from this year
ALOHA to the forms..: cool: nice SCORE!!!!

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ALOHA to the forms..: cool: nice SCORE!!!!
Thank you very much and see my toro is made in the USA
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If any thing, they are better than the power shift toro's of the ninties

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yeah right!!!!!!!!!!!

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