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Just bought the 1028 OXHE

My 10 year old 826 LE finally needed replacement after I discovered a bad bearing, leaking gearbox and broken scraper. I could have put some $$$ into it, but felt more comfortable having a new, reliable machine. My wife works in a hospital here in Newfoundland and she has to make it to work even on the days when everything is closed due to snow.

I went with the dealer as the $1899 CDN price was comparable to Home Depot and the dealer had the unit on hand. HD has a 3-4 week back order. The dealer also took my used 826 on trade for $225.

The dealer also does all prep and service for HD machines so hopefully I may get some preferential treatment when in need of servicing.

I was going to upgrade to the 928 at first, but finally decided on the 1028 (extra $300 CDN) just because my 140' X 30' driveway took a little too long with the 826 which was purchased based on a small city driveway at our old home. We have a very steep drive with a 25' high lawn bank at the end that the 826 sometimes had trouble blowing over.

I'm hoping the 1028 has that little extra "ummph" to make the blowing a little easier.

I have to admit that I'm a little torn... dreading the first snow as the start of a long, cold winter (800+ cm of snow last year) and being a little excited about getting out with the 1028. I'll post some pics the first time our driveway fills in with 6'+ drifts :-)
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Nice purchase as it surely will do the job. I read on another thread that Toros have the impeller gap with the housing pretty close, if it is less than 1/4" then no need for an impeller mod for extra distance and dealing with wet and slushy snow. Good Luck

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yeah it will get the job done for you. ALOHA to the forms...

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It's always a tough decision between wanting to stay warm and dry and going out and playing with a new blower.
Nice choice of machine.

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It's always a tough decision between wanting to stay warm and dry and going out and playing with a new blower.
Nice choice of machine.
Really? It has always been a no brainer for me. Heck, after I rebuilt my Ariens I went out with a shovel the first few times it snowed just so I could get a pile big enough to run it through.

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I guess I'm just getting old.

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hello 03eunos, welcome to SBF and congrats

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Good choice there I just picked up my 1128 OXE on Monday and still waiting for snow.
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Good choice there I just picked up my 1128 OXE on Monday and still waiting for snow.
BIG +1 there...

The wait for a real snow is killing me.
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Usually it's the weight of the snow that kills you when you're stuck with only a shovel.

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