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Question Toro 826 Help : Model Identification and Questions

Hello everyone,

New member here, with a new (to me) Toro 826 in my garage that I picked up locally for $160. The machine belonged to a friend of a friend who is a professional mechanic and was said to be very well maintained. He got it used a couple of years ago and fixed some issues (new belts, tune up, etc). The only things the machine is missing is the belt and the rear covers, for some reason. I looked for those online, but no dice.

Although I haven't tried it yet (no snow in the past week), I am told that the only issue with it is the drive system, as the forward gear doesn't always engage properly. The seller (mechanic) told me that the gear needs to be "pushed in a few times to work properly", but apparently he did not have time to mess around with it, but says it's only a minor issue. In his opinion, it needs either an adjustment or a new friction wheel.

The problem: I have no clue what model this is in order to look for proper parts, as the tag seems to have either been painted over or removed. The only thing I can get off the engine cover is the engine number: 190402 0755 09 74051310 (some numbers are faded, so I'm not 100% sure it's completely accurate).

If anyone knows anything about this machine, please chime in. I looked all over Google and YouTube to find out how to adjust the friction wheel, but it seems it's some top secret stuff! Some people say there is an adjustment nut, but I can't see where... I do a lot of maintenance and work on cars and trucks, but this seemingly simple thing has me baffled.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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hello 762, welcome to SBF!! that's a toro 826, model number 38150

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hello 762, welcome to SBF!! that's a toro 826, model number 38150
Awesome, thanks a million! That definitely narrows the search for parts and manuals!

Would you happen to know how to adjust the drive system on these? I've read somewhere that the rubberized friction wheel has to be smack down in the middle of the rotating metal disc when in neutral... mine seems to be positioned a bit to the left in neutral (see picture). Thanks!

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I recently picked up a 38150 with drive issues. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet.
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Awesome, thanks a million! That definitely narrows the search for parts and manuals!

Would you happen to know how to adjust the drive system on these? I've read somewhere that the rubberized friction wheel has to be smack down in the middle of the rotating metal disc when in neutral... mine seems to be leaning a bit to the left. Thanks!
can't help with the friction wheel adjustment but someone here will be along soon that can talk you through it. you can download an owners manual from toro's website, its free. the only thing I had to do to my 826 was install new skids, I added an electric starter also

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can't help with the friction wheel adjustment but someone here will be along soon that can talk you through it. you can download an owners manual from toro's website, its free. the only thing I had to do to my 826 was install new skids, I added an electric starter also
Thanks! Mine came with an electric starter already installed and (what looks like) an aftermarket plastic gas tank and new straps. A good thing, because I read that the straps are now discontinued...

By the way, is it a problem if I run the machine with no front and rear covers? I guess not, as the previous owner did it and it seems not to have caused any issues as per what I was told. If I can't locate the proper covers, maybe I'll just McGuyver something out of sheet metal.

We'll see...


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if the belts get wet they might slip. check ebay parts do come up

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you could see if the parts from an older 724, 824 and 832 will work for you

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if the belts get wet they might slip. check ebay parts do come up
Will do, thanks! I live north of the border though (Canada), so a lot of the stuff that pops up on eBay is not always shipped up here. It depends on the seller.

That being said, I probably wouldn't use the Toro while it snows anyway... only when the snow stops and it's time for clean up. City plows have a tendency to dump a bunch of snow in the driveway when they pass, so it's kind of pointless blowing it while it's still coming down... because you know you'll have to bring out the snowblower again later.



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Hello everyone,

New member here, with a new (to me) Toro 826 in my garage that I picked up locally for $160.
Welcome from the Garden State. Just picked one 826 myself this past Saturday for a cool 100 bucks. And she's fully functional as well.

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