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New toro 8 24 powershift owner 1995 powershift question

2 questions:
-First week owning, in new england, 3 ft of snow on ground, previous snowblower crapped out. 0 new ones out there, thus went with 8 24 powershift toro

1- was told if to disconnect the posi to make it much easier to push(true?)
2- is there any reason to not leave it in powershift mode???

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Welcome to the Toro Lair of SBF oldgeezer!!!

I have a non-PS 824...so can't really help with your question...just welcoming you in

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1). I leave my differential engaged now that I have an engaged it makes it easier to turn and it doesn't matter when you push it when it's off because you flip the transmission into neutral.

2) Powershift mode (axel rearward) is great for heavy snow or end of driveway but for light stuff up to about 8 inches the machine is easier to handle with the axel forward in non-powershift mode. Also much easier to maneuver in the garage etc. I only use powershift mode when I'm going through something with using it. Like today !!

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Hello and welcome to the forum oldgeezer. I don't have a powershift to comment on, but I do have a link to the service manual in case you ever need repairs.
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1). I leave my differential engaged now that I have an engaged it makes it easier to turn and it doesn't matter when you push it when it's off because you flip the transmission into neutral.

2) Powershift mode (axel rearward) is great for heavy snow or end of driveway but for light stuff up to about 8 inches the machine is easier to handle with the axel forward in non-powershift mode. Also much easier to maneuver in the garage etc. I only use powershift mode when I'm going through something with using it. Like today !!

Powershift93 has more experience... He may also chime in with ideas on this
Thank u, that said, is there a way to have the 'posi' disengaged so that one wheel is operating, as I've read it's MUCH easier to maneuver... ???
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Thank u, that said, is there a way to have the 'posi' disengaged so that one wheel is operating, as I've read it's MUCH easier to maneuver... ???

We may be on different pages here... I should not have assumed that you typing "posi" meant that it has the differential kit, but I did that and sorry for that.

If you have no differential kit (transaxle) and yours is a straight axle you only have two options, locked or unlocked at the wheel pins on each side at the axle. There are two holes, an out hole and inner hole on each side of the machine/axle. You pin the inner axle hole through both the wheel hub and axle. One side for easy turning (either side) and the opposite side pinned through axle only in outbound hole,and two sides through both for straight ahead pull from both wheels.

That said, it's a beast to manuever in Powershift mode (axle rearward) when both are pinned and it does not track straight if one is pinned in this mode. There is an "optional transaxle" kit that replaces the main axle and allows turning with both wheels pinned ( that's what I had assumed you had and were talking about) and you can look on Ebay they are floating around and can be had. It's agreat upgrade, I have mine engaged all the time.

Hope that clarifies things for ya' - I recommend the transaxle.

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if there is no DIFFY KIT in it. then it is full bore posi traction. meaning you have a straight axle in there. you can put a DIFFY KIT in for turning. let me know if you have any more questions on that 1. otherwise ALOHA from the frozen TUNDRA.:ee k:

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hello oldgeezer, welcome to SBF and congrats on being one of the few, the proud POWERSHIFT owners

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So far less than one week of "drive time", one shot of starter fluid, each start up and firing on first pull.
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So far less than one week of "drive time", one shot of starter fluid, each start up and firing on first pull.
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