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A quick hello and some toro 2-stroke goodness

Hi folks,

I joined here years ago, but back then there was almost no activity. I recently came back to see the site had flourished!

I live in the Boston area, and we've gotten ALOT of snow lately, which has renewed my interest in snowblowers :-)

I'm a two-stroke enthusiast and have a big collection of Toro equipment. My favorite piece is my Power Max 726TE which I have done some small mods to. It has had some mild porting and polishing, a governor adjustment, and a swap to the Walbro metal carburetor. Here's a video of it working earlier this week:

I'm a huge fan of the toro single stage units as well.

If you check my youtube channel you'll see some other videos, as well as an in-depth tour of my collection (which includes 2 gas power shovels as well).

Anyways, just wanted to say hello to everyone!
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hello superbuick, welcome back to SBF!! thanks to you i've put the 726te on my list of toro's to purchase along with the ever elusive snow hound 25

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hello superbuick, welcome back to SBF!! thanks to you i've put the 726te on my list of toro's to purchase along with the ever elusive snow hound 25
Thank you!

The 726TE is very hard to find - I had mine shipped from Pennsylvania to Boston in 2009 - it was a leftover new 2005 model.

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I did just find that with a google search - might still be available. Even with freight shipping they are worth it because you can mod them and as we all know the R*Tek/Duraforce makes way more power than advertised. :-)
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Very nice. I too am a 2 cycle engine guy (that's why at one time I had 19 Lawnboy lawnmowers! - now I'm down to 5 ( What rpm are you running at? Seems to be throwing the snow further than similar 4 cycle models. I'd like to get my hands on a mint one of those?

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Thank you!

The 726TE is very hard to find - I had mine shipped from Pennsylvania to Boston in 2009 - it was a leftover new 2005 model.

Pipersville Garden Center Inc Inventory

I did just find that with a google search - might still be available. Even with freight shipping they are worth it because you can mod them and as we all know the R*Tek/Duraforce makes way more power than advertised. :-)
Is this the same Duraforce engine that was used in the Commercial Lawnboy mowers? If so there's lots of new short blocks available at super low prices. With that in mind this could be the last machine you would ever have to buy.

Is this the same Rtek engine that is in my Lawnboy 720E snowblower?

I'm traveling by Pipersville in a couple of weeks. Maybe if they still have it for sale I will drop by and have a look at it.

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Nice!

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Hello superbuick & a big, belated, WELCOME ABOARD!

Nice user name. I spent 30 yrs of my life in the factories of Buick Mtr. Div.

I got around over the years but spent most of my time in the engine plant,
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