Picking up a New(Older) Toro 826 - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 28 Old 05-21-2015, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 17
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 2
Picking up a New(Older) Toro 826

Picking up a Older 826 Toro Snowblower.
I've read around the forum and I've also checked out the machine the other day.
There's rust all over the body, but nothing too major and seeing it's an older machine, it was in pretty good condition.
Service was already done on it and it started up with 1 pull which was great.

Was wondering if there's anything else that I should be watching out for.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	826.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	25.3 KB
ID:	51226  
iambryan is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes detdrbuzzard liked this post
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 Old 05-21-2015, 01:57 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,585
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 3
Thanks (Received): 158
Likes (Given): 95
Likes (Received): 302
Those models have wheels clutches that can become worn or rusted together. Those two rods on the handles bars operate the clutches at each wheel. It's basically the old steering assist design. lock one in and it drives that side compensating steering that way. Lock both sides for ultimate traction.
jtclays is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 2 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes Kiss4aFrog, detdrbuzzard liked this post
post #3 of 28 Old 05-21-2015, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 17
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 2
Good info thank you.

We did engage and disengage the clutch and it worked great as far as the test goes.

Still trying to figure out why the Auger part is a large drum. the newer ones seem like it's just the blades rotating.
iambryan is offline  
post #4 of 28 Old 05-21-2015, 04:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Appleton, WI
Posts: 128
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 5
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 2
The Toro drum design was their first anti-clogging system. No matter how fast you plow through the snow, the drum will only let so much into the impeller preventing it from clogging. The snow that doesn't make it into the impeller will just be thrown forward and scooped up again. It's actually a really good design, but that 826 won't have problems going through some really deep snow. I used to have one, and kick myself for selling it.
threeputtpar is offline  
post #5 of 28 Old 05-22-2015, 07:58 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Newington, CT
Posts: 2,029
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 32
Thanks (Received): 92
Likes (Given): 446
Likes (Received): 148
never sell these machines. i have a 726 i picked up about a month ago. i would watch out to make sure that the gearbox is checked yearly and add washers to the ends of the axles if the differentials wont fully engage
43128 is offline  
post #6 of 28 Old 05-22-2015, 08:24 AM
Super Moderator
 
Kiss4aFrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Hudson, WI
Posts: 9,131
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 509
Thanks (Received): 679
Likes (Given): 3832
Likes (Received): 1473
Garage
My Powershift has the "drum" auger too. The new anti clog system uses a plastic housing to redirect the excess snow back to the auger as Threeputtpar mentioned.


.
Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

Please help keep the lights on by subscribing:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kiss4aFrog is online now  
post #7 of 28 Old 05-22-2015, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 17
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by 43128 View Post
never sell these machines. i have a 726 i picked up about a month ago. i would watch out to make sure that the gearbox is checked yearly and add washers to the ends of the axles if the differentials wont fully engage
Yea i'm excited about the upcoming winter.
I was going to pick up a new one from Lowes. Troy-Bilt 2410 $500 bucks, but this Toro came up as a barter deal so when the deal goes through~ i'll be good
iambryan is offline  
post #8 of 28 Old 05-22-2015, 11:59 AM
Super Moderator
 
Kiss4aFrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Hudson, WI
Posts: 9,131
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 509
Thanks (Received): 679
Likes (Given): 3832
Likes (Received): 1473
Garage
I have a Troy 2410 and I can tell you that you're way ahead with this older Toro. There isn't anything wrong with the Troy it's just a basic model made strong enough to do the job as long as you don't suck in a frozen newspaper or bump it parking your car. I prefer the older stuff that's built like a tank. If I ran into the old Craftsman or one of the Ariens I'd be more worried about the CAR !!

.
Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

Please help keep the lights on by subscribing:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kiss4aFrog is online now  
post #9 of 28 Old 05-22-2015, 02:52 PM
Senior Member
 
POWERSHIFT93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: PARADISE CITY, MN
Posts: 9,088
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 480
Thanks (Received): 341
Likes (Given): 290
Likes (Received): 1107
MAZEL TOV on that 1. it will serve you well. for a long,long time.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MAHALO!!!!!!!!!
POWERSHIFT93 is offline  
post #10 of 28 Old 05-22-2015, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 17
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 2
Update:

I took Delivery and I will be posting photos possibly tomorrow when its bright out.
I have the Briggs and Stratton Engine 8hp. With the big red squarish fuel tank.

I was told that I can keep it filled with Gas and Stabilizer and it should be ok til winter. Or I can run it completely out of gas and leave it that way.

What's the best way to keep the carb clean so I don't have to do work on it before use. Oil is good and clean since it was checked and I was told to use 5W-30.

Thing is super loud and my neighbor got a taste of it as he was outside. I doubt he'll mind though and probably will be thanking me in the winter time since it's a shared driveway and I'll be blowing it.
iambryan is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes classiccat liked this post
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome