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Toro Power Clear 721 E Sliding???

Hello everyone. I just bought a new Toro Power Clear 721 E snow blower. The Toro works pretty well on a flat but I have an incline on my driveway. When I get to that section, the Toro starts sliding downhill. The tiny hard wheels on the Toro just don't grip whatsoever!

Has anyone had this problem and if so is there a remedy???
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the tiny small wheels are not driven so yes they will slide. are you pushing your machine or letting the paddles pull it

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Being able to toss it around is one of the advantages of a single stage. They are light and at times when I wanted to blow snow in a certain area it's easier to angle the whole machine and go "sideways" rather than constantly changing the chute direction.
You have to wear good boots as the machine itself doesn't have much traction.

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The curved blaces on those tend to wander a bit - but they work great! The key is to let the blade pull the machine with not so much pushing on your part, which changes the angle to a less desired one and make more work out of it. You will want to keep the blades and scraper bar in good condition - replaced when needed for optimum performance. I kind of like those machines for light snows.



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How steep of a grade? I have a 721QZE and a 10% grade to my driveway. Going uphill is fine - but going downhill when there is only a couple inches of snow I have to pull back on the machine because the auger wants to propell the machine forward faster than I like. But the wheels don't slide.

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You have to wear good boots as the machine itself doesn't have much traction.
I really like my pair of STABILicers Maxx when snow blowing on my driveway (10% grade):

http://amzn.com/B0002M9DO0
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Just letting it sit without power it slides down the hill. Trying to go sideways is a disaster....just slides down
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I wonder if there is any type of DIY solutions that will make the tiny tires grip better?
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the wheels are just on the axle with no brakes, no way to lock them. even if the wheels were locked it might not prevent the machine from sliding down a slope

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1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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The toro 721 are great blowers but I hate to say this but it sounds like you bought the wrong blower for the job. I think you should have bought a small 2 stage self propelled

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