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Thumbs up 724 QXE Snowmaster - Just tried it this morning!

Hi everyone!

After shoveling in the blizzard for 8 hours, and reading this forum, I settled on a Toro 724 QXE Snowmaster and got it delivered last Weds by Semi-Truck. With fresh Ethanol-Free fuel and some Gumout Multi System Tune-Up as fuel stabilizer/cleaner I was able to get it started on the second pull and she purred nicely.

This morning after she sat for a week in the garage I got to test it on the new 4-5" of fresh powder we got in eastern PA. Started beautifully on the first pull - What a dream! I cleared my whole driveway in a tick over 20 minutes with ease (instead of 1-2 hours shoveling), and the self-propelled personal pace feature works as well as it does on Toro mowers. It really does clear down to the driveway! I'll have to take a video next time we get something more serious. This snow was light enough it didn't struggle a bit.

For anyone shopping these I do recommend the QXE model because the quick stick is adjustable on the fly as you go down the driveway or sidewalk. Adjusting this quickly so it doesn't blow into your face is nice.

Thank you all again for your posts - they were super helpful. I hope this post can help some others looking for a light weight easy to use machine.

Toro SnowMaster 724 QXE 24 in. Gas Snow Blower-36002 - The Home Depot

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Glad you like it.

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another satisfied non-shovel-er! Who woulda guessed... ;>P




I am deathly allergic to shovels!


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well don't get rid of those shovels just yet, you can walk in the garage and look at them with fond ( ? ) memories

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MAZEL TOV on that 1.

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MAZEL TOV on that 1.
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Sounds like you're a happy non-shoveling camper. I've got to talk my neighbor into getting a snowmaster, although since I'm doing his drive most of the time does he really need one?

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Happy for you. After reading a couple real world positive reports I may look for one myself. I'd get rid of my ss522, my Toro 521 and keep the Ariens sno tek 7/24 for the heavier snows such as we just had. It did a fine job on the 30"+ storm we just had.

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Been eyeing those myself gonna wait till this fall and check new models and see what if any changes to them were made. Gonna keep the 10/28 powershift but sell my CCR's and 8/24.

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I wonder how much glitter would be in the oil if it was changed now. Warm it up first of course.
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