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Toro Question

I did search, but I couldn't find anything. Are the new Toro Snowblowers made in the US by Toro, or did they source the production out.

Thanks, still researching my recent purchase.

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THE frames are put together in mexico now. the steel for those frames comes from who knows where. and the motors are made to TORO specs over there in china somewhere. that's my story but I am not sticking to it.

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I did search, but I couldn't find anything. Are the new Toro Snowblowers made in the US by Toro, or did they source the production out.

Thanks, still researching my recent purchase.
Production was moved to Mexico several years ago. The engines are manufactured by Loncin engines of China, they have a good reputation building motorcycle engines there. The oil drains on the side of the engine right next to the tire.

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I know some love the predator motors and some don't. But for what it's worth, predator motors are Loncin motors. Written right on the side of every predator motor.
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Mexico and China are correct. I, for one, had a disdain for China engines..... Till I got my new Toro. The Loncin engine on it is quieter and smoother then my Honda
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I know that Toro outsourced some of there lower end mowers to MTD. Did they do the same with the Snowblowers?

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I know that Toro outsourced some of there lower end mowers to MTD. Did they do the same with the Snowblowers?

No its still Toro but the country of origins are now Mexico and China instead of the US
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No its still Toro but the country of origins are now Mexico and China instead of the US

Soon to be seen on a Carrier product near you too.

Carrier workers' rage over move to Mexico caught on video - Feb. 12, 2016

It's funny how there was such an uproar over imported cars like Honda, Toyota, ... when they first started showing up and now the only "American Made" snow blower & motor is a Honda.

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All of the above is correct, but I am completely impressed with my chinese Loncin engine. At least it has a gear-driven METAL camshaft that's bathed in oil instead of a honda OHC wet timing belt system driving a resin (plastic) camshaft. I am also pleased I have an iron cylinder liner on it instead of Honda's nikasil like coating for an air-cooled engine.

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the clones definitely run smoother and quieter then the honda gc consumer engines. between a gx engine a gx engine is just slightly quieter but not enough to make a big difference. both run just as smooth as each other and just pur
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