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I'm currently looking for a Toro 726/6000, but in the meantime, I ran across this. As long as the price doesn't get way out there, does anyone have any opinion about this machine for lighter snows? When I bought a commercial(2 stroke) walk behind lawnmower, it came down to a choice between the commercial Toro, Lawn Boy, and Snapper. All three GREAT mowers, but the Toro has a 1/4" cast aluminum deck and a Suzuki 125 2 stroke motor. I'm glad I bought it since it was toward the end of two strokes and it's VERY $$desirable as a used mower now. Plus it's going to outlive me and all of my descendants. Turns out Lawn Boy is owned by Toro, but either way the Lawn Boy 2 stroke mowers have always been VERY good. If anyone of you see anything that a good wrench can fix and/or sees any red flags or anything that will obviously need attention before using, I'd appreciate any info you have. Also, if anyone else here is looking at it, maybe we can keep each other from bidding it out of the price range. It is, after all a "you scratch my back world" and if someone absolutely HAS to have this I'd consider letting it pass. What goes around comes around.:) Thanks in advance!

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There were a lot of Lawn Boys made by Toro that were the same as the Toro version, except for the green color. Others will come along and be able to tell you which Toro this one was. Otherwise, parts are for them are listed on their site and can be found plenty of places.

https://lookup3.toro.com/partdex/index.cfm?xCaller=LawnBoy
 

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that is nothing but a toro ccr1000 in lawnboy clothing, 3.5hp. for a single stage I would be much happier with a toro 2450 or 3650, seeing that you plan on doing commercial work pass on the lawnboy for a the more powerful 2450 or 3650
 
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that is nothing but a toro ccr1000 in lawnboy clothing, 3.5hp. for a single stage I would be much happier with a toro 2450 or 3650, seeing that you plan on doing commercial work pass on the lawnboy for a the more powerful 2450 or 3650
With the assumption that I WILL find a 726/6000 between now and next season, is this lawn boy even a serious consideration for walkways and small areas around offices & apt buildings and around fast food places after our plow and has done the main clearing. Most of the accounts are those kind of places with the odd driveway here and there. This also would be intended for the typical 3-5" normal for NJ. Not the 2+ feet a couple of weeks ago. I don't have ants in the pants for it, but it is REALLY low priced and in an area relatively easy to pick up. I'm really green per snow blowers, so what you guys think is really helpful. Thanks in advance.

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I wouldn't complain for $50. What the heck...... although I just saw a Honda HS35 for $25 on my CL! That's free really!
The $50.00 price is one strong reason I wondered if I ought to grab it. Plus it's a Lawnboy(always had good luck) and even better, its a 2 stroke. A monkey can work on a 2 stroke......and the glorious fragrance of race gas and bean oil.....umm:yahoo::yahoo: Also, the phone # on the auction works and the guy seems cool.
 

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For $50, you can hardly go wrong. It should work well for what you said you were looking to use it for.
 

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I see the auction ended. Did you get it?
Got it. I was able to talk to him a few minutes ago and everything sounds legit. It'll be a few weeks or a month before I'll be able to pick it up. It would almost HAVE to be OK since I'll be picking it up in person. I'm one of the local VP Racing fuel dealers, so I'll take a couple of 5's of C-12 with me and my preferred oil and see how it runs. Besides the the incredible scent, race gas, AvGas, or one of the small engine fuels available at stores will completely eliminate any need to ever worry about putting away equipment for long periods of time. I haven't winterized any of my equipment in 15 years and it all starts just like the day I turned it off the previous season. Thanks for all the advice!
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that should be $50 he puts in the cookie jar for the 2450 or 3650. in a big snowfall the 2450 and 3650 are what you want, my first toro was a powerlite-E, it was very slow going but it got me through a blizzard but it was darn slow going. i knew my dealer didn't have any and couldn't get any 2450's but he let me put a 2450E in the lay-a-way for the following fall. i was happy i had it that winter even though i still used the powrlite from time to time
 

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that should be $50 he puts in the cookie jar for the 2450 or 3650. in a big snowfall the 2450 and 3650 are what you want, my first toro was a powerlite-E, it was very slow going but it got me through a blizzard but it was darn slow going. i knew my dealer didn't have any and couldn't get any 2450's but he let me put a 2450E in the lay-a-way for the following fall. i was happy i had it that winter even though i still used the powrlite from time to time
Hopefully this will just be a walkway wiper for normal snow cleanups until I can find a Toro 726/6000 2 stroke/2 stage for heavier falls next season. It's financially better for me to take time off work here and go to NJ and help shovel/salt/whatever than it is for me to stay here. In the short term it sucks because most accounts are billed and I get a smaller check at the time, but in the long run it pays off. Most of the time it doesn't snow more than 3ish" up there so if all it does is save a little shovel time I think it'll pay for the $50.00. Since the work is so seasonal, it's hard to keep reliable shovelers for more than a season or two so my wife and I go anytime there's any substantial accumulation and pitch in wherever needed.
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Tech question. This little blower appears to me to use wipers rather than augers. If that's correct, is a new wiper a factory molded piece of reinforced rubber or simply a piece of material that gets it curve/shape by way of it's attachment to the machine? Hope that makes sense??? The reason I ask is that a friend owns a rubber/gasket supply and depending on design, could cut me whatever material it uses. I would think that they'd wear from time to time. Thanks.
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I just cut my own rubber parts now. I bought a huge roll of conveyor belt when the farm store had it on clearance a few years ago. The last set I ordered for a 3650 I think was around $50 - and that's what I paid for a roll I can't even lift myself!! CHA_CHING!
 

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actually the paddles are not curved they curve once bolted in place so if your friend makes them for you he doesn't need to precurve them
 

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I just cut my own rubber parts now. I bought a huge roll of conveyor belt when the farm store had it on clearance a few years ago. The last set I ordered for a 3650 I think was around $50 - and that's what I paid for a roll I can't even lift myself!! CHA_CHING!
That's exactly what I was thinking. They can waterjet them out of any material you want it it only takes a minute. When you're buddy owns the place it's even cheaper.:) I have access to lots of UHMW stock so I imagine that'll be useful somewhere down the line.

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I didn't even mention it, but some of you may have noticed the Lawn Boy DOES NOT have the engage/disengage bar on the handle. I was aware of this before I bought it. The seller actually made sure I knew it before I bid on it. He said I was correct in my guess that you just rock the machine back when starting and/or end of pass/turning. He said it wasn't there when he got it and he wanted to make sure I was aware of it. He said it was never a problem for him. From my experience with lawnmowers with blade brakes and auto shutoffs, it doesn't seem like a big deal to me. Assuming you're a guy who's comfortable with slightly goofy mechanics is this a big deal? Here's a pic of a small toro from eBay for reference. Thanks!


Here's the Lawn Boy I bought.
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either way the parts are interchangeable..... so no big deal. I kind of like the bright a$$ green - it glows in the dark! lol
That's funny. That green color kind of makes me happy too.:) So what's the majority opinion? Should I bother retrofitting the disengage lever or run it as is? W/O having actually used the machine I don't know, but it doesn't seem like it would be a big ordeal. Those with experience please chime in. Thanks!

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