That's the last st824 before they went to the blue dashboard and started cheapening the internals. 200 is a steal if it runs and works looks super clean. If they just want to get rid of it see if they'll take 150
When you say it's got a bad motor - broken or not running right? If the motor is no good, I'd think around $100 as you're likely to spend another $100-$200 minimum to re-engine it. If the motor runs, just not right then it might be worth it as long as it's nothing major.
It's a crap shoot IMO, look it over and either spend your $$ or not. After all it's your $$ so you're the one that has to live with whatever you decide.
Given the amount of use (or lack thereof), these are probably complete non-issues. But just check to make sure that each auger can rotate slightly on the auger shaft. I hold one auger rotated forward, and try to rotate the other back and forth, it should move just a little until it hits the shear bolt. Then re-check the other way. And if there are grease fittings on the augers and transmission, you might add some grease to those, just to be safe.
That should serve you well for a long time!
Edit: I checked my notes, my sold 93/94 ST824 was also a 924082. It's a good machine. And yours is in *way* better condition than mine was!
Thing ran awesome. Just got 6 inches of heavy snow here in the Chicago area and it chewed through it without issues. It still has the nuns on the tires. Always had Toro but happy to be part of the orange family.
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