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jubol


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TORO 724
Original Message   Jan 7, 2005 5:01 pm
Hi,

What is your opinion on the older Toro 724 blowers? I'm thinking of buying one for my daughter.

Fred

Husqvarna STE927(11.5HP) snowblower,  MTD Pro Series 18/42 Lawnmower, MTD 6.5 HP  Self Prop Lawn Mower,  Weedeater 1500 Blower, Web Gensis  2000 
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Emmo


Joined: May 22, 2003
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Re: TORO 724
Reply #2   Jan 7, 2005 5:32 pm
countryboy9799_99

is the guy you're looking for. Haven't seen him around for quite awhile.
ChrisS


Appreciate what you have already been blessed with.


Joined: Sep 16, 2002
Points: 2793

Re: TORO 724
Reply #3   Jan 7, 2005 5:34 pm
Thank you Emmo.

C

Honda 928TA, Ariens 924 STE, Toro single stage S-620, 95 Jeep Wrangler with a 6 foot Fisher Plow, many shovels, one 14 year old boy.  Craftsman 01 1000 LTX pimp Gold LT 20hp Briggs OHV V-twin.  Tough as it is ugly.
Richie


Bring On The White Stuff

Location: Long Island, New York
Joined: Dec 12, 2003
Points: 562

Re: TORO 724
Reply #4   Jan 7, 2005 6:15 pm
Hi Fred,

I recently donated my 25 year old Toro 524 to my neighbor, which is the 5hp version of the one you are considering. It was in perfect running condition. The construction was rock solid and always ran great. Of course I myself did all the maintenance, which was always easy. If it had the 7hp engine on it, I most likely would never have given it away to get the new 828 LXE. The 5hp engine was great until it came up against wet snow. I'm sure the 7hp engine will be just fine. Also, a great feature the old Toro's have is the throttle lever is on the dash board. I think only a Honda has that feature now. Just kick the tires real well before you put any money down on it.

Richie
Dave___in___CT


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...decide once...


Location: West-Central Connecticut
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Re: TORO 724
Reply #5   Jan 7, 2005 6:59 pm
Hey Fred...

My sister has a ~6-8 year old small Toro 2-stage... 5 hp or so... maybe 7 but I doubt it...

I used it ~ 3-4 years ago in a blizzard at her place... 20x30 parling area... + 10 x 50' drive... + 60' sidewalk...

Tough workin' machine !

Snow was almost full intake height and more at roadside... and the snow was not light...

The little Toro chewed it up and spit it out !
No fast mind you... but it didn't hesitate for those 2-3 hours...


Dave...

Whether you think you can or you can't... you're right.
Henry Ford

   BCS Tractor & snowblower

jubol


Location: Dover, De
Joined: Oct 3, 2003
Points: 1558

Re: TORO 724
Reply #6   Jan 8, 2005 5:04 pm
All,

Thanks for the great info!!

Fred

Husqvarna STE927(11.5HP) snowblower,  MTD Pro Series 18/42 Lawnmower, MTD 6.5 HP  Self Prop Lawn Mower,  Weedeater 1500 Blower, Web Gensis  2000 
Majorxlr8n


Location: Freehold NJ
Joined: Aug 6, 2003
Points: 1092

Re: TORO 724
Reply #7   Jan 11, 2005 2:21 am
Fred,

The ONLY problem I have seen & heard about these machines is that their "drum" style auger has a tendency to "walk" up on heavilly packed ice/snow. In other words, the front of the snowblower may go upwards away from the pavement. Otherwise, these babies are built like TANKS!!

Marty

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wrecked


Never leave fish to find fish

Location: Central Jersey
Joined: Jan 8, 2005
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Re: TORO 724
Reply #8   Jan 11, 2005 1:15 pm
Marty,

I have an older toro 724 with one of the "drum" augers.  I have not seen this design on any other blowers and always wondered why this was done.  Any thoughts?  I just see it as a way of limiting throughput.

Chris

OPE:John Deere 180 w/plow,Toro 724, Redmax EB6200, Craftsman 2400 psi PW, 24 Grady w/Mariner 200 Offshore
Majorxlr8n


Location: Freehold NJ
Joined: Aug 6, 2003
Points: 1092

Re: TORO 724
Reply #9   Jan 12, 2005 2:38 am
Chris - I think that their objective was to have more solid mounting for the augers. With the horizontal drum, the auger "rakes" are attached to the drum tube at many points. On a regular snowblower with shafts, they only attach in 3 or 4 spots.

Marty

stoons


Joined: Jan 14, 2006
Points: 1

Re: TORO 724
Reply #10   Jan 14, 2006 8:20 pm
I have one of these puppies...got it new in '74 and still runs fine.  A little beat up as it got moved around a lot.  Only use it for small stuff now as I have a ride on tractor to handle the 4 huge driveways I clear.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a good used one.
oakville


Joined: Dec 6, 2005
Points: 91

Re: TORO 724
Reply #11   Jan 15, 2006 5:48 pm
the drum also helped meter the snow intake, making it harder to choke the machine with too much snow.
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