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oldcrow


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Location: Northern MI
Joined: Jan 15, 2008
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What's a Used Toro 421QZE Worth?
Original Message   Oct 27, 2013 1:14 pm
Greetings,

Been awhile since I dropped by, been plenty busy moving to a new state. More fun than you can imagine - NOT.

Anyway, I have to let go of my Toro single-stage, which has served me more than well. I'm in 2-stage country now. Been trying to determine a fair price to ask for this little machine, but this model is few and far between in the want ads and used listings. I guess that speaks well for customer satisfaction, but it leaves me clueless as to how much to ask. Could anyone give me some ballparks to start off with?

Here's the basic description:
2008 vintage, used 4 winters
Tecumseh Snow-King 5.5HP 4-Stroke
Electric + Recoil
Shroud in excellent cond, no rust to speak of, a few minor scratches on the bucket
Everything in working order, fires up on 2nd pull, engine runs like new (for what that's worth)
Paddles worn, but still functional - Toro replacement paddle kit is included
Used lightly and maintained seasonally
No parts replaced to date, other than spark plugs and oil

I realize I'm asking for a leap of faith here, but what's your best guess assuming the description is accurate? This forum has been a big help in the past, looking forward to hearing your qualified 2-cents. Thanks.
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MN_Runner


Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Joined: Dec 5, 2010
Points: 617

Re: What's a Used Toro 421QZE Worth?
Reply #6   Oct 30, 2013 9:01 pm
aa335 wrote:
You have the model 421QE, which is one of the first models after the discontinued CCR 2450/3650.  The 421QE debut as a new model fully loaded with everything, and there weren't other less expensive configurations.

I haven't had a chance to use one of these 421QE with Tecumseh L head engine.  They were side valve.  The newer ones, 421Q and current 621's are all OHV of Chinese origin.  So your Tecumseh powered snowblower may be more desirable since Tecumseh went out business and these are pretty rare.  The same snowblower in a Lawnboy green shell is even more rare, perhaps more desirable for a collector.  For a used Toro 421QE, I would probably pay $350 for one in good condition.  Snowblower sales in the Midwest has been kinda soft the last two years.  Not sure how much snow we will get this winter.

I would hold on to your single stage Toro until you are sure you won't need it.  You will get better price when it's snowing than now or early winter.


I would think $200-300 is a fair shake. I don't know much about the L head engine but the Honda GX clones (Chinese Locin) are fairly competent and quiet. I seen a new Toro 621R going for $300-350.
Dr_Woof


Don't blow into the wind, and don't eat yellow snow. WOOF!

Location: Saskatchewan
Joined: Dec 13, 2010
Points: 253

Re: What's a Used Toro 421QZE Worth?
Reply #7   Oct 31, 2013 6:52 pm
aa335 wrote:
Glad to be of help to you.  You're right, there's a lot of cheaply made products, which I may buy if I use it once a year.  But for everything that is used yearly and frequently, I do get the best I can afford.

You get what you pay for.......if you're lucky.

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