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PACKO


Joined: Nov 19, 2008
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Toro 824 Powershift
Original Message   Jan 23, 2019 12:51 pm
Anyone have one of these old units?  Mine works fine but the chute wants to self rotate while I am using it.  Any ideas what to do?
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jtclays


Joined: Aug 7, 2011
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Re: Toro 824 Powershift
Reply #1   Jan 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Slpit some fuel line and place it around the chute crank rod where it goes through an eyelet/eyebolt. Zip tie the split fuel hose at either end to hold it on the rod, that'll give it some friction.  If it's like my Ariens blowers you can loosen and reposition the chute crank worm gear closer to the ring gear on the bottom of the chute.  I don't have any Toro 2 stage machines, but my Ariens look like this bracket, loosen the bottom nut and move it.

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PACKO


Joined: Nov 19, 2008
Points: 70

Re: Toro 824 Powershift
Reply #2   Jan 26, 2019 8:14 am
That is similar to how this one is set up,  I already tried moving the worm gear closer but it didnt help.  I will see about a piece of hose later today.
jtclays


Joined: Aug 7, 2011
Points: 16

Re: Toro 824 Powershift
Reply #3   Jan 26, 2019 11:35 am
If your crank rod is supported by an eyebolt near the handles you can get a pack of rubber grommet inserts in different sizes from the big box stores.  They have a groove along the outer diameter to stay wedged in the hole of the eyebolt.  I've used those to replace the ones on Murray style blowers that the owners have trashed or lost.
PACKO


Joined: Nov 19, 2008
Points: 70

Re: Toro 824 Powershift
Reply #4   Jan 30, 2019 8:48 am
Doesnt look like there is enough room between the worm gear and bracket and my set up dont have an eye bolt.    I adjusted the worm gear closer but it didnt help.  No room for gromets anywhere either.  I dont have an photo hosting service.

jtclays


Joined: Aug 7, 2011
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Re: Toro 824 Powershift
Reply #5   Jan 30, 2019 9:33 am
Now that I see the parts drawing wondering if you wrap the vertical rod that goes up to the control handle (#16) with a short flat rubber bungee cord to the left handle bar.  Maybe down near the "u-joint" ?  (just above #33) Might give you enough friction to stop it from wandering around on it's own.  Down and dirty quick fix might be to bend the tab at the bottom of the handlebar near the U-joint gear to impart some friction.  Or get an eyebolt with appropriate size grommet, couple washers and nylok nuts and drill a mounting hole through the handlebar. Depending on condition,  looks like you'd need to knock out the roll pin to get the vertical rod out which may be too much for an old fitting to endure.

PACKO


Joined: Nov 19, 2008
Points: 70

Re: Toro 824 Powershift
Reply #6   Jan 30, 2019 11:39 am
Bungee cord is worth a try!  This machine is old but its a commercial blower.  It has a gearbox and the auger housing has removable end plates.  The cool thing is the "Powershift"  the rear wheels can pivot rear ward which makes the front end very heavy for end of driveway.  Would be crazy expensive to repair.  What photo program do you use for posting?
jtclays


Joined: Aug 7, 2011
Points: 16

Re: Toro 824 Powershift
Reply #7   Feb 1, 2019 12:35 pm
I just have 2 tabs open, here and where ever I can find the pics on the net.  I used to use photobucket until they tried to steal everyones pics and charge you (after they deleted all your internet pics previously posted).  Some sites you can attach your own pictures from your computers picture files. 
Usually you can find schematics or "here's what I'm talking about" type pics on a search.  Right click on the pic you want and select "copy image location"  the mouse keeps it in itself.  Go back to your text area of your post and left click the 3rd icon from the right (it's supposed to be a landscape scene of a mountain, but it looks like the back of an envelope to me).  That will have a pop up url box, right click inside the blank and select "paste", it enters the posting the area.  Those old Toro's are very over engineered heavy weight workhorses for sure.


PACKO


Joined: Nov 19, 2008
Points: 70

Re: Toro 824 Powershift
Reply #8   Feb 1, 2019 1:59 pm
I would still need a photo sharing program to post my own pictures.
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