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Name sabesh
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ICQ 3335552
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Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Personal Quote "There's too much blood in my alcohol system"
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Date Joined Nov 8, 2005
Date Last Access Feb 7, 2006 6:31 pm
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Re: A White Thanksgiving - WOOO HOOOO!
#1   Nov 25, 2005 11:51 am
Some initial thoughts after using my new Toro 1028 LXE a couple of times:

I upped the skids too much the first time I used it and it didn't blow all that well (clearance at 1 inch). I've now lowered it to 1cm and it picks up snow very well. Snowfall was only about 3 inches so I could not get the optimum performance out of this machine (only problem was throwing against the strong wind. Range was about 8 feet only). But the positives are overwhelming:

Since I have a sloping driveway, I'm so glad that I got the power-steer version as I have to turn multiple times and go up the slope at the EOD. The trigger-released turns were well executed with no "whiplash" effect. Also, it really helps to have the easy chute control mechanism as I can easily adjust it after I make turns and pile the snow exactly where I want it. (No fumbling with two separate chute controls, hence the job gets done faster).

Hope this helps you towards making a decision. Cheers, Sabesh.

Re: A White Thanksgiving - WOOO HOOOO!
#2   Nov 24, 2005 11:42 am
Yes, Husky = Poulan = Some high end Craftsman. They look rugged to me and the Canadian 13HP Briggs & Stratton OHV version costs the same as the Toro 828 LXE. I know someone who has this and he likes it. I almost bought this too, but opted for the Toro as I like it's easier-to-use chute control. I'm such a consumer
Re: Mid sized snowblower for women
#3   Nov 21, 2005 11:11 am
My wife found the Toros easy to wield around in the showrooms. They tend to be lighter due to their use of plastic chutes and controls. Cheers, Sabesh.
Re: Show Room versus Throw Room - My $0.02.
#4   Nov 20, 2005 10:42 pm
AZinOH said:

"IMHO,  a lot of the brand vs. brand talk which goes on in these forums is merely a combination of post-sale buyer's remorse and the need to reassure one's self that they made the right decision"


Amen to that. I was about to give into all the Anti-Toro plastic talk until you and a few others eased my fears about it. Toro's & my dealer's service record helped me in making the decision also.

Thanks, Sabesh.

Re: Show Room versus Throw Room - My $0.02.
#5   Nov 20, 2005 9:36 pm
fishwater: As consumers who pay top dollar, we deserve snowblowers which are top quality AND easy to use. There's nothing wrong with looking into convenience features and I think this is why we both chose the Toro as it's easy to use and is robust ;) Cheers, Sabesh.
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