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2009 Toro B&S engine
#1   Oct 16, 2009 12:56 pm
does anyone know if the OHV B&S engine toro is using is american made, or if it is produced in china?
Re: Steering Options
#2   Oct 16, 2009 12:50 pm
i  just bought the Toro 828 OXE.  I understand the concerns with the plastic, i had the same thoughts....but i think its more mental than a real deficiency.  My local dealer (who i personnally trust) told me that the joystick design has been around 8 years, and he has seen no problems with it malfunctioning (also, there is a five (5) year warranty on the the chute, the joystick controls, and auger system with the toro)  Also, the design of the toro, with the extra space for snow build up - to keep the impeller running at higher speeds and more efficiently is a to the actuall operation of the machine.....i think the joystick control is is way better than the knock-off joysticks MTD puts out.  It is extremely smooth and easy to control.  The free wheel steering is also great.
Re: Electric chute control concerns (and introduction)
#3   Oct 8, 2009 7:56 pm
have you looked at Toro's?...I recently did alot of shopping, looking at Simplicity, Ariens, and Toro's, and i chose the Toro 828 OXE.  It has great chute controls, and is built solid.  I would at least take a look.
Re: Husqvarna 14527SB-LS - OPINIONS PLEASE
#4   Sep 30, 2009 11:24 am
aa335 wrote:
Are you referring to plastic gear case? I haven't seen a plastic gear case on a 2 stage snowblower. Not that it can't be done.

I doubt that the Simplicity is all steel. Bucket housing, steel yes. Generally, parts that are stamped, steel yes. But a complex geometry such as gear case? Steel, No. Simplicity stated that it is cast iron. A steel gear case is either machined or cast steel, both of which are highly expensive and not cost effective (profitable) to be used on a snowblower.

I don't see a problem where Toro has chosen to use plastics. It's designed well and feels solid.

i believe he is referring to the plastic discharge chute.  however, it is a teflon material, was developed in 1998 and has been used on the toro snowblowers since 2001.  it is very strong, and only people that don't pay attention to details would think it is a weak point in the design.  It actually makes it better than the others.  snow will not freeze or stick to it, and its been in use for the last 8 years, and i've seen no complaints of cracking.  Toro was one of the first in the snowblower business, and they seem to be the best.
I'm Buying a TORO OXE - anything I should know about setup or maintenance??
#5   Sep 29, 2009 11:29 am
just wondering if theres anything special i should know about to keep this thing in top shape.
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