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My Toro Blowers

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by WIPensFan, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    This is all my blowers except for 2( ones on site, ones at home ). Bigger orange is Simplicty 1032, it's pretty old but hasn't been used much.

    The pictures of the 2 Toros side by side shows how much larger the new 4 strokes are compared to the 2 strokes. They are 10 lbs heavier and it's noticable! I only bought 1 new 4 stroke because I only trust myself to not put mixed gas in it ( and I'm not 100% confident in myself always:dizzy: ). I'm not happy they switched to 4 stroke engines, but I guess they had to.

    All blowers.jpg

    Blowers side to side.jpg

    Overhead blowers.jpg
     
  2. Dan85

    Dan85 Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Yes, they finally started putting those large handles on the pull cords! Or did you purchase those separately?
     
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    How do you like the 4 strokes? I was looking at a pair of new Honda's that were 4 strokes. I love my Toro 2 strokes but of course they don't make them.
     
  4. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    They come with them.
     
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    I haven't run it in snow yet, but it's much quieter than the 2 strokes. It's supposed to be more powerful, so we'll see when the snow flies. I have wanted to try a Honda, but the price and that goofy long chute handle have prevented me from buying one.
     
  6. BFBoss

    BFBoss Member
    Messages: 30

    Definantly like the pull chord handles. having those older style handles snap back dont feel to good.
     
  7. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    I just keep buying old Toros and run them til they die. Unfortunately, getting tossed around in the back of a truck and being out in the weather and constantly getting blasted with snow (usually while driving) seems to shorten their life expectancy.
     
  8. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,763

    Looks like ours lined up :eek: Except we just like to keep all 1 brand and everything the same to make it EASY! Got rid of the toros and 2 strokes. Cant go wronge with a honda engine!! Goodluck this year bud
     
  9. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    The engines keep going, but all the seperate metal parts that wear and crack and rust get expensive to replace. Might as well buy new at some point.

    I'm with you 100% on the Honda engines, now if they could just put them in the Toro blowers.Thumbs Up Good luck to you as well.
     
  10. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    I just picked up two new 4 strokes a few weeks back, traded both of my 2 strokes in. And I can definitely tell the weight and sound difference.
     
  11. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    over the last couple years, I have just been picking them up on Craigslist for $100-150, all the ones I've bought are still going strong. If I get 2-3 years out of each one, then go buy another for $100 and get 2-3 out of that, its cheaper than spending $5-600 on a new one I guess.
     
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    Nothing wrong with that.
     
  13. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    WIP- what model are those Toros?
     
  14. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    WIP- what model are those Toros?
     
  15. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    sorry didnt mean to ask twice, not being pushy i swear;)
     
  16. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    :D No problem, 2500(oldest), 3650, 221, and newest is 421(4 stroke).
     
  17. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Thats quite the collection of blowers.
     
  18. BillA

    BillA Member
    from IL
    Messages: 60

    Thank you, I need a few more and I was thinkin about the 4 stroke toros
     
  19. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    Thanks. They are real important to my operation, every account I have has walks.

    I think Toro makes the best single stage blower. Once you use the quick chute, you'll never want to use one without it again. I coat the crap out of the whole quick chute mechanism with Fluid Film so it won't freeze up.
     
  20. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Thats a cool pic Greg! Good luck to you this winter!