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Toro groundmaster snow machine

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by HPSInc, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. HPSInc

    HPSInc Member
    Messages: 32

    Just picked this up today. 4wd, heated cab, 55hp diesel with a 72" blower. wesport

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  2. HPSInc

    HPSInc Member
    Messages: 32

    Another view

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  3. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    Cool machine! How old is it?
     
  4. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Dad ran those style mowers for years. We had 2 72 Lesco diesels that did the majority. Great tractors
     
  5. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,239

    Nice machine, What are your plan for the 72'' blower?
     
  6. HPSInc

    HPSInc Member
    Messages: 32

    It's a 2000. Going to either drop it at one of my accounts or keep it at my shop and bring it out for when it's really needed. Ran a few of these but smaller ones for a guy last year to help him out and decided it was time I got my own. Can't be too prepared in the good ole B-lo

    Check out stark summit in Ohio if your ever in the market for a wide area mower. Good guy to deal with
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2015
  7. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,702

    Great looking machine......I like the lights and turn signals.....Whats the chicken wire over the chute opening for???.....:drinkup:
     
  8. HPSInc

    HPSInc Member
    Messages: 32

    I was meaning to ask the guy but forgot to. Honestly I'm not sure what it's for...maybe to keep snow from flying straight out or something if it jams up?....beats me
     
  9. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    I believe it's meant to prevent people from reaching inside to clear clogs in the chute. Our 2 stage simplicity's used to come with a metal cage over the bottom of the chute. That of course is the first thing to get removed from the blowers because it causes them to clog easier...who needs hands and fingers anyways.
     
  10. HPSInc

    HPSInc Member
    Messages: 32

    That crossed my mind as well but you just think why would they really need to put that there for that but ya you definately might be right
     
  11. Nice looking machine.

    My guess is the wire is to reduce/limit debris from being shot out of the sheet and damaging cars/houses etc. That blower would probably toss a rock a good ways.
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    Never seen a 455 setup like that, pretty sweet.