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Single stage blower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by the05goat, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. the05goat

    the05goat Member
    Messages: 58

    So I didn't want to spend a lot and wanted a used single stage to throw in the back of my truck. Found a craftsman 178cc ohv gas on Craigslist got it for 90$. Go to pick it up load it and the guys neighbor comes out and says want to buy another one that he has the same one, I say let me come look at it, to my surprise it was a toro snow commander single stage with the 7hp rtek engine. I thought toro was waaaaay out of my price range, offered the guy 100$ and he said its all yours. Just wondering how the 2 cycle is compared to the newer ohv gas. And if I should keep the toro or sell it any help is always appreciated.
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I would keep it. Those Toro's are the best IMO. That one is a little heavy but for $100 that was a steal.
  3. the05goat

    the05goat Member
    Messages: 58

    Yeah still manageable for me to get in the truck by myself, It started first pull and sounds like a beast. Paddles seem worn so I might have to get a new set, there about 2-3 inches below the bolts.
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Paddles are cheap. You will be happy with that blower
  5. hansenslawncare

    hansenslawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Yeah I would keep it...the 2 strokes are champs in my opinion. I'm not sure which Toro model I have, it's a 22" swipe but it's a beast for a home owner blower.
  6. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

    They are great for walkway where the snow is no t really heavy.As fast as you can walk they will blow.....:)