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Toro Power Clear 180 Experiences?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by joed, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. joed

    joed Member
    Messages: 41

    Has anyone been able to try out Toro's new Power Clear 180 single stage snowblower? This replaces the 98 cc powerlite. It comes with an 87 cc 4 stroke engine. Would like to get some reviews as I'm considering buying it. Thanks.
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    great little machines, still very light and good snow throwing capacity
  3. mow4cash

    mow4cash Member
    Messages: 41

    I was thinking of getting that model too. I heard those single stages are nice. Don't even use my two stage since its so heavy to move unless we get a lot of snow.
  4. G&T LAWN

    G&T LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    I bought two of them a week ago. We just got a ten inch snow and I was pretty impressed. Plus they are a four stroke so no more mixed gas. They started very well and worked great. Also still have a two year to start warrenty
  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Are they much more quiet than the 2 strokers?
  6. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    how do they feel weight wise? Easy to pick up over the side of the truck bed?
  7. mow4cash

    mow4cash Member
    Messages: 41

    That's what i want it for. Something quick and light that's easy to lift in and out of the truck.
    I can open my tailgate so shouldnt be much of a problem. My 11hp areins is useless since it so heavy to transport but does like to eat snow.
  8. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    very easy, only 50-60lbs, i have no problem with lifting it
  9. G&T LAWN

    G&T LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    They may wiegh a little more than the powerlite. Not much though. I have had those too. The 180 isnt as loud and not cold blooded at all. I am impressed with them.
  10. maingroup

    maingroup Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Toro 1 stage

    I purchased the Toro 128Q 2 stroke , I used it for the first time today Vancouver BC had its first snow fall. Great machine pick it up your self and put it in the back of the truck. good snow throwing a little noisey though being a 2 stroke. Cleared a 100' x 60' lot in 20 min and 75' of side walk. tymusic