Special Price Makes This Toro 24 inch The Best Deal On The Market Today!

2013 Toro Power Max HD 724 OE 24 in Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower Review

Power Max HD 724 OE 24 in

$699 2013 Power Max HD 724 OE 24 in

2014 Toro Power Max 724 OE 24 in

$799 2014 Toro Power Max 724 OE 24 in

Buy this Toro today for only $699!

Every once is a while a really great deal comes along and here is one of the best for snow blower this fall. Toro has made a few minor changes to the 2014 Power Max OE for 2014 and they are selling off the 2013 models online through The Home Depot at only $699!

It loos like the only real difference between the 2013 model and the 2014 model is the chute control and an engine that is now carb compliant.

The Home Depot is offering an ONLINE-ONLY price that includes free shipping to your home or the nearest Home Depot store.

Buy Here through Home Depot: Toro Snow Blowers. Power Max 724 OE 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower

Buy online, pick up at your nearest Home Depot or have it shipped to your home for free. Note: This is a ship from warehouse order and you will have to wait 7 to 14 days before it shows up.

If you have been thinking about a Toro here is the best deal: It won’t last long:

Buy Here through Home Depot: Toro Snow Blowers. Power Max 724 OE 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower

Here is my original Review.

It’s been a couple of years since I reviewed the Toro Snow Blowers and I have had a chance to use the 724 OE along-side a 24 inch Husqvarna, Ariens and Craftsman. This Toro compares in features and price to the Ariens Compact 24 and the Craftsman Model 88173. Toro makes a residential and a commercial line of snow blowers and the OE model here is designed for residential owners.  It gives you the best Toro has to offer at an affordable price. Toro has been making snow blowers for about as long as Ariens and I have no issues recommending one that is sized for the area you need to clear.

This Toro has a few features that are unique and make it as easy to use and durable as any other residential snow blower. I’ll go through these features in a minute.

Is this the best snow blower for you?

  • 205cc 4-cycle OHV Briggs and Stratton engine
  • 24″ clearing width & up to 40′ throwing distance
  • Ideally used to clear 6-10″ of snow at a time on a driveway that can park up to 10 cars. (2 cars wide by 4 cars long)

Buy Here at Home Depot:Toro Snow Blowers. Power Max 724 OE 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower

The features I like most.

Power Max® Anti-Clogging System (ACS)

PowerMax anti-clog system

PowerMax anti-clog system

The Power Max® Anti-Clogging System (ACS) handles more snow in less time to get the job done fast! The exclusive Anti-Clogging System meters snow going into the impeller to prevent clogging and maximize the efficiency of the snow blower. This system regulates the snow inside the machine to virtually eliminate clogging. This metering also allows the impeller to maintain the high rpm needed to throw snow long distances. In other words the metering keeps the engine from bogging down in wet, heavy snow. Most other snow blowers make you change gears to keep the engine from lugging down.

Quick Lever Chute Control with Locking Zip Deflector

Locking Defelector

Locking Defelector

The chute control is one of the easiest to use. There is never any binding with this unit. Quickly and easily adjust the chute direction with this simple, integrated control. Throw the snow where you want it to go. The lock on the deflector is out on the chute and firmly locks it in place. No thumb nuts to adjust, no slipping when moving heavy snow. Simply adjust and lock in the angle to throw snow where you want. The discharge chute, deflector and impeller cover are made out of a rugged, high density Sub Zero material that’s durable and stays flexible even down to -104° F (-75° C). It also naturally prevents snow and ice from sticking and will not rust over time. The discharge chute, deflector and impeller cover are Guaranteed For Life.

Durable One-Piece Frame

One Piece Frame

One Piece Frame

All the other brands use a separate frame and impeller housing.  Having separate components makes them a little easier to work on but when parts begin to wear it also makes them a little less rigid. The Power Max uses a solid, one-piece unibody frame for ultimate strength that’s made out of the same thick steel as the commercial-grade Power Max HD. It has auger housing supports so you can push into snow piles without ever worrying about tweaking the frame.

Hardened Gear Box Gears

No Shear Pins!

No Shear Pins!

No Shear Pins! When it comes to gearboxes, it’s the gears that matter. The Toro Power Max uses special hardened gears that can handle the toughest snow conditions. Others use softer gears that wear over time. The Heavy-Duty Auger Gearbox has special over sized hardened gears and shafts designed to withstand extreme stress, virtually eliminating the need for shear pins.

Reviews

The Toro Power Max HD 724 OE  Snow Blower gets a lot of 5 star reviews and I feel they are all honest. Looking at the negative reviews most were from the unit being slightly under powered. The 205 cc Briggs is adequate for most snows but if you live in a snow belt you may want to consider the Toro Snow Blowers. Power Max 826 OE 26 in. Two-stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower

Where To Get One

Buy Here at Home Depot: Toro Snow Blowers. Power Max 724 OE 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower This model is typically in stock at most THD’s. Just click on the link, buy your snow blower and go pick it up. Home Depot also offers free ship to home if that is more convenient for you. (It will take you about 30 minutes to set up a shipped model)

Be Careful! This snow blower is also sold through online only stores! Their price may be $50 less than Home Depot but make sure they have a good reputation of taking care of you after the sale. You may find other “factory-direct discount” stores and websites trying to sell it, but make sure they can and will get you service if you ever need it.

 All Snow Blowers need maintenance. When you get your new snow blower home be sure to read the manual, check all the fluid levels and bolts. Learn how to change the shear pins and inspect the drive belts. (The belts are easy to change if you tear one up) ALWAYS have extra shear pins on hand. Learn how to start it and operate it. Snow blower engines run differently than your lawn mower engine. Most of the time you will have the choke on to some degree. (That’s why there are 4 positions on the choke) Practice using it on your driveway. (Don’t run the engine more than 10 minutes if the temperature is over 45 degrees) If you have any questions leave a comment below and we (other readers and myself) will gladly answer your questions.  Above all PLEASE use a fuel stabilizer like Sea Foam or blue Stabil in your gas. 

Value: At around $699 it is a good value.

Service & Parts AvailabilityService and parts are readily available through Toro authorized repair centers. Home Depot is easy to work with if you have a problem.

Here is a list of the features from Toro:

Convenient one-hand interlock system controls allow you to keep one hand free so you can adjust the chute without stopping.
Auger System 11″ serrated auger
Power Max Anti-Clogging System ( ACS)
Capacity per Minute Up to 1800 lbs. / 818 kg*
Clearing Width 24″ (60.96 cm)
Engine Briggs and Stratton OHV 4-Cycle
Engine Displacement 205cc
Fuel Capacity 3.2 Quarts / 3 L
One-Hand Interlock Yes
Scraper Adjustable
Speeds 6 Forward, 2 Reverse
Starter Electric Start
Throw Distance Up to 40′ / 12 m*
Tires 13″ x 5″ (33 x 12.7 cm) deep lug
Warranty 3 Year Limited Warranty**
Chute, Deflector, and ACS Guaranteed for Life**
Weight 171 lbs. / 78 kg
Disclaimer *Capacity and throw distance will vary with conditions.
**See your dealer for warranty details.

Buy Here at Home Depot: Toro Snow Blowers. Power Max 724 OE 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower

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13 Comments

  1. David Williams January 8, 2016
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  2. Brian November 30, 2015
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I'll be glad you help you find the best snow blower. Please tell me the city, state and how large an area you want to clear.

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