Seeking Old Toro 826 Purchase Advice

tanqueraygNovember 16, 2007

I am wondering if $250 for a decent condition Toro 826 is a good price. I do not know how old it is. It doesn't have electric start. Please advise me.

Also what should I do to test it before I buy it? I fix my old car all the time so I can take a careful look if I knwo what to check.

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canguy(British Columbia)

If the seller will let you, remove the air box and shoot a little gas, NOT ETHER, into the carb to see if it will fire. It will probably need a fuel line and carb o/h kit. Can you post the model and serial number?

    Bookmark   November 16, 2007 at 11:34PM
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tanquerayg

The seller says it runs fine. He confessed he doesn't know how well it blows snow since he is a repair guy who bought it, fixed it, and is now selling to make money. He says it is about 15 years old, 2 stage, no electric starter. If I go see it today, I will check model and serial number. Any thoughts on its value? I suspect it is worth less (maybe $150) but I think it is a good opportunity to get such a reputable machine. Is a it a reputable machine?

    Bookmark   November 17, 2007 at 10:03AM
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canguy(British Columbia)

Of course he says it runs fine, he is selling it. If you live in Florida it is probably worth little. On the other hand, it could fetch a bundle in Buffalo.The model number would help.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2007 at 11:45PM
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tanquerayg

I can't get the full model number.

I live near Boston. So you think it is worth $250?

    Bookmark   November 19, 2007 at 8:05PM
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jmherbert

Keep in mind a new one of the same model is priced over $1000.

If in good condition, as in everything works and no repairs are imminent, I'd say its worth it. If taken care of, these things can last 30 years or better.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2007 at 8:18PM
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DanKennedy

I bought a used Toro 826 Model ?8150 Serial 0004094 which I can't get to start. I have the choke in the down position and there isn't any prime button. The guy I bought it from started it right away but I can't. Any advice?

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 2:40PM
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