Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 78
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by amnesia622 Started first pull! Great machine for the price, No issues at all
I don't consider myself someone cheap when it comes to tools/power equipment, but I could not justify spending over twice as much on a Honda. Mine came fully assembled but make sure you go through it and check every nut and bolt to make sure they are tight. Also, check tire pressures. Once it was time to start it up for the first time it started first pull! I was shocked. I took it through a thick layer of snow and ice left at the apron of the driveway and it performed great. (I still got out an edger to break it up by hand a little because I'm paranoid of bending an auger and I've seen this happen on the HD version. My only complaint is first gear is a little fast but with some adjusting I think I can make it a little better. Its easy to steer and blasts the snow. It's got plenty of power, if you are in heavy snow and ice take it slow, that's how things break. I'd highly recommend this unit. Save yourself tons of back breaking labor and for the price you cant go wrong. Another plus is replacement parts are easy to get if ever the needed. One other nice thing is it's relatively quiet at full throttle.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TDETERMINED Have always purchased Toro lawnmowers, and snowblowers.
I really like the electric start, the adjustable height, the ease of chute adjustment, and how far it throws the snow. I would recommend this blower.
December 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by paulsd10 Awesome
Bought it last week used it twice already does an awesome job. Throws the snow FAR, starts easy first pull, a little tough to get used to the chute lever
December 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grammy Lots of power
Doesn't get all they way down to the driveway surface, but moves quickly. Somewhat cumbersome but we're glad to have it!
December 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by yeomn2 snow blower
Got it and set up. Went through the snow with no problems
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jacques Does the job
We bought the 760 OE when our 20-year-old 42" tractor mounted blower failed terminally. With a 400 foot long driveway exposed to drifting snow, we were afraid that it might not be up to the job. Last week we had a 14 inch snowfall with bad drifting in a 30 mph wind. The 760 OE was a champ - it charged through the drifts easily. I heartily recommend it.
February 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tommy Great features
I chose this Toro after extensive online and in-person research, to replace my Craftsman blower which died on me. I have a long driveway that requires considerable finesse with the chute and deflector to deposit the snow where it needs to go.
The features of this blower, especially the Quick stick control is what convinced me this was the right one for my situation.
When I took it on its maiden run, the chute would not stay locked in position. I took it to the neighboring Toro dealer, who discovered their floor model had the identical problem, namely a spring that had not been assembled correctly. He fixed the minor issue - no charge, on warranty - in short order saying "the factory blew the assembly on this and will be paying out big bucks for warranty work." Now it works great.
After 4 uses, my only issue is that I wish the Quick stick control had been placed closer to the right handle. One's left hand controls both the drive and the auger while one's right hand controls the joystick. Since the joystick is so close to the left handle, it makes it a bit challenging to control the movement of the blower. Plus, since I never used a game joystick as a kid (yes, I was deprived!), I'm on a steep learning curve with the fine motor coordination needed to operate the joystick. I'll get it down after a few more snowfalls, which are coming regularly here in Minnesota!
I'm counting on many great years of fun and games with my new toy. Highly recommend it.
February 11, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Snowfish Not worth the money
I bought this snowblower to replace my 20 year old stalwart
Toro. Very unimpressed by this model. It's small wheels offer practically no traction and hard to maneuver. Small plastic chute can not keep up with a moderate snowfall. Do your research when you plunk down $1100 of your hard-earned money! Extremely overpriced with no extra goodies (ie lights, handwarmer, etc.)
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yunchy this product has great features
for first time use I am in love works very very well glad I spent the money on a toro Power Max I have had others that worked but not as well as this toro a bit more than I wanted to spend but for 1 day of use wow was a dream to use & start it was about -2 today in ohio & I didn't use the elec. start thought I would try the pull start hit the prime pump 2 times set the choke pulled the rope & I was off & running with 1 pull the rest was history both of my drives & the back yard for my kittys to make there daily run in an hour & a halve this is only 1 day of use but I am hoping that it preforms this way for many many years to come
February 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ratman6161 Great blower
I've only had the chance to use it twice but I love it so far. The first big snow of the season left about 8 inches of very wet heavy snow in the driveway and about a two foot high bank of the wet heavy stuff at the end of the driveway from the plow.
The Toro handled the stuff in the driveway without a problem and I was very impressed with it's throwing distance. The only problem I had was with the bank at the end of the driveway where I wish it had a bit more power. On the other hand Toro will sell you a more powerful model and that bank was about the worst case scenario for me. The Toro got the job done; I just had to make smaller passes. It definitely would not be worth the money to get one with more power just for the few times I might need that. The other point is it definitely feels like it has more power than my old Yard Machines that was rated as an 8 HP under the old rating system. Throws farther and chews up the snow faster than the old machine.
FYI this is clearing a 4 stall wide asphalt drivway and the Toro made short work of the 8 inches on the driveway itself.
December 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LarryD money well spent
upgraded from a single stage machine. easily moves dry light snow and wet heavy snow. drive system and chute controls are easy to operate. moves through tall drifts without overworking operator.
April 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Brian DO NOT BUY
I used this a few times last winter. Went to use it tonight after a blizzard and won't start. I drained gas put fresh in and still nothing. Nothing worse than a snowblower that is useless when you need it most. Junk!
February 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BZRG25 This product is very satisfactory for residential snow removal
I bought this product in January 2014 which turned out to be one of the snowiest winters in recent history. It has performed well through out the winter in heavy snows and lighter ones as well. It starts easily and has fast acting controls on the directional chute which make changing direction on the move easy. The speed controls are also easy to use. The locked axle when using both wheels to drive the machine makes steering a little difficult. Using one wheel to drive the machine requires extra effort to steer as well.
I'm very satisfied with my purchase and I recommend it to any one looking for a snow blower.
March 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JiminNewBrunswick Solid snowblower
I bought this blower after reading a pile of reviews and used it all of last winter. It took me a little bit to get used to it, but it does the job very well. Never once did any snow get stuck, which is a great advantage, as that is hard on the pins.
The only thing that I could see improvement on is that both wheels should drive the blower rather than just one, which makes it a bit hard to operate, if you work with any incline, as I have to one my property. Other than that, it worked absolutely perfect at a reasonable price and you can't ask for more than that.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ryan Machine is a beast
Haven't had the chance to use it yet since the snow has yet to arrive, but this machine is a beast! Easy to assemble, ready to go 30 minutes out of the box.
December 7, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Savvyshopper11 disappointed
I purchased this back in October. It was last years model so I got it at a great price. Three weeks after I purchased it I was putting gas and oil in it to start it up so it would be ready for the first snow storm, when it comes. Well when I poured the gas in it proceeded to all come pouring back out. It is now being repaired. I just hope this is not a beginning of future problems. I shall see in the future.
November 16, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bob4549 Bad Carb
After less than a year and about 15 hours of use the machine failed. The fix was a new carburetor which was not covered under warranty. I used stable in the gas and ran it out of fuel before storing for the summer. The people at the service center said they see this often. My last blower started first pull for 20 years, this was extremely disappointing.
December 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by walgem1055 The Toro Power Maxi 726 OE Snowthrower.
The Toro Power Maxi 726 OE replaces l other unit that I had for the last 15 years. The 726 OE product is a great machine and it 's design, manufacturing, and assembly are the best of all the products I researched.
My unit has electric start which I (79yrs old ) felt would be needed. However, I found that following starting procedures in the manual, I only had to pull 1 time to start the unit. But I will use the electric start.
The changing direction and elevation of the chute is done with ease and on the "run". The clean out tool is a added feature that will come in handy on those bad snow days.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob4370 easily breaks through compacted snow at end of driveway
Just purchased the snowblower three days ago since my other snowblower became inoperative. Last night we had a northeaster in Massachusetts which deposited from 10 to 24 inches of snow in eastern mass. I was thrilled with the ease of operation and performance of the new snowblower. I have had many snowblowers but this machine was by far the best in removing the large compacted heavy snow that the snow plows leave at the bottom of the driveway. This snowblower cut through the compacted snow without hesitation. I was very surprised and impressed.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by marmaduke Super machine
Got this one one month ago.Tested it.
Easy to assemble ( handle, chute), very easy to start
plenty of power, very good traction Breaks up hard snow.
Small chute but it's easy to control and does not clog.
Good deal, it replaced my 36yo toro snow blower.
February 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John1221 New Machine used twice.
I have only used my Toro snowblower twice, i am very satisfied with my purchase at this point. The assembly was easy and the instructions were good. The machine starts easily with the electric or manual start. The only issue i have is that steering does take some getting used to. I did try leaving one wheel freewheeling and one driving, it was easier to turn but the machine would pull in one direction and the traction was not as good, so i activated both drive wheels. So far the machine has been great.
March 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bigdave123 Durable product
Very nice easy to use two stage snow blower. Joystick is a great feature.
October 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigShow Why didn't I buy one sooner?
Replaced my old craftsman two stage with those horse for winters in Pennsylvania. I have a 2 car 80 ft driveway and clear off the street too for more parking. I am a teacher so I clear similar neighbor driveways on my days off. I bought this for 2 reasons--anti-clog systems and the joystick to throw snow exactly where I want it. First snow we got was 8 inches of heavy wet snow. This horse was the only blower in the neighborhood not being shut off every 2 minutes to clear the clogged chute! The joystick works exactly as I wanted it to (like an old Atari controller). Power was evident in being able to throw the heavy snow far--I accidentally covered my 4 year old in snow from 40 feet away. The downside to owning this snowblower are all the calls I'll be taking from neighbors to clear their properties now! Very well-built, easy to use, and priced just right. That's a tough combination to beat.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KP417 Worked like a horse
I checked around before purchasing the Power Max great investment for our rural northern Indiana high drifting area
I bought my Power Max 726 last year and was impressed with how it moved the 6-8 inches the first time I used it. This year it has really gotten a work out. Either powder or wet the snow moved great. The higher drifts took a couple of passes but the machine did great
February 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nlm314 Bring it on Old Man Winter!
I recently purchased the 726OE. My back will not allow me to shovel my driveway, so a snowblower is a must.
I wish it had a headlight, but that's more of a frill than a necessity. The only required assembly was the handle bar, the chute, and the auger/drive cables. All were easy to assemble.
I LOVE the 4 way joystick control for the chute and the electric start features. Lifetime warranty on the plastic chute so no worries there.
The oil drain is easily accessed at the rear of the unit, so it'll be a quick and clean oil change process.
Easy to maneuver and control. Also reroutes excess snow from the chute back into the augers to minimize or eliminate clogs.
Not the cheapest option, but Toro is a reputable brand with accessible parts & service if needed. And Briggs & Stratton engines have never let me down.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Needed an emergency replacement for a 20 year old TORO
Really heavy snows and below zero temps killed our previous model TORO. I went to our supplier because they had several, at msrp. Bought one all assembled and it had problems from the get-go. Returned it and picked up their last one (still in the box). I openened and assembled it with easy step-by-step plans. Set the recommended specs and tweeks. It purrs; it cuts; it walks on and on.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheBigShow Why didn't I buy this sooner???
Replaced my old smaller two stage with this horse for winters in Pennsylvania. I have a 2 car 80 ft driveway and clear off the street too for more parking. I am a teacher so I clear similar neighbor driveways on my days off. I bought this for 2 reasons--anti-clog systems and the joystick to throw snow exactly where I want it. First snow we got was 8 inches of heavy wet snow. This horse was the only blower in the neighborhood not being shut off every 2 minutes to clear the clogged chute! The joystick works exactly as I wanted it to (like an old Atari controller). Power was evident in being able to throw the heavy snow far--I accidentally covered my 4 year old in snow from 40 feet away! The downside to owning this snowblower are all the calls I'll be taking from neighbors to clear their properties now! Very well-built, easy to use, and priced just right. That's a tough combination to beat.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by george420 this product can handle mounds of snow
just bought in Jan 14 so far great machine it takes on drifts and mounds of snow. easy starting just a little tipsy with a cab will have to invest in some weights, and NO clogging of chute and I'm sure other types of snowblowers would have plugged up many times.so very pleased with that
February 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigDaddy66 Dependable and a Great Investment
I bought this Power Max 726 OE based upon multiple research. We have already used it four times this winter. What a dependable machine on a split second notice. It slices through the snow depths especially at the end of our driveway like butter!
Great investment and has already provided security in the worst of blizzards we have had in New England during the winter of 2014.
February 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Arnie51 Good Blower, under powered
At first I loved the Toro. Is a great blower but the Briggs Motor does not hold up. The motor went on the 4th season. I still will buy a toro but not that size.
December 19, 2013