Toro Power Max HD 1128 OXE 28 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower-38680 - The Home Depot


Model # 38680

Internet # 203516991

Power Max HD 1128 OXE 28 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower

Toro Power Max HD 1128 OXE 28 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower

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$1,999.00 / each


Model # 38680

Internet # 203516991

Turn a major snowfall into a minor inconvenience with one of our toughest, most rugged snow blowers the Power Max 1128 HD OXE two-stage snow blower. A breakthrough in snow blowing technology, the Power Max Anti-Clogging System (ACS) reroutes excess snow to prevent clogging and maximizes impeller speed and velocity. The Quick Stick control allows you to quickly and easily change chute direction and deflection with one simple, integrated control. The pivoting scraper allows you to clean down to the driveway. It comes equipped with Power Steering allowing you to turn on a dime and has effortless maneuverability with the easy pull of the handle mounted triggers. The 16 in. diameter tires dig through deep snow and heavy duty cast iron skids give you increased wear life. The 342 cc Briggs and Stratton engine is tough and durable for years of dependable use. It is equipped with electric start and with convenient features like a fuel shut-off valve and extended oil drain. The commercial-grade Auger Gear case transfers power to the extra large 14 in. diameter serrated augers designed to withstand extreme stress, eliminating the need for troublesome shear pins. The interlock system allows one-handed operation freeing the other hand to change speeds or the chute control without stopping. It has a 3-year limited warranty, if anything goes wrong in the first three years, under normal use and maintenance, Toro will fix it free. The chute, deflector, and ACS are guaranteed for life.

  • 342 cc Briggs and Stratton engine is tough and durable for years of dependable use
  • This model has a 28 in. clearing width and can clear up to 21.5 in. deep in one pass
  • 6 forward speeds and 2 reverse speeds are perfect for a variety of snow conditions
  • 14 in. serrated auger powered by special hardened auger gearbox gears, the anti-clogging system (ACS) reroutes excess snow away from the chute and back to the auger to prevent clogging
  • The Toro two-stage design is built to handle deep snows and can chew up hard compacted snow
  • Moves up to 2200 lbs. of snow per minute
  • This Toro power max snow blower can throw snow up to 45 ft. away
  • The chute, deflector, and ACS are made out of a special sub zero material that is durable to -104 degrees Fahrenheit and guaranteed for life
  • The 16 in. deep lug tires aggressively dig into the snow for maximum traction
  • A removable key prevents the machine from being accidentally started
  • Around 15 minutes to assemble
  • The interlock system allows one-handed operation

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Assembled Depth (in.)  62 in  Assembled Height (in.)  44.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  29.5 in  Auger diameter (in.)  14 
Clearing Width (In.)  28 in  Ideal Snow Depth (In.)  21 
Impeller diameter (in.)  12  Intake height (in.)  21.5 
Product Depth (in.)  62  Product Height (in.)  44.5 
Product Width (in.)  29.5  Tire height (in.)  16.7 
Tire width (in.)  4.5 
Assembly Required  Yes  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Chute rotation turning radius (Deg)  200  Clearing Surface Type  Gravel/ Paved 
Clearing tool included  Yes  Drive System  Self-propelled 
Engine Displacement (cc)  342  Engine Make  Briggs & Stratton 
Engine Make  Briggs and Stratton  Engine Type  4-cycle 
Engine torque (ft.-lb.)  0.0  Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  0.85 
Hazardous Code  No Air  Number of Forward Speeds 
Number of Reverse Speeds  Oil capacity (oz.)  28 
Product Weight (lb.)  269 lb  Recommended Oil type  5W30 Winter oil 
Returnable  30-Day  Rust Resistant  Yes 
Snow Blower Features  Headlight,Skid Shoes  Snow Blower Usage  Heavy 
Snow Equipment Product Type  Two Stage Gas Snow Blower  Start Type  Electric 
Terrain  Steep  Traction  Wheel Drive 
Type of Snow  Heavy, Wet 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings  Manufacturer Warranty  3-year limited 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A beast of a machine! With a snowy Winter so far I am extremely happy with my purchase. Toro's reputation and American made quality was an important factor in my consideration of snow blowers. The construction and over all build of this machine is solid and I have always been a fan of Briggs and Statton engines. My grandfather would buy nothing else! It is imperative to keep and store fresh fuel in your blower. I used a cheap gas stabilizer and it did not work. Star Tron (gas treatment for storage) is highly recommended by my mechanic and Toro dealers for a reason. It WORKS! Period! Stay away from Stabil. It contains alcohol which gas today already has 10% of and is the reason why the gas goes "stale". During the summer months start your machine every month for about 5-10 minutes. My only other issue is that there is a fair amount of vibration transmitted to the handles which can aggravate carpel tunnel problems. Maybe manufacturers will be able to come up with a solution to this for snow blowers in years to come. But the engine is very strong and the snow throwing distance is very impressive!. You will take for granted the anti-clogging feature on this machine but that is because it works like it was designed to. The chute control works with very little effort. Oh yeah no heated hand grips. But so what wear warm gloves! Little pricey but you get what you pay for is my motto! Great purchase! December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is the absolute best snowthrower you can buy. PERIOD. This is my third snowthrower, and I always admired the Toros, so when my second one only lasted one season before the cheap steering device stopped working, I stepped up to this Top-Of-The-Line Toro. WOW. What a difference. I firmly believe this is the absolute BEST snowthrower you can buy, not just the best Toro. The steering triggers work effortlessly, turn on a dime, and lock immediately upon releasing them. Buffalo just had probably the coldest winter on record, and we were hit continually with several inches of snow every couple of days. This machine throws wet, heavy snow, or deep powder further than any other machine I ever saw, and it is QUIET. The housing is built better and heavier than either of the other two brands I have owned, so you will experience zero "bucking" or "kickback" when you hit some crusted, hard packed, icy base snow hidden beneath the fresh topcoat of snow. Believe me when I say, this unit will handle ANY snowfall you get buried with, and you never have to rev the engine on high. Plenty of speed in first three gears, I rarely even use 4th. It simply tracks straight and true through the deepest snowfall. I noticed it can throw snow all the way up my fence, which is a good 20 feet from my sidewalk, and no machine has ever even come close before. It clears my 150' of sidewalks on my corner lot, and even a buried fire hydrant, with ease. When I looked at them, I had my then-8 year old daughter with me-she was able to turn it in the store by herself! That's how balanced they are. Just an incredibly well-thought out and built machine. Do not let the plastic parts of the intake and chute be of any concern-the chute can't rust, and the system of recirculating the excess snow back to the auger rather than clogging is pure genius, employing an elliptical shape to the intake, rather than circular, prevents all clogging. Comes with a clean-out tool in the event of a clog...I only used mine once in 2 seasons, because it was mid-thirties with wet, heavy, deep snow on my apron due to plows. As soon as I saw the Labor Day promotion of free shipping on this brand new model, I ordered it. I received it crated within a few days, and it was a breeze to put together. I couldn't wait for the first snow fall. I look forward to heavy snowfalls, knowing I have a BEAST. THE BEST! Do not hesitate. You will not find a better snowthrower anywhere, at any price. I find myself doing both neighbors' sidewalks on either side of me, and even my neighbors' driveway, because it is such a treat to use. I LOVE THIS SNOWTHROWER! May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good so far Used it twice on about 8-10 inches of snow. Throws the snow very far. Started right up each time. Quality seems very good. December 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 1128 seems like a great machine, have one weird problem when I put it in 1st gear forward it goes backwards very slow R1 goes alittle faster R2 goes faster than R1 F2 goes forwardo and so on up to F6, it seems to have 5F and 3R July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Turning, light. This purchase was an excellent buy. Has started every time for six years. Throws snow uo to 30'-35'. We purchased a terrific snowblower. December 27, 2012
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