Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 35
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArchieT Crescent snowblower helper
We received over 2 feet of snow today, wasn't worry because of my new Toro snowblower. Not only did I clean my driveway with no problem, I also helped my neighbors with their driveways.
The machine is very easy to use, the controls permit you to have all the necessary flexibility to throw the snow any direction.
With the light on, anyone can see you coming, making it very clear to see where you are going.
My neighbors were amazed to see how the snowblower threw the snow almost 25 ft away while plowing through the thick snow.
I am sure that there will be more Toro snowblowers in our crescent before the end of this winter season!
December 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SnowStormVeteran VeteranWinterSurvivor
If you can catch this item on sale (like I did in Canada, and can get someone to honor the 10% price match guarantee), then you cannot go wrong with the Toro Power Max HD 926 OXE.
+ This Snowblower does not use or require sheer pins, for the auger / shaft.
+ The two key Toro designs and patents, joystick like chute control, and the ACS really set this unit apart from the competition.
+ It is easy to perform oil changes, because the drain plug / shaft is located and designed in an easy to use location.
+ Winterized outdoor Toro engine, is easy to start (I leave my unit in my outdoor Tool Shed), and designed for outdoor winter storage. I use a 100% synthetic 0W30 engine oil.
+ Performs extremely well under heavy load, more than capable of throwing snow out of your way and far enough in the air. 24+ inches of snow and much more are no match for the 926.
- If you purchase this blower from Home Depot, you will wait a minimum of 16+ days from the time you order it and the time you can expect to ACTUALLY have it home. Mine took 19 days. There is no way you can get this from a Home Depot in 10 days (online says 10-16 days).
- Home Depot online would not honor the 10% price match guarantee (in Canada, they would not) from a brick and mortar Toro Authorized retailer.
- Requires assembly (most Toro Retailers or snow blowers in stock come pre-assembled, nothing online come pre assembled for shipping purposes.)... chute, controls, and drive shaft assembly. Not terribly difficult, but then again, not turn key either.
January 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RGC51 Toro Power Max 926 OXE is FANTASTIC
I purchased this snow blower on 2/3/15 after my old snow blower finally died. The Power Max 926 OXE is a wonderful product. It is extremely easy to use and is very powerful. I live in the New England area and as many know, the winter of 2015 has been brutal here. This machine can go through anything and boy can it throw the snow a distance. The power steering makes it very easy to corner and it starts like a charm every time. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ips32 Glad to own this machine
I live in the Boston area. I purchased this in December and it sat for two months. Then we got whacked with 6-7 feet of snow in less than three weeks. This machine has been fantastic so far. I give it an excellent rating for dependability for the past three weeks only, but I don't doubt that that will hold up as my last Toro lasted 16 years.
February 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JAMESDANE Heavy, Heavy-duty snow blower
This is a heavy snow blower and best suited for a person who is physically strong. Excellent v-twin engine that starts on first pull today at -4 F. It has great traction because of the engine and chassis weight and tire tread design.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeS Great machine, good value
This is my first snow thrower, and after recently receiving the largest snowfall in Minnesota in two years, I finally had a chance to use it.
I was out of town when the storm hit and returned late at night to find 12 inches of wet, heavy snow on my driveway. To top it off, the plow had left over two feet of compacted ice at the end of the driveway. This was a good opportunity to put the machine to the test.
The temp was about 10F. I turned on the choke, hit the primer button three times, pulled the starter cord and it fired right up. Very nice. The machine comes with an electric starter, but I was too tired to search for an extension cord.
My driveway has a steep incline. The machine had more than enough power to propel itself up the hill and throw snow a long distance. The spec says something like 50 ft, sounds about right. I was impressed.
The machine features two "clutches" on each handle to disengage a wheel from the power-train for steering. This was one of the features that attracted me to the Toro versus other brands. It took a bit of getting used to, but the ability to turn the machine on a dime in both directions with almost no effort was big enough reward to figure it out.
Plastic parts --
This was one of the "drawbacks" of the Toro that caused me hesitation when choosing a snow thrower. Most folks seem to think that all metal is necessary. But watching the Toro demo on their website, where they put the machine in extreme whether conditions and then bang on the plastic parts with hammers, convinced me to go for it. I think it's fine. The stuff at the end of the driveway was compacted ice -- 2ft of it. I could hear the ice slamming and slapping the plastic but noticed no problems.
My driveway is a steep uphill clime and long -- nearly 200 ft. Think of the steepest driveway you've seen and imagine one a little less steep, that's probably mine. Recently I had picked up some chains for the tires but not yet put them on. I was tired and cold when I got home and decided to give it a shot without the chains. No problems. The tires didn't slip once.
End-of-the-driveway debris --
It would've taken me two hours with a scoop shovel and ice scraper to bust up and move the end-of-the-driveway mess from the plow. Instead, I put the machine in low speed and its auger chewed through the pile. I had to exert some upward force on the handles to keep it from just going over the top. But once the machine dug in, there wasn't much for me to do but wait.
Chute control --
I was skeptical of the "Quickstick" control. I thought a crank was all that's needed. But being able to turn the chute fast with the lever is very handy, especially since the machine can turn so quickly with the clutch levers.
As I said, I returned home late and it was dark. The light on the Toro is plenty bright and off to the side on one of the handlebars. It casts a huge beam and wasn't much obstructed by the blower's motor or chute.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Toro 926 OXE. Although relatively expensive, I think it's still a good value.
December 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Qman023 Just Purchased it
The machine looks very well made, draw back no chute shovel supplied, and no electric cord for starter supplied with purchase. Have not checked any of the features other then to start it up. Started right away using the recoil start, ran through some of the forward speeds and reverse. Worked properly, operated the impeller-auger working good. Has not been used in the snow as of this review. Good product so far.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1Raymi Because of the salesman showing me how to use the equipment, I believe it is a simple an piece of equipmenrtd
The buying experience and service personell that assisted me in the buying process were all firdt rate. Because of the timing of the purchase, I have not had the experience of actually using the snow blower! But because of the great service and people we dealt with, we are now prepared for the upcoming winter season! Couldn't have experienced a greater time while purchasing the equipment! Everyone was extremely helpful and nice!
May 8, 2014