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Power Max HD 1428 OHXE 28 in. 420 cc Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower

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  • Toro 28 inch Gas Self-Propelled Two Stage Snow Blower
  • Electric Start easy to use with push button start & LED headlight
  • Commercial-Grade features: 1-piece handle, drift cutters & skids
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Blow through deep snow with ease with the Power Max HD 1428 OHXE with 420cc Toro Premium 4-cycle OHV engine. A 28 in. clearing width and 21 in. intake height with drift breakers can plow through the deepest snow and blow it up to 60 ft. Ideal for concrete, asphalt and gravel surfaces. The innovative Quick Stick control allows you to quickly and easily change chute direction and chute deflector with a single, smooth motion. Convenient 1-hand operation levers allows the other hand to change speeds or the chute control without stopping. Smooth, tight turns are a snap with self-propelled power steering.This machine also has handle-mounted triggers that allow you to disengage 1 or both wheels to maneuver through sharp turns with ease. Hand warmers and headlights are standard. The exclusive Anti-Clogging System meters snow intake to reduce clogging and maximize clearing efficiency. No shear pins needed. Equipped with hardened gears and commercial-grade auger gearbox. And with Toro's 3-year limited warranty and 1-year commercial warranty you can rest easy knowing that you're prepared for anything winter has in store. Count on it.
  • Step up to the big leagues; outlast the competition with commercial-grade features for added durability such as reinforced 1-piece handle, drift cutters, and heavy-duty cast iron skids
  • Power up; enjoy years of optimal performance and dependable use with the 420cc Toro premium 4-cycle OHV engine
  • Precision moves; smooth, tight turns are a snap with power steering
  • Self-propelled; quickly and easily cut through snow with total speed control, 6 speeds forward and 2 speeds reverse
  • Tackle cold nights with ease; keep your fingers toasty and enjoy a brighter and broader view with hand warmers and LED headlight
  • Chute control; quickly change the chute and deflector direction with a single, smooth motion thanks to the Quick Stick chute control
  • Stay the course; minimizes clogging and routes heavy snow away from chute and back into the auger with Toro's patented anti-clogging system
  • Double the Strength. Toro doesn't use shear pins. Instead we designed a system 2x stronger that's designed to work, not break
  • Tight spaces; place the snow with greater precision, such as right next to your fence line, or throw the distance with a double deflector
  • Built to last; a snowman of steel with heavy-duty, all-steel construction
  • Right fit for you; ideal for extra-large driveways that can hold 10 or more parked cars and 9 in.-20 in. of snow
  • We've got you covered; Toro stands behind this product with a 5-year limited warranty (residential only) and a 1-year commercial warranty
  • Easy start; simply push the button and you're ready to snow blow with electric start
  • Tested and trusted; choose with confidence, knowing millions of people worldwide count on Toro snow blowers
  • For best starting results use non-ethanol fuel with an octane rating of 87 or higher; use fresh fuel less than 30 days old, add fuel stabilizer to reduce starting problems; do not mix oil with gas.
  • Based on average Traqline unit share for snow blower market from 2013 - March 2020
  • For best starting results use non-ethanol fuel with an octane rating of 87 or higher, use fresh fuel less than 30-days old, add fuel stabilizer to reduce starting problems, do not mix oil with gas
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Ratings
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Clearing Width (In.)29.5 in36 in28 in45
Clearing Surface TypeGravel,PavedPavedGravel,PavedPaved
Engine MakeToro EngineOEM Branded EngineToro EngineOEM Branded Engine
Start TypeElectricElectricElectricElectric
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantCARB CompliantNot CARB Compliant
FeaturesChute Control,Handle Control Interlock,Headlight,Self-Propelled,Steel ChuteElectric Start,Headlight,Skid Shoes,Variable SpeedChute Control,Drift Cutters,Headlight,Heated Handles,Power SteeringElectric Start,Headlight,Skid Shoes
TractionWheel DriveTrack DriveWheel DriveTrack Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)252420420420
Stage TypeTwo-Stage Snow BlowerTwo-Stage Snow BlowerTwo-Stage Snow BlowerTwo-Stage Snow Blower
Ideal Snow Depth (In.)21252125
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Specifications

Dimensions

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.)
14
Intake Height (in.)
21
Tire Height (in.)
16
Tire Width (in.)
4.5

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Auger Material
Steel
Body Material
Metal
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Chute Material
Steel
Chute Turning Radius (Degrees)
200
Clearing Surface Type
Gravel,Paved
Engine Displacement (cc)
420
Engine Make
Toro Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Chute Control,Drift Cutters,Headlight,Heated Handles,Power Steering
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
1.375
Maximum Throwing Distance (ft.)
65
Number of Forward Speeds
6
Number of Reverse Speeds
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
32
Pitch Control
Remote
Plowing Capacity (lbs/min)
2000
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
305 lb
Recommended Oil Type
5W30
Recommended Terrain
Sloped,Uneven
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Snow Equipment Product Type
Two Stage Gas Snow Blower
Stage Type
Two-Stage Snow Blower
Start Type
Electric
Traction
Wheel Drive
Type of Snow
Heavy,Wet

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
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Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited (1-Year Limited for Commercial Use)

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
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28" Power Max , is no joke you need this machine!!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've owned 4 other types of snowblowers and nothing compares to the Power Max! You get instant gratification from using this machine. Bright headlight, heated hand grips, anti-clog chute, smart system that will allow the unit to shut down if you happen to pick up something large in the front. You can't ask for a better machine. Oh by the way, and throwing the snow 40' to 50'. Hands down the best!
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great machine
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] nice machine, powerful enough to get thru the slush. My only negative is that I am always pulling up on the handles to keep it on the ground.
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power max commercial snow blower
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The blower is as advertised, I had a chance to use it on wet and light powder snow, it is impressive how far it throws it. The reason for 4 star rating was an assembly issue,1 of the the power steering cables was not connected because paint had partially block the hole in the mounting bracket, production issues seem prominent problem in most industries.
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Moved into a new house with a huge driveway and inherited an old Honda HS80 that was a very capable machine, but got bogged down in any wet snow, which here in Newfoundland can be frequent. My thinking was, the very time I most need a snowblower (wet, HEAVY snow) it's completely useless to me to the point it's easier/faster to just shovel than use it? So I was specifically looking at this for the anti-clogging feature and raw power. I was fortunate enough to receive this a day before what turned out to be the worst snowstorm of the season this year, in terms of the multiple challenges it presented. I have a gravel driveway, half of it with a 20 degree grade to it. The ground had thawed and had no frozen layer over it. This storm brought nearly 2 feet of wet heavy snow on top of that. I was skeptical this wouldn't get clogged. However, it blasted through it with ease. Impressive! So the huge price tag was justified after all! Until I began the turn-around at the bottom of the driveway, the tires had hardly any traction at all, I had to nearly throw my body horizontal with my arms and legs extended just to try to inch it forward. I did eventually get the driveway done but those tires had realized one of my fears that had had me looking at the ariens tracked model.. the the tires would be garbage on the steep part of my driveway. I'm still rating this a 5 however, because this isn't really designed for inclines like that, and that's no fault of the machine, I am going to shell out the $200+ to get chains and hope they make a difference, even with the struggle up the incline though, the power to push through the deep wet heavy stuff makes me confident in recommending this machine, when you need it most it will actually do what it was intended to do, which is throw any kind of snow VERY VERY impressively far.
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    • Recommended
    Great Snow-thrower
    Only used one time so far, was abt 12-16 inches of medium/heavy weight snow. Starts easy, runs great, and throws really well. I thought the trigger turn system would be best for back problem, so I could control and anticipate when it turns. That worked out fine. It did shoot out 1 very fine stream of snow straight up from left side seam between first and second stage housing for first few minutes, so a non-issue. Completely satisfied and giant upgrade from my 20 year old Toro 824, which has never needed repair and continues to work well, giving that one to daughter for her first house.
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    • Recommended
    Great Product
    Just received and hoping to get a chance to use before spring. I was surprised that at this price point since being an electric start snow blower that the electrical cord would be included- but no it is not included according to Toro. So don’t waste time looking for the electrical cord or for any manuals, the manuals are on online. I will post about its performance after I use it.
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      • Recommended
      More of a bust than a beast !
      After reading many excellent reviews, I decided to purchase this Toro snow blower. Unfortunately, my experience has not been good. I've had the blower since January 4th. The LED light flickered from the very first, the chute would not remain in place where it was set, and today the auger cable snapped off after about 2 metres of use. None of these items are apparently covered by any warranty. Even if the machine is about 6 weeks old, with about 10 hours of use on it. Not sure if buying the blower at a Toro dealer would have helped with these repairs or not. Not very pleased with this particular Home Depot purchase for sure. The only positive that I can say is that the Toro blower did arrive in quick order. Only 3 days from order date.
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      Great machine
      I have had both deep and wet snow falls and so far the Power Max HD 1428 has handled it all effortlessly and I'm yet to experience a plugged chute. The 420 cc Toro has proved that there is no replacement for displacement I have a large driveway and it makes short work of it and wet or dry it throws snow an incredible distance. I am very pleased with it and would without hesitation recommend it to anyone that has a large area to clear.
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      • Recommended
      Toro, has a long history of moving snow.
      Works well in all snow conditions, in the heavy wet snow it’s easy to clean out when you’re done because it’s so open, unlike the three stage. Also reverse gears are not too slow and the LED light is in the right place and bright.
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      • Recommended
      Power Max® HD 1428 OHXE Commercial (38843)
      Used once so far in two and a half feet of light snow. No problems moving the snow where I wanted it. The auger and drive controls require a lot more force to engage. The drift breakers could do with some refinement, perhaps something more like what’s on the Ariens. You move the rods and the blower is likely to get scratched. Chute control will take some getting use to but does well. I like being able to not throw so far. A bit more side to side swing of the chute would be nice. The engine is easy to pull/start, looks pretty beefy, why a plastic choke control (?). All things considered it’s a nice machine.
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