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Power Max HD 828 OAE 28 in. 252 cc Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower with Electric Start, Triggerless Steering and Headlight

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  • Heavy-duty all-steel construction 2 stage snow blower
  • Self-propelled snow blower triggerless steering for smooth turns
  • Change the chute and deflector in one motion with Quick Stick®
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Durable All Steel Construction

You’ll enjoy years of heavy-duty use with all-steel construction.

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Built to Last Self-Propelled and Blasts Snow

Self-Propelled and 28 inch clearing width plus 21 inch clearing deep, keeps you blasting snow and throwing it 45 feet out of your way.

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The Right Fit For You

Ideal for use on multiple surfaces including both gravel and pavement, with steep slopes in more than 9 inches of snow and up to a 18 car driveway.

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Stay the Course with Anti-Clog

Powerful auger cuts through tough snow and diverts it away from the chute to prevent clogging and keeps you blowing snow.

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No Shear Pins Needed!

Built 2x stronger. Hardened gears and no shear pins to break or replace in the cold.

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Remote Chute Control

Quickly change the chute and deflector direction with a single, smooth motion thanks to the Quick Stick chute control.

Triggerless Steering

Self-Propelled and Triggerless Steering

No triggers to pull or levers to break! A simpler way to effortlessly steer. Turn the machine and the wheel intelligently disengages to assist you through the turn.

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Push Button Electric Start

Glove-friendly handle allows an easy reEasily start the snow blower with push button electric start.coil pull start.

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LED Night Vision

Your visibility will never be clearer with the LED headlight.

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Tested and Trusted

Choose with confidence, knowing millions of people worldwide count on Toro snow blowers.

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Powerful Engine Performance

Optimal performance and years of dependable use with the 252cc Toro premium 4-cycle OHV engine.

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America’s #1 Snow Blower Brand

Based on average Traqline unit share for snow blower market from 2013 – Mar 2020.

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We’ve Got You Covered

Toro stands behind this product with a 3-year limited warranty.

Whatever winter throws at you, throw it right back, up to 45 feet, with our Power Max 828 OAE 28" all-star snow hurler. This 252cc Toro Premium 4-cycle OHV, electric start engine will clear your way 28 inches wide and 21 inches deep. Stick it to winter with our innovative Quick Stick control, allowing you rapid and simple one-handed manipulation of the steel chute direction and chute deflector. Steer yourself right (and left) with self propelled triggerless steering for fluid, tight turning-no triggers or levers required. Our exclusive Anti-Clogging System meters snow intake to reduce clogs and optimize clearing performance with no shear pins in sight. Instead, when our heavy-duty auger rolls into something hard, the engine purposely stalls to avoid damage. The sensational snow stats continue with Toro's commercial-grade gearbox, heavy-duty handle, steel chute, 16" tires, LED light, plus a 3-year limited warranty. Go undefeated against winter.
  • Built to Last. You'll enjoy years of heavy-duty use with all-steel construction.
  • Night Vision. Your visibility will never be clearer with the LED headlight.
  • Power Up. Optimal performance and years of dependable use with the 252cc Toro premium 4-cycle OHV engine.
  • Triggerless Steering. No triggers to pull or levers to break! A simpler way to effortlessly steer. Turn the machine and the wheel intelligently disengages to assist you through the turn.
  • Self-Propelled. Quickly and easily cut through snow with total speed control, 6 speeds forward and 2 speeds reverse.
  • 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.
  • The Right Fit For You. Ideal for larger driveways that can hold 6-12 parked cars and 8"-14" of snow.
  • We've Got You Covered. Toro stands behind this product with a 3-year limited warranty (residential only) and 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.






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Ratings
(381)
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(25)
Clearing Width (In.)29.5 in30 in32 in
Clearing Surface TypeGravel,PavedPavedGravel
Engine MakeToro EngineOEM Branded EngineToro Engine
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantCARB Compliant
FeaturesChute Control,Handle Control Interlock,Headlight,Self-Propelled,Steel ChuteChute Control,Drift Cutters,Headlight,Rust Resistant,Skid Shoes,Variable SpeedChute Control,Drift Cutters,Headlight,Heated Handles,Power Steering
Engine Displacement (cc)252302420
Ideal Snow Depth (In.)212521
Stage TypeTwo-Stage Snow BlowerTwo-Stage Snow BlowerTwo-Stage Snow Blower
TractionWheel DriveTrack DriveWheel Drive
Start TypeElectricElectricElectric
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
58 in
Assembled Height (in.)
31.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
29.5 in
Auger Diameter (in.)
14
Clearing Width (In.)
29.5 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)
252
Engine Make
Toro Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Chute Control,Handle Control Interlock,Headlight,Self-Propelled,Steel Chute
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
0.775
Maximum Throwing Distance (ft.)
45
Number of Forward Speeds
6
Number of Reverse Speeds
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
24
Pitch Control
Remote
Plowing Capacity (lbs/min)
2200
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
310 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

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
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  • 84% recommend this product
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2nd time and out of business.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Wasn't very pleased with my "HEAVY DUTY " snowblower. The 2nd time using it the little.... rod from the gear box broke. Had to bring it in.
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Upgraded repair parts highlight original defect
This is an update to a review I posted earlier. I bought and received the replacement drive link and new attachment points. $3.04 from local dealer. The new drive link has been upgraded from 1/8” to 3/8” and relies on an entirely different connection method. Old version just used the elbows on the bent wire. New version uses bolt with built in shoulder and lock nut to take the load rather than the bent wire. (See photo). Hopefully newer models in the line will use this as the connection coming from the factory. Look for it at the bottom of the cable connection for the drive control where the linkage connects to shown wire coming out of the chasis. This would be a 5 star review if i had not needed to repair this after 8 hours of use. I love it when it is working.
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Response from Toro Customer ServiceJul 13, 2021
Thank you for leaving your review. We are sorry to hear that you had such a frustrating experience. Warranty consideration requires a physical inspection of the mower through an independent authorized service mechanic. This cannot be done by phone or email. We do fully stand behind our warranty. If the service dealer determines the cause of the failure is due to a manufacturing defect during the warranty period, the repair will be completed at no charge to you. If the issue is not due to a defect, the dealer is able to provide an estimate on the repair. Things that do not qualify as defects are fuel-related issues, improper maintenance, adjustments, and accidents. Should you require further assistance please contact us through Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm CT USA & Canada: 1-888-384-9939. For warranty consideration please visit a local authorized service dealer(Toro.com/locator) in your area.
    Upgraded Replacement Parts
    This is an update to a review I posted earlier (Maybe I got a lemon). I bought and received the replacement drive link and new attachment points. $3.04 from local dealer. The new drive link has been upgraded from 1/8” to 3/8” and relies on an entirely different connection method. Old version just used the elbows on the bent wire. New version uses bolt with built in shoulder and lock nut to take the load rather than the bent wire. (See photo). Hopefully newer models in the line will use this as the connection coming from the factory. Look for it at the bottom of the cable connection for the drive control where the linkage connects to shown wire coming out of the chasis. This would be a 5 star review if i had not needed to repair this after 8 hours of use. I love it when it is working.
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      Solid snow blower
      This snowblower has so far impressed me! Was a little worried about the engine where it's a "Toro" branded motor. With the proper maintenance so far its still running strong. My only complaint would have to be that 1st gear is just a little to fast at the end of the road. Otherwise thing hucks snow probably about 35-40 feet in the average. The led light is more than sufficient enough to clear the driveway at night!
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        Almost as big of a disappointment as Home Depot's service
        I purchased this model in Oct 2020. At the time, I was very clear with the associate that the end of our driveway was gravel and we needed a unit robust enough to handle it. He assured us that as long as we raised the skid shoes up (which we did) we'd be fine. In his defense, the Toro sales literature also claims that this unit can handle gravel surfaces. Today we used it for the third time and the auger blade bent badly into the side of the auger housing. Every time the auger makes a rotation it now rides over the bolt head such that the whole unit lurches. Since we're outside of HD's 30 day warranty, they will not allow us to return or exchange it. They offered to send it to their repair center, but cautioned that the unit's warranty will not cover the repair so we'd be responsible for paying for damage to the auger blade and the housing. On top of that, these repairs are expected to take 10 weeks. So to recap, after paying ~$1100 for this snowblower we used it for an hour or two under conditions that it is rated for. It is now unusable and HD takes zero responsibility. If you're ever planning on using your snowblower on gravel, find a different model. Also, buy it from somewhere else that will actually stand behind it. For what it's worth, I'm fully willing to edit/update this review if someone from HD can contact me and provide a higher level of service than my local store.
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        Response from ToroJan 29, 2021
        Ben, Thank you for leaving a review and bringing this to our immediate attention. We are sorry you have experienced these issues and do want to assure you that we stand behind our products warranty. We have local authorized service dealer in your area that will be glad to inspect and diagnose your machine. Your snow blower has a 3 year warranty that covers any manufacture defects. If you may need to locate the nearest dealer to you please visit toro.com/locator. If you may have further questions please contact our customer support line or you may chat with us on toro.com. Toro
          11 people found this helpful
          My first snow blower, and it's impressive! Bright LED, powerful engine, and great throwing distance.
          I wasn't sure about a snow blower with a gravel driveway, but with the shoes all the way down, it's like a snow machine! It cuts right through deep wet lake-effect snow! I'm very impressed with the build quality, the engine power, the throwing distance, the LED headlight, and the ease-of-use. I couldn't say enough great things about this machine. I actually look forward to the next snow storm. Bring it on!
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            I purchased this model to replace my 25 year old Toro 828 for our New England winters. Light and ...
            I purchased this model to replace my 25 year old Toro 828 for our New England winters. Light and fluffy or heavy and wet snow, even slush have not been a problem for this machine. The engine is strong and starts on the first or second pull. I have not had any issues with clogging like with my old snow blower. The power assisted steering is probably my favorite feature. Tight turns and turning around are no longer an issue. The LED light is bright and the location make it very useable when the sun goes down and the work is not done yet. My driveway is mostly paved but I do have a part that is gravel. It was important for me to not have to deal with shear pins in case I happened to suck up something by mistake. All being said, I am very happy with my new Toro Power Max HD 928. Home Depot assembled it for me and had it ready to go when I arrived. As you can tell, I would recommend this snow blower.
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            5 people found this helpful
            So far so good. Had the P Max about a month now and encountered 3 storms here in Minnesota. 1st s...
            So far so good. Had the P Max about a month now and encountered 3 storms here in Minnesota. 1st storm was a good test of wet snow and the ability to chuck that stuff yards away. Storm today was light and fluffy and that was launched into the sky and is last seen heading west. All kidding aside starts good and fires up with electric start. Love the stick shift for moving the chute to chuck snow in all directions. The reality that hit me today is that my wife probably could not operate the controls effectively. Needs your "head" in the game using the shifter and auger control as you navigate curves and inclines. That is ok with me as I am safety conscious. A test of my happiness will be the long term reliability of this machine. My last snow blower was a 8 HP MTD and was still going at 14 years. I wanted more horsepower and that is why I got this one.. The user directions require an oil change after the first 5 hrs of use. Based on that I would recommend getting the maintenance kit up front like I did. That way you also may get another year on the warranty.
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            I am missing screws and parts. Wish I had known...
            I am missing screws and parts. Wish I had known $1,300 does not include all parts included.
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