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Power Max HD 928 OAE 28 in. 265 cc Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower with Electric Start and Triggerless Steering and Headlight

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  • Toro 28 inch Gas Self-Propelled Two Stage Snow Blower
  • Heavy-duty all-steel construction
  • Electric Start simple and easy to use with push button start
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When the snow gets serious, counter Mother Nature's punches with the Power Max HD 928 OAE with 265cc Toro Premium 4-cycle OHV engine. Move even the deepest snow quickly with a 28 in. clearing width and 21 in. intake height and throw it up to 45 ft. 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 allow single-handed operation, freeing the other hand to change speeds or the chute control without stopping. This self-propelled machine has automatic steering for easy turning, and LED headlights are standard. Shear pins are a thing of the past thanks to the exclusive Anti-Clogging System that meters snow intake to prevent clogging and maximize clearing efficiency. The blower is also equipped with a commercial grade auger gearbox. If the auger hits hard material, the engine will purposely stall to prevent damage. Ideal for concrete, asphalt and gravel surfaces. 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.
  • Power up; you'll enjoy years of optimal performance and dependable use with the 265cc Toro premium 4-cycle OHV engine
  • Tight spaces; place the snow with greater precision, such as right next to your fence line, or throw the distance with a double deflector
  • 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
  • Night vision; your visibility will never be clearer with the LED headlight
  • Built to last; you'll enjoy years of heavy-duty use with all-steel construction
  • Right fit for you; ideal for extra-large driveways that can hold 10 or more cars and 9 in.-20 in. of snow.
  • We've Got You Covered. Toro stands behind this product with a 3-year limited warranty (residential only)
  • 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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BrandCub CadetToroToro
Name2X 26 in. 243 cc Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower with Electric Start, Power Steering and Steel ChutePower Max HD 928 OAE 28 in. 265 cc Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower with Electric Start and Triggerless Steering and HeadlightPower Max HD 1428 OHXE 28 in. 420 cc Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower
Clearing Width (In.)26 in28 in28 in
Clearing Surface TypeGravel,PavedGravel,PavedGravel,Paved
Engine MakeCub Cadet EngineToro EngineToro Engine
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB Compliant
FeaturesChute Control,Headlight,Power Steering,Skid ShoesChute Control,Handle Control Interlock,Headlight,Self-Propelled,Steel ChuteChute Control,Drift Cutters,Headlight,Heated Handles,Power Steering
Engine Displacement (cc)243265420
Stage TypeTwo-Stage Snow BlowerTwo-Stage Snow BlowerTwo-Stage Snow Blower
Ideal Snow Depth (In.)162121
TractionWheel DriveWheel DriveWheel Drive
Start TypeElectricElectricElectric
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Assembled Depth (in.)
62 in
Assembled Height (in.)
44.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
29.5 in
Auger Diameter (in.)
Clearing Width (In.)
28 in
Ideal Snow Depth (In.)
Impeller Diameter (in.)
Intake Height (in.)
Tire Height (in.)
Tire Width (in.)


Assembly Required
Auger Material
Body Material
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Chute Material
Chute Turning Radius (Degrees)
Clearing Surface Type
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Toro Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
Chute Control,Handle Control Interlock,Headlight,Self-Propelled,Steel Chute
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Maximum Throwing Distance (ft.)
Number of Forward Speeds
Number of Reverse Speeds
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Pitch Control
Plowing Capacity (lbs/min)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
325 lb
Recommended Oil Type
Recommended Terrain
Snow Equipment Product Type
Two Stage Gas Snow Blower
Stage Type
Two-Stage Snow Blower
Start Type
Wheel Drive
Type of Snow

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Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 348 reviews
  • 84% recommend this product
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Tire Problems
I bought my Toro 928 on January 20, 2021 and since that date I have had to replace 3 bolts on the Tire. The Tire comes right off as the bolts keep breaking. The main Snowblower is powerful and works great, but these tire issues are getting very annoying considering it is only a month old!
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    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.
      Great power, auger, and chute.
      Great mid-sized blow before getting to the expensive commercial stuff. Love the auger, power, and dual hinge chute. Just in time too. 16 inches of snow on a rock driveway.
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      Good choice for a blower
      I purchased this to replace a smaller blower. This blower did an excellent job with the two feet of snow we just got here. It even did a good job at the end of the driveway where the snow plows packed snow about three feet deep. The only issue I have had is that the oil drain pipe was not drilled through, so the oil can not be change without making a mess. The dealer order a new part, and will replace it as soon as it comes in. Other than that it is a good machine. Very happy.
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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.
          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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              5 people found this helpful
              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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              10 people found this helpful
              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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