Toro SnowMaster 724 QXE Review Summary
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Toro SnowMaster 724 QXE Specifications
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Toro SnowMaster 724 QXE - Bottom Line
If you are looking for a hybrid snow blower machine that can make your snow clearing work simple and easy, then you must check out Toro's SnowMaster 724 QXE snowblower. This snow blower stands out from the typical ones with its hybrid design that is ideal for medium-sized driveways.
Since it has hybrid design, it can satisfy both the aspects of single-stage and two-stage machines which is something amazing. So we highly recommend this hybrid snow blower.
Toro SnowMaster 724 QXE Review
With so many options available, selecting a snow blower is not an easy task. Most people become perplexed and end up purchasing a snow blower that is inadequate for their needs. They only become aware of this fact after some time has passed since their purchase when they begin to use it.
To prevent this from happening to you, we've stepped in to provide in-depth feedback on one of the most popular snow blowers, the Toro SnowMaster 724 QXE.
A typical two-stage snow blower has a single slow-speed auger in the front, followed by a high-speed impeller that transfers the snow to the second stage, where the impeller throws the snow from the chute. A single-stage machine, on the other hand, has only one stage that removes the snow.
A high-speed impeller is tipped with rubber inserts called paddles, and those paddles pick up and discharge the snow in a single movement while the machine is not being propelled.
The Toro SnowMaster Series has masterfully taken features from both single-stage and two-stage snow blowers and smooshed them together into one design, which we refer to as a hybrid.
Toro's SnowMaster 724 is an excellent single-stage gas snow blower for medium-sized driveways. Since this is a hybrid snowblower, it is capable of satisfying the aspects of both single-stage and two-stage machines. This two-stage machines allows for more efficient snow removal while remaining lightweight and maneuverable.
One of the benefits of a single-stage machine is its versatility and ease of use. This machine is a very mobile piece of equipment that is easy to turn around and maneuver even in tight spaces.
The disadvantage of a single stage is that it is not propelled in any way other than by the paddle rubbers. On this machine, the wheels are connected to a transmission in the back and it can propel any time it notices a turn.
High Plowing Capacity
The Toro SnowMaster is 24 inches wide and 16 inches deep as per the given measurements. Cleaning your sidewalk is like a stroll in the park since this machine is skilled in removing about a foot of snow easily.
The 724 QXE models can surprise you (in a good way) with their plowing performance, they are able to remove around 2,500 pounds of snow per minute, which is tremendously impressive for such a small snowblower. As a fact, several two-stage snow blowers are only able to clear around 2,000 lbs/min.
Maybe the only downside of this machine is that it can’t handle heavy wet snow that accumulates at the end of your driveway. If you reside in an area where a lot of snowstorms are a natural thing, you might want to choose a two-stage snowblower.
The Toro company guarantees that this model can throw the snow up to a maximum of 40 feet. It may be close to the given statement but since it is a single-stage snowblower, the machine reaches its limits when it comes to heavier snow.
Compared to a standard two-stage snow blower, the toro SnowMaster has an auger that spins 10 times faster. The spiral design and the steel material only add up to the potential of his machine. Although the auger is made up of steel, it is a bit thin.
Even though the 724 QXE model has a plastic scraper, it is perfect for cleaning up your driveway surface. The scraper is subjected to pressure and comes in contact with the surface while running.
However, even if this is more compatible with flat grounds, you don’t have to worry about it not being able to work on steep driveways since this snowblower does a decent job even on sloping surfaces.
The auger in the front of this machine is pretty cool because there are not any shear pins to break, and if you hit something hard, it will automatically cut power to the engine so that you can clear whatever is in there before restarting the machine.
Personal Pace System
They've got a very simple effective design that allows the machine to handle smaller snows because the auger in the front picks up and discharges the snow, but because of the propelling action, it can also handle deeper snows.
Where a single-stage begins to fail because the paddle drive system can't compensate for the amount of snow material in which it's engaged, forcing you to shove the machine deeper into the snow.
So what Toro did here is that when the lever is pulled back, it engages the auger assembly and the handlebar forms a sliding, and when this is pushed forward as if you were going to use the machine, it engages the auger assembly.
Just like the popular walk behind mower, if you push the handlebar gently, the machine moves slowly; if you push more forcefully, the machine moves faster; and you can instantly control the walking speed of this machine.
Toro claims that this design will remove snow 40 percent faster than any other twin stage comparably sized machine due to its mobility and ease of use with the drive system.
While the Personal Pace transmission function works well, there is one disadvantage. It can be difficult to use on steep driveways. When you're going down, it will be faster than you would like. The effect of going up the slope is the inverse. Because of its weight, traction can also be difficult. Again, this is only a problem on extremely steep driveways.
Joystick Chute Control
Toro invented a joystick design a few years ago, and it's still one of the best chute designs in the industry. It's completely trouble-free, we have never had a single day's problem with it. It is a joystick in which you can adjust the elevation, the distance to which the snow is blown, and the positioning side-by-side.
It is claimed that the joystick can control both the direction and the angle(which goes up to 210 degrees). It's an excellent way to accommodate as you move down the driveway or sidewalk to where the snow needs to be placed.
Another nice feature of this snowblower machine is its electric start, so there is a module, or connector, that allows this unit to be plugged into any 115-volt circuit. There is a button that you can press and the machine will start right up.
To turn it off, a key is provided, you just have to remove it and it will turn off. If there is a power outage, you still have the recoil string for a backup pull-start, allowing you to get this machine up and running.
It should be noted that as the slope increases, the personal pace system becomes more difficult to use. This machine is ideal for a standard two-car driveway. The same is true for flat, slanted, and uneven surfaces. If you have a steep driveway, a self-propelled snow blower with variable speeds that you can control is probably a better option.
Only paved surfaces like asphalt, concrete, or other pavement materials are suitable with the SnowMaster 724 QXE. Since it has an auger that makes contact with the ground, it can damage the ground as well as the auger itself. This is a major concern particularly with this machine because of the speed of the auger.
Toro SnowMaster 724 QXE Unboxing and Assembly
Toro SnowMaster 724 QXE User Manual
You will be receiving a detailed user manual while purchasing a Toro SnowMaster 724 QXE. If you want, you can also check out the user manual from the company's official website. This user manual will have a complete guide on the different parts of this Snow blower and how to assemble it easily.
If you wish to check out the official user manual of this Toro SnowMaster 724 QXE, click here
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As a hybrid machine, this snow blower addresses some legitimate concerns. This single-stage blower works extremely well for very small snow (2-6 inches), and it is a quick and easy way out. Depending on the snow, some people use different products.
This machine is a home run for the average consumer who isn't going to buy two different machines; it gives them the speed and maneuverability of a single-stage blower while also providing the self-propelled action of a two-stage blower. You don't have to worry about deeper snow because the machine will still handle it.
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I am Tim, a weather enthusiast who loves to watch hurricanes and all other harsh weather conditions. I studied B.Sc(Meteorology) at the University of Miami. With excellent knowledge of Weather Forecasting, Meteorology, and Environmental Science, I am currently working in San Francisco as a Meteorologist. Also, I am a member of The Weather Channel and AccuWeather. In this blog, I will write a detailed review of Weather instruments that you need for survival and other activities.