Toro Snow Removal Power Max 724 OE 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower 37770

MPN: 37770
Product Details
Description
Shop for Outdoors at The Home Depot. Finally an easy to use two-stage Snow blower. The Power Max 724 OE Two-Stage Snow blower has many features to make your snow clearing job easy and yet is built tough to give you years of dependable performance. A breakthrough in snow blowing technology, the Power Max Anti-Clogging System (ACS) reroutes excess snow to prevent clogging and maximizes impeller speed and velocity. The Quick Lever control allows you to quickly and easily change chute direction and the locking style Zip deflector quickly and securely changes the angle of the thrown snow. The 205 cc Briggs & Stratton engine is tough and durable for years of dependable use. It comes standard with electric start. The material of the auger gearbox gears are what matter not the material of the gearbox housing. The special hardened gearbox gears are designed to withstand the highest of stresses and resist wear unlike softer competitive gears. The Power Max is also built with a unique one-piece frame for maximum strength. All others use a two-piece frame that has a weaker bolted joint right in the middle of the machine. The interlock system allows one-handed operation freeing the other hand to change speeds or the chute control without stopping. It has a 3 year limited warranty on the machine and engine. The chute, deflector, and ACS are guaranteed for life. Some assembly is required by the customer.
Quick Glance
Product Type Snow Throwers
User Reviews
Agreat Minnesota machine
5 Star Review   By David on Home Depot - May 21, 2013   

Delivered just in time for the last heavy wet snowfall---and it managed that heaviness just fine without jamming up.

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Well designed & built
4 Star Review   By RMBB on Home Depot - Apr 23, 2013   

It assembeled well, started easy and handled very wet snow very well. Moves to quick for speed #1 should be able to crawl, but needs to run full thottle to handle the wet stuff.

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Lives up to Toro reputation for sturdy construction
4 Star Review   By Alan on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2013   

The day after I received the blower there was a one foot snow storm. Two weeks later the same thing again. Each times I cleared a hundred yards of driveway and a large area in front of my garage in under an hour. My only complaint is that the rotary joint where the discharge chute mates with the auger schroud seems to allow the leakage of a mist of fine snow which drifts back into the operators face--goggles a must. Engine starts on first pull and provides sufficient power.

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The Power Max 724 OE 2-Stage Snow blower is a fair one.
2 Star Review   By CTworker on Home Depot - Mar 15, 2013   

I bought the Power Max 724 OE 2-Stage Snow blower in January, 2013. This snow blower has some problem. First, the discharge chute can not be turned smoothly. I have to spray it with WD-40. Second, when I use the snow blower to clean the slope driveway, it is hard to control the speed. I used the self-propel drive and set the speed selector lever to the position 1, the slowest position, but this snow blower still worked like the freewheeling drive on the slope. I emailed the Toro company twice, and had to wait for a couple of weeks to get a non-solution reply. I will not recommend this snow blower to other people.

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Worked like a champ
4 Star Review   By mjk53029 on Home Depot - Mar 13, 2013   

First day I got, we had 7" of heavy wet snow. Had no problems throwing it to the neighbors house. Went to work and everybody was complaining their snow blower couldn't handle the snow.

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Sturdy, Hardy Machine for Minnesota Weather
4 Star Review   By Malice54 on Home Depot - Mar 12, 2013   

So far easy to use, love the electric start feature and it ate through old snow that had not seen a shovel or blower for months. Adjusting skids was easy and need to adjust speed control. Not a lot of tools required to assemble.

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Reliable.
4 Star Review   By CM71 on Home Depot - Mar 12, 2013   

We have an old Toro single stage that is very reliable and has required very little attention regarding maintenance over the years. We had read reviews of other brands that use less reputable engines having trouble starting after a year of use and storage. Briggs & Stratton make reliable engines, so the combination of the good experience we gave had with our older model Toro and the reliability of the Briggs & Stratton sealed the deal. The machine itself is a bit difficult to handle when turning but I'm sure with some practice one will get better at it. Snow removal is great and throwing distance is superior!

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was a little disappointed
3 Star Review   By diyguy on Home Depot - Mar 6, 2013   

good motor and storage with some flaws. item description needs more clarity.

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Great Machine
5 Star Review   By Dave on Home Depot - Feb 26, 2013   

The best I have seen. Made this winter (One of the worst in memory) bearable.

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Very well built, but a little under powered
4 Star Review   By RetiredinColorado on Home Depot - Feb 26, 2013   

Assembly was very easy. The product is extremely well built and starts easy. Very rarely does the chute jam (only when the snow is a little wet). My only complaint is it appears a little under-powered for a 2-stage, self-propelled snow thrower. If the snow is over 6 inches, it wants to stall while using the slowest forward speed. Wish I has purchased one with a little more horsepower.

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Product Details
Description
Shop for Outdoors at The Home Depot. Finally an easy to use two-stage Snow blower. The Power Max 724 OE Two-Stage Snow blower has many features to make your snow clearing job easy and yet is built tough to give you years of dependable performance. A breakthrough in snow blowing technology, the Power Max Anti-Clogging System (ACS) reroutes excess snow to prevent clogging and maximizes impeller speed and velocity. The Quick Lever control allows you to quickly and easily change chute direction and the locking style Zip deflector quickly and securely changes the angle of the thrown snow. The 205 cc Briggs & Stratton engine is tough and durable for years of dependable use. It comes standard with electric start. The material of the auger gearbox gears are what matter not the material of the gearbox housing. The special hardened gearbox gears are designed to withstand the highest of stresses and resist wear unlike softer competitive gears. The Power Max is also built with a unique one-piece frame for maximum strength. All others use a two-piece frame that has a weaker bolted joint right in the middle of the machine. The interlock system allows one-handed operation freeing the other hand to change speeds or the chute control without stopping. It has a 3 year limited warranty on the machine and engine. The chute, deflector, and ACS are guaranteed for life. Some assembly is required by the customer.
Quick Glance
Product Type Snow Throwers
Summary
Product Title Toro Snow Removal Power Max 724 OE 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower 37770
Manufacturer Toro
Power Score 4.2 | 22 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Product Type: Snow Throwers
User Reviews
Agreat Minnesota machine
5 Star Review   By David on Home Depot - May 21, 2013   

Delivered just in time for the last heavy wet snowfall---and it managed that heaviness just fine without jamming up.

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Well designed & built
4 Star Review   By RMBB on Home Depot - Apr 23, 2013   

It assembeled well, started easy and handled very wet snow very well. Moves to quick for speed #1 should be able to crawl, but needs to run full thottle to handle the wet stuff.

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Lives up to Toro reputation for sturdy construction
4 Star Review   By Alan on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2013   

The day after I received the blower there was a one foot snow storm. Two weeks later the same thing again. Each times I cleared a hundred yards of driveway and a large area in front of my garage in under an hour. My only complaint is that the rotary joint where the discharge chute mates with the auger schroud seems to allow the leakage of a mist of fine snow which drifts back into the operators face--goggles a must. Engine starts on first pull and provides sufficient power.

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The Power Max 724 OE 2-Stage Snow blower is a fair one.
2 Star Review   By CTworker on Home Depot - Mar 15, 2013   

I bought the Power Max 724 OE 2-Stage Snow blower in January, 2013. This snow blower has some problem. First, the discharge chute can not be turned smoothly. I have to spray it with WD-40. Second, when I use the snow blower to clean the slope driveway, it is hard to control the speed. I used the self-propel drive and set the speed selector lever to the position 1, the slowest position, but this snow blower still worked like the freewheeling drive on the slope. I emailed the Toro company twice, and had to wait for a couple of weeks to get a non-solution reply. I will not recommend this snow blower to other people.

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Worked like a champ
4 Star Review   By mjk53029 on Home Depot - Mar 13, 2013   

First day I got, we had 7" of heavy wet snow. Had no problems throwing it to the neighbors house. Went to work and everybody was complaining their snow blower couldn't handle the snow.

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Sturdy, Hardy Machine for Minnesota Weather
4 Star Review   By Malice54 on Home Depot - Mar 12, 2013   

So far easy to use, love the electric start feature and it ate through old snow that had not seen a shovel or blower for months. Adjusting skids was easy and need to adjust speed control. Not a lot of tools required to assemble.

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Reliable.
4 Star Review   By CM71 on Home Depot - Mar 12, 2013   

We have an old Toro single stage that is very reliable and has required very little attention regarding maintenance over the years. We had read reviews of other brands that use less reputable engines having trouble starting after a year of use and storage. Briggs & Stratton make reliable engines, so the combination of the good experience we gave had with our older model Toro and the reliability of the Briggs & Stratton sealed the deal. The machine itself is a bit difficult to handle when turning but I'm sure with some practice one will get better at it. Snow removal is great and throwing distance is superior!

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was a little disappointed
3 Star Review   By diyguy on Home Depot - Mar 6, 2013   

good motor and storage with some flaws. item description needs more clarity.

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Great Machine
5 Star Review   By Dave on Home Depot - Feb 26, 2013   

The best I have seen. Made this winter (One of the worst in memory) bearable.

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Very well built, but a little under powered
4 Star Review   By RetiredinColorado on Home Depot - Feb 26, 2013   

Assembly was very easy. The product is extremely well built and starts easy. Very rarely does the chute jam (only when the snow is a little wet). My only complaint is it appears a little under-powered for a 2-stage, self-propelled snow thrower. If the snow is over 6 inches, it wants to stall while using the slowest forward speed. Wish I has purchased one with a little more horsepower.

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Excellent
5 Star Review   By SCOTT on Home Depot - Feb 26, 2013   

I have used it once on about 4 inches of snow. My driveway and sidewalk took 60-90 minutes with a shovel. With the snowblower, it took less than 30 minutes for the same work. The chute is very easy to rotate with the joystick near the handle bars. It is nice and wide so you get a lot done quickly. It has six forward speeds and I use the slowest and it is plenty fast for me. I did not use the electric start because it started fine the other way. A few things to point out: - This thing is HUGE. Make sure you have room for it (I had to do some re-arranging in my garage). It also weighs close to 200 lbs. I ordered online and you will want to be home when it is delivered so you can have the delivery guy put it where you want, especially if you aren't going to assemble it right away. - It came with two ignition keys. They are tied to the handle for the recoil starter. (I had trouble finding them because no where in the instructions does it tell you where you can find them.) - The chute clearing tool is connected to handle bars. (I knew it came with this, but nothing really indicated where it was.) - Assembly is supposed to take 15 minutes, but it took me much longer than that. I spent a third of my time chopping up the box it was shipped in. I spent another third of my time getting the bolts into the handle. For some reason, the holes were not lining up properly (but if you loosen the ones already there a bit so you can shift the handle bar a bit, you can get it done). Assembly other than that was fairly easy - you attach the chute to the top of the machine, attach the rod from the chute to the control lever, attach the rod for the speed control, and then you should be ready to go. The instructions for assembly aren't all that clear in some areas, but it isn't impossible. If possible, you may find it easier to have it delivered by someone who will also assemble for you. If you have a lot ground to clear, this seems to be a really good machine that will help you get the job done quickly with minimal effort on your part.

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Quality product
3 Star Review   By Whitewolf63 on Home Depot - Feb 17, 2013   

Starts and runs great, not alot of power, bogs down in about 6in - 10in depending on how heavy the snow is, back fires when it bogs down. For the power it has it could be priced cheaper. All in all a good product

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toro ok
4 Star Review   By Proto on Home Depot - Feb 14, 2013   

got snow a foots worth and ran out to use my toro. Well it worked ok its not super strong in the berm but it blew snow quite well for a 24 inch model, the engine could be a little stonger for dealing with snow berm but its nice and compact for my garage and driveway . it throws the snow far and pulled very well. Starts with one pull no problem i wish it had a light and its way better then shoveling.

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Very Powerful in the Snow.
5 Star Review   By Hollywood on Home Depot - Feb 13, 2013   

I am now the envy of the neighborhood thanks to my new Toro. My neighbors have been so impressed with the job it does they have asked to borrow it. I had to make a few adjustments after my first use to make it more efficient but I am very happy with it. I strongly recommend to buy this Toro.

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good design handle seems cheap
3 Star Review   By plowedagain on Home Depot - Feb 12, 2013   

My only large complaint is I ordered it it advertises electric start. so I am looking all over for the cord to start it. Called customer service and they said it must have been missed. I finally get an email from customer service that states it does not come with the plug you have to buy it seperate. For $800. it sure seems it would come with it. The instructions says you have to use an approved cord. Well what is the approved cord cant get an answer.

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Relatively easy to use. Excellent controls/ features.
5 Star Review   By Rick on Home Depot - Feb 11, 2013   

We had two instances to use this in the 1- month we had it. The first time was a 3 or 4 inch slushy snow, and it performed better than I expected. It cleared the mess very well. The second time was after the "Blizzard of 2013" , that left about 35" of snow (not counting the 4 to 5 foot drifts). The machine was not designed to cut snow that deep, but with several passes, and knocking the drifts down with a shovel, the Toro snowblower operated flawlessly. It was easy to control and handled almost 4 hours of continuous operation with little to no strain on the engine. Extremely pleased with the design (no clogging), and the controls.

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Handled 22" Pretty Well
4 Star Review   By browse on Home Depot - Feb 9, 2013   

This is my first snowblower and I researched a lot of models prior to purchasing. I was tempted to buy the Honda HS724TA but at $2500, it would have been 3 times the cost of this one. We just experienced the 2013 Blizzard named Nemo on Long Island and I took the snowblower out last night to test it for the first time on about 10" of wet powder. It handled it pretty well until I inadvertently sucked up the newspaper which was buried under the snow. Nothing broke, but it clogged the unit up pretty good. I brought it into the garage and let it defrost overnight after pulling out as much of the chopped up paper and plastic bag as I could. In the morning, I did the whole driveway of approx 22" of a mix of wet (base) and powdery snow, with about 4' at the curb from the plows. The snowblower handled it well and threw the powdery stuff about 20'. I had to put it on the slowest speed setting with snow this high, but it handled it...only cutting out a couple of times when I took on too much at once. One tank of gas did about a 80' x 20' driveway in about 90 min. If the snow was maybe a foot high, I could have used a faster setting and finished in half the time. I liked the feature that lets you direct the snow with the joystick while the other two levers are held down with the other hand (they're linked). I'd recommend this snowblower based on my first trial!

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the toro has easy and great features.
5 Star Review   By wh12te56 on Home Depot - Jan 29, 2013   

this product has great handling and turn power . i would recomend this product to anyone highly. this purchace online was easy for me only thing that took the longest was it to be delivered to my home .

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Good Value Goes Together OK Works Well
5 Star Review   By Johann on Home Depot - Jan 29, 2013   

It goes together well although the directions are wrong in a couple of places and some of the assembly done at the factory in Mexico was wrong......but you can figure it out pretty well. It was a lot easier than I expected. Have only used once, but it seems to operate very well. Didn't clog in heavy wet slush and with snow, it would throw it a great long way. Outstanding value.

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Toro makes an excellent product
4 Star Review   By John on Home Depot - Jan 15, 2013   

My old Toro snowblower has lasted 18 trouble free years and is running strong. I've given it to my youngest daughter. The only reason I purchased a heavier machine is because I just had back surgery and can't afford to be falling down as I did a couple of times with the older one. I've used the new Toro a couple of times now and the only problem I've encountered is I can't start it manually I have to use the electric start.

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great equipment for the winter
5 Star Review   By snowblowin on Home Depot - Jan 2, 2013   

everything about the snowblower is first rate, easy to assemble, great instructions, and wonderful operation. I am glad I had it for the recent 12" of snow in Ct.

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Nice Machine
5 Star Review   By sillywillie on Home Depot - Sep 27, 2012   

As usual Home Depot lowered there price $100.00 only 10 days after I made the (online only) purchase so I need to bring receipt to store to get partial refund. But the machine itself rolls up and down my drive and walkways with ease. I hope it works even better when we get some snow since it's only September. :o)

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