Comments on buying a Troy Built 5024 snowblower

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Old 01-09-08, 09:51 AM
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Comments on buying a Troy Built 5024 snowblower

I saw a Troy Built 5024 snowblower for sale at Loews for $599. 5.5 HP, 24 clear path, electric start. Looks good. Read a couple bad things on the internet from 2 people. I know Toro, Ariens, Honda, etc are great, but I cant afford those. Anyone have comments good or bad on this Troy-Built Storm 5024 24" Two-Stage Snowthrower with 5.5 HP 4-Cycle Engine ?? please ? Thanks !
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Old 01-09-08, 10:14 AM
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In my opinion, it's as good as any other machine in it's price class. One plus is you should be able to get parts from mulitple sources as this same blower is made by MTD and sold under various brand names. And it's DEFINITELY better than a shovel.
 
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Old 01-09-08, 02:52 PM
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Buy it!!! It is indeed made by MTD who also makes Yardman, YardMachines, Bolens, Cub, as well as many "private brands". They also make some Craftsman. I have a "K-Pro" K-Mart brand which is made by MTD. Mine is a 1995 8hp, 24" cut and I have never had a problem with it. They are a great machine for the money.
 
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Br sure it has a Tecumseh or Briggs and Stratton engine on it I have heard that Lowes has been selling some TroyBilt snowblowers with no name clone engines on them. I was in my local Sears over the weekend and all their 5/24 snowblowers were MTD's for the same price. Most likely the same machine. If tyou have a Sears nearby take a look. I think you get better customer service at Sears and they do repairs as well.
 
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Old 01-10-08, 04:46 AM
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If Lowes is selling snowblowers with clone engines, they are not Troybilt. Troybilt uses ONLY Tecumseh engines on their snowblowers. Lowes also sells some Poulan. If they are selling a snowblower with a clone engine don't buy it as the rest of the snowblower is most likely a Chinese clone, too.

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Br sure it has a Tecumseh or Briggs and Stratton engine on it I have heard that Lowes has been selling some TroyBilt snowblowers with no name clone engines on them. I was in my local Sears over the weekend and all their 5/24 snowblowers were MTD's for the same price. Most likely the same machine. If tyou have a Sears nearby take a look. I think you get better customer service at Sears and they do repairs as well.
 
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I have a Troy Built 5024 w/Chinese engine from Lowes

It runs much rougher than the Tecumseh thrower it replaced; It tends to "motorboat" a little, especially under load. But it gets the job done. This was a couple of years ago, but saw a "yard machine" in Walmart the other day that looks almost identical.
 
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Old 01-08-10, 07:36 AM
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Ariens now has an entry level line of snow blowers (Sno-Tek) that compete VERY well in this price range. Yeah, they use Chinese engines, but Ariens has a LOT of time and engineering invested in these engine's testing & development. Frankly if it was my money, I'd get the Ariens before the Troy-Bilt given today's options as to what is available.
 
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