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Toro Power Clear 721 E (21") 212cc 4-Cycle Single Stage Snow Blower w/ Electric Start

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Model: 38742
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Grade
Style
Clearing
21"
Wide
Intake
12.5"
High
Surface

Paved
Area

Large


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New Upgraded Toro 212cc 4-Cycle OHV Engine
Packs enough power to move more snow in less time
Dependable cold weather starts
Requires no mixing of oil and gas

120 Volt Electric Start w/ Recoil Back-Up
Plug it in, push a button and start clearing snow

Perfect For Moderate Snowfalls
Throws snow up to 35 feet
Clear up to 1,800 lbs. of snow per minute

Power Curve Technology
Curved rotor and inverted funnel housing moves more snow
Virtually eliminates clogging!
Helps you clear down to the pavement

Power Propel System
Innovative pivoting scraper
Keeps rotor in constant contact with the pavement
Auger rotors help pull the snow blower forward when engaged

120 Volt Power Cord Not Included


Engine
Engine Brand
Toro
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
212 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
0.275 Gallons
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Material
Rubber
Chute Material
Plastic
Chute Rotation
Manual
Turning Radius
210 degrees
Max Throwing Distance
35 feet
Drive System
Tire Type
Plastic Wheel
Tire Size
7" x 1.5"
Options
Remote Deflector Contols
No
Drift Cutters
Not Applicable
Front Weights
Not Applicable
Interlocking Controls
No
Hand Warmers
No
Skid Shoes
Not Applicable
Overview
Weight
88 Pounds
Product Length
48 Inches
Product Width
21 Inches
Product Height
42 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
021038387420
Model
38742
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  4 Questions
Q: For clarity this is a push button start, BUT it is required to be plugged in to an outlet during the initial startup?
What size outlet?
It is ONLY during the starting correct? Following the start up it can be unplugged, correct?

by Jeremy from Ohio on December 05, 2015

A: Jeremy - you are correct. You plug the starter cord into any standard household outlet. Once the snow blower is started, you unplug the cord from the electric start module before using the snow blower.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Is it regular gas or mix
by Orlando Vela from Illinois on November 20, 2015

A: Orlando - all of the gas-powered snow blowers we sell have 4-cycle engines. Gas goes in the fuel tank and oil goes in the crankcase - same as in your car. No mixing. You would use regular grade 87 octane gas with no more than a 10% ethanol content.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: In the specs, it states that the 38742 is self-propelled. However, you just answered Carol's question but talking about the incorrect Toro (38473). So the real question is, "Is the Toro 38742 self-propelled or are the specs false advertisement?" Not trying to be witty, but I'd like the correct answer before purchasing.
by Dianah from Minnesota on October 07, 2015

A: Dianah - the Toro single stage snow blowers, including the model 38742, have what's called a "Power Propel System". This system keeps the auger paddles in constant contact with the pavement, and the auger paddles help pull the snow blower forward when they are engaged. So the wheels are not powered as they would be on a self-propelled lawn mower, but these snow blowers will "pull" themselves along when the auger paddles are engaged and spinning.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Is this Snow Blower "Self-Propelled?
by Carol from New York on October 10, 2014

A: Carol - a Toro 38473 is not self-propelled. This model does have an auger assisted drive system. The front auger paddles will help pull the snow blower forward when they are engaged. There would no "assistance" for backing up or going in reverse however.

by Robert, Product Expert
Toro 38742 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (41)
I'd Buy It Again (35)
Reliable (19)
Exceeded Expectations (13)
High Quality (13)
Cons
None (24)
Unreliable (3)
Gasleak (1)
Opening For Oil Poorly L... (1)
Expensive (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
42 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
6583 Helpful Votes
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The Toro 38742 continues to be a go-to option when it comes to single stage options. With a new, powerful 212cc Toro engine, you will have no issues dealing with moderate snowfall. The Toro 38742 easily throws snow an estimated 35 feet.

With a 21 clearing width, the Toro 38742 can handle up to 12.5 of snow on the intake height. Not interested in pulling a recoil start on a cold winter day? No worries. This unit comes equipped with a 120-volt electric start feature.

Designed with the... more
Robert Recommends This Model
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Margie
Bowie, MD
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/19/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Product/worked Flawlessly
All I can say about this machine is WOW. When it arrived, all I had to do was unfold the handle and tighten it, install the chute, put in the oil and gas and started it for a few minutes so it would be ready to go tackle the snow.

On Saturday (1/23) I woke up to about 16 inches of snow, at that time I didn't know how the machine would work. But after I started the snow blower it just cut through the snow like butter. I was amazed at how well it worked, and because of that, I was able to... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Margie Recommends This Toro Product
Margie's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I live in Bowie, MD and from (1/22 - 1/24) we were hit with over (2) feet of snow. Prior to this, I found out there was a good certainty of getting a blizzard, so I decided to order a snow blower. Late morning on Tuesday (1/19), I placed an order with Snow Blowers Direct. I was pleasantly surprised when I received notification that the snow blower shipped the same day and I didn't even request expedited shipping. The snow blower arrived on Thursday (1/21) via FedEx. I can't thank Snow Blowers Direct enough for shipping out the machine so quickly."
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Terre K.
Plymouth, MN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/19/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
01
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Pleased
We receive the snowblower and were excited to use it. First measurable snowfall in Minnesota went down the driveway 2 times and turned to head back up and the wheel fell off. Got it to the garage and pulled out the shovel. That's the part of the machine that came already assembled. We called Toro right away and got the worst Customer Service we've ever received. Toro does not stand behind their product.

Initially, they wanted us to take it to an authorized dealer to be looked at... more
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Durability
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51
Joshua C.
Scott Depot, WV
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/19/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My First Snow Blower, Bye Bye Shovel, My Back Thanks You
I am a rare story of someone that was fortunate enough to have ordered this before the late January 2016 snow storm hit. This entry level Toro Power Clear 721 E worked perfectly and arrived on time! We had a total accumulation of 18" and this Toro performed better than I expected.

It did so well that I went around to my neighbor's driveways and assisted them in clearing the snow. The limitation of this type I "think" is when you have a driveway that has been driven on and... more
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Pros: Exceeded Expectations
Joshua Recommends This Toro Product
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Irwin M.
Herndon, VA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/13/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Reliable Product And Durable
This is the 3rd Toro Snow Blower I have owned. The only reason it is my third is due to my selling them when I moved to a new location where I did not need the snow blower.

This demonstrates my satisfaction with the Toro Snow Blowers! I liked the others so much I did not have any concerns buying a Toro SB again. I now live in Northern Virginia about 20 miles from DC. We got our first snow fall in January of 2016. At this point since there was no snow in the foreseeable future my wife... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: None, Need More Snow so I can use my Blower
Irwin Recommends This Toro Product
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Stacey M
Burroak, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/11/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
24
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than Shoveling
Works great for my drive way
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Fast
Cons: None
Stacey Recommends This Toro Product
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Don And Kay S.
Blue Grass, IA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/12/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Experience And A Great One!
We ordered this snowblower because Consumer Reports highly recommended it and we had a smaller Toro for 20 years--gave it to our daughter because it is still working in the long Iowa winters. We worried about ordering it online, as we are relatively new to ordering such expensive products online however, the local dealer was charging over $100 more for the same blower.

This was delivered VERY promptly--within 3 days! Took less than 20 minutes to assemble and it was put to the test with our... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Features, Price
Don Recommends This Toro Product
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Tom L.
Marion, IA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/9/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Had the same model years ago and really liked it. Left it in Iowa when we retired to Texas. Decided to buy one for my son-in-law for Christmas and so far he loves it.

The only nit is the bolts for attaching the chute. It was almost impossible to get a good grip on the bolt heads inside the chute. Hopefully they won't ever have to be taken back off.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Tom Recommends This Toro Product
Tom's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered this about 9 Am on Friday and it was delivered to my home at 10 AM on Saturday. Had it ready for my son-in-law just before the two weekend snow storms came through. The website was easy to use and the PayPal transaction went perfectly. Saved about $40 in sales tax. All in all a great online shopping experience."
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Eric B.
Kalamazoo, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/15/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Buy This. Don't Consider Anything Else.
Look at the national weather map on any given day in the the winter and you'll see bands of lake-effect snow where I live in southwestern Michigan.

After many years with a generic brand snow blower that was a little less expensive, I bought this one. It just plain works. Wet, heavy snow is no problem. Starts immediatley...in fact I haven't used the electric start because it pulls so easily.

Time will tell whether the machine remains as good as it is now, but out-of-the-box its... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: None
Eric Recommends This Toro Product
Eric's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"super fast delivery. everything as expected."
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Frederick B.
Long Beach, CA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/14/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
Worked better than I thought. Wasn't sure about the rubber auger. Well they work great on the asphalt driveway.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Frederick Recommends This Toro Product
Frederick's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Was easy, ordered and got in 3 days."
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10
John Z.
Indianapolis, IN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/7/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far - So Good
Assembled well. Started first time ( electric and pull). Now - all we need is snow.
Last Toro blower only lasted 10 years. Hope to do better this time - as my Toro Mower lasted over 20.
John Recommends This Toro Product
John's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Entered my order at 7:00 p.m. on a Monday. Product arrived Wednesday (without taxes!). Well done."
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Jon C.
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Money I Have Spent When I Bought This Machine! Awesome!
I have bought Toro mowers and snow blowers for years and they keep getting better! This snowblower is the best yet and no need to mix gas! Cool! It even clears the wet snow with ease, love it!
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Jon Recommends This Toro Product
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