The Toro 721 E is a single-stage snow thrower with a 212cc engine. It is known for being relatively compact and affordable and is better for those who are only clearing pathways and driveways. It has a wide range of features that make it appealing and is built from the highest quality of parts.
It is self-propelled and has chute control and a chute turning radius of up to 210 degrees. Its maximum throwing distance is 35 feet, so it is small but mighty. Both the body and the auger are made of plastic, and although this is not a preferable option in other machines, it works well in this one as it is not meant for heavy-duty snow throwing.
Great for Smaller Spaces
The Toro 721 E is a snowblower that is meant mostly for residential settings, as it is relatively compact and smaller than most other snowblowers. It is intended to be used only on paved surfaces and is meant mainly for driveways, sidewalks, pathways, patios, porches, and other areas of the sort. It is not intended for larger or commercial plots of land, both because of its size and because it is a single-stage snowblower. The amount of snow that it can handle is limited. It is also built to withstand basic debris and small rocks, so you won’t have to worry about damaging its blades if you run over something unintentionally.
Almost Anyone Can Use It
Because this machine is intended to be used in a residential setting, it is also accessible and easy to use. It is a piece of equipment that people who experience average amounts of snow during the winter can use to clear their driveways and pathways. It is intended for the ordinary person and is excellent for beginners unfamiliar with snow throwers and snowblowers. It has an easy electric start option, so can be booted up with just the push of a button. It also has foldable handles, which makes it easy to store when not in use. It is light compared to other snowblowers, so it doesn’t require a ridiculous amount of strength to operate. It is 87 pounds and is 30 inches by 21 inches by 37 inches.
What Do Real Customers Have to Say?
Real customers have much more positive feedback for this model than negative feedback.
Easy to Use
A primary benefit that customers rave about is that the model is straightforward to use and has a detailed user guide for all kinds of troubleshooting and instructions. It also provides information all about the warranty in the user guide, so you understand the full features and services available if the product breaks. It also has information on what types of fuel you can use, an assembly tutorial, and extensive details on the product that will make it easy to buy extra parts or add ons. This, besides the excellent customer service that Toro provides, is one of the main things that those who have purchased this product are most impressed with.
Compact and Lightweight, Yet Powerful
Customers are also happy with the size and weight of the machine. They say that its weight to power ratio is exceptional, and although it is compact, it can still launch snow out of range. One customer who was exceptionally pleased with the product said they were able to clear up to three feet of fresh snow. They could also break down a snowbank that was over three feet tall. They were pleased that, because of its size, it was easy to maneuver through tight spaces. If you are living in an area that is dense or has street parking, this is an excellent feature because you’ll be able to get between cars and other obstacles. It also uses Power Curve Technology, which includes a curved rotor and inverted funnel for reducing snow clogging.
Excellent Performance and Powerful Engine
Customers were also impressed with the quality of the way it clears the snow and the speed that the Toro 721 E functions at. As a single-stage thrower, it propels itself forward while it simultaneously collects snow. It can also clear right down to the pavement, and should do so, as opposed to many other single-stage and two-stage models. It has a powerful engine that lasts a long time and is built for longevity.
Does Not Come Fully Assembled
A few customers are unhappy with the fact that they need to assemble the snowblower when it is delivered. Although the blower has an extensive instruction guide for assembly, it takes extra time and work that may be a deal-breaker for those looking to pick up a snowblower and go.
Some Owners Experience Wheels Being Not Fully Tightened
Another main issue reported on multiple times was that the wheels were not always assembled as tightly as possible. This resulted in the push nut falling off, and then the wheel detaching itself or being unstable. Although this is a bit of an annoying obstacle, it is a relatively easy fix to reattach a push nut. However, even though it is a relatively easy fix, in theory, it can be annoying if it happens in the middle of using the machine. It also provides a two-year manufacturer warranty, so if there is a defect or dysfunction, it can be efficiently fixed or replaced.
- Toro 721 E is easy to use and comes with straightforward instructions.
- This unit is lightweight and compact.
- Offers an impressive performance for a single-stage model. Able to take on large snow banks and can clear the snow right to the pavement.
Things to Consider
- Does not come fully assembled.
- Some owners have experienced wheels being not fully tightened by the manufacturer. This is usually easy to fix.
This is a prime snowblower for those who don’t have a lot of space or are only looking to clear driveways, patios, and pathways. It is compact and user-friendly. It is efficient and powerful for its size. It also is relatively affordable and built to be durable and last a long time.
Overall, this snowblower got an overwhelming amount of positive feedback compared to negative feedback. As long is it was used as it was intended, it functioned excellently. It works best on flat, sloped, and even obstacle ridden-terrain. It can clear right down to the pavement and fling snow a great distance away. A few negative experiences counter that, but they were primarily because of defects in individual machines as opposed to more extensive, recurrent issues.