Point 2: Cabling
The cabling of the Yanmar is an absolute mess. The fact that cables are laid in a such exposed and unprotected way is a shame for a snowblower that is sold for 3300 Euro. One should bear in mind that this machine has to work in an environment full of (frozen) water. In addition the cables can be ripped out by every scrub you come to close. So it is no wonder that the headlight of my snowblower is broken in the meantime (the bulb is okay). Protective covers should be a standard for machines of this price level.