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somewhat rare 10 HP/30" Yamaha designed Husky, Boston, $400

This one's about 40 minutes south of Boston and is somewhat on the pricey side.

The 10 HP versions of these Yamaha designed blowers, contract made in Canada for Husqvarna in the late 1980's, come up about once a year around the New England region.

While this one shows some wear in the chute and inside the bucket, the exterior looks in really nice shape for its age.


Link: https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/gr...420347296.html
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What's so Yamaha about it? Doesn't look like it has any of the Yamaha features.

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You'll see Yamaha blue versions of this model type from time to time on Craigslist.

Yamaha designed them and had them contract made in Canada for a brief 2-3 year period. Once Yamaha stopped having them contract made there, the company
that was making them turned around and started making the exact same models under the Husky (orange) nameplate.
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They are not the exact same snowblowers, but have some similarities.
My understanding is that when Yamaha stopped assembling snowblowers in Canada using a private company. Husqvarna purchased the plant and tooling and started making their snowblowers based on the Yamaha models, but could not use the Yamaha engine, so they ended up with a Tecumseh engine instead.

Here it the link that explains about it

http://www.thebestsnowblowerandlawnm...6/t_00655.html
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Correct - same body, different engines.
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meh, not much info given other than his daughter . start at $200
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Correct - same body, different engines.
The entire body is not the same (if we are calling 'body' to just the 'tractor' part then yes it likely is). Yamaha only made 24" and 28" models, never a 30". The chute turn mechanism is also driven by a special 'cable' vs rods on the Yamaha. The auger housing on the Yamaha has a 'tear drop' shape, whereas the husky has the front of the auger housing shaped perpendicular to the floor. The augers are also smaller and the augers gearbox is different.
I don't own a Husky, but I've had over 15 Yamahas between 624, 828 and 240(Ricky) and none of them looks exactly like the Husky posted (maybe I just haven't seen the blue version of this exact models).
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I guess you would like to state for the record that these were not identical machines. So be it, they were not. But they sure as **** look the same.

While Yamaha made a 6 and an 8, Husky made a 6, a 7, a 9, and a 10 horsepower clone. And to be correct, these were not exact clones. But if you were to go through the history section on the website, you will see that performance-wise, they were apparently outstanding. The people who owned these Yamaha clones gave them great reviews.

Here are a couple of links of interest, particularly the first link below. In the parts diagram shown in the link, the bucket is not like that of the 10/30" Husky above, but appears to be an exact copy of the Yamaha bucket. It is "tear drop shaped", as you mentioned above. I wonder if this was on first year Husky models, or, was just on the smaller framed 6 or 7 HP models.

Link #1: http://www.husqvarna.com/ddoc/HUSI/H..._I9600033_.pdf

Another interesting old forum conversation:

Link #2: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...-too-late.html

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