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post #1 of 22 Old 02-09-2017, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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My new toy !!!!

Just took delivery of my brand shiny new Yamaha YT624EJ. 24" 6hp HST trackdrive. And now a major snow dump is just moving into my region, expecting 30 to 45cm's. He He He 100 kph winds so lots of drifting to.
I'd like to give a big shout out to Coby7, it was his extensive reviews of this unit that put me on to it, and after much comparison shopping I pulled the trigger today. It will get its first work out tomorrow am, can hardly wait. I'm looking forward to trying it out up on the deck, no more shoveling that beast.
Cheers all and happy storm day.

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Have fun. We just had a wack-load of ice so walking outside is fun, to say the least. Just a couple more months to go.

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Thanks Colin, all our snow had came and went. Last 2 days was a big thaw. Up until supper tonight I had bare lawn, now its about 50 foot visibility or less. Tomorrow should be fun, strange how a new blower changes my perspective vis a vis storms
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Update on new Yamaha, very pleased with performance! 2 to 4 foot drifts covering majority of driveway (100ft x 20ft), other than needing drift cutters machine ate it all. BOY can this thing chuck snow, had to be careful where I put the stuff, it was going 2 neighbours over (wind assisted), but did that big rooster tail ever look sharp. Machine is quiet, no longer require hearing protection. Took a while to get used to the HST system, little different way of doing things than I'm used to. Can't just pull the machine back, have to go reverse and wait for it. Machine's handle bars seem about 2" lower than old one, my back sure knows about it. Best part was the deck, it crawled right up them steps no problem at all, and 24" size was just right for maneuvering around with no scratches, scraping, or making marks, perfect! Used 1 1/2 tanks of gas for 3 hours use, seems a little high for a 170cc eng, but it throttles up and stays there, no idling down in between loads although when I feed it aggressively you can hear the eng load up. Fuel consumption might just be a break-in thing. The travel speed between jobs is a bit slow and trying to move it around when its not running is going to become a PITA real fast but I've got some ideas for that part (old garage creeper made into a platform).
All in all I real satisfied with my choice, just need to locate a cookie powered teenager to do the left over shoveling parts
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That's awesome, enjoy it! It's too bad Yamahas aren't sold in the US. I was confused by your first post until I saw where you live.

I have seen people mention using things like furniture dollies to move tracked blowers when powered off. Something like this might be an option:
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Thanks Red, that looks perfect, I couldn't buy 4 dolly wheels for that price. It's kinda strange Yamaha doesn't sell SB's down your way, they sell other power equipment, Bikes, ATV's and Sleds but no blowers????? Their product is definitely first rate. Looks like we're getting 50cm Sunday into Monday I wonder how long my new toy glee will take to wear off and I go back to the more typical attitude towards big snow dumps.
Stay safe and happy "Blowing".

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Honda FG110 Tiller, HHT35SU Trimmer, HT3813 Tractor
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congrats on the new blower! im envious. looks like we might get another major blast sunday, night, all day monday and into tuesday ! which reminds me.....i need sb fuel !

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Hey there NWCove, were abouts are you on South shore? I'm in "The Valley" beside the airbase.
I now keep a 60L FlowGo tank just for the blower and generator, ever since running out of gas during/after "White Juan" power outage. Had to drive all the way to Windsor just to get gas and then when I got back home the power came back on!?!?

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Hey there NWCove, were abouts are you on South shore? I'm in "The Valley" beside the airbase.
I now keep a 60L FlowGo tank just for the blower and generator, ever since running out of gas during/after "White Juan" power outage. Had to drive all the way to Windsor just to get gas and then when I got back home the power came back on!?!?
im on the other side of the province, out on the aspotogan penninsula. i do make the trip over to the valley every 8000km on my nissan, for service at valley nissan. hopefully this upcoming storm will not be a repeat of white juan ! hearing 40-60 cm now tho.

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