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Is it smart to sell Yamaha YT1028 and buy Ariens Pro Rapidtrack EFI?

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The Ariens: https://www.ariens.no/hydro-pro-track-28-efi.html


The Yamaha: https://www.nettikone.com/en/yamaha/yt1070/1253607

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I am sure it is personal preference.

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keep them both.

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Do you have the Yamaha already? I would assume so since you talk about selling it. Clearly then the question is, is the Ariens a better machine? I think they are both very good machines and I personally would not spend money selling the Yammi to get the Ariens, you are unlikely to see a big performance difference between the two, they are both premium machines, I would have either...

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Ariens has Good Parts Support/Availability. Not Sure about the Other Brand

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What's making you consider the change? The Ariens has a significantly bigger engine. But if the Yamaha is a hydrostatic transmission, then the larger engine would seem like maybe one of the main advantages to the Ariens? Yamahas are rare here in the US, so I see them as kind of an exotic, higher-end machine than Ariens.

Does the Yamaha have any features to make it easier to turn? That might be another benefit to the Ariens, having Auto-Turn. But Auto Turn can introduce its own problems, sometimes it does not want to just go straight, and can be pulled off to the side, at least with wheels.


The EFI on the Ariens is a somewhat controversial topic. Some people really like it, some do not. There are not a lot of EFI machines in the field yet, I suspect, but there have been some reports here of problems with the EFI system. Personally, at the moment, I would feel that a carburetor is a more-proven system. You could buy a spare carburetor and just keep it on the shelf, for less than the price of some of the EFI components, if you were worried about a carburetor getting clogged.

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Depends how old the Yamaha is. If it's 30 years old and you're tired of doing maintenance on an old machine. When my Yamaha 524 was 28 years old and started needing spider cracks and stress fractures welded only to have them pop in a different spot the next year I purchased a new Yamaha. Metal is thicker on this one and machine is heavier but I would never trade it in for an Ariens. Now if you have a limited budget and don't expect to need a Yamaha for an other 30 years, I understand.


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What's making you consider the change? The Ariens has a significantly bigger engine. But if the Yamaha is a hydrostatic transmission, then the larger engine would seem like maybe one of the main advantages to the Ariens? Yamahas are rare here in the US, so I see them as kind of an exotic, higher-end machine than Ariens.

Does the Yamaha have any features to make it easier to turn? That might be another benefit to the Ariens, having Auto-Turn. But Auto Turn can introduce its own problems, sometimes it does not want to just go straight, and can be pulled off to the side, at least with wheels.


The EFI on the Ariens is a somewhat controversial topic. Some people really like it, some do not. There are not a lot of EFI machines in the field yet, I suspect, but there have been some reports here of problems with the EFI system. Personally, at the moment, I would feel that a carburetor is a more-proven system. You could buy a spare carburetor and just keep it on the shelf, for less than the price of some of the EFI components, if you were worried about a carburetor getting clogged.

Hi Red,


the larger engine and the autoturn would be the benefits. And to get to test a new machine are always fun.
The Yamaha does the job very well and I really like it a lot. Both are Hydro. The Yamaha are exotic in Norway too. You have to turn the Yamaha yourself but not a problem really.
Some say I should have both, I start to think that would be fun

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Depends how old the Yamaha is. If it's 30 years old and you're tired of doing maintenance on an old machine. When my Yamaha 524 was 28 years old and started needing spider cracks and stress fractures welded only to have them pop in a different spot the next year I purchased a new Yamaha. Metal is thicker on this one and machine is heavier but I would never trade it in for an Ariens. Now if you have a limited budget and don't expect to need a Yamaha for an other 30 years, I understand.

The Yamaha was purchased in 2017 brand New, produced in 2014. I start to Wonder if I should have both now

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