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the new Yamaha YT1070 vs Honda 970 TS

first, sorry for bad English im from Sweden

I have a Honda 760w now. And i am looking for a new snowblower. I have noticed that Yamaha have started to made snowblowers again. And i know that Honda is the "king" of snowblowers but back in the old days Yamaha and Honda were wery eaven.

witch one is the better of the Yamaha (Yt1070) or Honda (970ts)? Have anyone on this forum seen or tried both snowblowers? What i have seen on Youtube and compared i think the Yamaha both throw the snow further and prosses more snow per hour.

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Welcome, and don't worry about your english, ours is no better and we speak it daily....

Insofar as the machine question, you will have to wait for a Canadian to respond. The Yamaha's are no longer available in the US.

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aha okey. Do they have snow in Canada this time?
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aha okey. Do they have snow in Canada this time?
they don't call Canada the great white north for nothing

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bubbenboy_90 where are you from?
Eastern Canada here...

Yeah it is a bit white here this morning but not enough to try out my new YT624 which would be named the YT660 in your parts of the woods.



Before purchasing my YT660 I compared it with the Honda which is Yamahas closest competitor. They are both well made and rugged eventhough the Yamaha has a more refined look. The yamaha had more options for less money. $1100 cdn difference.

It was the same for the YT1070 and 970HS, although the Yamaha looks bigger it is mostly because of the shroudding and is no heavier than the Honda. I went with the smaller one because my back isn't as good as it used to be and the YT660 ( called the YT624 here eventhough we are a metric country ). Maybe they are aiming for the US market soon or because Honda had their north american snowblowers tagged in the english system.

Here is the one I purchased.

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...aha-yt624.html


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I have never seen or used a Yamaha. However, based on years of reading reviews and researching, the Yamaha is clearly the better snowblower. The Honda is very good, but the Yamaha is superior. Just ask the people living on Japan's northern most island of Hokkaido.

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bubbenboy_90 where are you from?
Eastern Canada here...

Yeah it is a bit white here this morning but not enough to try out my new YT624 which would be named the YT660 in your parts of the woods.



Before purchasing my YT660 I compared it with the Honda which is Yamahas closest competitor. They are both well made and rugged eventhough the Yamaha has a more refined look. The yamaha had more options for less money. $1100 cdn difference.

It was the same for the YT1070 and 970HS, although the Yamaha looks bigger it is mostly because of the shroudding and is no heavier than the Honda. I went with the smaller one because my back isn't as good as it used to be and the YT660 ( called the YT624 here eventhough we are a metric country ). Maybe they are aiming for the US market soon or because Honda had their north american snowblowers tagged in the english system.

Here is the one I purchased.

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...aha-yt624.html

Im from sweden So a little bit snow here, just like you!
I love the YT660 (or YT624 as you would say

One thing i noticed... (I'm quite a big guy 189 cm tall and about 90 kg).
How long is the distance from the ground to the handlebars? on the pictures it looks like the distance from the ground to the handlebars is less then it is on my honda HS 760 and i think that on my honda it could be more space between the gap so you would bend down so much. Do you have any experience with this?
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Found something on the yamaha snowblowers forum

Link : Yamaha Snowblower Fan Club - YS1028J vs Honda 928
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Im from sweden So a little bit snow here, just like you!
I love the YT660 (or YT624 as you would say

One thing i noticed... (I'm quite a big guy 189 cm tall and about 90 kg).
How long is the distance from the ground to the handlebars? on the pictures it looks like the distance from the ground to the handlebars is less then it is on my honda HS 760 and i think that on my honda it could be more space between the gap so you would bend down so much. Do you have any experience with this?
I'm 165cm and they are just a tad high for me and are a bit higher up than my old 524. The top at 94cm is close to 1m.


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The Yamaha snowblower is about 100 lbs heavier than the Honda, probably because of the housing over the engine. That housing is good and bad. The bad part is that you have to remove it to service it. The other shortcoming to the Yamaha is that they refused to sell it here for about a decade, whereas Honda has always been here, so probably Honda is more reliable to supply parts in the future. Other than those few points, I'd say that the 2 snowblowers are close to equal.

Amazingly, here in Winnipeg, we have no snow, whilst most of the USA is blanketed in snow.
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