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I'm looking for a tracked snowblower with steer assist.What brands are the better ones with steering.I don't want to be wrestling another snowblower around with no steering.
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Nobody has any suggestions?I have a Husqvarna dealer where I live and a Canadian Tire.There is a Honda and Yamaha dealer 1.5 hours away.I am leaning toward the new Husqvarna 27" track hydrostatic drive model.
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Not too many with the steer assist.
Big yamaha, big husky ( I believe)
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When I went to see Alf to buy a tracked Huskvarna he told me and this is the truth ( The guy sells these for a living) " If you were happy with your 524 Yamaha you'll never be happy with the Husky, get an other Yamaha"


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When I went to see Alf to buy a tracked Huskvarna he told me and this is the truth ( The guy sells these for a living) " If you were happy with your 524 Yamaha you'll never be happy with the Husky, get an other Yamaha"
Sent this guy a very nice Christmas gift....he's very good to level with you.

I would go with more power then your previous 5/24
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Previous YS524 did the job very well but you have to understand that Yamaha measures HP at auger. Engine is possibly a 6.5-7 HP. I purchased a YT624EJ so far we only had one storm of heavy wet snow and it performed as well if not better than my YS524. Sheet metal on this machine is one size up from my 524 except chute.


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By the way Alf gets a monthly bottle of Crown, the guy is the best and the most honest person I've ever met. I like dealing with him for all my small engine stuff, tillers, whipper snipers, powersaw, lawn tractors and mowers. He has never once tried to screw me over. Alfred Arsenault in Salsbury New-Brunswick. Shop name is "Alf's Sharpening" he started sharpening powersaw chains and skates. I believe he's from PEI. Nicest man you'll ever find.


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I'm not promoting Troybilt but I did get to run a brand new one last year on a very long paved steep driveway and that trigger steering was wonderful. My problem is my blowers do not have it and I find myself muscling that track around instead of using the triggers. The track gets great traction and it's worse trying to manhandle it through turns or backwards compared to wheels. With the triggers, piece of cake.
It's not built like a tank but it gets the job done. Also loved the power chute but again it took a little getting used to

If you have the cash for a better machine you'll get more value but the Troy or Craftsman or MTD equilivant of the Troy will work well. IMHO

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