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Very neat machine indeed...... thank god I wouldn't ever need one! lol



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Arrrrr... well it can be a fun blessing, or an evil curse. The Call to clear the runway often comes at unusual hours at the Hill, and by 'unusual' I mean the dark early hours between midnight and dawn. Thank goodness for insulated coveralls and whiskey. Purely medicinal of course...

To know that I'd be prepared for those little pre-dawn emergencies I inspected and tidied the engine compartment once I got some time to see, the only real problem I found was that the return line from the injector to the tank was seeping, so I fixed that. New line, and a sleeve to prevent the chafing that caused the problem in the first place.



Nice and clean even after 20+ years of duty:



So far so good.


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I might have to for a vacation just to play with a super blower and have fun, wife not so thrilled as I mention that.

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We fell in love over the internet, courtesy Yahoo auctions.

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Looked good to me... freshly serviced including new cats. 'A' in the model designation indicating diesel power, 'E' indicating full electronic chute control.

I immediately had it strapped to a pallet and on its way here.

That machine needs a little trailer, with a seat, large snow wheels, heated cab, and a beverage warmer (optional) so you can ride along in comfort while doing the job. Looks like its big enough to tow it behind, maybe also a small car.

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Yanmar Ronin,
Could you provide (or link us to) the pertinent specs of the machine?
uuhhhh....preferably in English............
You know .....displacement, hp, operating rpm, weight, cost in USD if purchased new, yadda yadda yadda, etc., etc.
Fascinating machines........
What would really be THE KICKER.....if you could a video of the monster operating! If one exists, please provide the mesmerized, assembled multitudes, the details.

I assume you have a shed or covered area to store the beast?
I can't imagine it being uncovered in your local environment.

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Nice and clean even after 20+ years of duty:
I was looking at that sticker wondering why it looked familiar.
Oh yea, I have a sticker with a green bow tie on mine.

Sticker looks a bit toasted on top.
My gasoline engine is not anywhere near as cool as your diesel though.
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That Yanmar is one serious machine, nice to see it being put too good use in the Japan Alps.
Here in the New York City suburbs we have no snow on the horizon. In fact this upcoming Sunday they are predicting a possible record high of 62F.
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That Yanmar is one serious machine, nice to see it being put too good use in the Japan Alps.
Here in the New York City suburbs we have no snow on the horizon. In fact this upcoming Sunday they are predicting a possible record high of 62F.
Really ? WOW, I thought it was weird to wonder if I should mow the grass tomorrow!!! Who woulda thunk it?.... LOL I can't ever remember green grass in December. I feel bad for my ski resorts......



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I was looking at that sticker wondering why it looked familiar.
Oh yea, I have a sticker with a green bow tie on mine.



No link to the specs but they're in my owner's manual, here's the highlights.

Length: 1775mm (70")
Width: 960mm (38")
Height: 1675mm (66")
Weight: 368kg (811 lbs)
Engine: Yanmar Diesel L100ASEWA, 406cc, 9hp continuous/10 peak @1,800 rpm, electric start
12v electrical system/fan driven dynamo/regulated

Auger diameter: 420mm (16.5") Impeller diameter: 340mm (13.25")
Chute rotation: L120*/R120* (really sounds cool when it's shooting at max past your ear)
Clearing capacity: 60 tons/hr
Throwing distance: >15m (>50ft)
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She hibernates through the summer in the shed, kept ready for duty on the line during snow season. Probably got enough scrap house bits now to erect a small temporary lean-to or something, thinking on it. Someday, garage.

In the meantime she has a personalized jacket.



Haven't ever been able to find a price when new, but a current similar size/spec model will set you back about $10k. About a hundred pounds lighter too, suspect they're not *quite* what they used to be, despite all the fancy lights.

'Heated cab' lol... that'd be something.

Snowblower vacations hmm... moot point right now anyhow we got 50* and rain too. I'll get a video when the temps drop and the flakes fly.



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You know, with it's weight, you might be able to configure a sulky with a seat, of sorts. Maybe a barstool with some small skis?

Might get a few laughs from the neighbors.

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MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
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