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Wink Older Yamaha YS624 and YS624 action

For people that wonder how well those older Yamaha YS624 and YS828 work, here are a few videos of them in action (this is part of why people that have owned them and know their performance like them so much).



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I should contribute to this thread, its only fair as I have watched all three of these videos a few dozen times each .
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The first video is what convinced to buy my 624TE.


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1988 Yamaha YS624W

Here is a short clip of my YS624W, excuse the background noise, this was early in the morning and the adjacent lot is of a stop and shop plaza where front loaders were cleaning up the lot.


After using this machine I realized three things.

1) Its great for driveways etc but struggles with hard packed snow as the pile that you see me working on here is tacked on by the snow plow guy, its dense and hard packed.
2) Tracked > wheels, the wheeled models tend to ride up on snow at times where as tracks stay put 9/10 times.
3) I wish this thing had a hydrostatic transmission as once you get use to an HST its tough to not miss it every time you use a fixed gear transmission.

Does all of the above take away from how much I like this machine?
NO!

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I should contribute to this thread, its only fair as I have watched all three of these videos a few dozen times each .
Same here.

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After using this machine I realized three things.

1) Its great for driveways etc but struggles with hard packed snow as the pile that you see me working on here is tacked on by the snow plow guy, its dense and hard packed.
2) Tracked > wheels, the wheeled models tend to ride up on snow at times where as tracks stay put 9/10 times.
3) I wish this thing had a hydrostatic transmission as once you get use to an HST its tough to not miss it every time you use a fixed gear transmission.

Does all of the above take away from how much I like this machine?
NO!
Thanks for the video JnC.
It's nice to have 8+" (or more) of fresh snow to really see them throw snow.
I also despite the fact that they have a fix axle and are a bit harder to maneuver over a wheel would take a track over a wheel on a 10:1 ratio. Tracks just go along the way, no need to be guiding the machine and at the EOD they shine its best (Just my experience with them).
I couldn't agree more on the Hydrostatic drive, but unfortunately that option is not available for them, so we have to live with it.
I like the YS624 performance, but the YS828 has a superior performance. You'll have to use one to be able to compare them and see the difference.
You may be posting a video of the YS828 as well (but again at least 8" of snow will need to be on the ground to really see it work).
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Yamaha, by it's own admission, is an engine company first and foremost. Everything gets built on that. Just listen to a Yamaha engine, and then something else. You can hear the difference in quality
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Yamaha, by it's own admission, is an engine company first and foremost. Everything gets built on that. Just listen to a Yamaha engine, and then something else. You can hear the difference in quality
Indeed, speaking of hearing, I love how quiet these machines are, heck my weed trimmer makes more noise at idle than this thing.

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Nice! I only wish we got that much snow!


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