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YS624 purchase advice

Hi everyone,
I'm a new member. I posted this in the new member forum but thought I might get more advice for the Yamha faithful. Go easy on me when you read my question. Trying to decide between a YS624 ($400) and a White/MTD E753F ($250) The White has steerable tracks and I believe the Yamaha does not. I'm not sure if the tracks on the YS624 are original or modified from something else. No pics I have seen on the internet show this style track.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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The Yamaha looks old enough to be one of the OEM models that were introduced when they entered the market.
I am not sure those track are original but I do not think so, the thing has had some work done on it.
Are you seriously looking or bargain hunting for a snow caster?

The metal cleat track tell me that they are tracks from a different supplier for a different machine that were
simply flipped over to fit the drive and driven sprockets on this snow caster.

It could be ok or not I just do not know what to tell you and the only way if it is ok is to ride herd on a few
snow piles with it before you buy it.


You will have to find out if repair parts are available for the White brand of snow caster as well.

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The Yamaha appears to be in better shape, less the tracks. Do not worry about steerable tracks as the Yamaha is easy to operate. I am 62 yrs. old and have no problems with track snowblowers. If the machine starts good, it would be worth considering.

What I like about the MTD is the price. A track blower under $300.00.

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mtd is junk, stay far away
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Don't look like a Yamaha engine. I would go with the other one, you'll be able to get parts for it.


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It most certainly looks like a Yamaha engine with a non-original tank.


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definitely a yamaha engine metal tank must have rotted
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Let us know how you make out.

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I think am a bit late but this is what I think:
It is an early YS624 3 forward speeds and side chute turn style
Quality wise I'd get the Yamaha (try to negotiate the price down).
The Yamaha engine is definitely original minus the fuel tank (seems like a Tecumseh fuel tank was installed)
The tracks are not original, most likely they were made out of snowmobile tracks (there is a thread on the Yamahafanclub forum about it).
You can also fit Honda HS624-724 tracks on it if they fail (I have one with Honda tracks.
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im a yammy fan, and wish i could find one at a good price. with that said, i would avoid both of those machines, the yamaha has been neglected, the mtd ...well its an mtd. jmo

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