Got myself a Yamaha! - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 02-14-2019, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Dag Johnsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Norway, Asker
Posts: 148
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 24
Thanks (Received): 18
Likes (Given): 190
Likes (Received): 75
Garage
Got myself a Yamaha!

Exiting!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Yam 4.jpg
Views:	139
Size:	91.9 KB
ID:	153547  

2011 Simplicity P1728EX Signature Pro 342cc 11hp (at my house)
2014 Yamaha YT1070 (YT1028) 296cc 9.5 hp (at the cabin)
Dag Johnsen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 02-14-2019, 06:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lowell area, MA
Posts: 3,223
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 118
Thanks (Received): 273
Likes (Given): 357
Likes (Received): 622
Awesome, congratulations! I'd love to get a Honda some day. And the Yamahas sound as good, if not maybe even better.

For those of us over here, it's about 28", and at 7,000W, it's 9.5hp.

Enjoy it, let us know how it does! Will you get to do side-by-side comparisons with the Simplicity, or the Honda?

Ariens 1024 Pro
Toro Power Clear 221QR
Toro Power Curve 1800
RedOctobyr is online now  
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Thanks, 0 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Thanks Dag Johnsen thanked for this post
post #3 of 11 Old 02-14-2019, 09:01 PM
Member
 
sturgissteele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: SW Lower Michigan, not enough snow here!
Posts: 98
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 6
Likes (Given): 24
Likes (Received): 8
Garage
Woohoo, congrats!

Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk

Peace & All Good!

Honda 2015 HS928K1WA 28"
"She's a beaut, Clark! A beaut!"
sturgissteele is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Thanks, 0 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Thanks Dag Johnsen thanked for this post
post #4 of 11 Old 02-15-2019, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Dag Johnsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Norway, Asker
Posts: 148
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 24
Thanks (Received): 18
Likes (Given): 190
Likes (Received): 75
Garage
Hi!

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedOctobyr View Post
Awesome, congratulations! I'd love to get a Honda some day. And the Yamahas sound as good, if not maybe even better.

For those of us over here, it's about 28", and at 7,000W, it's 9.5hp.

Enjoy it, let us know how it does! Will you get to do side-by-side comparisons with the Simplicity, or the Honda?

I will give some reviews when I get to use it


It is now side by side with the Honda. I already had a Yamaha YT628 (660) at the cabin and tested against the Honda, and the Yamaha was just so much better With a lot more grip and much more stable. But then this Honda is a small lightweight machine and less pricy.
The Yamaha YT1070 vs YT660 is mostly 6 vs 9.5 hp.


I enjoy the Simplicity at home a lot. It is very capable. And cool.
The big difference vs the Yamaha, is that the Simplicity requires more physical work
from the user.


Would be fun to test them against each other but they are far apart for now.


Dag

2011 Simplicity P1728EX Signature Pro 342cc 11hp (at my house)
2014 Yamaha YT1070 (YT1028) 296cc 9.5 hp (at the cabin)
Dag Johnsen is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 02-15-2019, 04:11 AM
Senior Member
 
Lunta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Finland
Posts: 149
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 28
Thanks (Received): 9
Likes (Given): 63
Likes (Received): 51
Congratulations!

What temp was it when you took the pic? And had the machine been running? I noticed the transmission oil is at the top level. I made the mistake of topping mine off when it was really cold and now it gets nearly to the cap when it is warm.
Lunta is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 02-15-2019, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Dag Johnsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Norway, Asker
Posts: 148
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 24
Thanks (Received): 18
Likes (Given): 190
Likes (Received): 75
Garage
Hi!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lunta View Post
Congratulations!

What temp was it when you took the pic? And had the machine been running? I noticed the transmission oil is at the top level. I made the mistake of topping mine off when it was really cold and now it gets nearly to the cap when it is warm.
Thank you
And thanks for the tip, I will check that out. It had not been running. But it was transported up a steap downhill slope. Here is another picture from today, machine had run just a little.
What do you think about the level?


Dag
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	YT1070.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	242.4 KB
ID:	153589  

2011 Simplicity P1728EX Signature Pro 342cc 11hp (at my house)
2014 Yamaha YT1070 (YT1028) 296cc 9.5 hp (at the cabin)
Dag Johnsen is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 2 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes SayItAintSnow, Grunt liked this post
post #7 of 11 Old 02-15-2019, 07:14 AM
Senior Member
 
Lunta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Finland
Posts: 149
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 28
Thanks (Received): 9
Likes (Given): 63
Likes (Received): 51
Level looks fine. If I could go back to when I first got mine, I would not have not been so quick to fill it up, when it dropped below the "minimum".

As long as there is at least something showing, the transmission is going to be ok. Over difference temperatures you will get a feel for what is the right level.
Lunta is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 02-15-2019, 07:55 AM
Senior Member
 
SayItAintSnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 233
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 20
Thanks (Received): 23
Likes (Given): 36
Likes (Received): 118
Dag,


You're making a lot of us drool with those pictures.
Heck, that's practically snowblower porn.

What a fine looking machine! It's like the Lamborghini of snowblowers.....lol.

Beautiful vistas you have there too, with those mountains off in the distance. .
.
.




.
.

If you're looking for guarantees in life, buy yourself a toaster.
--- Clint Eastwood
SayItAintSnow is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 2 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes RedOctobyr, Dag Johnsen liked this post
post #9 of 11 Old 02-15-2019, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Dag Johnsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Norway, Asker
Posts: 148
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 24
Thanks (Received): 18
Likes (Given): 190
Likes (Received): 75
Garage
Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lunta View Post
Level looks fine. If I could go back to when I first got mine, I would not have not been so quick to fill it up, when it dropped below the "minimum".

As long as there is at least something showing, the transmission is going to be ok. Over difference temperatures you will get a feel for what is the right level.
Thank you for the comment. I really look forward to a lot of snow now! Probably have to wait at least 2-3 weeks, to warm at the moment. But Winter will Return!

2011 Simplicity P1728EX Signature Pro 342cc 11hp (at my house)
2014 Yamaha YT1070 (YT1028) 296cc 9.5 hp (at the cabin)
Dag Johnsen is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 02-15-2019, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Dag Johnsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Norway, Asker
Posts: 148
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 24
Thanks (Received): 18
Likes (Given): 190
Likes (Received): 75
Garage
Lambo

[QUOTE=SayItAintSnow;1651605]Dag,


You're making a lot of us drool with those pictures.
Heck, that's practically snowblower porn.

What a fine looking machine! It's like the Lamborghini of snowblowers.....lol.

Beautiful vistas you have there too, with those mountains off in the distance. .


Thanks for the kind comments! Yes it is so nice to have a place in the mountains!
Peaceful with that view


Every blower has it`s own charm I think. This one is a Nissan GT-R perhaps?
I have been Lucky to get a lot of snow this winter. Love to use my Simplicity at home, I guess that one is a Ford Mustang


The small Honda was cool but you have to use it all the time to cope with the snow.
And at the cabin you are sometimes away for weeks and return to hard packed heavy snow like yesterday, and wet on top. Then you need heavy duty.
Still a lot of Winter to come

I will post more Pictures, here is a video from yesterdays Honda lightweight struggle:



2011 Simplicity P1728EX Signature Pro 342cc 11hp (at my house)
2014 Yamaha YT1070 (YT1028) 296cc 9.5 hp (at the cabin)
Dag Johnsen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yamaha YS928J Review The Knotty Canadian Yamaha Snowblowers 11 04-01-2019 04:24 PM
Ariens Hydro Pro Track 28 or Yamaha YS928 MagnumB Ariens Snowblowers 2 02-24-2018 08:44 PM
yamaha vs honda BigBillyBobandhisGoat General Snowblower Discussion 99 12-04-2014 05:56 PM
New Craftsman 10hp or one year old yamaha? stormy General Snowblower Discussion 15 11-09-2013 12:05 PM
Old Yamaha vs New Yamaha? mrplow General Snowblower Discussion 0 10-08-2013 08:58 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome