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post #11 of 45 Old 01-06-2020, 11:25 AM
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The locking shock that holds the height of the auger released by the pedal.


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Dealer is replacing it tomorrow for now I have been running with vise grips as they advised. Wanted to talk to them first. Good bunch couldn't get me in today as they were only open half a day.
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There was a recall on the shock. Yamaha was replacing them regardless. Mine wasn't bad but they still replaced it. Just snap a pair of vicegrips meanwhile.

The issue is that if he damages the old one, how is the dealer to know it was not some kind of abuse in the first place?

Easy to flip that out if you are not the one on the pointy end of the bill nor the dealer trying to assess it.

He did the right thing and made sure before he did it.

As far a jury rig I had in mind a temp setup that just used the mount points but did not change anything. Idea only, I don't have the picture in front of me, mine is the old foot pedal type with no strut.

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The issue is that if he damages the old one, how is the dealer to know it was not some kind of abuse in the first place?

Easy to flip that out if you are not the one on the pointy end of the bill nor the dealer trying to assess it.

He did the right thing and made sure before he did it.

As far a jury rig I had in mind a temp setup that just used the mount points but did not change anything. Idea only, I don't have the picture in front of me, mine is the old foot pedal type with no strut.
The last thing one wants to do is do something without the dealer giving the go ahead. That what I said to the service manager too I didn't want to have them think I screwed the shock up. He said use the vise grips and do what I have to to use the machine and theyd fix it tomorrow. Good bunch, im used to always having issues with warranties.

Overall I am happy with the Yamaha and the service. Could be worse I could have bought a clog o matic "Red" machine.
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All fixed. With 99cm about 39 inches since Christmas day this snow blower has and should continue to get a workout.
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Good deal.



That is a heck of a lot of snow!

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Another potential 20 cm on the way tonight. Had the machine out last night doing some additional clearing by my parents. Wanted to move some frozen snow near their front steps and fence (they live right on the side of the rd). This snow was frozen hard like concrete. The blower cut through it and tossed it 40 feet. Regular snow this thing will throw 50 feet cutting through frozen ice snow cuts the distance a bit. Overall I am very impressed. The dealer has said once they replace the shock they never see them back for another shock replacement. Mine is a 2019 model.
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What year is your snowblower? Mines 2 years old and shocks starting to act up but still works. Prob see about getting it replaced soon before warranty runs out.
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What year is your snowblower? Mines 2 years old and shocks starting to act up but still works. Prob see about getting it replaced soon before warranty runs out.

2019 Get it fixed while under warranty. The shock is $266 plus tax for you to buy. Pretty expensive. Atlantic Recreation will warranty it if your machine still has warranty. They told me they have done lots of them but haven't had a machine come back for a second one. Mine probably had 10 hours use on it before it failed.
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Another potential 20 cm on the way tonight. Had the machine out last night doing some additional clearing by my parents. Wanted to move some frozen snow near their front steps and fence (they live right on the side of the rd). This snow was frozen hard like concrete. The blower cut through it and tossed it 40 feet. Regular snow this thing will throw 50 feet cutting through frozen ice snow cuts the distance a bit. Overall I am very impressed. The dealer has said once they replace the shock they never see them back for another shock replacement. Mine is a 2019 model.

I am envious. All we have is -17F! (and a bad battery in one rig that gets replaced when I get some sunshine out front)

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