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Very interested in buying this machine but I can't seem to find any real world reviews. Does anybody have any actual experience with it? I can get it ordered in but I'd have to drive a few hours to see it in person, which I haven't done yet.

Is it too big/heavy? How's the handling? Is it too heavy to take on the grass? I realize the ground will be frozen, but 500lbs...

It's way more machine than I actually need but it looks like a lot of fun.
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Hello,

Very interested in buying this machine but I can't seem to find any real world reviews. Does anybody have any actual experience with it? I can get it ordered in but I'd have to drive a few hours to see it in person, which I haven't done yet.

Is it too big/heavy? How's the handling? Is it too heavy to take on the grass? I realize the ground will be frozen, but 500 lbs...

It's way more machine than I actually need but it looks like a lot of fun.
I doubt you'll find many reviews on it, given it's price and size.... Generally not a snowblower that the average home-owner would have but many would love to have it. Having said that, I can assure you, you can rest easy knowing it will be a great machine. I believe these machines turn very easily, as you can toggle to stop the left/right tracks, so it will turn on a dime. It is a big machine... I'm guessing you got a bit of real estate to clear?

As for it's weight on grass, it will probably tear up the turf a bit. I have a YS928J (375 lbs) and occasionally I hit my lawn with it and the tracks tend to tear it up a bit. Assuming the ground is frozen solid, you should be fine. If I could have afforded one, I would have gotten it, but that's the testosterone getting the better of me

Good luck and let us know how it works out when/if you buy it.
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It is a bit overkill but still it is a very good machine.


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10 car driveway (if people park properly), 50' x 20' run up to the front door and I'd like to drive it to the backyard to clear for a future ice rink next year. About 100' to get to the back and a 50' x 40' area to actually skate. It can be done with a lot less machine, might even be easier with something lighter, but this one is calling to me. It's definitely too big but the steering option seems like a pretty big deal so I've kind of ruled out the other yamahas.

Next option is probably one of the the Honda HSS blowers, much more practical in price and weight I guess.
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I'm going to weigh in, since I clear my neighbors rink. You definitely want to get the Yamaha 624. He has a Honda 928 and he struggles to clear the rink. Then he calls me over to help and I do circles around him. My lower driveway is 120' X 16' and my upper driveway is 80' X 40' and my 624 Yammy is just right for the job. It may take me an extra couple of passes but it does the job well. A plus is that all my sidewalks are 2 feet wide so no damage to the lawn.





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Hello,

Very interested in buying this machine but I can't seem to find any real world reviews. Does anybody have any actual experience with it? I can get it ordered in but I'd have to drive a few hours to see it in person, which I haven't done yet.

Is it too big/heavy? How's the handling? Is it too heavy to take on the grass? I realize the ground will be frozen, but 500lbs...

It's way more machine than I actually need but it looks like a lot of fun.
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1. Steering brakes

2. heavy weight traction

3. time savings when clearing driveways and killing off THE END OF DRIVEWAY MONSTER and feeding the moat monsters with its remains.

4. night time driveway cleaning ability with lights


5. think ten years down the road when you are older and you know have machine that will have all the power you need with OEM fuel jets.

You could purchase the 1028 or the 624 and it will take you longer to clear and the high quality of manufacture will not let you down.
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First off, that ice looks fantasic. I hope I'll be able to get my rink like that. (How come the Honda struggles with it?)

How's the steering on the 624 and the 1028? My current wheeled blower has power steering though I tend to just push into the turns instead. I didn't think that would be so easy with a tracked model but maybe I'm wrong. I was originally considering the 1028 but the lack of power steering scared me off it a bit. The goofy white top they just added isn't helping things either.

I also want my wife to be able to operate it just in case I'm not around when a storm hits.
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It appears to be a little on the long side, but by looking at the video, it blows snow like a beast!

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