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post #1 of 24 Old 11-28-2014, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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624 vs 1028.

Decisions decisions!!?

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We can use some more details before any decent opinions are given:
Brand
Annual amount of snow
Size off driveway
New or used
Budget
Things like that so we can give an educated response

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Driveway is gravel, about 50x150
Plus the old people across and beside me.
The 624 is 2599 and the 1028 is 4099.
I live in Manitoba. Never really measured how much snow. A lot. Ha! Hard packed drifts.
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Driveway is gravel, about 50x150
Plus the old people across and beside me.
The 624 is 2599 and the 1028 is 4099.
I live in Manitoba. Never really measured how much snow. A lot. Ha! Hard packed drifts.
I'm slightly confused also, what brand are you talking about Toro?

If the 1028 is 10hp 28" then it makes sense but if the numbers after them is the money figure, it is way too high.
With hard packed drift snow you want something heavy at the front.

Give us some more details on the machines you're looking at.

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by Princess Auto in Canada.
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I am posting in the Yamaha section.............

YT624ej $2599 cdn
YS1028J $4099 cdn

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Very sorry Kenny and those Snow blowers are tops in quality.
Between a 24" and a 28" there is a $1500.00 difference so $375.00 an inch. is steep even for a 4hp higher machine.
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i think you would be happier with the 1028, all but the purchase price

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Hey Kenny. I've been lurking around this site occasionally for the last few months because I am also debating between the Yamaha 624 and 1028. I have been to several dealers in Ontario and Quebec and I have learned a fair amount, so I thought I would share it with you. The 1028 is a heavy (370lbs.) machine and would do well in larger snows and eod situations. The 624 is about 110 lighter and would probably be good in smaller snow falls, but there are some youtube videos of this machine chomping through 20+ inches of snow. The most important thing I did discover is that the new 624EJ model has a different auger gearbox design, better chute controls (in my opinion) and it is made in China. The older model 624's were made in Japan along with the 1028. Some dealers have some of the older 624E and 624EDJ models around and they are selling them discounted by about $500-$600 to be more competitive with the new 624EJ model. Some dealers seem to think that the new EJ model is just Yamaha's way of outsourcing and reducing the cost of the machine to the consumer. Other dealers don't seem to be as "keen" about the made in China thing. I have operated both machines to check the controls and engine sound level, but unfortunately there was no actual snow blowing involved. The 1028 and 624EJ are both quieter than the Honda 928. The 1028 is a very quiet machine and would be a good choice if you get up early and have neighbours. Right now, I've convinced myself that my Toro 826 Power Max OXE is just fine, but I would like to blow my snow right across the street onto the golf course. BTW I am a new member. So, Hello to everyone and I hope I didn't break any rules.
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Decisions decisions!!?

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if you live anywhere north of Mason Dixon, then 10/28

6/24 is sort of an entry level paved driveway machine...for fluffy, Mayberry-like snowstorms...

Canada ? hells bells make it a 15/24....just kidding....

get the 10/28




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if you live anywhere north of Mason Dixon, then 10/28

6/24 is sort of an entry level paved driveway machine...for fluffy, Mayberry-like snowstorms...

Canada ? hells bells make it a 15/24....just kidding....

get the 10/28
Could not agree more.......always go with the more power.
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