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yamaha YT-624 vs Honda HS724

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My MTD Yardman 10.5 HP 28 cut has finally died after 10 years of use. I want to upgrade to either the YT-624 or the HS724 just wondering if you guys could talk about the differences and advise of the best bang for my buck. i'm currently leaning towards the yamaha. i live in northern canada and we get alot of snow.

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post #2 of 24 Old 04-24-2015, 10:38 AM
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I'm not in Canada but I have owned both brands (not those models though). Both are very, very good machines that will serve you well for many years. That being the case, my thought would be to compare your local dealers and decide based on which one is more convenient to you, offers free pickup/delivery, or what-have-you. In other words which dealer you think will provide the best service over the life of the machine.
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idea of snow fall

here is a pic from this winter.
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CPSFrench, I'm pulling the trigger on the Yamaha soon as my dealer gets one in. Its $1000 less than the Honda, as good or better (subjective) quality, and I really like the way the Auger gearbox is designed (shaped like an axe head). I'd say proximity to the dealer would be an important consideration, but that $1000 difference would ease any concerns about a bit of driving if the Yamaha is not local. Bottom line, neither choice is a "bad choice", their both excellent machines!

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sorry for the hijack, but, clamdigger, what year is your yardworks blower?
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Good news is both dealers are about a 5 min drive and both offer good service. I started having trouble with mine just after Christmas I inquired with both dealers and they we sold out completely of yamahas and Hondas. So this time I'll be ready early in the fall to get one.
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Both are excellent machines and I don't really think you could go wrong with either one (I've had some limited Yamaha experience and have owned a Honda HS55, HS928 and currently own an HS1132) but I think Honda will have better parts support when the machine gets older.
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NWCove iirc the blower was purchased from Cdn Tire 2001. So would have been Mfg'd no earlier than 2000? I think the "Made in Canada" sticker is the coolest part of the machine.

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Just a question, why are you stepping down in width and horsepower? Both excellent choices in machines.

HS 928 TCD. It's Canadian eh! (Sure I'm done modifying it, for now, until next time.......)
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