There are some wear marks in the auger housing, especially on the side of the housing (bottom right of photo). Appears it might be from auger rake rubbing on side of housing maybe housing is slightly bent in or auger is not sitting squarely in the bucket housing? Impeller area looks to have paint wore off, blower has seen some use, which isn't a bad thing as long as it starts, runs and functions well. The paint, tracks,hardware, gear box and auger appear to be in like knew condition.
Very odd, please let us know what you find when you take a look at it.
I'm not that familiar with Yamaha's, but they have the reputation of one of the best blowers made (at minimum on par with Honda). Parts could be expensive and hard to find in the USA. In Canada that unit would probably sell for around $1500 this time of year ($2000 + during a winter with snow) in good working condition.
I AM PARTING OUT A YAMAHA YS624T SNOW BLOWER IN VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR HOW OLD IT IS. IT HAS BEEN IN STORAGE FOR A WHILE AND IT HAS VERY LITTLE USE AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE PICTURES. THE PARTS ARE VERY HARD TO FIND AND THEY WILL MAKE YOUR BLOWER LOOK LIKE NEW AGAIN. THE COMPLETE SCOOP WITH THE...
FOR SALE 2 YAMAHA YS624 THEY ARE $1500 FOR EACH SNOW BLOWER. FOR SALE A HARD TO FIND YAMAHA YS624, 2 STAGE SNOW BLOWER WITH TRACKS IN PERFECT RUNNING CONDITION. STARTS ON SECOND PULL EVERY TIME. THE ENGINE ON THIS IS MADE BY THE SAME COMPANY THAT MAKES THE HONDA HS624 BUT TO YAMAHA...
Check it over well, could be a great deal or could be a case of " if price is too good to be true it probably is".
You should post these questions in the Yamaha section to get one of those guys opinions. I don't know Yamaha but it seems from everything I've come across they are on a level with Honda. I'd buy it.
$450 seems like a deal but considering the economic climate he might be needing the cash leaving you room to negotiate.
I know it's a great distraction but maybe we can put off shopping for snowblowers, mowers etc for a couple weeks or so? This type of action is a perfect example of people not staying at home when we are supposed to! :crying: