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The new Yamaha YT624EJ

The new Yamaha YT624EJ (YT660E metric name)The "EJ" doesn't show anywhere on the machine only on the website. Don't know what it stands for.

Here are a few pictures of my new YT624 just delivered. I believe it has new features like shrouding and many new little changes.



The console is now all heavy black plastic so you can't scratch the paint when moving levers. Fuel tank is also black now.



Right side.



Left Side.



Front and Auger.



Rear and linkage.



Auger close up, notice only one sheer bolt now on impeller shaft.



Teflon sheild inside shoot



And a few more pictures with different focus points.





Model name YT624
Overall lenght 1468 mm ( 57.8 in )
Overall height 1108 mm ( 43.62 in )
Overall width 621 mm ( 24.45 in )
Weight 112 kg ( 247 lbs )
Snow blowing capacity 35 T (77175 lbs )/h
Snow clearing width 615 mm ( 24.21 in )
Snow blowing distance 15 m ( 591 in ) ( 50 ft)
Snow blowing system Dual-stage auger blower
Chute rotation 220°
Driving system Endless rubber crawler
Transmission HST
Forward and reverse speed 0-3.2km/h ( 0-2 mph ), 0-2.4km/h ( 0-1.5 mph )
Engine type Air-cooled, 4-stroke OHV, single-cylinder, forward-inclined gasoline engine
Displacement 171 cm³
Maximum output 3.5kW (4.8 PS )/3600rpm*
Fuel type Unleaded regular gasoline
Fuel tank capacity 4.5 liters ( 1.19US gal, 1 imp gal )
Lubrication system Wet pump ( forced spray type )
Recommended engine oil Yamalube SAE 5W-30, API Service SE type or higher
Engine oil quantity 0.6 liter ( .63 US qt, .53 Imp qt )
Recommended transmission (HST) oil Diesel engine oil SAE 10W-30, class CD or higher
Transmission (HST) oil quantity 0.92 liter ( .97 US qt, .81 Imp qt )
Starting method Recoil or electric starter
Spark plug NGK BPR4ES
Spark plug gap 0.7-0.8 mm ( 0.028-0.031 in )
Recommended worm case oil SAE 10W-30 engine oil
Worm case oil quantity 0.05 liter ( .053 US qt, .044 Imp qt )
Battery type YTX14-BS
Battery capacity 12Volt, 12Ah
Track slack 11-16 mm( 0.43-0.63 in )( when pressed by 15 kgf (11 lbf ) force )
Auger V-belt BANDO W800 SB-36 or Mitsuboshi LB-36 Super gold 1000
Drive V-belt BANDO W800 SA-29 or Mitsuboshi LA-29 Super gold 1000
Work light LED
Fuse capacity 20 amp ( blade-type fuse )
Auger shear bolt Kit Yamaha part # 7T0-W008A-00-00

* The power rating of the engine indicated in the specifications is the net power output tested on an engine model and measured at 3600 rpm.
Actual power output for the engine installed in the snowblower will vary depending on numerous factors, including the operating speed of the engine, environmental conditions and other variables.

Click here to view the snowblower service manual.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mq7qoye8g1u90s1/AADIS0tdxxBGKevjidXaeUBZa?dl=0

Click here to view the engine service manual.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qbjdwa8ufukamg3/AAAuUyFp-hqhrkvJA96YMD22a?dl=0
 

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It replaces my YS524 which did the job for 30 years.





 

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Sexay! Congratulations. I wish they still sold them in the US.
Haven't they settled that litigation yet? Something about measuring hp at Auger for Yamaha instead of engine HP. I think that was behind it. 624 with a Yamaha stands for [email protected] Auger and 24 for the width in inches where with an MTD 6 would have meant engine horsepower and they cried foul on the Yamaha designation for unfair practice. Because it threw snow quite better than the MTD 8hp at the time.

That's why the exact same yamaha snowblower was renamed the second year from YS524 to YS624. My YS524 actually had both designation on it. YS524 on the nameplate decal and YS624 on the actual model number plate that had the serial number.
 

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That is a beautiful machine, and makes me envious of my neighbors to the north.
 

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I can't believe how quiet it is compared to my old 524.
 

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Absolutely beautiful machine. I am getting ready to go over my old ys624w and I have to say that this looks like the perfect successor to the original. Hope you post vids of it throwing snow real soon. Enjoy and hope it treats you just as well as your old one did
 

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I can't believe how quiet it is compared to my old 524.
I ran an ancient (~20 years old) YS-828 last year and it was really quiet compared to the even older (~35 years old) 8HP Tecumseh I had before it. I believe the Yammie was also quieter than the Honda I have now. So in my limited experience with Yamahas I have to agree, they're pretty quiet.
 

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Anyone here in USA ever buy a Yamaha in Canada and back it into the US? Just wondering about import duty and fees etc... I'm within 2.5-3 hours of border, just thinking out loud.
 
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That machine is beautiful Coby, enjoy it! And + 1 on the video request, would love to see it in action.
 

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I'm posting simply to say....I'm jealous!!! In a good way! I love that machine! And your post has more information on this unit than can be found anywhere else on line right now! Gorgeous machine, dead easy to man handles....the impeller sounds like a small plane taking off. It's all sex and beast IMHO a of course.

Great purchase! Now for some videos :)
 

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Very nice!! Honda doesn't have a "624" anymore.. Honda's is the 7HP or 724 and below is the 6HP or 622. This Yamaha fits right in the middle..

I did find a lot of nice attention to detail in your pictures.. And the price point is pretty interesting...

HSS62TCS - $2,069
YT624TJ - $2,599
HSS724TCD - $3,499
HSS928TCD - $3,899

I am very tempted to look at the Yamaha because my Honda is getting tired and if I'm going to sping $2,000 I'll seriously look at the Yammy...

Awesome machine!
Have lots of fun blowing the white stuff... :)
 

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By the way, some pages in the yamaha site shows the price of $2,599 and other $2999..
Probably they'll go for the more expensive asking price. :(
 

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One difference between your old YS and new YT Coby is that the new Yami's are running on the hydro drive compared to the friction disc of your YS. So before you go beating on those poor Honda guys with the HS928's (tongue in cheek) better be sure your new Yami stands the 20+ year test of time. I have a 28+ year old HS80 that still runs like a top. That said, I would still kill for an old YS624 in decent shape...my personal snowblower Holy Grail:cool:.

Found this video of the new YT624 in action...ridiculously impressive to say the least:

 

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$2,999.99 was last year's price. $2,599.00 is this year's new cut back price. I paid $2948.74 with 13% taxes in.
 

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Just installed the drift cutter, Yamaha's design again is different and seems thought out.



 

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For those who said Yamaha never made a 524 I found pictures of my old 524 if people are interessed. You will also notice the mid-year nameplate reads 624 to please the MTD folks and to try to avoid conflict. Also Yamaha blue is a bit faded lol









 

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Coby, that is a beautiful machine you have and I never noticed the serrated scraper bar before. Looks like a nice innovation for help with compacted snow removal. Good luck with it.
 

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The bar is reversable, just flip it for the straight edge. I might flip mine since I'm on pavement. I'll see after the first storm.
 
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