I wouldn't buy any track driven snowblower unless it was a Honda... keep in
mind these things..
You have extra traction, definitely
1. With extra traction means extra strain on the drive train/engine
2. More traction means extra strain on the augers and impellers due to the
fact that you can push harder into the drifts.
I own a 10.5HP/30" Yardworks, with the normal SnowHog wheels... nice
snowblower but it isn't built like a Honda or even a snowblower from "back
in the day". The body is made from lightweight metal and feels very
"flimsy" to me...I wouldn't want tracks on mine, I would prefer the wheels
to spin when the going gets really than to have it "dig in"...I take my time
with my snowblower and ease into the drifts, by doing this my snowblower
will last a lot longer. These Yardworks don't have the power to really
throw the snow clear when the going gets tough
Honda's can have tracks on them because, well has anyone seen a Honda
snowblower throw snow? You can bury these things and the still throw snow
like nothing else..
Just my two cents... take it for what its worth... If you really want to go
with a Yardworks then keep your extra $400 and buy the wheeled version. If
you have the $1599 to spend on a snowblower then don't buy a Yardworks, go
get an Ariens (sp?) of the same HP and cut...
Post by Alexander
Looking for opinions on the track drive yardman snowblower thats offered
for $1599 seems like a good snowblower heated grips, track drive, 10hp and
warranty for 4 years! anyone pick one up? hows the track drive system