Like any Yamaha power or motorsports product, our snowblowers are known for their incredible performance and unbeatable durability. It’s been 15 years since we took our hiatus from the Canadian market but hundreds of these machines are still in service today. We heeded the calls from our loyal fan base (check out the online forums) and we’re back, bigger and better than ever!
The first Yamaha snowblower made its debut in 1978, and have been in production in Japan ever since. Yamaha snowblowers have evolved to meet the demands of Canadian consumers, featuring new technologies and improved features, making them more efficient and easier to use than ever before.
We’ve been in the snowblower business for 32 years. Here’s a little insight into our past:
- 1978 Launch of the first snowblower, YT665
- 1980 First single stage YSM250
- 1982 YSM555 debut
- 1983 First commercial model YT1090
- 1985 Debut of the 8hp YT875
- 1988 First electric chute, variable speed trans. SA560E
- 1996 First OHV engine and Hydrostatic trans. YT660E
- 1999 “Shear bolt guard system” intro.
- 2001 First silent model, electromagnetic clutch and auto choke YS870J
- 2003 Fully automatic silent model YS1390AR
- 2009 YU240 first dual stage sled and wheel style / Easy turn system intro.
Here’s what you can expect from a Yamaha Snowblower:
Reliability & Durability: Built with Yamaha’s undeniable durability and reliability, and designed with thick steel, metal controls and cast iron gear case to offer long lasting products that will be there for you year in and year out.
More Throwing Power: Powerful engines, unique auger designs and a dual-stage chute featuring a plastic liner and wide turning radius to move the snow where you want it, every time.
Quieter operation: Designed to run smooth and ultra-quiet, a feature your neighbours will surely appreciate.
Better Traction: Rubber track drive delivers superior traction versus wheels, so you’re always in control.
Ease of operation: The hydrostatic transmission delivers superior manoeuvrability for optimal control.
Electric Starting: We believe that creature comforts such as electric start should really be a standard feature. Who wants to yank on a cord to get your machine running when Jack Frost is beating down on you? If you wanted to yank on a pull cord, you’d probably still be using a shovel.
Latest technology: Silent design, auto choke, electromagnetic auger clutch, easy turn-12h/p.
More Features & Standard Equipment: Shock protector, drift cutter, plastic liner, cleanout tool, DC starter on all models, silent design, auto choke, electromagnetic auger clutch, all designed by Yamaha engineers to bring you the best quality with easy of operation to make those cold winters a little less harsh.