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Yardmax 26″ Two-Stage Snow Blower Review – YB6770

Self-Propelled & Balanced

img_20161010_190817652If you are looking for a well built, great priced two stage snow blower that has a lot of features, the Yardmax 26″ snow blower is one to put on your list of “must see” items.  The absolute first thing we noticed about the Yardmax snow blower was the weigh distribution and comfort in the handle height.  The balance and ergonomics of this machine feel a lot better than other snow blowers in the same category.  After use, the features seemed to real us in a bit more.  The heated hand grips help out a lot for the smaller jobs where you might not have gloves on!

The seven horsepower LCT engine has electric start that is powered from an extension cord.  There is no on-board battery to maintain or replace over time.  The electric starter is backed up with a recoil start.  The dashboard is simple to use and gear changes can be done on the fly.  If you are out early or late, there is an LED light that helps to guide you on the mission to clean off your driveway.

We do not have snow, so we went to our local ice arena again to give this snow blower a test.  Our YouTube video is a must see!

Build Quality

Compared to other models we scoped out in the same price range, the Yardmax has thicker steel on the intake.  This is a good start for showing the Yardmax crew cares about their brand and reputation.  The gear case is aluminum to save weight, but contains steel gears for durability.  Other items to note are greasable joints, serrated steel augers and good tires.


  • LCT Electric Start 7.0 HP 208cc snow engine.
  • Self-propelled drive with multiple speeds — 6 forward and 2 reverse.
  • Serrated steel augers to slice through hard-packed snow and ice.
  • Axe-shaped housing sides chop through tough snow and ice.
  • Heavy-duty aluminum gear case with alloy steel gears and synthetic gear oil.
  • Push-button electric start with recoil backup for simple ignition.
  • Dashboard with headlight, easy-to-reach speed control and cup holder.
  • Heated hand grips.
  • Pin-lock axle comes standard, offering 2-wheel drive for traction and 1-wheel drive for maneuverability.
  • Warranty: 2-Year Residential; 90-Day Commercial

Where can you buy Yardmax Equipment?

Yardmax products are sold in Family Farm and Home stores and also available on Amazon.  Below is a link to pricing of the 26″ two stage snow blower on Amazon.

PRICINGYardmax YB6770 Two-Stage Snow Blower, LCT Engine, 7.0 hp, 208 cc, 26″


Who is Yardmax?

img_20161010_190437825First, here is what Yardmax states on their website: YARDMAX outdoor power equipment delivers the perfect combination of practicality and performance, offering durable and affordable product lines engineered to consistently get the job done right, at the right price.

Yardmax is a fairly new company looking to provide a quality product to end users.  They are working to get into the market by providing a price point that is less than other well known brands, but providing the same or better quality.  When you take a look at the brands they are competing against, Troy-built and Cub Cadet, they provide almost the exact machine.

The people behind this smaller company are working to provide the customer service and quality product to make a name for themselves and in our opinion, they are doing a good job!


  • Clearing Width – 26″
  • Engine Brand – LCT
  • Displacement – 208cc
  • Start Type – Recoil & Electric
  • Auger Diameter – 12″
  • Impeller Diameter – 12″
  • Chute Control – Crank
  • Chute Type – Steel
  • Intake Depth – 21″
  • Tires – 13″ x 4″

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