YARDMAX YB4628 Review

YARDMAX YB4628 is a budget priced snow blower with 87cc 4 cycle engine that outputs 2.8 horsepower. It has clearing width of 18 inches and clearing depth of 11. Can a gas snow blower this cheap be any good?


It doesn’t perform as well as more advanced units but it can handle light duty jobs. Clears ~8 inches of light snow and ~4 inches of wet snow without much effort. It might handle more than that but will likely start to struggle.

It starts reasonably well – usually one or two pulls are enough to fire it up.


The build quality reflects price – it’s not great. Lot of parts are made of plastic including blades.


It does require some assembly and it’s not an easy task even for those who are handy. If you aren’t experienced with things like that you will struggle! Some parts are just stupidly designed. Wheels are held by c-rings/snap rings and they are just so incredibly difficult to lock – it’s not uncommon for consumers to fail.

Ease of use

YARDMAX YB4628 is pretty easy to use. It’s relatively compact and lightweight (65 lbs) for a gas snow blower making it easy to maneuver.

Although it’s not self-propelled in classical sense as the wheels aren’t propelled auger still pulls it forward helping it to move forward. You still have to push it but auger makes it easier.


Chute rotates 180 degrees.


YARDMAX YB4628 snow blower measures 47.1 inches long, 19.3 inches wide and 40.5 inches tall.


YARDMAX YB4628 is extremely cheap snow blower compared to other gas snow blowers so to no surprise it’s not as good as them. Despite that it’s not completely useless but you a still are probably better off by spending a bit more and buying something better.

YARDMAX YB4628 Snow Blower Details/Specs:

  • Type: Gas powered
  • Engine:
    • Engine Displacement: 87 cc
    • Engine power output: 2.8 horsepower & 2.95 lb-ft of torque
    • Fuel tank capacity: 0.42 gallons (~61 oz)
    • Oil capacity: 11.8 oz
  • Starting system: Recoil (manual pull) start
  • Stage: Single-Stage
  • Clearing Width: 18″
  • Auger diameter: 7″
  • Intake Height: 11″
  • Chute Rotation: 180 degrees
  • Tire Size: 6″
  • Weight: 65 pounds
  • Dimensions: 47.1” x 19.3” x 40.5”

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