2021 New England Honda Snow Blower Buyers Guide

2021 New England Honda Snow Blower Buyers Guide

2021 New England Honda Snow Blower Buyers Guide

It's winter in New England, and your driveway is already looking like an ice rink. If you want to avoid slipping on the ice and hurting yourself, you'll need to clear your driveway of snow. And if you don't want to spend all day in the freezing cold, shoveling. you need a Snow Blower or maybe your wife does.  One of the most common questions we get asked about snow blowers is "yeah, it's nice but can my wife use it?" and the answer is: Yes.  All of the snow blowers on our list are easy to use for people of all ages and genders! 


How do I Choose The Right Snow Blower?

Choosing the right snow blower for you comes down to a bunch of different factors, of course the major one is price. 

 

Brand:  If you are looking to buy a snow blower, there are several things to keep in mind. There are many brands of snow blowers out there. Some are "knock-offs" or fake products that are difficult to service. Non-branded items tend not to last very long, so try to avoid purchasing products from these companies or retailers. Stay with brands you've heard of to ensure easier servicing and repair.

Build:  The Big Box Store might have brand name snow blowers which you have heard of, at really good prices, but it's usually too good to be true. When researching Snow Blower models, they can have the same exact brand name, and same model name, but they are built differently. If a snow blower which usually costs $2,000 costs $1,200 at a big box store it's missing something. This could be certain quality parts, features, or the overall build quality is lesser.  If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. 

Price: One thing a lot of customers will tell us is "Well why would I buy a $3,400 snow blower when I can get one from "big box store" for $800 and it does the same thing! The truth is, not all snow blowers are created equal.  I've talked to many customers which have said that, purchased the cheaper snow blower then come back years later and said " I wish I didn't do that"  You get what you pay for, and most of the time trying to save money at first will hurt you in the long run when it comes to dependability and service. 

Usage: The size of the snow blower will depend on what you need to accomplish.  Do you have a small driveway? or is it long? How wide is your driveway? Do you want to clear paths in rough terrain? Do you need to bring it onto your deck?  Is your driveway paved? or is it rocks and sand? These are all important factors to consider. 

Tracks or Tires: The answer is simple, Tracks. Who wants to mess around with tires in the freezing cold? You might have to put chains or studs on tires for more grip, you might have to worry about tire pressure. The benefits of tracks outweigh tires by so much it isn't even a question, when purchasing a two-stage snow blower, tracks is where it's at. 


Honda HS720AM Single Stage Snow Blower

Small, Lightweight but Powerful 


The Honda HS720AM Single Snow Blower is a small single stage home-owner snow blower. It's the smallest snow blower in the Honda Snow Blower Line-up.  This Small, yet powerful Snow blower is great for small paved driveways, walkways, decks, and even roofs (at your own risk!)  It's a good snow blower for homeowners and professionals. Whenever we have a large snowfall in New England which covers peoples roofs to the point where it could become dangerous we sell out of these snow blowers instantly. They are a great way to make money for landscapers during the winter.  


HS720AM Pros and Cons

Pros:

✔️ Small footprint: Easy to store, and move around

✔️ Powerful and durable Honda GC190 OHC engine

✔️ Clears up to 20" inches in width

✔️ Throws snow up to 33 feet

✔️ Lightweight so you can carry it onto your deck

✔️ It's possible to lift them onto a roof and clear a roof with ease

Cons:

❌ Single Stage Drive: The auger pulls the snow up and discharges it 

❌ Small clearing width so clearing large areas could be troublesome

❌ Semi-self propelled, if you have to clear large areas it could become tiring

❌ Small Rubber wheels makes it easier to get stuck in large snowdrifts or slip on ice


 Honda HSS724ATD Snow Blower

Track, Electric Start, 24 inch wide cut for those small to medium driveways

The Honda HSS724ATD Snow Blower is a great choice for people who have small to medium size driveways. It packs the same features as the rest of the Honda two-stage snow blower line with a smaller cutting width. It's 24 inch cut is great for getting your driveway and pathways snow free quickly! It also features a Honda GX200 OHV engine has the power to rip through the snow. Even in frigid weather, getting started is simple. The track drive is great because you don't have to worry about slipping or sliding and is powerful enough to climb up stairs and driveways with steep inclines.


HSS724ATD Pros and Cons

Pros:

✔️ Turn-key electric start

✔️ Unstoppable GX200 OHV engine

✔️ Self propelled, Track drive

✔️ Clears up to 24" inches in width

✔️ Throws snow up to 49 feet

✔️ Easy to maneuver, controls at your fingertips 

✔️ Electric joy-stick chute control makes it easy to shoot snow exaclty where you want it!

Cons:

❌ Shortest clearing width in the line up. 

❌ Uses shear pins, which is good and bad but they break and can cost money. 

❌ Nobody actually likes snow blowing (haha!)


 Honda HSS928ATD Snow Blower

Track, Electric Start, 28 inch wide cut for those medium to large driveways

The Honda HSS928ATD Snow Blower is the mid-range snow blower in the Honda line-up, it's less pricey than the Honda HSS1332ATD, but It still is an amazing machine for your winter driveway cleanup. It features a 28 inch cut width making it quicker (by requiring less passes) than the 720, and 724 to complete any snow blowing job. It features a Honda GX270 OHV engine which can cut through snow like a hot knife through butter. The on-board battery and turn key ignition makes It easy to get started, even in sub-zero temperatures. The track drive is fantastic since you don't have to worry about slipping or sliding, and it's powerful enough to climb steep inclines and stairs.


HSS928ATD Pros and Cons

Pros:

✔️ Turn-key electric start

✔️ Bullet-proof GX270 OHV engine

✔️ Clears up to 28" inches in width

✔️ Throws snow up to 59 feet

✔️ Self propelled, Track drive

✔️ Easy to maneuver, controls at your fingertips 

✔️ Snow can be shot exactly where you want it with the help of an electric joystick chute control!

Cons:

❌ Might not be wide enough for larger driveways

❌ Uses shear pins, which is good and bad but they break and can cost money. 

❌ Nobody actually likes snow blowing (haha!)

 


 Honda HSS1332ATD Snow Blower

Track, Electric Start, 32" Cut, The BEST Honda Snow Blower for New England Winters, Nothing compares.

The Honda HSS1332ATD Snow blower is our best selling snow blower year after year for a reason. It's the best. There isn't a single snow blower on the market that is even comparable. This snow blower is unrivaled, with it's WIDE 32 inch cut. Making even those large driveways easy for snow removal. The massive 13 HP GX390 OHV engine offers all the power you need - and than some more. Even in sub-zero temperatures, the on-board battery and turn key ignition make it simple to start. You don't have to worry about slipping or sliding with the track drive, and it's powerful enough to climb steep inclines and stairs.


HSS1332ATD Pros and Cons

Pros

✔️ Turn-key electric start

✔️ POWERFUL! GX390 OHV engine

✔️ Clears up to 32" inches in width

✔️ Throws snow up to 56 feet

✔️ Self propelled, Track drive

✔️ Easy to maneuver, controls at your fingertips 

✔️ Snow can be shot exactly where you want it with the help of an electric joystick chute control!

✔️ Auger protection system - protects from damage (ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE HSS1332ATD!)

Cons:

❌ Uses shear pins, which is good and bad but they break and can cost money. 

❌ Nobody actually likes snow blowing (haha!)


 

In conclusion, I might sound biased since I sell Honda Snow blowers, but if you want to do your own independent research or compare Honda's to any other brand of snow blower, nothing will compare. It doesn't matter if you get the smallest 720AM single stage snow blower, or the larges HSS1332ATD snow blower, you are making a great, well informed choice. They will last you many New England winters, and who knows maybe you can pass it down to your kids? 

 

Don't Be Teddy, Get you Honda Snow Blower Today Before they Sell out!

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Chris Finethy
Chris Finethy