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Honda HS928K1WA
 
Approximate retail price:
$2580
Summary: This two-stage, gas-powered Honda snow blower has a headlight and a 28-inch clearing width.
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Type: Two-stage gas snow blowers
About - Honda HS928K1WA

The Honda HS928K1WA is part of the snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower models like the HS928K1WA are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Width (in.):
The clearing width, or swath, in inches.

Removal speed:
Removal speed is how quickly models could remove snow without laboring; single-stage machines were pushed as quickly as possible before the machine labored.

Plow pile removal:
How fast the snow thrower can remove a simulated pile of snow left by a municipal plow at the end of a driveway.

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Features & Specs - Honda HS928K1WA
info Engine size 270-cc
info Electric start No
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Single hand controls Yes
info Freewheel steering No
info Single lever chute adjustment No
info Headlight Yes
info Heated handgrips No
info Warranty (yrs.) 3
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User Reviews - Honda HS928K1WA
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5.0
Puzzled by your review
2/16/2014
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Throws Far
Cons
Best Uses
Driveway
Professional
Yard
Comment:
Your review of the Honda snowblower puzzles me. We live on the South shore of Lake Superior and get over 250 of snow per year. Most people here have a snow blower. Often people will stop & ask what kind of snowblower throws snow that far. I've owned a 928 for over 27 years and wouldn't have any other brand. It's manual ease of starting (never more than 2 pulls, usually just 1), distance it throws snow (much farther especially wet snow) and the hydrostatic drive (no gears) just can't be beat. It does cost more but will more than pay off in the long run.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Honda Power
12/15/2013
Pros
3 Year Warranty
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Quality Build
Throwing Snow
Throws Far
Cons
Price
Best Uses
Driveway
Grader Windrow
Ice Chunks
Yard
Comment:
Starts at 35 below 0<br />chute allows you to put the snow exactlly where you want
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
12 years and still runs smooth
12/14/2013
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Hydrostatic Transmission
Starts First Pull
Throws Far
Top Quality Materials
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
Living in central Massachusetts, we see every kind of frozen precipitation imaginable. I've owned a 928 for over 12 Years and it still eats huge piles of snow with little effort in my 150 foot double wide driveway. It will throw heavy, wet snow 30 feet with ease, and the light powder will go 50. The only thing that slows it down or clogs it is pure slush. <br /><br />The transmission is a joy to operate, allowing you to feather it to the exact speed needed to go as fast as possible without bogging down. The chute crank and throwing angle mechanism, while basic, are smooth as silk due to the top quality materials on the entire machine. <br /><br />Only cons are that it is heavy and you do need to muscle it on dry pavement. Tall operators may find it a little uncomfortable. Also, Changing the oil is a messy process due to the drain plug positioning just above the axle. (this may have been changed on the newer models.) Other than that, have it serviced every 4-5 years, and it will run forever.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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