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What do you guys think of this Honda HS928

Found this browsing ebay. I dont know much about snowblowers so want to know your input. They also seem to be able to ship it.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-28-Sn...19.m1438.l2649
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Seems like a good machine.

1) It has drainzit easy oil drain installed, indication that the owner changed the oil in a timely manner.
2) Auger teeth seem healthy.
3) Scrapper bar side screws are missing, dont know why.
4) Paint seem good, rust free.

Frieght would be hefty, where exactly are you located?
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I'm in long island NY. I was planning on messaging the seller to see what he quoted me. I really don't need a hs928 for our weather, but definitely want a Honda.
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Honda's are great machines. The 928 in the Ebay listing is an older model that does not have the trigger steering. You have to have some pipes to move it around. Also the auger height adjustment is via a foot pedal which some find more cumbersome than the thumb adjustment lever on the newer models.

By the time you factor in shipping from OH to NY, the price difference between the used vs new will only be a few hundred dollars.

You also have to ask yourself if you need a track vs wheeled drive Honda. I went with the tracks because of the grade on our driveway.

Go to a local Honda dealer and take a look at the new ones, and I am sure any dealer would have an older model that you can look at to compare.

Happy blowing.

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Thanks man, you're right with the shipping. I'll just stay patient and maybe wait til next season to buy.
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wait until spring or summer and pick up a good used 928 for a lot less. plus in the meantime you can learn a lot about servicing and repairing one here.

it's better to have too much machine in MHO than not enough. maybe if you really don't get too much snow a 624 or 724 honda may fit your needs better . and about 50 pounds lighter. cheaper too.

i live in BIG snow country and have had a HS624 for the last 7 seasons and it has handled the big snow very well.

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wait until spring or summer and pick up a good used 928 for a lot less. plus in the meantime you can learn a lot about servicing and repairing one here.

it's better to have too much machine in MHO than not enough. maybe if you really don't get too much snow a 624 or 724 honda may fit your needs better . and about 50 pounds lighter. cheaper too.

i live in BIG snow country and have had a HS624 for the last 7 seasons and it has handled the big snow very well.
You are totally right, I have been searching for a nice hs724 and am just being patient now. Thanks for your reply
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You are totally right, I have been searching for a nice hs724 and am just being patient now. Thanks for your reply
A 724TAS would be perfect for your needs from the sound of it.
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We had one of those at my old work place. Absolutely miserable to turn. It was so bad most everyone grabbed a shovel instead. Also any little pebble the shear bolts would snap. Engine was great.
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Wow you guys are so cool and friendly. Thanks guys.
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