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post #1 of 21 Old 10-20-2019, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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The owner wants $1300 for this.

He says it is only a few years old.

My previous HS 724 was 12 years old and was perfect in this area.

Blowing gravel?

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I don't understand your post........

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Does the auger area look like it's from a 3 to 4 year-old machine? To me, it seems older and has more wear than a $1300 machine should have.

Am I off-base?
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Ask them for serial number so you can ascertain exactly which model and year it is and then go from there.

$1300 would be on the lower side for a 3 or 4 year old Honda, IMHO.

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PS

The newer HSS Hondas (which that is not) came in autumn 2015, so the earliest ones are already 4 years old.

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Real hard to assess a machine just from one photo of inside the bucket.
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people always say it's only a few years old. had a guy tell me that on a 35 year old HS50.

ya, a few years old that he had it.

a hs724 around here goes for anywhere from 400-1500.

depends on condition. give me a round trip ticket to Colorado plus a $500 fee and I'll inspect it for you.

seriously, more pics would help.

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Well, the tires on it look good. I agree about the auger. It must have been spitting out some gravel to get that rusted. My Honda is three years old on concrete and the augers look new. Donyboy73 has some you tube videos about buying used snowblowers. Check out what he has to say about evaluating condition. With the auger looking like that and the rust behind it, I am thinking it had some hard use. It looks like the augers are getting a little bit worn too-their points are not sharp. If you buy it, you have to put skid shoes on it on each side of the auger housing. Use paint sticks under the scraper bar to set the height of the skid shoes.
I might be wrong, but you might keep looking around for something in better condition. Here is a photo of my auger HSS928awd after 3 years. The points are still sharp on the auger.
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Those older models had the auger skids mounted behind the auger housing, not on the sides for clearance reasons, which worked out well especially when you drove it through a doorway.
Put the New Honda heavy duty skid shoes on it, they are about a half inch thick and will last a long time and they were wider than the old original equipment ones they originally came with.
You can still drill the housing and put the side shoes on it, but the rear mounted ones work better for clearance so you don't hit anything if you are in some tight spots.
They probably ran the machine a lot without readjusting the skid shoes and scraper blade, normal wear items, and that's how he wore the teeth on the augers, which is normal for the age of it.
They were tough little machines with the better hydro trans made by Honda, the old trans is better and stronger than the new steerable ones made by Hydro-Gear.
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