Honda HS928/HS1332 Snowblowers - General Overview

10/27/2011 7:45:00 PM

New for 2011 are two important introductions to the Honda snowblowers lineup - the HS928WA, HS928WAS, HS928TA and HS928TAS (replacing the existing HS928 models) and the all-new HS1332TA and HS1332TAS that replace the existing HS1132 models.

Powered by a newly designed, high-torque Honda GX270 overhead valve (OHV) engine, the HS928 Series is intended for aggressive snow clearing in demanding environments and is available in both wheel-driven and dual-track, self-propelled models.  Its newly enhanced design enables a 28-inch clearing width and a discharge distance of up to 49 feet.  The new HS928 also offers a choice of manual or electric starting.

Honda's solution for increased capability in a walk-behind machine is the new HS1332, clearing a 32-inch swath with its new commercial grade GX390 Honda four-stroke engine.  The newly designed track-driven HS1332 can move 65 tons per hour at a discharge distance of up to 56 feet.  Like the HS928, the HS1332 is available in both easy-starting manual or electric starter-equipped models. In both new product families, the models have improved performance over the models they replace, are eco-conscious, and are tough performers in the most extreme of environments.

The Honda GX Series offers reliable, easy starting and fuel efficient power for a variety of heavy-duty applications. Four all-new Honda GX larger models (GX240, GX270, GX340, and GX390) feature a rugged OHV design that ensures a high level of durability and reliability for construction, maintenance and premium power equipment. The newly designed Honda HS928 snowblowers are powered by the Honda GX270 four-stroke engine and the all-new Honda 1332 snowblowers are powered by the Honda GX390 four-stroke engine. These engines provide lower fuel consumption, lower emissions, low noise, low vibration as well as improved snow clearing and snow throwing distance.

The new large GX engine models feature a host of technologies and design elements that allow for improved power output.  The engines produce six percent more power than previous models, making them among the most powerful engines in each of their respective categories.  This additional power is achieved via an advanced combustion chamber design, the implementation of Digital Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) with variable ignition timing, and an increased compression ratio.  Although fuel efficiency is a key attribute of all Honda engines, fuel consumption in the new GX family of engines has been significantly reduced.

Large GX engines, for example, increase fuel efficiency by 12 percent.  In addition to high fuel efficiency, the new GX engines will meet the Phase III EPA exhaust emission regulations without the use of a catalyst.

In addition to the GX270 and GX390 commercial grade engines that provide premium power for the Honda HS928 and HS1332 snowblowers, respectively - resulting in low noise, vibration, fuel consumption and emissions - the new snowblower models have a number of key elements that combine for technically advanced operation. Profiling each new model, these features include:

HS928K1WA (Wheel Drive)

New Features:

  • New GX270 commercial grade engine, a 50-state compliant engine that meets all current and expected EPA and California ARB standards; these new GX series engines have important updates for snowblower applications
  • 2" taller handlebars, while still using existing cables, wires and controls
  • Standard work light (factory installed)
  • Improved cold-weather performance to prevent carburetor / breather tube icing
  • Reversible 2-position skid shoes
  • Lower noise profile with improved muffler deflector
  • Individual throttle and choke controls, for precise operation in various weather conditions
  • Taller fuel cap, for easier grip with gloves or mittens
  • New-style tire 2-ply tires, with simplified wheels
  • Reduced assembly and setup required

Also Includes:

  • Self-propelled, infinitely variable hydrostatic drive
  • Wheel drive
  • 28" clearing width, 20" clearing height
  • Clears up to 50 tons per hour

HS928K1WAS (Wheel Drive+ Electric Start)

New Features:

  • New GX270 commercial grade engine, a 50-state compliant engine that meets all current and expected EPA and California ARB standards; these new GX series engines have important updates for snowblower applications
  • 2" taller handlebars, while still using existing cables, wires and controls
  • Standard work light (factory installed)
  • Improved cold-weather performance to prevent carburetor / breather tube icing
  • Reversible 2-position skid shoes
  • Lower noise profile with improved muffler deflector
  • Individual throttle and choke controls, for precise operation in various weather conditions
  • Taller fuel cap, for easier grip with gloves or mittens
  • New-style tire 2-ply tires, with simplified wheels
  • Reduced assembly and setup required
  • 120-Volt AC electric starter

Also Includes:

  • Self-propelled, infinitely variable hydrostatic drive
  • Wheel drive
  • 28" clearing width, 20" clearing height
  • Clears up to 50 tons per hour

HS928K1TA (Track Drive)

New Features:

  • New GX270 commercial grade engine, a 50-state compliant engine that meets all all current and expected EPA and California ARB standards; these new GX series engines have important updates for snowblower applications
  • 2" taller handlebars, while still using existing cables, wires and controls
  • Standard work light (factory installed)
  • Improved cold-weather performance to prevent carburetor / breather tube icing
  • Reversible 2-position skid shoes
  • Lower noise profile with improved muffler deflector
  • Individual throttle and choke controls, for precise operation in various weather conditions
  • Taller fuel cap, for easier grip with gloves or mittens

Also Includes:

  • Self-propelled, infinitely variable hydrostatic drive
  • Track drive - best traction available
  • 28" clearing width, 20" clearing height
  • Clears up to 50 tons per hour
  • Pedal-adjustable auger height

HS928K1TAS (Track Drive + Electric Start)

New Features:

  • New GX270 commercial grade engine, a 50-state compliant engine that meets all current and expected EPA and California ARB standards. These new GX series engines have important updates for snowblower applications
  • 2" taller handlebars, while still using existing cables, wires and controls
  • Standard work light (factory installed)
  • Improved cold-weather performance to prevent carburetor / breather tube icing
  • Reversible 2-position skid shoes
  • Lower noise profile with improved muffler deflector
  • Individual throttle and choke controls, for precise operation in various weather conditions
  • Taller fuel cap, for easier grip with gloves or mittens
  • Track drive - best traction available

Also Includes:

  • Self-propelled, infinitely variable hydrostatic drive
  • 28" clearing width, 20" clearing height
  • Clears up to 50 tons per hour
  • Pedal-adjustable auger height
  • 120-Volt AC electric starter

HS1332TA  (Track Drive)

  • New GX390 commercial grade engine
  • Improved fan shaft shear bolt design; simpler and faster to replace
  • 2" taller handlebars, while still using existing cables, wires and controls
  • Standard work light (factory installed)
  • Improved cold-weather performance to prevent carburetor / breather tube icing
  • Reversible 2-position skid shoes
  • Lower noise profile with improved muffler deflector
  • Individual throttle and choke controls, for precise operation in various weather conditions
  • Taller fuel cap, for easier grip with gloves or mittens
  • Self-propelled, infinitely variable hydrostatic drive
  • Track drive - best traction available
  • 32" clearing width, 20" clearing height
  • Clears up to 65 tons per hour
  • Pedal-adjustable auger height

HS1332TAS  (Track Drive + Electric Start)

  • New GX390 commercial grade engine
  • Improved fan shaft shear bolt design; simpler and faster to replace
  • 2" taller handlebars, while still using existing cables, wires and controls
  • Standard work light (factory installed)
  • Improved cold-weather performance to prevent carburetor / breather tube icing
  • Reversible 2-position skid shoes
  • Lower noise profile with improved muffler deflector
  • Individual throttle and choke controls, for precise operation in various weather conditions
  • Taller fuel cap, for easier grip with gloves or mittens
  • Self-propelled, infinitely variable hydrostatic drive
  • Track drive - best traction available
  • 32" clearing width, 20" clearing height
  • Clears up to 65 tons per hour
  • Pedal-adjustable auger height
  • 120-Volt AC electric starter