Honda’s HSS1332ATD is the largest residential snowblower you canbuy. Although Honda manufactures a top model with more features, its price is $8000 and not many homeowners can afford to buy it. The HSS1332ATD comes with electric ignition, a 389CC Honda GX390 cylinder engine that provides very good traction in the snow, a clearance capacity of 32 inches wide.
There are two versions of the HSS1332 model. The HSS1332AT is flatoned, which is manually. The HSS1332ATD has an electrical ignition wrench. The HSS1332ATD is priced at $3189 and with electric power costs $3399.
Depending on the model you purchase, it will be by a local dealer or sent to your address. It has been sent directly to us from Honda and comes attached to a pallet, with a protective cardboard box.You have to havebe careful if yousnowblower it is delivered in this way, as you have to add engine oil before turning it on, which is included in the tool bag.
We have tested the HSS1332ATD with both electrical ignition and manual ignition. The ignition procedure is quite simple: you have to make sure that the fuel is ok by sliding the lever under the tank to the right. Pull the drowner, turn the key, when the engine starts to start, turn the drowner lever back to the other side. Manual ignition works effectively, but manual ignition is a great convenience when there are two feet of snow on the street and the temperatures are very low.
The first time we tested the HSS1332ATD was in New England during the first snowfall. The cape and islands took the brunt that winter, while the suburbs of Boston had up to 8 inches of snow. About 6 inches of fluffy, light snow piled up on the street.
This snowblower made its way very easily among the light snow. It happened without slipping. To turn the snowbler, finger control slows the left or right of the traction while the opposing traction continues to work. This machine can rotate in a perfect 180 degree circle.
When I acquired this house, the street was a worse nightmare. Not only is it large, but it even has a parking area next to the two-car garage that is approximately one car deep and three cars wide. Cleaning up this space requires the biggest snowblower ever built, and the truth is that I didn’t think a snowblower would be a practical solution.
However, this device does its job. It has a 32-inch auger that is capable of clearing most of the street in three passes. One thing that is also beneficial is the height of the auger which is 21 inches. Most snowblowers usually have one quality or another, or the entrance is wide or high. But if you have both it means that not only can you clear a wide path, but you can clean up on high, stacked snow as well.
This model is a two-stage snowblower. The auger passes the crushed snow into the hopper, and then there is an impeler that throws the snow. The snow turns out to come out in an impressive arch. To your specifications, this model can throw snow up to 56 feet away, handling a volume of 2750 pounds of snow per minute. Needless to say, it’s a lot more than you can throw with your shovel. I had to be careful not to throw the snow towards my neighbors’ house across the street. You can also throw snow on the roofs of houses if desired.
The hopper is made of a steel cover, rather than plastic as in many other snowblowers. It rotates and tilts depending on how you control it with the joystick mounted on the panel. Left and right rotate the hopper, and up and down cause the hopper arc to rise or fall.
You get used to moving all the controls at the same time. The speed of the engine is controllable, as well as the speed of the snowblower, with forward, recoil and neutral speeds. In addition to the aforementioned hopper joystick. To control the pulls, press the left lever. To operate the auger, tighten the right lever. Then the toe controls are located under the handles. While the wheels are on, the auger will also remain on without having to pull the lever, so you have a free hand to control the hopper joystick and change the speed.
Since I moved into this place, I have had to count on the guy sweeping the streets. He’s a very efficient guy and he didn’t charge much, but a very strong winter I had to be paying him $40 every time he showed up. It’s one of the strongest storms I had to pay up to $120 to keep the street clear, I had to do it once a week until spring came.
Considering how easy and fast I could be able to clean my street with the Honda HSS1332ATD, I would say it’s the results speak for themselves.