Honda HSS928AAT review

You really need to shift that drift? Get a Honda 28-Inch Hydrostatic Track Drive 2-Stage Gas Snow Blower with Electric Joystick Chute Control

Honda HSS928AAT 28-inch review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

Do you need to shift a serious amount of snow in less time and with less effort? Then you need this mighty machine in your life...


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    Well built

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    Doesn’t come cheap

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We've researched the latest snow blowers, asked the experts, and sifted through thousands of specs, features and user reviews to find the best snow blowers around. Here's everything you need to know about the Honda HSS928AAT 28-Inch Hydrostatic Track Drive 2-Stage Gas Snow Blower.

Honda HSS928AAT: What you need to know

An incredibly powerful machine that’ll clear the worst of drifts and can be used both commercially and domestically. Its reversible skid shoes prolong their wear and the model’s exclusive hydrostatic transmission allows you to effortlessly line up the ground speed with the snow conditions, meaning it clears the heaviest of snow falls with ease. A real powerhouse of a snow blower.

Honda HSS928AAT: Price

You’re looking at a top-of-the-range, hugely powerful model for domestic and commercial snow clearing, so it doesn’t come cheap. It’s $2,609 at Home Depot, while over at Snow Blowers Direct it’s selling for $2,809.

Honda HSS928AAT: Features

Key specs

Dimensions: 58.5 x 43.5 x 28.9-inches
Weight: 234lbs
Intake Height: 21-inches
Clearing Width: 28-inches
Clearing Depth: 21-inches
Clearing Surface: Gravel, paved, sloped, uneven
Start type: Manual
Maximum Throwing Distance: 52 feet
Number of speeds: Variable
Type of snow: All
Warranty: 3 years

The HSS928 has a tilt adjustment control which keeps the blade against the surface you’re clearing, while the Track Drive requires absolutely zero assistance as it clears the snow.

You can easily adjust the auger height with just a press of a thumb, while its variable positions allow users to pick the best height needed for the conditions. The pneumatic gas strut provides smooth and accurate auger housing adjustment.

The electric joystick chute control means you can easily control the discharge of snow with just your fingertips.

The Automotive-Style DC Electric Key Start means no plugging in to start - simply turn the key and you’re off. It comes standard with recoil start for backup purposes.

Honda HSS928AAT: Design

Honda’s skid shoes are manufactured from extremely durable materials, so they take longer to wear down, plus they are reversible. This means you get twice the life from one set by being able to simply reverse them when they wear on one side. The Honda comes with Fingertip Steering Control, with left and right control levers.

Honda HSS928AAT: Performance

This blower packs serious snow clearing power from its fuel-efficient 270cc Honda commercial grade GX engine. If you live in a place where you’re born with a shovel in your hand, then this is the machine for you. It clears heavy, high drifts with no trouble at all, and despite its size, it’s easy to maneuver.

Honda’s exclusive hydrostatic transmission allows you to easily match the ground speed with the snow conditions, and means your Honda snow blower can burrow through snow drifts like a bulldozer. Think of it like a grizzly bear – strong, fast, kind of terrifying and effortlessly pushing everything out of its way. 

Honda's pliable, low-temperature rubber tracks with sure-gripping cleats bring superior traction through practically any snow condition. You don’t have to worry about slipping and sliding on slopes at all.

Honda HSS928AAT: User Reviews

This Honda snow blower scores 4.6 out of 5 on Home Depot from 60 customer reviews, with 46 of those ratings coming in at five stars. 

Users are over the moon with this model, and are amazed at how much snow this beast shifts. One says: ‘We were hit by the largest storm on record for our area with three feet plus of snow. This machine ate up the snow without slowing down, even chewing through the heavy snow pushed to the end of my driveway by the snow plows. The joystick is the ultimate control and the transmission is so nice to drive and maneuver’.

Others talk about how easy the blower is to operate, despite its size. One says that it’s ‘a terrific machine which handles very well for its size and requires little effort due to its track driven system’. Overall, users have no complaints about how it handles.

Another user from Central Oregon says he’s had it for a month now and has used it 10 times already. Even in a record snowfall of over six feet on a driveway with a 16% grade - that’s 50 feet in elevation change - the Honda performed. He says his wife also finds it easy to use, despite its size.

Should you buy the Honda HSS928AAT snow blower?

We’ll make this real easy: do you get a serious amount of snow? Do you want to take less time and effort to shift it? If you can answer yes to both of those questions, then yes, you need this mighty machine in your life.

Juliette Wills

As a journalist, Juliette began her career writing about her first love - football. She was a columnist for The Guardian, contributing editor at lad’s mag loaded and then veered into writing about Formula One. These days Juliette divides her time between journalism and copywriting. She's also TopTenReviews' resident space heater and electric fireplace expert.