HSS724AT / HSS724ATD

HSS724AAT / HSS724AATD

Two stage 24" snow blower

  • Track drive, with adjustable auger height
  • Clears 24? wide, 1500 lb./min
  • Throws snow up to 49 feet
  • Self propelled, hydrostatic drive
  • Electric start (ATD only)

MSRP

$2489* (AT) / $2539* (ATD)

Features

Powerful, easy to start Honda GX engine
Powerful, easy to start Honda GX engine

The commercial grade Honda GX200 OHV engine offers plenty of power to churn through the snow. Starting is easy - even in cold weather.

Electric Start - No plug in required  (ATD only)
Electric Start - No plug in required (ATD only)

Automotive-style DC electric key starting makes your snow blower even easier. These models also come standard with recoil pull-start, for back up purposes. Available on the HSS724ATD.

Exceptional throwing distance: 49 ft. max.
Exceptional throwing distance: 49 ft. max.

Two-stage snow blowers use a fast spinning impeller in the discharge duct to throw snow faster and farther. The HSS724 has a larger impeller diameter for increased snow removal - offering throwing distances that exceed many competitors.

Clear up to 1500 pounds per minute
Clear up to 1500 pounds per minute

The combination of Honda 's GX series engine, optimized impeller pulley, and 90 degree impeller wing dramatically optimizes Honda's HSS series snow throwing capacity.

23.8" clearing width, 21.7" clearing height
23.8" clearing width, 21.7" clearing height

The HSS724 can handle large snowfalls with ease.

Track drive offers the best traction and control available
Track drive offers the best traction and control available

Dual track drive provides exceptional traction through most snow conditions. Pliable, low temperature rubber tracks with sure-gripping cleats, providing solid traction and ideal balance. Perfect for complete control on inclines, rough or uneven ground, and icy conditions. Provides a stable platform for attacking hard packed snow and ice.

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Auger Height Control: Variable auger heights for unbeatable clearing ability.
Auger Height Control: Variable auger heights for unbeatable clearing ability.

The all-new auger height control lever allows you to easily adjust auger housing height with just the press of a thumb. Variable positions let you choose the best height for different surface conditions. Raise the auger for uneven clearing surfaces. Or lower the auger to clear down to the pavement or cut through hard packed snow - without riding up on the snow being removed. The auger height control gives you the ability to match the snow blower to your needs.

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Hydrostatic drive: Pick the right speed for you, with an easy single lever control
Hydrostatic drive: Pick the right speed for you, with an easy single lever control

Control of forward and reverse speed is simplicity itself with Honda's hydrostatic transmission. Just move the lever forward or backward to go in the direction you want, at the speed you want. Infinitely variable speed means it's easy to pick a speed to match your snow conditions and personal preference. There's no shifting, and the ground speed doesn't affect the auger rotation speed. It's easy to control, and virtually maintenance free.

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Electric Joystick Chute Control: Easy to adjust snow distance and direction
Electric Joystick Chute Control: Easy to adjust snow distance and direction

The all-new electric 4-direction joystick chute control lets you reposition the chute on the go. With up to 198 degrees of rotation, the joystick chute control allows you to clear snow faster and more efficiently.

Fingertip steering: easy control, even with the engine off
Fingertip steering: easy control, even with the engine off

Left and right control levers provide easy and intuitive steering control. The steering control levers also provide easy movement and transport, even with the engine off. Just pull and hold both levers for neutral, then easily roll the snow blower.

Convenient controls
Convenient controls

The HSS724 offers ergonomically-designed controls for operator convenience and safety. Controls are conveniently laid out and easy to reach.

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Ice breaking, heavy duty serrated auger
Ice breaking, heavy duty serrated auger

Honda's snow blowers are equipped with ice breaking, heavy-duty, serrated augers. To enhance performance and durability, the auger shaft is bearing supported.

Auger protection system
Auger protection system

The HSS724's auger drive shaft and impeller blower are protected by easily replaceable offset shear bolts. Should the auger engage a solid object, the shear bolt will break to prevent auger or impeller shaft damage.

Pneumatic gas strut
Pneumatic gas strut

Honda's addition of a pneumatic gas strut to the auger height control system gives the user smooth and accurate auger housing adjustment.

Easy to use interlocking drive/auger control
Easy to use interlocking drive/auger control

One hand drive control allows you to easily adjust snow direction and distance with the chute controls.

Easy to reach throttle control
Easy to reach throttle control

The throttle control lever provides manual control of the engine speed.

High Powered LED Headlight
High Powered LED Headlight

A powerful built-in LED work light makes the HSS724 easy to use, even in the dark. Provides exceptional lighting and high visibility in all conditions. The LED light offers performance and a lifespan that competitors' incandescent bulbs can't touch.

Reversible Skid Shoes
Reversible Skid Shoes

Reversible, heavy-duty skid shoes provide twice the wear of regular skid shoes.

Articulated chute
Articulated chute

The articulated discharge chute offers precise direction and distance control of snow.

Steel reinforced auger housing
Steel reinforced auger housing

Enjoy Honda durability with automotive-grade steel side auger housing and discharge chute.

Large gas tank with glove-friendly cap
Large gas tank with glove-friendly cap

The HSS724 offers a large, easy to fill gas tank with a built in fuel gauge and a glove-friendly gas cap.

Chute Clearing Tool
Chute Clearing Tool

Conveniently located clearing tool in the unlikely event the chute becomes obstructed with slushy wet snow or ice.

3 year residential / commercial warranty
3 year residential / commercial warranty

You can rest easy, knowing your snow blower is covered from top to bottom for 3 full years.

Specifications

Engine

Honda GX200


Displacement

196cc


Starting System

Recoil (AT); Electric (DC)/Recoil (ATD)


Fuel capacity

0.82 gal


Drive Mechanism

Hydrostatic, Infinitely variable


Clutch type

Hydrostatic


Steering System

Steering Clutches


Wheel / Track

Track


Auger Overload Protection

Shear Bolts


Auger Height Adjustment

Thumb Operated Gas Strut with Infinite Adjustment


Stages

2


Work Light

LED - 12V-6W


Chute Adjustment System

Remote Electric Joystick


Chute Deflector Articulation

Single Articuled


Chute Turning Radius

198?


Clearing Width

23.8 in.


Clearing Height

21.7 in.


Max. Discharge Distance

49 ft.


Max. Discharge Capacity

1500 lb./min


Dimensions (L x W x H)

58.5" x 24.8" x 43.5"


Dry Weight

231 lb. (AT); 243 lb. (ATD)


Residential Warranty

3 years


Commercial Warranty

3 years


Accessories

Cover
Battery Tender
Drift Breaker Kit
Resin Skid Shoe Kit

Manuals

Serial Number

How to Videos

2-Stage Snow Blower Maintenance
2-Stage Snow Blower Operation
2-Stage Snow Blower Unpacking and Setup
2-Stage Snow Blower Storage

Reviews

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  • 1 Star
Overall Rating   
(7 Customer Reviews)
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An update after 3 years of use

Model Reviewed: HSS724AT Sunday, January 20, 2019
Tommy
Amherst, NY
Type of use:  Residential

I bought this machine in 11/15 and have used it for 3 1/2 seasons. I added an hour meter when the machine was delivered and I currently have 11.9 hours of use clocked - not much really. The winters have been mild lately. You can find my original review under the same name "Tommy" from Amherst, NY that I wrote in 2016. 

One problem has appeared in 3 seasons. The motorized chute rotation left to right control became non-functional today while I was using the machine after a 12 inch snowfall (I live north of Buffalo, NY - we know snow!). The top diverter/flipper still worked. There are no fuses that I saw in the wiring diagram so it was either the joystick or the motor. 

The joystick is far easier to access than the motor so I followed the service manual instructions (required resource - purchase it with the machine) for continuity checks. I went to unplug the switch connector and test for power to L/R rotation continuity. Typically these connectors have a tab that needs to be disengaged with a small screwdriver. to pull them apart. My connector just came apart so I pushed it back together and heard a "click". I fired up the machine and the problem was fixed. Someone missed that at the factory or dealer but I'm happy it wasn't the switch or motor.

That said, I'm NOT a fan of the motorized chute, hence the 1 star deduction "overall", "ease of use" and "feature". The power chute is slow to turn L/R relative to a hand crank, prone to problems like i described above and it introduces a litany of potential long term service issues down the road because you now have a joystick, wiring harness, motor and power flipper assembly to screw around with that can all potentially fail always at the worst time like today.

Other deductions are for the difficulty maneuvering the machine, even with the power track controls. This machine is heavy and beastly - it's a workout even for a 220 pound life long weightlifter. It also pops shear pins far too easily but I guess that's required to protect the transmission. 

Bottom line is that this is still a great machine but I think Honda out thought themselves with the power rotating chute. Maybe it's a "keeping up with the competition" mindset but for me, the hand crank on my old 928 worked fine and was bulletproof. 

good mid size unit

Model Reviewed: HSS724AT Tuesday, January 15, 2019
bigjo
seaford, NY
Type of use:  Residential
had a hs624 for 23 years paid the same price for the 724. the 624 had more power but the 724 has more features. very happy with unit. my 624 still works just starting to have trouble with cables and chute issues. got my money worth.

Better than every blower I have used

Model Reviewed: HSS724AT Saturday, November 17, 2018
MEarcher
Auburn, ME
Type of use:  Residential
I would give it 5 stars if not for the track slipping in hard pack. A better tred design would fix this. I live in Maine where the snow conditions and depth vary storm to storm. This machine is such a well designed snow blower you actually forget how other machines fail. I still have my Ariens ST1032 because i wasn’t sure this would handle the deep snow banks at the end of the driveway when the town plow went by. It ate a 4’ plus deep heavy wet snow bank better than the Ariens. The Ariens wanted to float, the Honda can be set up to have a lot of front pressure and doesn’t climb up or start to float. With the hydrostatic drive you have infinite speed adjustment. Slowly increase speed until the motor isn’t straining but you have a good volume of snow blowing out and it’ll eat anything you give it. Let the machine do the work and it’s effortless. The Ariens is a commercial unit bought from a dealer. It’s a powerful machine and does the job, but my wife can run the Honda, she wasn’t able to control the Ariens. She thinks it was money well spent. Fix the slippage on the track and it’s the perfect machine.

Lever broke before 1st use

Model Reviewed: HSS724AT Saturday, September 16, 2017
Jamie
Sycamore, IL
Type of use:  Residential
53178-V45-A01 Lever broke before 1st use.  Now i tried to order and the part isnt available?  Very dissapointing from a Honda fan.

Snow Blower

Model Reviewed: HSS724AT Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Bernie
Anchorage, AK
Type of use:  Residential
This is the Cadalliac of all machines. It does it all.  I think it would do the blowing by its self, it probably don't need  me, just kidding. Beautiful machine

smooth machine

Model Reviewed: HSS724AT Saturday, December 31, 2016
joe
West Townsend, MA
Type of use:  Residential
easy to start. labor saver. the machine does the work for the operator. I had to relax and not horse it around like the wheel models. hydrostatic drive gives choice of desired travel speed for different snow conditions.   the single lever to raise and lower the auger is the best. it's done with a push of the left thumb and pressing down on the handgrips. release and it stays at that height. easy enough to move the machine without starting. it is a very fuel efficient engine and it has plenty of power.

Features killed utility and usability

Model Reviewed: HSS724AT Saturday, February 6, 2016
Craig
North Attleboro, MA
Type of use:  Residential

Looks great - but that's where it ends.  Used last night for the first time in heavy Southern New England Snow. Purchased on advice from very happy Up-State New York father-in-law when my 24' Ariens started to leak oil. He has a 2015 HSS724 wheel based model with manual controls.

Notable points on my HSS724AATD;

* Shoot clogs incredibly fast due to very small exit channel AND it's square??? Moreover, when it does clog, you have to fight to clear the clog as clearing stick is almost useless because it keeps hitting the shelf created between the square opening and the round top chute. Also, chute is so small I had to take my gloves off to clear and ended up cutting up my knuckles on interior nuts.  Bloody and cold is not what I expected after spending twice what I would have spent to replace my former Ariens.

* Engine underpowered as it bogged down / struggled under only moderate 7 inch road plow snow at the end of the driveway.  Perhaps more traditional 8.5hp would work better.  Although, this could be due to the significantly small / constrained square chute design??? - as I have always been a fan of the Honda engines.

* Way too clunky / very tough to maneuver and far too many gadgets need to be engaged for normal use.  

So disappointed and upset I'm considering taking a $1,000 loss to trade in for another Ariens (if I can).

My advice would choose the Honda models with manual chute controls.


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