The Honda HS1132 Snow Blowers – the best Honda snow blowers you can get?

by Martin

in Gas snow blowers, Honda snow blowers, Top Rated Snow Blowers, Two stage snow blowers

The Honda HS1132 series consists of the HS1132TA and the HS1132TAS.

As a guide, these are priced at around $2600.00/3190 (HS1132TA); $3400 (HS1132TAS)

Features of the Honda HS1132 Snow Blowers at a glance

  • 11 HP OHV 337cc gasoline four stroke air cooled engine
  • Suitable for hard, gravel and unpaved surfaces
  • Clearing width 32 inches
  • Clearing depth 20 inches
  • Two stage
  • Electric start or manual start options
  • 210 degree discharge chute rotation
  • Clears 65 tons per hour
  • Throws snow up to 56 feet

The Honda 1132 series snow blowers are Honda’s top of the line, heavy duty snow blowers for large residential areas and commercial use.

The volume of Honda snow blower sales demonstrates that buyers think the Honda brand name ensures top quality and reliability.

Of course, high quality comes at a price, but if you have the kind of snowfall that justifies an investment in a big two stage snow blower, then it is fair bet that reliability will be high on your list of ‘must haves’.

Honda has built its reputation on reliability and its 4 stroke small engines are used in a multitude of different devices made by other manufactures. This in itself is as good a reference as you are likely to get.

Working with the Honda HS1132 Snow Blowers

These are well designed machines with a high specification. They power through heavy snow in severe conditions, cutting a path 32 inches wide and over 12 inches deep with a single pass. Snow is thrown a distance of up to 56ft, clearing 65 tons per hour through an adjustable discharge chute.

The auto decompression system ensures easy starting, whilst the TAS model comes with an electric start option. These are self-propelling units courtesy of their hydro static drive system. Drive speed is controlled with a lever, independent of auger rotation speed.

The 1132 series models have a cleated rubber track system (no wheel option) that provides superb traction in icy conditions. There is an integrated drive / auger and all controls are conveniently mounted for easy access. A pedal controls auger height to suit ground conditions.

The Honda 1132 snow blowers come with a comprehensive specification that includes an adjustable headlight, and a 2 year warranty.



Full Specification

Assembled Depth 56 inches
Assembled Height 40 inches
Assembled Width 32 inches
Capacity minute 2400lbs / 1100kg
Chute rotation turning radius 210 degrees
Chute Control Adjustable
Clearing Width 32 inches
Deflector Adjustable
Drift cutters Optional
Drive system Hydrostatic
Engine Honda GX340K1, 337cc. 11Hp
Headlight Yes
Intake height (in.) 20 inches
Weight 254lbs(TA), 260lbs(TAS)
Manufacturer Warranty 2yr
Start Type TA: Recoil, TAS: Electric or recoil
Throw distance Up to 56 feet/17m

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Rich

I have two Honda snowblowers, the HS622 & the HS1132, have had them for years. The article on the HS1132 is accurate in all it says. Nothing stops this snowblower. It is heavy as you can expect of something of this size but when you are going in a straight line it doesn’t matter how deep the snow is. The auger cuts through ice crusted snow and it is even good at processing small stones and hurling them. Wet snow which clogs the HS622’s chute does nothing here. Even if the chute gets clogged the packed slush STILL gets pushed out like a tube of toothpaste. It’s one heck of a machine.

However, I am planning on trading it in. Reason: I’m 5′ 11″ and 60 years old. When I stand up behind this blower and let my arms just dangle down the handles contact my fingers below my knuckles. This means I have to bend over the entire time I am working this thing. It is now a snowblower for average height people. On this last storm, the Hallowween Nor’Easter in NH, I threw my back out having to use this blower. If it’s handles came up to the height of my Honda HS622 snowblower, I’d be in heaven. Unfortunately, the 622 is down right now and needs repairs.

Because of the handle height on the HS1132 I always prefer using the HS622. Unfortunate because the HS1132 is so much more powerful and nothing stops it.

There is one more thing I have noticed on the HS1132. The bracket that holds the crank handle that turns the snow chute seems to have problems staying tight. When it gets loose the gears disengage and I have to turn the chute by hand. I will say that on this last storm I tightened up the nut that holds the shaft really tight and held throughout the entire operation, lasting over 45 minutes.

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Martin

Thanks for your comment Rich. It’s great to get some input from the day to day users of the different machines we feature.

It’s a shame about the height issue with the HS1132. Doesn’t sound like it would need too much extra height to be right for you.

Honda has just announced a new hybrid snowthrower – gas and electric – a bit like their hybrid cars. Wonder if one of those would suit you?

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