Honda Power Equipment has introduced its new HS720 series of premium residential snow blowers at the 2014 GIE+EXPO trade show.

The Honda engineering team integrated several feature updates into the HS720A and HS720AS models to provide excellent snow throwing performance and convenient operation in a compact package for both homeowners and commercial users.

Powered by a lightweight OHC Honda GC190 engine, the HS720 series delivers excellent fuel economy with optimal power output. The GC190 premium residential engine maintains its reputation as a quiet, easy starting, and durable engine within the HS720, even in the most frigid conditions.  The new HS720AS model adds an easy to use electric start with a 120 volt AC electric starter.

Despite its relatively small size, the HS720 can clear up to 55 tons of snow per hour, discharging that snow up to 33 feet away. Large volumes of snow are no problem, as the HS720 clears a 20-inch width easily at heights of 12 feet.  In addition, the standard semi self-propelled Auger Assist feature makes quick work of snow removal by aiding in propulsion when needed.

The 220-degree quick chute feature also allows the user to quickly change the direction of thrown snow with the slide of a lever for better snow-throwing.

“Honda engineers developed the new HS720 snow blower with an eye to simplify the use of the product for customers,” said Alex Torre, manager, marketing and market research for Honda Power Equipment. To that end, many new features have been incorporated into the design of the model to improve the user experience.” New enhancements include a new, large on and off switch as well as an easy grip fuel tank cap for better operation in freezing temperatures when users are wearing gloves. For better transportation and storage, folding handles, a more compact design, and large 7-inch wide tires are now design features of the HS720.

The new HS720 snow blower will feature a two-year residential warranty and a one-year commercial warranty, and meets all current EPA and CARB emission standards.

At the heart of every Honda snow thrower is a world-renowned, easy-starting engine that delivers smooth, quiet, reliable four-stroke power and low emission levels.  All Honda snow throwers offer the same exceptional level of quality, performance and reliability as every product that carries the Honda name.

The new Honda HS720 snow throwers are available now nationally through Honda Power Equipment dealers.