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jackley


Joined: Oct 28, 2010
Points: 32

Honda HS621 Value
Original Message   Aug 8, 2013 9:18 am
Wonder what the value of a Honda HS621 is? Debating on getting a smaller one for light duty. This particular one needs new rubbers and a scrapper. Here's a picture of it https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/998593_10151747847403118_368361744_n.jpg
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robertcoats


Joined: Dec 12, 2011
Points: 28

Re: Honda HS621 Value
Reply #1   Aug 8, 2013 12:13 pm
Toledo, $425:
http://toledo.craigslist.org/grd/3897636493.html

Detroit, $275:
http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/for/3942838151.html

Minneapolis, $250 and $450
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/for/3918271648.html
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/grd/3865557371.html

MIssoula, $200:
http://missoula.craigslist.org/grd/3970812666.html

Reno/Lake Tahoe, $295:
http://reno.craigslist.org/for/3951003037.html

FYI, I used http://www.searchtempest.com/ to find these...

-Robert@Honda
Caveat: I work for Honda, but the preceding is my opinion alone.
FrankMA


Location: Merrimack Valley/Northeastern Mass
Joined: Jul 1, 2010
Points: 586

Re: Honda HS621 Value
Reply #2   Aug 9, 2013 7:04 am
I've paid anywhere from $200 - $400 (in northern MA) depending on the condition. You'll appreciate having both a single & 2 stage in your arsenal, especially as you get older and wrestling a big 2 stage for smaller snowfalls becomes more of a hassle than it used to be. IIRC, the scraper and set of rubber paddles will set you back about $150.00 or so.

Toro Wheel Horse 522xi GT, Honda HS928TA, Honda HS621AS, Honda HS520A, Toro CCR3000 (work in progress), Honda HS624WA (sold 08/23/2010), Stihl BR550 Backpack Blower, Stihl MS250, McCulloch MS1635, Honda EM6500SX Generator
aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Points: 2388

Re: Honda HS621 Value
Reply #3   Aug 9, 2013 3:50 pm
Just my personal opinion, so take it with a grain of salt.  It is hard to determine the condition of the snowblower from the picture top down.  I'd be interested in the sides and front views.  Light dents and surface rusts are ok.  The machine would be in sound condition.  Rusted through or thin metals are not ok and will require some work to patch it to stop it from rusting further.  Also, are the metal auger dented or bent?  A bent auger will not move snow efficiently and will cause more vibrations and shorten the life of bearings.

For an HS621 with normal wear, scratches, and surface rust on the bucket, I would think it's worth from $250-300.  Take into account you will have to spend an additional $150 to replace belts, spark plug, scraper bar, rubber paddles, and about 1 to 3 hours of your time replacing the parts.  It's a good machine if you plan to spend some TLC working on it, it will last a long time.  Another thing to consider that parts are quite expensive to sustain it in working order for the next 20 years.
MN_Runner


Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Joined: Dec 5, 2010
Points: 616

Re: Honda HS621 Value
Reply #4   Aug 9, 2013 8:47 pm
jackley wrote:
Wonder what the value of a Honda HS621 is? Debating on getting a smaller one for light duty. This particular one needs new rubbers and a scrapper. Here's a picture of it https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/998593_10151747847403118_368361744_n.jpg


I would consider buying a brand new Toro 621R or 621E for around $450 - $500 since it will be cheaper in the long run. Toro SS units are really nice. Honda HS621 is very nice too if in a good shape but the parts not cheap to replace. I have Honda HS520 and it is not a bad unit. These SS units are easy enough for wives (or your kids) to operate.
aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Points: 2388

Re: Honda HS621 Value
Reply #5   Aug 10, 2013 12:15 am
MN_Runner wrote:
I would consider buying a brand new Toro 621R or 621E for around $450 - $500 since it will be cheaper in the long run. Toro SS units are really nice. Honda HS621 is very nice too if in a good shape but the parts not cheap to replace. I have Honda HS520 and it is not a bad unit. These SS units are easy enough for wives (or your kids) to operate.

Along this line, a discontinued or good used but not abused Toro 221QR would be an good alternative.  $80 in consumable auger/scraper/belt parts every 3-5 years is very reasonable in terms of cost of ownership.
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jackley


Joined: Oct 28, 2010
Points: 32

Re: Honda HS621 Value
Reply #6   Aug 12, 2013 9:25 am
OK, Thank you for the help. I may just hold off on the HS621 for now. See if I can find the ones recommended. Running out of room with all the toys. Need a barn now!
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