Hi Dave, You absolutely should empty the gas tank during the off-season. While ethanol-free is more “power equipment friendly,” it will still deteriorate over the summer and can cause damage. Please follow proper storage procedures during the off-season– you’ll thank us in the fall! Storage procedures are here: https://youtu.be/0yqH_mvfwmA You can also see our full fuel recommendations here: https://powerequipment.honda.com/snowblowers/fuel-recommendations
Hi Dave, This varies depending on conditions and how much snow is blown so, unfortunately, we cannot provide and approximate time before you will need to refill the fuel tank.
Please follow the owner's manual and use the recommended oil for general use SAE5W-30. Honda recommends API service category SJ or later oil. Click on the link below to see oil recommendations for the HS720AM found on page 12 in the owner's manual. https://cdn.powerequipment.honda.com/pe/pdf/manuals/00X31V10Y062.pdf
I bought this unit and it works great. But, I also could not determine the HP from reading the owner's manual nor from labels on the unit itself. I replaced a similar Honda model I bought "20 years ago" with this one and it definitely has more HP.
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Folks...There's an electric start option on some gas engine snow blower models. No.. that doesn't mean clearing snow with an electric cord attached. It means it's push button electric start when it's plugged in. Like cars today are turned on with an ignition key versus in the early years of 1920's when you had to actually be in front of your car with a crank tool to turn the engine over and start it.
This unit uses straight unleaded gasoline.
USA. The only thing I don't like is the handle for throwing the snow. It's to long.
Behind the metal auger is another little propeller. Allows unit to handle large amounts of snow and ice