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Add Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check the Engine Oil Level . . . . . . . . .
Dealer Locator Information . . . . . . . . .
CONTENTS
FOR YOUR SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PARTS AND CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . .
List of Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add Engine Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BEFORE EACH OPERATION . . . . . . .
Check Your Snow Blower . . . . . . . . .
Check Your Work Area . . . . . . . . . . .
Add Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OPERATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Blower Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating the Controls. . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Valve Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starter Grip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle/Choke Lever . . . . . . . . . . .
Shift Lever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chute Control Switch . . . . . . . . . . .
Drive Clutch Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auger Clutch Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering Control Levers . . . . . . . . .
Height Adjusting Lever . . . . . . . . . .
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Engine Oil Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Engine Oil Recommendations . . . . . .
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How to Contact Honda . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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LED Work Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Snow Clearing Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Stopping the Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Clearing Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Snow-clearing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Removing Obstructions . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintenance Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . .
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Engine Oil Change. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Track Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Tire Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Shear Bolt Replacement . . . . . . . . .
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Skid Shoes and Scraper . . . . . . . . .
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TRANSPORTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Before Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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QUESTIONS?
Contact your Honda dealer.
There is a dealer locator at
powerequipment.honda.com
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OWNER'S MANUAL

SNOW BLOWER

Before operating the snow blower for the first time, please read this
Owner's Manual. Even if you have operated other snow blowers,
take time to become familiar with how this snow blower operates and
practice in a safe place until you build up your skills.
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Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Operating the Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Storage Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Storage Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Removal from Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Engine Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Serial Number Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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High Altitude Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Emission Control System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Air Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CUSTOMER INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Parts, Accessories, and Service Items . . . . .
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Dealer Locator Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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How to Contact Honda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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EMISSION SYSTEM WARRANTY. . . . . . . . . .
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PRODUCT REGISTRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

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  • Page 2: For Your Safety

    Important Message to Parents WELCOME The safety of your children is very important to Honda. Snow blowers are tools, not toys. As with any equipment, bad judgments can result in serious injuries. Your child must be big enough, strong enough, and...
  • Page 3: Parts And Controls

    PARTS AND CONTROLS Track-Type Models Wheel-Type Models SHIFT LEVER CHUTE CONTROL SWITCH THROTTLE/CHOKE LEVER THROTTLE/CHOKE LEVER SHIFT CHUTE CONTROL FUEL TANK CAP LEVER CHUTE SWITCH GUIDE CHUTE GUIDE SNOW FUEL TANK DISCHARGE FUEL VALVE SNOW CHUTE LEVER DISCHARGE CHUTE LED WORK SNOW LIGHT CLEARING...
  • Page 4: Initial Snow Blower Setup

     Owner’s manual All Honda engines are run at the factory prior to packaging. Most of the oil is removed prior to shipment; however, some oil remains in the engine. The amount of oil left in the engine varies.
  • Page 5: Before Each Operation

    Check Your Work Area BEFORE EACH OPERATION For your safety and the safety of others, always inspect the area before operating the snow blower. Your safety is your responsibility. A little time spent in preparation will Anything that can be picked up by the auger and thrown is a potential significantly reduce your risk of injury.
  • Page 6: Operation

    Snow Blower Safety 1. Remove the fuel tank cap and check the fuel level. Honda snow blowers are designed to clear snow from driveways and 2. Refill the tank if the fuel level is low. Do not fill above the base of walkways.
  • Page 7: Operating The Controls

    Operating the Controls Adjust the snow discharge chute to avoid hitting the operator, bystanders, windows, and other objects with ejected snow. Stay clear of the snow discharge chute while the engine is running. Engine Switch Children and pets must be kept away from the area of operation to The engine switch controls the avoid injury from flying debris and contact with the snow blower.
  • Page 8: Shift Lever

    Shift Lever Auger Clutch Lever Forward and reverse directions can be selected by shifting the shift Depress the auger clutch lever to start the snow blowing mechanism. lever. The lever will remain in any designated position. Actual If the drive clutch lever is engaged, the auger clutch lever will lock movement of the snow blower takes effect when the drive clutch lever engaged when it is depressed.
  • Page 9: Height Adjusting Lever

    Features Pull both steering control levers at the same time to momentarily disengage the transmission. With the transmission disengaged, the snow blower is free to maneuver (push or pull) by hand with or without Fuel Gauge FUEL GAUGE the engine running. The fuel gauge indicates the amount NOTE: Engaging the steering control levers only stops power of fuel in the tank.
  • Page 10: Starting The Engine

    Starting the Engine Manual Starting Only STARTER GRIP a. Turn the engine switch to 1. Move the shift lever to “N” (Neutral) N (NEUTRAL) the ON position. position. b. Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance, Direction to pull then pull briskly in the direction of the arrow as SHIFT...
  • Page 11: Stopping The Engine

    Stopping the Engine 5. Turn the fuel valve lever to the FUEL VALVE LEVER OFF position. To stop the engine in an emergency, simply turn the engine switch to the OFF position. ENGINE SWITCH Clearing Snow Under normal conditions, use the following procedure: 1.
  • Page 12: Snow-Clearing Tips

    • If the snow is deeper than the height of the auger, remove it in several steps, as shown below, or install the drift-breaker kit (optional part) that is available from your authorized Honda snow blower dealer.
  • Page 13: Servicing Your Snow Blower

    Use only a nonflammable solvent, not gasoline, to clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new Honda from all fuel-related parts. Genuine parts or their equivalents for repair or replacement.
  • Page 14: Maintenance Schedule

    (1) For professional commercial use, log hours of operation to determine proper maintenance intervals. (2) These items should be serviced by your Honda servicing dealer, unless you have the proper tools and are mechanically proficient. Refer to the Honda Shop Manual for service procedures. See “Honda Publications” on page 24 for ordering information.
  • Page 15: Engine Oil Change

    To avoid loosening the drain plug extension, hold it with a 17 mm the API label on the oil wrench while loosening the drain plug with a 10 mm wrench. container. Honda recommends that you use API SERVICE category SJ or...
  • Page 16: Track Adjustment

    SKID SHOE them with the ones furnished with the snow blower. Additional shear handlebars to raise the (Wheel-type) (Track-type or bolts and nuts are available from authorized Honda snow blower optional auger off the ground dealers. wheel-type and then slowly lower...
  • Page 17: Snow Blower

    Weight of snow blower (operating weight): Do not tie with rope or straps stronger than necessary to prevent damage to the snow blower. HSS724A Tie-down Points Track 243 lb (110 kg) Track/Electric-starter...
  • Page 18: Storage

    The Distributor’s Limited Warranty does not cover fuel system STORAGE damage or engine performance problems resulting from neglected storage preparation. You can extend fuel storage life by adding a fuel stabilizer that is Storage Preparation formulated for that purpose, or you can avoid fuel deterioration Proper storage preparation is essential for keeping your snow blower problems by draining the fuel tank and carburetor.
  • Page 19 POSITIVE (+) NEGATIVE (–) SEDIMENT good condition. Contact CABLE CABLE your authorized Honda dealer if the O-ring needs to be replaced. BATTERY 6. Empty the contents of the BAND sediment cup into a suitable container. Clean the fuel sediment cup.
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    (see page If the fuel was drained during storage preparation, fill the tank with Drive clutch lever mechanism See servicing Honda snow fresh gasoline. If you keep a container of gasoline for refueling, be or cable not functioning blower dealer.
  • Page 21: Technical Information

    5,000 feet (1,500 meters) have your servicing dealer perform this carburetor modification. This engine, when operated at high The emission control systems on your new Honda engine were altitude with the carburetor modifications for high altitude use, will designed, built, and certified to conform with EPA and California meet each emission standard throughout its useful life.
  • Page 22 An Air Index Information hang tag/label is applied to engines certified Frame to an emission durability time period in accordance with the requirements of the California Air Resources Board. HSS724A The graph is intended to provide you, our customer, the ability to Track/ Wheel/...
  • Page 23: Avoiding Fuel-Related Problems

    AVOIDING FUEL-RELATED PROBLEMS When properly maintained, your Honda powered product should provide years of trouble-free operation. This includes the fuel system. However, gasoline can quickly deteriorate (in as little as 30 days) causing starting or running problems and, in some cases, damage to the fuel system.
  • Page 24: Customer Information

    The information and specifications included in this publication were in Heavy duty, 1/2 inch side mount skid 04700-768-E110 effect at the time of approval for printing. American Honda Motor Co., thick steel shoes Inc. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without ®...
  • Page 25: Distributor's Limited Warranty

    The parts, accessories, or apparel must be purchased from American Honda or a American Honda will repair or replace, at its option, any part that is proven to be dealer authorized by American Honda to sell those products in the United States, defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable Puerto Rico, and the U.S.
  • Page 26: Emission System Warranty

    Honda Power Equipment dealer The California Air Resources Board and Honda are pleased to explain the who is authorized by Honda to sell and service that Honda product during their emission control system warranty on your 2017 and later Honda Power normal business hours.
  • Page 27: Product Registration

    PRODUCT REGISTRATION Thank you for choosing Honda! Please register your snow blower within 30 days of purchase to ensure you receive important service information in the event of a product update or recall and for added coverage during certain sales promotions.
  • Page 28 1. Go to: powerequipment.honda.com to register your unit. 2. Click on Product Registration. 3. Complete the required information and click Submit. It’s that simple! NO POSTAGE NECESSARY Product Registration IF MAILED IN THE UNITED STATES BUSINESS REPLY MAIL FIRST-CLASS MAIL PERMIT NO.

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