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    All information in this publication is based on the latest product information available at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS 1. POWER EQUIPMENT SAFETY ..........2. WARNING LABEL LOCATION ..........3. COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION AND FUNCTION ..........ENGINE SWITCH AND AC STARTER BUTTON FUEL VALVE ..........-...... CHOKE LEVER ..............STARTER GRIP ..............THROTTLE LEVER (ENGINE SPEED) .........

  • Page 4: Power Equipment Safety

    1. POWER EQUIPMENT SAFETY To ensure safe operation- Before operating the snowblower, inspect the area in which you are go- ing to clear snow. Remove debris and other obstacles the snowblower might strike or throw, as that may cause injury or damage to the snowblower.

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    Know how to stop the snowblower quickly, and understand the opera- tion of all controls. Never permit anyone to operate the snowblower without proper instruc- tion. If people or pets suddenly appear in front of the snowblower while it is in operation, immediately release the auger and drive clutch levers to stop...

  • Page 6: Warning Label Location

    2. WARNING LABEL LOCATION &WARNING I STAND CLEAR AUGER DISCHARGE CHUTE WHILE ENG- INE IS RUNNING. I DO DIRECT DISCHARGE BYSTANDERS OR WINDOW. I BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR’S POSITION 1. DISENGAGE THROWER CLUTCH. 2. STOP ENGINE. I STOP ENGINE, WAIT FOR ALL MOVEMENT TO STOP AND REMOVE SPARK PLUG IG- NITION WIRE BEFORE SERVICING MACHINE.

  • Page 7: Component Identification And Function

    3. COMPONENT IDENTlFlCATlON AND FUNCTION WHEEL TYPE DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER FUEL CAP ‘SHIFT LEVER ENGINE SWITCH AUGER CLUTCH LEVER ENGINE OIL FILLER THROTTLE LEVER CHOKE LEVER FUEL VALVE CHUTE CRANK STARTER GRIP SKID PLATE ENGINE DRAIN PLUG...

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    TRACK TYPE DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER FUEL CAP SHIFT LEVER CHUTE AUGER AUGER.CLUTCH LEVER ENGINE SWITCH ENGINE FILLER CAP THROTTLE LEVER AC STARTER BUTTON CHOKE LEVER FUEL VALVE CHUTE CRANK (TAS Type1 STARTER i;RIP ID PLATE ENGINE DRAIN PLUG HEIGHT ADJUSFMENT PEDAL...

  • Page 9: Engine Switch And Ac Starter Button

    ENGINE SWITCH Use the engine switch to turn the ignition system ON for starting, and to STOP the engine. \ ENGINE SWITCH A.C. STARTER BUTTON Push the A.C. starter button to operate the electric starter. (TAS Type) STARTER BUTTON FUEL VALVE and closes the fuel line leading from the fuel tank to The fuel valve opens sure that the valve is positioned...

  • Page 10: Choke Lever

    CHOKE LEVER/ROD Close the choke when the engine is cold or difficult to start. STARTER GRIP Pull this grip to start the engine. STARTER GRIP...

  • Page 11: Throttle Lever (engine Speed)

    THROTTLE LEVER (ENGINE SPEED) Use the throttle lever to select engine speed. In normal operation, use the FAST position. SHIFT LEVER Use the shift lever to select drive speed or direction. 1: LOW SPEED 2: MEDIUM SPEED 3: HIGH SPEED N: NEUTRAL R: REVERSE...

  • Page 12: Auger Clutch Lever And Drive Clutch Lever

    AUGER CLUTCH LEVER AND DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER Use these controls to engage the snow blowing mechanism and/or the drive mechanism. DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER Squeeze to engage drive mechanism. AUGER CLUTCH LEVER Squeeze to engage the snow blowing mechanism. NOTE: When both levers are squeezed, the drive clutch lever locks the auger clutch lever down.

  • Page 13: Chute Crank

    CHUTE CRANK Use the chute crank to turn the snow discharge chute right or left. To throw snow To throw snow to the left CHUTE GUIDE ,The chute guide controls the snow discharge angle. High and far CHUTE GUIDE HANDLE Low and near,,- CHUTE GUIDE...

  • Page 14: Skid Plate

    SKID PLATE Adjust the skid plates for the auger housing ground clearance best suited to your snow removal conditions. AUGER HOUSING GUARD SKID’PLATE RECOMMENDED AUGER HOUSING SNOW REMOVAL CONDITIONS GROUND CLEARANCE 8 mm (0.24-0.31 For general use For use on uneven surfaces IO-30 mm (0.39-1.18 For use on flat surfaces...

  • Page 15: Height Adjustment Pedal (track Model Only)

    HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT PEDAL (Track model only) Use the pedal for adjusting the height and angle of the machine in relation to the tracks. 1. Hold the handles and step on the pedal. 2. Raise or lower the machine to the desired position and release the pedal. : Hard snow or fine finish MIDDLE: Normal...

  • Page 16: Pre-operation Check

    Honda dealer. Failure to do so is con- sidered misuse, and damage caused by misuse is not covered by Honda’s Limited Warranty. Occasionally you may experience light spark knock while operating under heavy loads. This is no cause for concern,...

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    ALCOHOL\ If you decide to use a gasoline containing alcohol (gasohol), be sure it’s octane rating is at least as high as that recommended by Honda. There are two types of “gasohol”: one containing ethanol, and the other containing methanol. Do not use gasohol that contains more than 10% ethanol.

  • Page 18: Engine Oil Level

    ENGINE OIL LEVEL Inspection: With the snowblower on a level surface, remove the oil filler cap and wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick into the filler neck, but do not screw it in. Remove the dipstick and check the oil level. If the level is low, fill to the top of the oil filler neck with the recommended oil.

  • Page 19: Starting The Engine

    5. STARTING THE IENGINE Never run the engine in an enclosed or confined area. Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas; exposure can cause loss of con- sciousness and may lead to death. 1. Turn the engine switch to the ON position. SWITCH Connect the female end of your power cord to the switch box and the...

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    2.Turn the fuel valve to the ON position. 3. In cold weather and when the engine is cold, move the choke to the CLOSE position. CHOKE LEVER...

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    4. Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance, then pull briskly. CAUTION: Don’t allow the rope to snap back; return it gently by hand. Otherwise, the starting mechanism might be damaged. Damage result if the starter grip is pulled while the engine running.

  • Page 22: Snowblower Opekatlon

    If you always operate the snowblower at altitudes higher than 6,000 feet above sea level, have your authorized Honda Snowblower dealer perform these carburetor modifications. Even with suitable carburetor jetting, engine horsepower will decrease ap- proximately 3.5% for each 1,000 foot increase in altitude.

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    Adjust snow discharge chute avoid hitting operator, bystanders, windows, and other objects with thrown snow. Stay clear of the snow discharge chute while the engine is running. If the snow discharge chute becomes clogged, stop the engine and use a wooden stick to unclog it.

  • Page 24: Stopping The Engine

    7. STOPPING THE ENGINE To stop engine in an emergency, turn engine switch immediately. 1. Turn the throttle lever to the SLOW position and turn the engine switch to the OFF position. 2. Turn the fuel valve to the OFF positon.

  • Page 25: Maintenance

    CAUTION: To.avoid overturning, place the snowblower on a level surface before parforming inspection and maintenance. Use only genuine HONDA parts or their equivalent. Replacembnt parts which are not of equivalent quality may damage the snowblower. MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE NOTE: These pans...

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    SPARK PLUG WRENCH WRENCH HANDLE 14 X 10 mm WRENCH 12 mm WRENCH TOOL...

  • Page 27: Engine Oil Change

    ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain the oil while the engine is still warm to assure rapid and complete draining. 1. Remove the drain plug and filler cap, and drain the oil. Retighten the plug securely. 2. Fill the crankcase with the recommended oil (see page 17) and check the level.

  • Page 28: Spark Plug Service

    SPARK PLUG SERVICE (NGK). Recommended spark plug: BPR5ES WlGEPB-U (ND) If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Be m!am careful not to touch the muffler while it is hot. To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits.

  • Page 29: Track-adjustment (track Model Only)

    TRACK-ADJUSTMENT (Track model only) Clean and thaw the tracks before ad- justment. The tracks cannot be cor- rectly adjusted if clogged with snow or debris, or coated with ice. Check track deflection midway bet- ween the wheels. When correctly justed, the track will deflect 19-25.

  • Page 30: Storage

    9. STORAGE Before storing the snowblower for an extended period: 1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive humidity and dust. 2. Drain the fuel- Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain condi- tions. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area. Do not drain the fuel tank when the exhaust system is hot.

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    Remove the spark plug and pour three tablespoonsful of clean motor oil in- to the cylinder. Pull the starter rope slowly two or three times to distribute the oil. Reinstall the spark plug. Pull the starter grip until resistance is felt. This closes the valves and pro- tects the engine from internal corrosion.

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    Apply oil to the following parts for lubrication and rust prevention. AUGER AND DRIVE CLUTCH CHUTE ADJUSTING BOLT LEVER PIVOT AUGER BLOWER...

  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    ’ 6. If the engine still does not start, take the snowblower to an authorized Honda snowblower dealer. When the auger or blower will not operate: Check the shear bolts 2nd replace if broken off. Secure the shear bolts with 6 mm nuts.

  • Page 34: 1 . Specifications

    ‘I 1. SPE@FICATIOMS Engine HONDA GX140 Model: Maximum output: 5.5 HP/4200 r.p.m 144 cm3 (8.8 cu. in) Displacement: Bore x stroke: 64 X 45 mm (2.5 X 1.8 in) Recoil starter Starting method: Ignition system: Transistorized magneto Oil capacity: 0.6P (0.63 US qt, 0.53 Imp qt) Fuel tank capacity: 3.5P (0.92 US gal, 0.77 Imp gal)

  • Page 35: Warranty Service

    Your purchase of a Honda product is greatly appreciated by both your dealer and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. We want to assist you in every way possible to assure your complete satisfaction with your purchase.

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    When you write or call, please provide the following information: • Model and serial numbers • Name of the dealer who sold the Honda power equipment to you • Name and address of the dealer who services your equipment •...

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