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Honda HS624 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
HS624 • HS828
©1992 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.—All Rights Reserved


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    Owner's Manual HS624 • HS828 ©1992 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.—All Rights Reserved...

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    Thank you for purchasing the best results from your new snowblower manual contains the information This owner’s manual describes snowblower: HS624/HS828 information in this information available reserves right to make without incurring any obligation. reproduced without written This manual should be considered and should remain with it if it is resold.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Fuel recommendation Engine oil ... Hydrostatic transmission Auger and blower bolts..Other checks..STARTING THE ENGINE ... OPERATION SNOW BLOWER Clearing snow ... THE ENGINE ... STOPPING MAINTENANCE schedule Maintenance Tool kit..Engine oil change ... Spark plug service ...

  • Page 4: Safety

    Safety label locations These labels warn you of potential Read them carefully. If a label comes Snowblower dealer for a replacement. hazards that can cause serious injury. or becomes hard to SAFETY read, contact your Honda...

  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Safety information To ensure safe operation Always make a pre-operation start the engine. You may prevent Honda snowblowers if operated according to instructions. Manual before operating in personal injury or equipment Before operating the snowblower, going clear snow. snowblower might strike or throw, to the snowblower.

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    Adjust snow discharge bystanders, windows, of the snow discharge Children and pets must be kept away avoid injury from flying debris and contact To avoid overturning, snowblower while operating snowblower snowblower may overturn injury to the operator Know stop operation of all controls.

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    Gasoline extremely conditions. Do not smoke or allow refueled or where before refueling. Refuel in a well-ventilated Do not overfill the fuel tank, securely after refueling. Never run the engine in an enclosed poisonous carbon consciousness and may lead to death. The muffler becomes while...

  • Page 8: Component Identification

    (TARCK TYPE) SNOW DISCHARGE CHUTE TRANSMISSION FLUID RESERVOIR FUEL VALVE- CHUTE CRAN FRAME SERlAL NUMBER Record the frame and engine serial numbers the serial numbers when warranty inquiries (see page 50). Frame serial number: Engine serial number: COMPONENT AUGER CLUTCH LEVER CHUTE GUIDE LEVER \lF-ET-f rs-- ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER...

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  • Page 10: Controls

    Engine switch Use the engine switch STOP the engine. A.C. starter button Push the starter button to operate the electric starter. Fuel valve The fuel valve opens and closes the fuel line leading from the fuel tank to the carburetor. Make sure that the valve is positioned ON or OFF Before...

  • Page 11: Fuel Gauge

    Fuel gauge The fuel gauge indicates the amount of fuel in the tank. When the fuel gauge needle enters the “E” range, refill the tank as soon as possible. Chute crank Use the chute crank to turn the snow discharge chute right or left. To throw snow to the left To throw snow to the right FUEL GAUGE...

  • Page 12: Starter Grip

    Starter grip See page 22 for starting procedures. Pull this grip to start the engine. STARTER GRIP Throttle lever (engine speed) The throttle lever controls engine speed from SLOW to FAST, it will stay in any designated position. Set the lever to CHOKE when the engine is cold. SLOW THROTTLE LEVER...

  • Page 13: Shift Lever

    Shift lever shift lever selects hydrostatic transmission The shift lever also controls the transmission farther from NEUTRAL shift lever to control drive speed, so you can leave the throttle FAST position for best snow-clearing SHIFT LRlER Chute guide The chute guide controls the snow discharge angle. HIGH AND FAR CHUTE GUID...

  • Page 14: Drive Clutch Lever And Auger Clutch Lever

    Drive clutch lever and Auger clutch lever Use these controls to engage the snow drive mechanism. AUGER CLUTCH LEVE Squeeze to engage the snow blowing mechani NOTE: When both levers are squeezed, clutch lever down. releases the auger clutch lever. Both levers squeezed the drive clutch Releasing...

  • Page 15: Skid Plate, Scraper

    Skid plate, scraper Adjust the skid plates for the auger ground clearance snow removal conditions. To prevent accidental and disconnect the spark plug cap. 1 .Place the snow thrower pedal in the middle position., 2.Move the skid plates up or down clearance.

  • Page 16: Foot Pedal

    Foot pedal (Track type only) Use the pedal for adjusting the height and angle of the machine 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 use...

  • Page 17: Transmission Release Lever

    Transmission release lever transmission release ENGAGED. Set the lever in the ENGAGED set it in the RELEASED Never shift the transmission mechanism may operate Operating the transmission damage the transmission. 1. Stop the engine. 2. Set the shift lever in the “N” (Neutral) position. 3.

  • Page 18: Pre-operation Check

    Check the fuel gauge, and refill the tank if the fuel level is low. Allow the engine to cool down before refueling. Refuel carefully to avoid overfilling spilling fuel. There should be no fuel in the filler neck. FUEL TANK CAPACITY: HS624: 3.5 0 (0.92 HS828: 6.0 0 (1.59 Gasoline extremely conditions.

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    Occasionally you may hear light “spark rapping noise) while concern. lf spark knock or pinging occurs at a steady load, change brands of gasoline. If spark knock or pinging persists, authorized Honda snowblower pEiq Running the engine engine damage. Running the engine with persistent Distributor’s Limited misuse.

  • Page 20: Engine Oil

    If the level is low, fill to the top of the oil filler neck with the recommended oil. OIL FILLER CAP AND.DIPSTICK OIL CAPACITY: HS624 HS828 Recommended Use high detergent, premium U.S. automobile manufactures’...

  • Page 21: Hydrostatic Transmission Fluid

    Hydrostatic transmission Check the hydrostatic Hydrostatic fluid expands and contracts UPPER and LOWER temperature fluid. lt is normal for the fluid level to rise above the UPPER level mark when snowblower operation When checking the level of cold fluid, below the temperature chart for appropriate At temperatures...

  • Page 22: Auger And Blower Bolts

    Auger and blower bolts Check the auger and blower them with new ones (page 41 1. BLOWER SHEAR @OLT Other checks 1. Check all bolts, nuts and other fasteners 2. Check each part for operation. 3.Check the entire machine caused in previous operation. for loose or broken bolts.

  • Page 23: Starting The Engine

    STARTING THE ENGINE Never run the engine in an enclosed or confined area. Exhaust contains exposure cause loss poisonous carbon monoxide gas; consciousness and may lead to death. 1. Move the shift lever to “N” (Neutral). “N” (Neutral) 2. Turn the fuel valve to the ON position. Be sure that the drain knob is tightened securely.

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    3. Set the transmission release lever in the ENGAGED position. ENGAGED TRANSMISSION RELEASE LEVER 4.ln cold weather and when the engine is cold, move the throttle lever to CHOKE position. THROTTLE LEVER...

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    [ELECTRIC START MODELS1 5. Connect your power power cord to a properly grounded To minimize the possibility always use a 3-conductor than 15 amps. Also, be sure that the outlet you are using is properly grounded. Do not connect and disconnect Be sure to hold the plug when electrical outlet or switch...

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    7. Push the starter button until the engine starts. After the engine starts, outlet first, and then from the switch box. PUSH Do not operate the starter start, release the button before operating it again. [MANUAL STARTING 8. Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance Do not allow the starter gently to prevent damage to the starter.

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    9. After starting the engine, allow it to run for a few seconds to warm it up to operating temperature. throttle lever to the SLOW THROTTLE LEVER lO.While warming the engine up, also warm the transmission (1) Check that the shift lever is in the “N” (2) Squeeze the drive clutch lever for about 30 seconds.

  • Page 28: Snow Blower Operation

    Before operating this SAFETY INFORMATION 1. Start the engine according to the procedures 2. Move the throttle lever to the FAST position for normal operation. 3.Release the auger clutch desired drive speed. NOTE: Low speed is recommended 4. Set the foot pedal to “HIGH” 5.Adjust the throwing guide.

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    6. Squeeze the auger clutch lever. The machine will clear snow when you squeeze the auger clutch lever. AUGER CLUTCH LEVER 7. Squeeze the drive clutch lever. If the transmission the shift lever (p. 27) is in the FORWARD drive will propel the snowblower clutch lever.

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    To move from one place to another, or to change direction, use the drive clutch lever only. Release both the drive clutch lever and auger clutch lever then squeeze the drive clutch lever. DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER 8. Release the clutch levers to stop clearing and moving. LEVER DRIVE CLUTCH AUGER CLUTCH LEVER...

  • Page 31: Clearing Snow

    Clearing snow For best efficiency, clear snow before it melts, refreezes not reduce engine speed while clearing snow. Operating tips for clearing hard or deep snow: Reduce forward speed. clear snow with a back and forth motion. Clear a narrower swath.

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    Adjust snow bystanders, windows, of the snow discharge If the snow discharge a wooden stick to unclog discharge chute while could result. To move from one place to another, drive clutch lever. snowblowing mechanism damage or personal injury. High altitude operation At high altitude, the standard...

  • Page 33: Stopping The Engine

    STOPPUNG THE ENGINE EMERGENCY STOP STOP engine immediately. ENGINE SWlTCH To restart the engine, position. NORMAL STOP 1. Release the auger and drive clutch levers. The drive and snow throwing AUGER CLUTCH LEVER 2. Move the shift lever to “N” (Neutral) position. in an emergency, turn move...

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    3.Turn the throttle lever to the SLOW position. THROTTLE LEVER SLOW 4. Turn the engine switch to the OFF position. ENGINE SWITCH 5. Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position. Do not park the snowblower on a slope as it is not equipped with parking brake mechanism.

  • Page 35: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Periodic inspection and maintenance your snowblower while keeping it in the best operating or service as described on the table below. Shut off the engine before performing disconnect the spark plug wire from the plug so that the engine cannot be started.

  • Page 36: Maintenance Schedule

    Maintenance schedule if necessary) Check-Readjust Valve clearance and filter Cban NOTE: (1)These parts may require more frequent UThese items should be serviced by an authorized proper tools and is mechanically information. (SjFor professional maintenance intervals. inspection and replacement Honda dealer, unless the owner has the proficient.

  • Page 37: Tool Kit


  • Page 38: Engine Oil Change

    3. Fill the crankcase with the recommended level. OIL CAPACITY: HS624 HS828 Used motor oil may cause skin cancer if repeatedly the skin for prolonged used oil on a daily basis, hands with soap and water as soon as possible after handling used oil.

  • Page 39: Spark Plug Service

    Spark plug service Recommended spark plug: BPR5ES (NGK) , W 1 GEPR-U (NIPPONDENSO) lf the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Be careful not to touch the muffler while it is hot. To ensure proper engine gapped and free of deposits.

  • Page 40: Track-adjustment

    Track-adjustment Make sure the tracks cannot be correctly adjusted if clogged with snow or debris, or coated with ice. Check track deflection with a force of 15 kg (33 lb). When correctly adjusted, it should be: 27.0-33.0 mm (1.06-l 27.0- (1.06 Adjusting procedure:...

  • Page 41: Wheel/tire Inspection

    Wheel/Tire Inspection Check side wall and tread surface of each tire for cracks, damage, or excessive wear. Check the tire pressure Tire pressure: 80- 100 kPa (0.8- f .O kg/cm* , 11.4- 14 psi)

  • Page 42: Auger/blower Inspection

    Auger/Blower inspection Check auger, auger damage or other faults. If any of the shear bolts are broken, with the one furnished nuts are available from authorized Shear bolts are designed damage auger and blower hardware bolts. Shear bolt replacement 1. Place the showblower 2.

  • Page 43: Transporting

    2. Use a loading ramp that weight of the snowblower Weight of snowblower HS624 84 kg (185 Ibs) 88 kg (194 3. The loading ramp must be long enough so that its slope is 15O or less: 4. If the truck bed has a low roof or cover, with less than 1.5 m (4.9 ft) of...

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    3. Run the snowblower slowly up the loading ramp. Be careful to avoid striking the chute or other parts of the machine. 1.5 mm (4.9 ft) FORWARD minimum headroom 4.After the snowblower is in the truck, stop the engine, and turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.

  • Page 45: Storage

    STORAGE STORAGE TIME Less than 1 month 1 to 2 months 2 months to 1 year 1 year or more Use gasoline conditioners Contact your authorized dations of gasoline conditioners. Before storing the snowblower 1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive 2.

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    DRAIN KNOB 3. Clean the sediment a. Turn the fuel valve OFF, remove empty and clean the fuel strainer cup. b. Reinstall the cup and packing and tighten securely. 4.Remove the spark plug and pour a tablespoonsful the cylinder. Pull the starter rope slowly two or three times to distribute the oil.

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    5. Pull the starter grip until resistance is felt. This closes the valves protects the engine from internal corrosion. STARTER GRIP 6. Apply oil to the following parts for lubrication and rust prevention.

  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    When the engine will not start: 1. Is there enough fuel? 2. Is the fuel valve on? 3. Is gasoline reaching the carburetor? To check, loosen the drain screw with the fuel valve on. Fuel should flow freely. 4. Is the throttle in the correct position? Gasoline is extremely If any fuel is spilled, make sure the area is dry before...

  • Page 49: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Frame Model Power equipment discription code Overall length Overall width Overall height Dry weight Width of snow clearance Height of snow clearance Snow throwing distance (differs according to the kind of snow) Clearing capacity Continuous operating time Engine Model Maximum output Displacement...

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    FI rame Model Power equipment discription code Overall lenath Overall width Overall height Drv weight Width oi snow clearance Height of snow clearance Snow throwing distance (differs according to the kind of snow) Clearing capacity Continuous operating time Engine Model Maximum output Displacement...

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    CUSTOMER SERVOCE INFORMATION Honda power equipment They should be able to answer encounter a problem that your dealer does not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealership’s or General Manager can halp. Almost all problems are solved in this way. lf you dissatisfied management,...

  • Page 52: Index

    Tool kit..Track-Adjustment PRE-OPERATION CHECK ... Auger and blower bolts ... Engine oil ... Fuel recommendation Hydrostatic transmission Other checks ... SNOW BLOWER OPERATION Clearing snow ... SPECIFICATIONS STARTING THE ENGINE ... STOPPING THE ENGINE ... STORAGE TRANSPORTING Before loading ...

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    POM53437 P/N 31767700 IKON 100.2001.11 Printed on 00X31-767-7000 PRINTED IN U.S.A. Recycled Paper...

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