Honda HS80 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 Read and understand failure to do so could HS80 this...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS POWER EQUIPMENT SAFETY ... WARNING LABEL LOCATION COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION ENGINE SWITCH AND AC STARTER BUTTON FUEL VALVE :..CHOKE LEVER ... STARTER GRIP ... THROTTLE LEVER (ENGINE SPEED) ... SHIFT LEVER ... AUGER CLUTCH LEVER AND DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER ... CHUTE CRANK CHUTE GUIDE ...
  • Page 4: Power Equipment Safety

    To ensure safe operation- Before operating the snowblower, ing to clear snow. might strike or throw, snowblower.. Inspect the snowblower rect any malfunction operating the snowblower, damage. Damaged ing operation. Do not use the snowblower poor visibility, there is a greater injury.
  • Page 5 Know how to stop the snowblower tion of all controls. Never permit anyone to operate the snowblower tion. If people or pets suddenly it is in operation, immediately stop the snowblower blades. If the snow discharge wooden stick to unclog it. Never put your hand into the snow discharge chute while the engine Gasoline...
  • Page 6: Warning Label Location

    I STAND CLEAR DISCHARGE CHUTE INE IS RUNNING. DIRECT BYSTANDERS OR WINDDW. BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR’S 1. DISENGAGE THROWER CLUTCH. 2. STOP ENGINE. STOP ENGINE, WAIT FOR AU MOVEMENT TO STOP AND REMOVE SPARK PLUG IG- NITION WIRE BEFDRE SERVICING MACHINE. WCHECK SPILLED FUEL...
  • Page 7: Component Identification And Function

    3. COMPONENT PDENTBFBCATBON AND FUNCTION WHEEL TYPE DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER FUEL CAP LEVER AUGER CLUTCH LEVER THROTTLE LEVER AC STARTER BUTTON CHUTE CRANK SKID PLATE ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP...
  • Page 8 TRACK TYPE DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER LEVER AUGER CLUTCH LEVER HROTTLE LEVER AC STARTER BUTTON ENGIN FUEL SKID PLATE CHUTE CRANK NGINE OIL FILLER CAP HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT PEDAL ENGINE OIL DRAIN PLUG (TA Type)
  • Page 9: Engine Switch And Ac Starter Button

    ENGINE SWITCH A.C. STARTER Use the engine switch STOP the engine. Push the A.C. starter button Type) 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 position.
  • Page 10: Choke Lever

    CHOKE LEVER 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 Use the throttle lever to select engine speed. In normal operation, 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 SPEED) THROlTLE LEVER...
  • Page 12: Auger Clutch Lever And Drive Clutch Lever

    AUGER CLUTCH LEVER AND DRIVE CLUTCH Use these controls to engage the snow blowing drive mechanism. AUGER CLUTCH LE\I ‘ER Squeeze to engage the snow ,blowing mechanism. NOTE: When both levers are squeezed, auger clutch lever down. Releasing the drive clutch lever then unlocks and releases the auger clutch lever.
  • 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 gtiide, controls discharge angle. the snow High and far CHUTE GUIDE HANDLE Low and near,, CHUTE...
  • Page 14: Skid Plate

    SKID PLATE Adjust the skid plates for the auger housing ground clearance best suited to your snow removal conditions. AUGER SNOW REMOVAL CONDITIONS For general use For use on uneven surfaces For use on flat surfaces NOTE: Track model only - The position of the height adjustment 14) also affects auger housing ground clearance.
  • Page 15: Height Adjustment Pedal (Track Model Only)

    HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT 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

    FUEL LEVEL Unscrew the fuel cap. Check the fuel level. Your engine is designed ( R : M ) of number tane number of 91 or higher. Gasoline pumps at service station display the pump octane number. We recommend that you use unleaded engine and spark plug deposits components.
  • Page 17 Gasoline extremely conditions. Refuel in a well-ventilated or allow flames or sparks where gasoline is stored. Do not overfill the fuel tank (there should After refueling, make sure the tank cap is Be careful not to spill fuel when refueling. ignite.
  • Page 18: Engine Oil Level

    ENGINE OIL LEVEL Inspection: With the snowblower the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick into the filler neck, but do not screw it in. Remove the dipstick 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 ENGINE Never run the engine in an enclosed carbon mDnDXide gas; exposure contains poisonous sciousness and may lead to death. 1. Turn the engine switch Connect the female end of your power cord to the switch male end to a properly grounded CAUTION ONLY WITH...
  • Page 20 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.
  • Page 21 4. Pull the starter grip lightly CAUTION: Don’t allow the rope to snap back; return it gently by hand. Otherwise, the starting mechanism Damage result running. Push the starter button 5. Let the engine warm up for several minutes. If the choke has been turned to the CLOSE position, engine warms up.
  • Page 22: Snowblower Operation

    #z!!m Before operating stand the POWER EQUlPlVlENT 1. Move the throttle lever (p. 10) to the FAST position for normal operation. 2. Move the shift lever (p. 101 to select the desired drive speed. DRIVE SPEED WITH THROTTLE LEVER IN THE FAST POSITION Wheel type 0.41 m/s (0.9 mile/h) 0.70 m/s (1.5 mile/h)
  • Page 23 Adjust snow bystanders, windows, of the snow discharge If the snow discharge wooden stick to unclog it. Never put your hand into the snow discharge chute while the engine NOTE: To move the machine without squeeze the drive clutch lever only. Do this when moving the machine to or from the area to be cleared.
  • 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. ENGINE SWITCH --------a 2. Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
  • Page 25: Maintenance

    The purpose of inspection the best operating condition. Inspect or service as scheduled Shut off the engine before performing disconnect the spark plug wire from the plug so the engine started. If the engine must be run, make sure the area is well ventilated. gas contains poisonous consciousness...
  • Page 26: Tool Kit

    TOOL SPARK PLUG WRENCH WRENCH HANDLE 14 X 10 mm WRENCH 14 X 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 level.
  • Page 28: Spark Plug Service

    SPARK PLUG SERVICE Recommended spark plug: If the engine has been running, careful not to touch the muffler. To ensure proper engine operation, and free of deposits. 1. Remove the spark plug cap. ,2. Use the wrench supplied in the tool kit to remove the spark plug. 3.Visually inspect the spark plug.
  • Page 29: Track-Adjustment (Track Model Only)

    TRACK-ADJUSTMENT Clean and thaw the tracks before ad- justment. The tracks cannot rectly adjusted if clogged with snow or debris, or coated with ice. Check track deflection ween the wheels. When correctly justed, the track will deflect 1 in) when pressed with a rs/4-1inr mm (3/4- force of 15 Kg (33 lb).
  • Page 30: Storage

    Before storing the snowblower 1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive 2. Drain the fuel- Gasoline is extremely ditions. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area. 0 Do not drain the fuel tank when the exhaust a.
  • Page 31 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 engine from internal corrosion.
  • Page 32 Apply oil to the following parts for lubrication and rust prevention. CLUTCH CHUTE ADJUSTING LEVER PIVOT BOLT CHUTE AUGgR BLOWER...
  • Page 33: 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. If any fuel is spilled, make sure the area is dry before testing the spark plug or starting 4.
  • Page 34: Specifications

    Engine Model: Maximum output: Displacement: Bore x stroke: Starting method: Ignition system: Oil capacity: Fuel tank capacity: Spark plug: Frame 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...
  • Page 35: Warranty Service

    Owner Satisfaction Your satisfaction and goodwill Honda warranty details are explained in the Distributor’s Normally, any problems dealer’s service department. been handled to your satisfaction, action: Discuss your problem with a member of dealership complaints can be quickly already been reviewed the dealership or the General Manager.