Honda H3011H Owner's Manual

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Riding Mower
H3011 • H3011H
©1989 Honda Motor Co., LTD. — All Rights Reserved



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  • Page 1 Manual wner's Riding Mower H3011 • H3011H ©1989 Honda Motor Co., LTD. — All Rights Reserved...
  • Page 3 Thank you for purchasing This manual describes (manual transmission) mower, type SA and HSA. Information in this Mechanical Auto-clutch areas apply to the (HSTI. All information in this manual available at the time of printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves without notice and without...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS 1. SAFETY INFORMATION 2. COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION 3. CONTROLS Engine switch Throttle lever Cutter deck height adjusting Shift lever (P.T.O.) lever ... Power Take-Off Brake pedal Parking brake lever and warning Transmission release lever 4. PRE-OPERATION COOLING AIR INTAKE ENGINE OIL ... FUEL ...
  • Page 5 5. OPERATION ............... 33 Starting the engine .
  • Page 6 1. SAFETY INFORMATION Read all safety instructions before you ride! (H301 1 only, Manual Transmission) GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE...
  • Page 7 Read all safety instructions before you ride! (H301 1 H only, Hydrostatic Transmission) GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE STOP ENGINE. AVOID HEAT,...
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION For your safety and the safety precautions: Operator Responsibility Keep the riding mower mower in poor, or questionable Be sure all safety place, these items are installed Know how to stop the engine and blade quickly Understand the use of all controls. Allowing anyone, tion may result in injury.
  • Page 9 Cutting Blade Hazard The cutting blade is sharp, and it turns at high speed. Accidental can cause serious injury. Keep your hands and feet away from the mower deck while the engine is running. Stop the engine, disengage remove the key before inspection Disconnect the spark plug cap to prevent starting.
  • Page 10 The engine and exhaust main hot for a while can cause burn injuries Avoid touching a hot engine or exhaust Allow the engine to cool before performing riding mower indoors. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Exhaust contains poisonous gas. Breathing exhaust death. If you run the engine in an area that is confined, ed, the air you breathe gas.
  • Page 11: Component Identification

  • Page 12 POWER TAKE-OFF 8.. .w ‘. . I .-.,I-” ,I-. I .“.I LCVC” DECK HEIGHT ADJUSTING CUTTER DECK OWNER’S ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER * Record the frame and engine serial numbers the serial numbers warranty inquiries Frame serial number: Engine serial number: POWER TAKE-OFF tP.T.0.) LEVER...
  • Page 14: Controls

    CONTROLS Engine switch Always remove riding mower is Unattended from-starting the engine. This riding mower an automotive type which controls all the electrical cuits. The switch is located right-hand side in front shift lever. Key positions: “START” to start the engine to run the engine after “ON”...
  • Page 15: Cutter Deck Height Adjusting Lever

    Cutter deck height adjusting This lever is used to raise and lower the cutter deck. To adjust the cutting height, squeeze the handle lock and then press in and hold the set button. Raise or lower the lever until the desired cutting dicator.
  • Page 16: Power Take-Off (P.t.o.) Lever

    Shift lever (H3011 H only, Use the shift lever to change mower and/or to shift the transmission To drive the riding mower move the shift lever from NEUTRAL To drive in reverse, NOTE: The shift lever is interconnected lever returns to NEUTRAL the riding mower to a complete...
  • Page 17: Brake Pedal

    Brake pedal (H3011 only, Manual Depressing the pedal will first disengage you continue to depress riding mower. When the clutch pedal is released, smoothly. Releasing the brake slip, and may lead to premature Brake pedal (H3011 H only, The brake pedal and the shift pedal is fully depressed, return to NEUTRAL.
  • Page 18: Parking Brake Lever And Warning Buzzer

    Parking brake lever and warning (H3011 only, Manual This lever is used to set the brake when the riding mower To set the parking brake, pull up on the parking button locks in place. To release the parking button, lower the lever while The warning buzzer will sound continuously are present:...
  • Page 19 Parking brake lever and warning (H3011 H only, Hydrostatic This lever is used to set the brake when the riding mower the lever fully up until the ratchet To set the parking brake, pull up on the parking button locks in place. To release the parking button, lower the lever while...
  • Page 20: Transmission Release Lever

    Transmission release This lever is used when mower manually. Operating hill, could result in a loss of control damage. [ IMPORTANT NoT’CE 1 Operating engine is running could cause To operate the transmission Stop the engine Place the shift lever in the NEUTRAL Move the transmission and lock it in place.
  • Page 21: Pre-Operation Checks

    Following procedures before each use: 1. Park the riding mower 2. Place the shift lever in the neutral 3. Disconnect the spark plug cap and remove prevent accidental If the engine the pre-operation checks, COOLING AIR INTAKE Make sure the cooling IMPORTANT NOTICE 1 If the engine...
  • Page 22: Engine Oil

    ENGINE IMPORTANT NOTICE 1 Running serious engine damage. 1. Place the riding mower 2. Lift the rear body, remove the cap and wipe the dipstick 3. Insert the dipstick 4. If the level is low, add the recommended dipstick. Use high-detergent, premiun or exceed U.S.
  • Page 23: Fuel

    FUEL Raise the rear body and check the fuel level. Refill the tank to the upper level mark if necessary. above the UPPER level mark. Fuel tank capacity: 2.5 P (0.66 Gasoline is extremely treme care when handling Refuel in a well ventilated and sparks away, Allow...
  • Page 24 IMPORTANT NoT’CE pinging can cause engine Running the engine with misuse, and the Distributor’s damaged by misuse. Occasionally you may hear light spark knock while operating loads. This is no cause operating efficiently. We recommend unleaded plug deposits and extends Never use stale or contaminated getting dirt or water...
  • Page 25: Gasolines Containing Alcohol

    GASOLINES CONTAINING If you decide to use a gasoline rating is at least as high as that recommended mendation on page 21). There are two types of “gasohol”: ethanol, and the other containing Using gasohol gasoline containing contain cosolvents serious fuel system Never use gasoline...
  • Page 26: Air Cleaner

    AIR CLEANER Check that the air cleaner elements ty air cleaner will restrict mance. A damaged rapid engine wear. 1. Raise the rear body and remove cleaner cover and air cleaner 2. Inspect air cleaner necessary. If the air cleaner cedure described 3.
  • Page 27: Battery

    OF CHILDREN. electrolyte level. the UPPER and LOWER mark, remove the battery to the upper level line (see page H3011H Flames or sparks can cause Keep flames and sparks charging. contains sulfuric may cause severe flush thoroughly immediately.
  • Page 28: Transmission Oil

    TRANSMISSION OIL (H3011 1. Place the riding mower 2. Remove the oil filler cap and check that the oil level is at the bottom edge of the oil filler cap hole. 3. If the level is low, recommended oil (see page 20). 4.
  • Page 29: Transmission Fluid

    TRANSMISSION FLUID Check the transmission and the transmission NOTE: HST fluid changes upper and lower marks are calibrated 32 OF (0 OC) and 68 OF (20 “Cl. level should be between If the fluid temperature may be below the lower mark on the reservoir. the engine and warm the transmission If the fluid temperature upper...
  • Page 30: Primary Belt And Blade Belt

    PRIMARY BELT AND BLADE BELT n Wear or damage 1. Move the P.T.O. 2. Lower the cutter justing lever. 3. Inspect both belts for wear and damage. If the belts are worn or damag- ed, replace them according n Blade belt tension 1.
  • Page 31: Tires

    TIRES IMPORTANT NoTKZE Overinflation the tires to manufacture’s Check the tire pressure Pressure: Front..1 .O kg/cm2 (14 psi) Rear ..0.7 CUTTER DECK Prior to using the riding mower, are not built up in the cutter POWER TAKE-OFF (P.T.0.) LEVER...
  • Page 32: Blade

    BLADE Before each use, check the cutter avoid injury, the spark plug cap to prevent protect your hands from the cutter 1. Move the P.T.O. cutter deck height the blade for cracks, 2. Inspect seen through the discharge The left blade can be seen under the left side of the cutter NOTE: When using...
  • Page 33 4. If the blade shows inspection is necessary blade can be sharpened, otherwise damaged replacement, take mower dealer. Or, if you have the proper tools, yourself. -7 \ ._. .-. -- ----. i..._!..-- Broken piece thrown serious injury. Always 1 IMPORTANT NOTICE 1 Use a genuine Honda To reduce...
  • Page 34: Safety Switch

    SAFETY SWITCH Before performing these inspections, 1. P.T.O. switch inspection With the shift lever in the N (Neutral) the ON (Engaged Check that the starter motor is not started when the engine switch turned to the START Return the P.T.O. 2.
  • Page 35: Operation

    Starting the engine Exhaust gas contains may cause loss of consciousness in an enclosed area. Be sure to provide 1. Raise the rear body, turn the fuel valve ON and close the rear body. REAR 2. Sit on the seat and check transmission is in neutral ed) position.
  • Page 36 4. Turn the engine switch IMPORTANT NoT’CE damage the motor. If the engine fails to start, 10 seconds before operating 5. After the engine 6. After engine position. to START. (5 second Using the starter motor release the engine switch the starter starts, let the engine switch...
  • Page 37 Seat safety switch The seat safety switch weight is off the seat when the following 1. While parked on a level (Engaged). Rise off the seat-the 2. Return the P.T.O. lever to OFF (Disengaged) Release the parking or slow mowing engine should stop immediately.
  • Page 38: Mowing

    Mowing Before operating stand the SAFETY INSTRUCTION 1 IMPORTANT NOTICE 1 Be aware of rocks, seen hazards may cause In tall grass, first mow with the cutter deck fully raised (3 l/2”); help expose any hidden pletely cleared, re-mow If the riding mower ject, (holes, roots,...
  • Page 39 Always engage the P.T.O. to avoid leaving uncut may cause the e.ngine to stall. Mow at full throttle for the best cut quality throttle setting will affect After selecting the desired range when mowing speed changes from slow quality. Avoid shifting to the transport transport...
  • Page 40: Starting The Riding Mower

    Starting the riding mower Be sure the mowing obstacles before mowing. 1. Set the cutter deck height adjusting BUTTON 2. Move the throttle NOTE: For best cut quality, Use the shift lever to select the desired mowing area is clear of people, lever to the desired cutting CUTTER DEdK HEIGHT ADJUSTING lever to the FAST position.
  • Page 41 3. Move the P.T.O. lever to the ON (Engaged) 4. (H3011 only, Manual desired gear position. second. IMPORTANT NoT’CE If clutch longer than one second, ed HONDA riding mower Be sure the area behind obstacles before backing Operate the mower operating characteristics.
  • Page 42: Cutting Patterns

    Cutting patterns These cutting patterns surface. In a small area First make 2 or 3 turns continue cutting in the reverse In a large area The first round of cuts is the key to making a neat finish. or 3 turns in a clockwise turn to the right and continue have finished the upper half of the area.
  • Page 43 Mowing on unsquare If your mowing area is not square or four-sided, several blocks so you can mow in a neat mowing Overlapping in straight-a-ways Be sure that each mowing overlap width is between width of one of the mower’s Overlapping in curves When cutting...
  • Page 44: On A Hill

    Uphill starting procedure If possible, avoid stopping if it is necessary to stop, follow 1. Set parking brake. 2. Apply pressure to the brake pedal. 3. Move the throttle 4. Shift the transmission 5. Release the brake pedal. 6. Wait until the clutch (The warning buzzer will sound until the parking brake is released.
  • Page 45: Stopping The Engine

    Stopping the engine In an emergency: (1) Turn the engine depress the foot brake. (2) Set the parking In normal use; Move the P.T.O. lever to OFF (Disengaged). ON (Engaged) (2) Move the shift lever to the Neutral (3) Set the parking (4) Turn the engine switch (5) Turn the fuel valve OFF.
  • Page 46: High Altitude Operation

    High Altitude Operation At high altitude, the standard Performance will decrease, fuel mixture may also foul the spark plugs and cause hard starting. High altitude performance main fuel jet in the carburetor always operate the engine level, have an authorized retor modification.
  • Page 47: Transporting

    Transporting The engine becomes after stopping. Allow Contact with a hot engine or exhaust burns or fires. Let the engine Transport the riding mower hooks should down Turn the fuel valve OFF and set the parking Tie the riding mower below.
  • Page 48: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Periodic maintenance mower in good operating MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE. avoid carbon performing any maintenance. confined, or even partially dangerous amount reason, be sure the area is well-ventilated. To avoid serious maintenance. Shut the engine off and set the parking maintenance. prevent accidental disconnect...
  • Page 49: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Engine 01 NOTE: I1 I Service the air cleaner more frequently These items should be serviced mechanically proficient. See the Honda 13) For professional commercial use. long hours of operation Must be serviced by an authorized when used in dusty areas. by an authorized Honda dealer.
  • Page 50: Engine Oil Change

    Engine Oil Change Drain the oil while the engine draining. NOTE: Used motor oil may cause skin oanoer if repeatedly with the skin for prolonged Although this is unlikely, still advisable to thoroughly as possible after handling 1. Remove the cutter 2.
  • Page 51: Air Cleaner Service

    Air Cleaner Service A dirty air cleaner will restriot riding mower in very dusty specified in the MAINTENANCE Operating the engine without 1. Raise the rear body. 2. Remove the wing nuts and the air cleaner cover. Remove the elements and separate them.
  • Page 52: Spark Plug Service

    Spark Plug Service Recommended spark plug: BPR5ES Touching burns. Let the engine IMPORTANT NOTICE 1 Spark engine damage. For good performance, deposits. 1. Raise the rear body. 2. Disconnect the spark plug cap, and remove spark plug area. 3. Remove the spark plug, using a spark plug wrench.
  • Page 53 6. Install the spark plug carefully, 7. After the spark plug is seated, tighten press the washer. IMPORTANT NoT’CE the engine. Overtightening NOTE: If installing plug seats to compress tighten l/8- turn washer. by hand, to avoid cross-threading. with a spark plug wrench Loose spark plug can get hot enough may damage the threads.
  • Page 54: Battery Service

    Battery Service H Refilling battery fluid If the riding mower is operated tion and battery plate damage If rapid loss of electrolyte weak, causing slow authorized Honda riding mower Raise the rear body and check the electrolyte the battery with distilled battery.
  • Page 55 H Battery cleaning If the battery terminals and clean the terminals. 1. Remove battery set plate. 2. Disconnect the battery at the battery positive NEGATIVE BATTERY SET PLATE 3. Remove the battery terminals with a wire brush or sand paper. Clean the battery with a solution ing care not to get the solution...
  • Page 56: Drive Clutch Inspection (H301 1 Only, Manual Transmission)

    Drive clutch inspection 1. Place the shift lever in the “2” 2. Using light pressure, mower until you feel resistance. clutch arm should joint. If the index disk may be worn dealer. NOTE: Do not force the clutch indication will result. CLUTCH ARM (H3011 only, Manual...
  • Page 57: Wheel Removal

    Wheel removal Do not attempt to remove and level ground. Do not attempt to remove ment and knowledge Block the wheels securely. Front wheel 1. Remove the cotter 2. Jack up the front washer, and front 3. Install the front wheel 4.
  • Page 58: Cutter Deck Removal

    Cutter deck removal 1. Position the front wheel 2. Move P.T.O. stopper. 3. Remove the lock pins, collar, and washers, from the cutter deck. 4. Remove the four lock pins (two pins for right and left sides respectively) and washer from the right and left sides of the cutter WASHER 14 mm...
  • Page 59 5. Remove washers from front deck arms, then remove the front deck arms from body (one lock pin for each front deck arm). NOTE: Mark each front left and right to ensure tion reassembly. reassemblv of the front cause uneven height on the left and right sides.
  • Page 60: Blade Belt Adjustment/Replacement

    Blade belt adjustment/replacement Never attempt Remove the engine key from cap to prevent accidental Wear heavy or when working with Adjustment 1. Set the steering wheel 2. Move the P.T.O. lever to the ON (Engaged) 3. Lower the cutter deck as far as it will go with the cutter deck height ad- justing lever.
  • Page 61 Replacement 1. Remove the cutter deck from the riding mower according tions on pages 56-57. 2. Remove the two 6 mm bolts and the three stopper 3. Grasp the tensioner ward to release tension belt. Don’t put your hands between tensioner pulley snap back;...
  • Page 62: Primary Belt Replacement

    Primary belt replacement Wear heavy belt. 1. Remove the cutter 2. Remove the primary pressing out on the arm by hand. pulley on the engine. 3. Install a new primary order of removal. PULLEY (Engine side) gloves to protect your hands deck (see pages 56- 57).
  • Page 63 Blade bolt tightness/Blade severe To avoid disconnect the spark plug cap to prevent gloves to protect your hands from the cutter Blade bolt tightness Remove the cutter Turn the cutter deck upside down. Clean dirt and grass from the blade and the inside of the cutter deck. Hold the blade firmly, blade bolt is properly 12 x 25 mm bolt tightening...
  • Page 64 Blade installation IMPORTANT NoT1CE lent. 1. Clean any dirt and grass from around the blade shaft and inside the deck. 2. Install a new blade onto the shaft and secure it with the blade bolt, 12 x 25 mm bolts, 12 x 25 mm EOLTS’(2) SPRING WASHERS BLADE WASHER...
  • Page 65: Spark Arrester Maintenance

    Spark arrester maintenance The muffler hot for a while after the engine while it is hot. Allow it to cool before The spark arrester must efficiency. 1. Remove the four 6 mm bolts and 8 mm bolt that hold the shift guide stay, and then remove the stay and collar.
  • Page 66 Fuse replacement The 5 A main fuse is located When frequent fuse failure occurs, overload in the electrical dealer for repair. To replace fuse pull the old fuse out of the clips with new fuse into the clips. 1 IMPORTANT NoTiCE 1 Never specified.
  • Page 67: Storage

    Preparation for storage The engine becomes very hot during operation after stopping. Allow the engine to cool before storing. Contact with a hot engine or exhaust burns or fires. Let the engine The following steps should be taken to protect it will be stored for longer than 1.
  • Page 68 2. Change the engine oil (see page 48). IMPORTANT NoT’CE without engine oil in crankcase. NOTE: If the riding mower the rear body and remove the spark plug and pour three tablespoons proximately 1 oz.) of clean motor oil into the cylinder. Place the P.T.O.
  • Page 69: Removal From Storage

    7. For longer service mower housing clean washing it down with brush and scraper. Cleaning and rust prevention storage. 8. Reinstall the cutter 9. Store the riding mower the parking brake lever set. 10. Cover the riding mower 11. Check tire pressure necessary.
  • Page 70: Troubleshooting

    -See 3. Abnormal clutch ment. Riding mower does not move or cannot lever travel range. (H3011H 1. Transmission release- lever set to lower does not -See 2. Riding mower move or cannot drive fast. Engine loses power; 1. Dirty air cleaner elements.-...
  • Page 71 Engine overheats; 1. Cooling air intake 2. Engine overloaded. oil level. -Fill 3. Low engine 4. Spark plug improperly gapped. fan damage. -See 5. Cooling Oil consumption 1. Incorrect oil viscosity.- 2. Oil leaks. ring, etc. -See 3. Worn piston Erratic operation;...
  • Page 72 Parking brake warning 1. Blown fuse. 2. Faulty buzzer. Steering is too heavy; 1. Insufficient tire air pressure. Mower steers one side; 1. Incorrect steering alignments. 2. Each tire air pressure uneven. 3. Loose fasteners steering system. Uneven mowing; 1. Riding mower speed too fast.--.) 2.
  • Page 73 cutter deck discharge Clogged 1. Wrong blade. 2. Deck too low. 3. Engine overloaded. 4. Wet lawn. 5. Lawn too tall. 6. Low engine rpm. 7. Grass bags full (Optional part). 8. Blade install upside down.- Blade does not rotate or stop. 1.
  • Page 74: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS MODEL Description Code ENGINE Model Type Displacement Bore and stroke Ignition timing Ignition system * Cooling system Engine oil capacity Spark plug FRAME Dimensions Length x Width x Height Wheel tread Front Rear Wheel base Cutting width Cutting height Dry weight Tire size Air pressure...
  • Page 75 MODEL Description Code ENGINE Model Type Displacement Bore and stroke Ignition timing Ignition system Cooling system Engine oil capacity Spark plug FRAME Dimensions Length x Width x Height Wheel tread Front Rear Wheel base Cutting width Cutting height Dry weight Tire size Air pressure Speed position...
  • Page 78: Warranty

    WARRANTY Owner Satisfaction Your satisfaction and goodwill Honda warranty details Warranty. Normally, any problems dealer’s service department. been handled to your action: Discuss your problem complaints can be quickly already been reviewed the dealership or the General If your problem still has not been resolved to your satisfaction, American Honda Motor...
  • Page 79 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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