Honda HS50 Owner's Manual

Honda HS50 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1: Snow Blower

    Owner's Manual SNOW BLOWER HS50 ©1983 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. — All Rights Reserved...
  • Page 2 Thank you for purchasing a Honda snowblower. This manual covers operation All information in this publication 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. No part of this publication This manual should be considered with the snowblower when sold.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS SAFETY COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION AND FUNCTION ... Engineswitchknob Fuel valve knob ... Chokeknob Starter grip ... Throttle lever ... Shift lever ... Auger clutch lever and drive clutch lever ... Chute crank ... Chute guide ... Skidplate Height adjustment pedal ... PRE-OPERATION CHECK ...
  • Page 4: Safety

    1. SAPETY To ensure safe operation - Read this owner’s manual thoroughly and understand the operating procedure before using the snowblower. without proper instructions. Do not allow children to operate the snowblower. Keep children and pets away from the area of operation. Be properly dressed in winter clothing.
  • Page 5 Adjust the snow chute to avoid hitting bystanders, windows, etc. with thrown snow. Stay clear of the discharge opening. While operating the snowblower, always hold the handle firmly and walk. Don’t run. If people or pets suddenly appear in front of the snowblower, while it is in opera- tion, immediately release the auger and drive clutch levers., When you hit an obstacle while operating the snowblower, stop the engine imme- diately and check the machinery for damage.
  • Page 6 Exhaust gas contains poisonous carbon monoxide. Never run the snowblower in an enclosed area. Be sure to provide adequate ventilation. Gasoline is extremely flammable and explosive under certain conditions. Refuel in a well ventilated area with the engine stopped. When transporting the snowblower, turn the Fuel valve OFF and keep the snow- blower level to prevent fuel spillage.
  • Page 7: Component Identification And Function

  • Page 9: Engineswitchknob

    ENGINE SWITCH KNOB Use the engine switch to START and STOP the engine. FUEL VALVE KNOB This knob opens and closes the fuel line leading from the fuel tank to the carburetor. Make sure that the knob is positioned exactly on either the ON or OFF position. LLL’...
  • Page 10: Chokeknob

    CHOKEKNOB Use the choke knob when the engine is cold or difficult to start. OPEN ’ CiiOKE KNOti” STARTERGRIP Pull this grip to start the engine. STARTER GRIP...
  • Page 11: Throttle Lever

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

    CHUTECRANK Use the chute crank to turn the snow discharge chute right or left. To throw snow to the left CHUTE CRANK CHUTEGUIDE The chute guide controls the snow discharge angle. High and far CHUTE GUIDE HANDLE...
  • Page 14: Skidplate

    SKID PLATE Adjust the skid plates for the auger housing ground clearance best suited to your snow removal conditions. 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 pedal (p. 14) also affects auger housing ground clearance.
  • Page 15: Height Adjustment Pedal

    2. Raise or lower the machine to the desired position and release the pedal. Hard snow or fine finish MIDDLE Normal use HIGH Deep snow or for transporting the HS50 HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT PEDAL the height and angle of the machine...
  • Page 16: Pre-Operation Check

    3. PRE-OPERATION CHECK FUEL LEVEL Inspection: Unscrew the fuel cap. Check the fuel level. Refueling: Use any regular grade automotive pump octane rating of 86 or’higher. Never use an oil/gasoline dust or water from entering the fuel tank. CAUTION: Gasoline substitutes are not recommended: they may be harmfull to the fuel system components.
  • Page 17: Engine Oil Level

    ENGINE OIL LEVEL Inspection: With the snowblower on a level surface, remove the oil filler cap and check the oil level. If the level is low, fill to the top of the oil filler neck with the recommended oil. Oil filler neck OIL CAPACITY: 0.7, P (0.74 US qt, 0.62 Imp.
  • Page 18: Starting The Engine

    STARTING THE ENGINE 1. Turn the engine switch to the ON position. Engine switch 2. Turn the fuel valve to the ON position. Fuel valve...
  • Page 19 3. In cold weather and when the engine is cold, turn the choke knob to the CLOSE position. CHOKE’KNOB 4. Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance, then pull briskly. ARTER GRIP NOTE: Don’t allow the rope to snap back; return it gently by hand. Otherwise, the starting mechanism might be damaged.
  • Page 20 5. Let the engine warm up for several minutes. If the choke has been turned to the CLOSE position, return it gradually to the OPEN position as the engine warms up.
  • Page 21: Snowblower Operation

    5. SNOWBLOWER OPERATION 1. Raise the throttle lever (p. 10) to the high position for normal operation. 2. Move the shift lever (p. 10) to select the desired drive speed. DRIVE SPEED WITH LEVER IN THE HIGH POSITION 1 ~~~~ Wheel type ’...
  • Page 22 NOTE: To move the machine without engaging the snow blowing mechanism, squeeze the drive clutch lever only. Do this when moving the machine to or from the area to be cleared. To engage the snowblowing mechanism without using the drive mechanism, squeeze the auger clutch lever only.
  • Page 23: Stopping The Engine

    6. STOPPING THE ENGINE 1. Turn the engine switch to the OFF position. ENGINE SWITCH 2. Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position. FUEL. VALVE...
  • Page 24: Maintenance

    l------- 7. MAINTENANCE The purpose of inspection operating condition. Inspect or service as scheduled in the table on the next page. Shut off the engine before performing inspection and maintenance, and remove the spark plug wire from the plug so the engine cannot be started. If the engine must be run, make sure the area is well ventilated.
  • Page 25: Maintenanceschedule

    MAINTENANCESCHEDULE ’ Auger clutch cable Drive clutch cable Track Auger and blower V-Belt Friction disc rubber Friction disc shaft Nuts, bolts, fasteners Fuel tube * These items should be serviced by an authorized has the proper tools and is mechanically for service information.
  • Page 26: Toolkit

    TOOL KIT Spark plug wrench Wrench handle 14x10 mm wrench 14x12 mm wrench Tool bag...
  • Page 27: Engineoilchange

    ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain the oil while the engine is still warm to assure rapid and complete 1. Remove the drain plug and filler cap, and drain the oil. Retighten the plug securely. 2. Fill the crankcase with the recommended OIL CAPACITY: 0.7 i? (0.74 US qt, 0.62 Imp qt) --- -- --= --...
  • Page 28: Spark Plug Service

    SPARK PLUG SERVICE Recommended spark plug: To ensure proper engine operation, 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. Discard it if the insulator is cracked or chipped. 4.
  • Page 29: Track Adjustment (Track Model Only)

    TRACK - ADJUSTMENT (Track model only) ADJUSTMENT INTERVAL: Every year, before operation. CHECKING PROCEDURE: Tilt the snow thrower right or left and keep the track free. Check that the track isn’t deflect naturally it if necessary. ADJUSTMENT Loosen the 8 mm bolt on the rear track wheel on each side of the snow thrower.
  • Page 30: Storage

    8. STORAGE Before storing the snowblower for an extended period: 1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive humidity 2. Drain the fuel - Gasoline is extremely flammable and explosive under certain conditions. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area. a.
  • Page 31 Remove the spark plug and pour three tablespoonsful cylinder. Pull the starter rope slowly two or three times to distribute the spark plug. Pull the starter grip until resistance is felt. This closes the valves and breaker points, and protects them from dust and corrosion. of clean motor oil into the the oil.
  • Page 32 Apply oil to the following parts for lubrication and rust prevention. -m I CHUTE ADJUSTING BOLT AUGER CLUTCH LEVER PIVOT...
  • Page 33 FRICTION DISK SHAFT 1. With the fuel tank the chute forward and stand the snow thrower on end as shown. Remove the bottom cover. 3. Oil the friction disk shaft. oil the friction disk and dl Never disk. 4. Install the bottom cover. drained, turn FRICTION...
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    IWhen the auger or blower will not operate: Check the shear bolts and replace if broken off. Secure the shear bolts with 6 mm nuts. Three spare shear bolts are supplied with the HS50 snowblower. SHEAR BOLTS to any engine ground, crank the engine to see if...
  • Page 35: Specifications

    10. SPECIFICATIONS Engine Model: Maximum output: Displacement: Bore x stroke: Starting method: Ignition system: Oil capacity: Fuel tank capacity: ~ Spark plug: Frame HONDA engine G200 5.0 HP/l,800 r.p.m. (Cam shaft P.T.O.) 197 cm3 (12.1 67 x 56 cm (2.64 x 22.0 in) Manual (Recoil starter) Flywheel magneto type 0.7 liter (0.74 US qt, 0.62 Imp qt)
  • Page 36: Warranty Service

    11. WARRANTY SERVICE Owner Satisfaction Your satisfaction and goodwill Normally, any problems er’s service department. tions of all concerned, has not been handled lowing action: Discuss your problem ten complaints can be quickly has already been owner of the dealership If your problem still...
  • Page 37 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 •...
  • Page 38 Regional Office Locations NORTHWEST REGIONAL OFFICE (includes Alaska) American Honda Motor Co.. Inc. MOtOrCvCle and P ower Products ,,ons Department Customer Rela Box3028 ---- Portland. Oregon 97220 Telephone: (5031255-1186 WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE (includes Hawaii) American Honda Motor Co.. Inc. Motorcycle and Power Products Customer Relations...
  • Page 39 HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN POM53334 10.0012 PN 31732010 Printed on PRINTED IN U.S.A. Recycled Paper...