Honda HS522 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 Honda snowblower requires and the safety of others. operating this equipment; or equipment damage. of the HS522 written permission. words: injury or death if injury or equipment damage about your dealer. special...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS SAFETY ... WARNING LABEL LOCATION SAFETY INFORMATION COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION ENGINE SWITCH ... FUEL VALVE ... CHOKE KNOB ... STARTER GRIP ... THROTTLE LEVER (ENGINE SPEED) ... SHIFT LEVER ... CHUTE GUIDE ... DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER ... AUGER CLUTCH LEVER ... HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT SKID PLATE, SCRAPER ...
  • Page 4: Safety

    .I. SAFETY WARNING LABEL LOCATION Read these labels before operating the snowblower. ENGINE IS RUNNING...
  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Honda snowblowers operated according Manual before operating personal injury or equipment Before operating the snowblower, ing to clear snow. might strike or throw snowblower. Inspect the snowblower rect malfunction operating the snowblower, damage. Damaged ing operation. Do not use the snowblower poor visibility, there is a greater injury.
  • Page 6 Know how to stop the snowblower tion of all controls. Never permit anyone 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...
  • Page 7: Component Identification And Function

    2. COMPONENT IDENTIFICATOON AND FUNCTION WHEEL TYPE CHUTE- AUGER AUGER DRIVE CLUidH LEVER THROTTLE LEVER FUEL VALVE STARTER Y” CLUTCH LEVER SH’FT tEVER I ENGINE OIL DRhlN CHOKE CHUTE GUIDE ENGINE ,FILLER KNOB...
  • Page 8 TRACK TYPE CHUTE AUGER LUTCti LEVER DRIVE THROTTLE LEVER FUEL VALVE STARTER GRIP ENG!NE CLUTCH SHIFT LEVER ENGINE OIL DRAIN/PLUG SWITCI CHOKE KNOB ‘MUFFLER TRACK CHUTE GUIDE ENGIN\E OIL FILLER...
  • Page 9: Engine Switch

    ENGINE SWITCH Use the engine switch to turn the ignition system ON for starting, STOP the engine. 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 exactly at either the ON or OFF position.
  • Page 10: Choke Knob

    CHOKE KNOB Close the choke when the engine is cold or difficult to start. CLOSE 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. FAST position. SHIFT LEVER Use the shift lever to select drive speed or direction. 1: LOW SPEED 2: HIGH SPEED N: NEUTRAL R: REVERSE SHIFT LEVER In normal operation, use the...
  • Page 12: Chute Guide

    CHUTE GUIDE The chute guide controls the snow discharge angle and direction. and near DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER Use the drive clutch lever to propel or stop the snow blower. RIVE CLUTCH LEVER...
  • Page 13: Auger Clutch Lever

    AUGER CLUTCH LEVER Squeezing the auger clutch lever also operates the drive clutch lever; the snowthrowing mechanism Releasing the auger clutch lever stops both the snow-throwing and the forward motion of the snowblower. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT Use the bolt for adjusting the height and angle of the machine in relation to the tracks.
  • Page 14: Skid Plate, Scraper

    SKID PLATE, SCRAPER Adjust the skid plates and scraper for the auger housing ground clearance best suited to your snow removal conditions. HANDLEBAR HEIGHT The handlebars can be set in the high, low or middle postion to suit the operator. To change handlebar height, remove the right and left adjusting bolts, align the bolt holes for the desired handlebar height, and reinstall the bolts.
  • Page 15 Adjust the skid plate and scraper positions. Before adjusting stop the engine and remove The skid plate and scraper have three adjusting positions. tion according to the surface conditions NOTE: Adjust the height equally on both sides. After adjusting the height, be sure to tighten the adjusting bolts and nuts securely.
  • Page 16: Pre-Operation Check

    To prevent accidental disconnect the spark plug cap before performing FUEL LEVEL Unscrew the fuel cap. Check the fuel level. Your engine is designed to use any gasoline that has a pump octane number ( R ‘2 M ) of 86 tane number of 91 or higher.
  • Page 17 Gasoline is extremely Refuel in a well-ventilated allow flames or sparks in the area where the engine is refueled gasoline is stored. Do not overfill the fuel tank (there should be no fuel in the filler neck). After refueling, make sure the tank cap is closed properly Be careful not to spill fuel when refueling.
  • 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 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

    4. STARTING iHE ENGINE 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. ENGINE SWITCH 2.
  • Page 20 3. In cold weather and when the engine is cold, move the choke to the CLOSE position. 4. Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance, then pull briskly. CAUTION: Do not allow the starter gently to prevent damage Damage result running.
  • Page 21: High Altitude Operation

    5. Let the engine warm up for several minutes. If the choke had been turn- ed to the CLOSE position, return it gradually to the OPEN position as the engine warms up. HIGH ALTITUDE OPERATION At high altitude, the standard carburetor air-fuel mixture will be excessively rich.
  • Page 22: Snowblower Operation

    Before stand the SAFETY 1. Move the throttle operation. 2. Move the shift lever (p. 10) to select the desired drive speed. DRIVE SPEED WITH THROTTLE LEVER IN THE FAST POSITION Wheel type 0.30 m/s (0.6 ft/s) m/s (I .6 ft/s) 0.72 0.72 m/s (I .6 ft/s) is stated in meters/second...
  • Page 23 Adjust snow bystanders, windows the snow discharge If the snow discharge wooden stick to unclog chute-while the engine DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER Squeeze to engage drive mechanism NOTE: Squeeze only the drive clutch when moving the snowblower the area to be cleared. If the snow is deeper snowblower...
  • Page 24: Stopping The Engine

    6. STOPPING THE ENGINE To stop the engine in an emergency, turn the engine switch OFF im- mediately. To stop the engine in normal circumstances: 1. Turn the throttle lever to the SLOW position and turn the engine switch to the OFF position. ENGINE SWITCH 2.
  • Page 25: Maintenance

    7. MAINTENANCE Periodic inspection and maintenance your HS522 Snowblower Inspect or service as described in the table below. Shut off the engine 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.
  • Page 26: Tool Kit

    TOOL KIT SPARK WRENCH 10 X 12 mm WRENCH 12 X 14 mm WRENCH & TOOL PLUG WRENCH HANDLE SPARE AUGER BOLT SET: 6 X 35 mm BOLTS 6 mm LOCK NUTS...
  • 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 the level.
  • Page 28: Spark Plug Service

    SPARK PLUG SERVICE Recommended spark plug: If the engine careful not to touch To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. 1. Remove the spark plug cap. 2. Clean any dirt from around the spark plug base. 3.
  • Page 29: Track-Adjustment (Track Model Only)

    TRACK-ADJUSTMENT Make sure the tracks are clean and dry before adjustment. not be correctly adjusted if clogged with snow or debris, or coated with ice. Check track deflection When correctly adjusted, the track will deflect 25-30 when pressed with a force of 15 Kg (33 lb). 25~30 (0.96-1.18 Adjustment:...
  • Page 30: Storage

    Before storing the snowblower 1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive humidity and dust. 2. Drain the fuel- Gasoline is extremely tions. Do not smoke Do not drain the fuel tank when a. Turn the fuel valve ON. b.
  • Page 31 3. Remove the spark plug and pour three tablespoonsful of clean motor oil into the cylinder. Pull the starter rope slowly two or three times .to distribute the oil. Reinstall the spark plug. 4. Pull the starter grip until resistance is felt. This closes the valves and pro- tects the engine from internal corrosion.
  • Page 32 Apply oil to the following CHUTE ADJUSTING CHUTE, SLIDING SURFACE parts for lubrication and rust prevention. CHO;TE DRIVE .._-. PIVOT BOLT KNOB CLUTCH LEVER AUGER CLUTCH LEVER PIVOT SPRING JOINT...
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    9. 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 anv .
  • Page 34: Specifications

    420 mm (16.5 in) distance Max. 14 m (45.9 ft) Max. 14 m (45.9 ft) 32 Ton/hour 3 hours 10. SPECIFICATIONS HS522 magneto Track type 1,490 mm (58.7 in) 550 mm (21.7 in) 1,125 mm (44.3 in) 66.0 kg (145.5 lb) 550 mm 121.7 in)
  • Page 35: Warranty Service

    1 I.. WARRANTY SERVICE Owner Satisfaction Your satisfaction and goodwill Honda warranty details are explained in the Distributor’s Normally, any problems concerning 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 with the Service Manager, contact the owner of the dealership or the General Manager.
  • Page 36 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 •...