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Thank you for purchasing a Honda snowblower. This manual covers the operation and mai’1tenance of HS55/HS70 snowblowers. All information in this publication is based on the latest product information available 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 may be reproduced without written permission. This manual should be considered a permanent part of the snowblower and should remain with the snowblower if it is sold.
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Illustrations herein are mainly based on HS55 model. Pay special attention to statements preceded by the following words: I “dicatesa strong possibility of severe personal injury or loss of Ufe if instructions are not followed. CAUTION: Indicates a possibility of personal injury or equipment damage if instructions are not followed. NOTE: Gives helpful information. If a problem should arise, or if you have any questions about the snowblower consult an authorized Honda dealer. _ _ Honda snowblowers are designed to give safe and dependable service if operated according to instructions. Read and understand the Owner’s Manual before operating the snowblower. Failure to do so could result in personal injury or equipment damage. 1 CONTENTS 1. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 2. WARNING LABEL LOCATION 3. COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION AND FUNCTION ENGINESWITCH FUEL VALVE CHOKE LEVER STARTER GRiP THROTTLE LEVER (ENGINE SPEEDI SHIFT LEVER AUGER CLUTCH LEVER AND DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER . CHUTE CRANK CHUTE GUiDE , SKID PLATE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT PEDAL (TRACK MODELS ONLYI 4. PRE-OPERATION CHECK . FUEL LEVEL ENGINE OIL LEVEL . 5. STARTING THE ENGINE 6. SNOWBLOWER OPERATION . 7. STOPPING THE ENGINE 8. MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE TOOL KIT ENGINE OIL CHANGE SPARK PLUG SERViCE . TRACK-ADJUSTMENT (TRACK MODELS ONLYI 9. STORAGE 10. TROUBLESHOOTING . 1 1. SPECIFICATIONS 12. WARRANTY SERViCE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS To ensure safe operation· Read this owner’s manual thoroughly and understand the operating pro· cedure before using the snowblower. Never permit anyone to operate 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. Wear slip-proof winter boots. · Before operating the snowblower. inspect the area you are going to clear of snow. Remove doormats. sleds. sticks. boards, wires and other obstacles before using the snowblower. · Never use the snowblower to clear snow from a gravel road or drive. as rocks may be picked up and thrown. · Don’t use the snowblower where visibility is bad, or at nighttime under poor lighting conditions. · Inspect the snowblower before operating it. If it is malfunctioning, repair it before operating it. · Be careful in turning the direction of the snowblower, while operating it on a slope. Do not use the snowblower to remove snow from roofs and from steep slopes. · The snowblower may not stand by itself on slopes; do not leave it unattended. 3 . · Adjust the snow chute to avoid hitting bystanders, windows etc. with 1 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 operation. immediately release the auger and drive clutch ‘evers. · If you hit an obstacle while operating the snowblower. stop the engine immediately and check the machinery for damage. Don’t operate a I damaged machine because you may cause an accident. · Before unclogging the discharge guide. turn the engine OFF. · 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.
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