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HS1132 Smooth Edge Main Auger

I am thinking about replacing my toothed auger with a smooth edge auger.
Can anyone tell me the part no. of an auger that will fit?

The model is HS1132TAS/A. The part no. for a toothed auger is 72410-V03-010

We have had weird textured, sticky snow the last few year that gets caught in the auger and turns it into a solid drum of snow. I believe it is because it gets held up by the teeth.

I have a 24" Ariens with smooth edged auger and it does not have this problem.

Some of the teeth on my Honda are bent inward (from hitting the lumps in my lumpy drive) I am going to try straightening those to see if it helps.

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Those "Saw Tooth" on the auger are designed to cut into the snow and ice to break it up into smaller chunks quicker, plus the "End of Driveway" chunks.
If you have a smooth auger, it won't cut/rip into the snow to break it up and can cause clogging and they wont work as fast breaking up the snow before it gets into the blower part so it can be discharged.
You wouldn't be happy with the performance with a smooth edge auger.
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I thought most of the smooth edge Honda augers were the result of neglect.
Search the forums here for "shoeless Honda".
Several have been found with all the teeth simply ground off along with the scraper bar and the sides of the bucket.
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You are exactly right dbert, those smooth tooth augers are worn out from the neglect of adjusting the auger skid shoes and the scraper bar.
You dont want the auger to touch the ground, it has to be up away from the ground. Those teeth are only to break up the snow so it goes into the blower part a lot easier.

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If your machine has the serrated augers, leave them alone, as they serve a purpose, as already mentioned.



What works for me for proper bucket height, thus keeping the augers off the ground, is this:


* Find a level surface and loosen the skids
* bring the cutting edge bar down to the same level as the side of the buckets and tighten.
* place a wooden yardstick or a couple paint stirrers under the cutting edge.
* now bring down your skids and tighten.


Been doing this for years on all my machines.
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you need those teeth as already mentioned.

you may need to coat the augers and housing with fluid film or other substance that would prevent the snow from sticking. also may want to install impeller kit. more throwing power and less clogging.

make sure your fast throttle is set at 3600 RPM +/- 150. I see a lot of Honda's where it is set at around 3100-3200 for some reason. That is about a 15% loss in power right there.

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Got any walkthroughs on how to set the rpms?
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Got any walkthroughs on how to set the rpms?
See the HS828 instructions here: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/117282-post2.html
or the pages from the HS1132 shop manual here: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/542785-post2.html

If you need a tach/hour meter, get one of these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/332514518214

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My interpretation of the invention, and usefulness, of serrated augers:

Several years ago at a design meeting of snowblower manufacturer X:
(not sure who it was..doesnt matter!

Designer 1: "hey, maybe serrated augers would be cool"

Designer 2: "but why? snowblowers have worked fine without them for 40 years..they arent really needed"

Designer 1: "yeah, but they look cool, and we can tell consumers they are "better" and people are dumb enough to believe it, and it might give a tiny sales advantage this year, until next year, when everyone copies the idea"

Designer 2: "ok..sure, why not"

At the store:

salesman - "look at this new model! it has serrated augers! obviously its SO much better than these other models that have "old fashioned" plain augers!

customer - "im convinced! I will buy this one because its obviously "better"

Other manufacturers - "uh oh..there is a new pointless fad feature that no one needs, doesnt do anything really, but people are guillable enough to think its "better"..so we better do it too or suffer decreased sales"

soon: all snowblowers have serrated augers..

(repeat scenario with electric chute controls and other "improvements")

how often is a snowblower used on packed snow and ice? never really..
"regular" augers have been fine for 50 years..serrated augers are just a pointless gimmick IMO..

Scot

from: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...ed-augers.html

Iv'e been using my "smooth" augured 1971 Ariens in the Great Lakes snow belt of Western NY for a decade now..no problems at all.
It eats easily into everything I have ever asked of it, even thick heavy EOD snow.

IMO, either serrated or non-serrated works just fine, in reality is likely no real difference between the two.
although in Tim's case, he might have conditions where the smooth auger would be better..
(and some might have conditions where the serrated auger gives a slight advantage)
but overall, 95% of the time, its likely a wash, both work equally well.

If you *can* easily and cheaply replace serrated augers with smooth, I would say "got for it"..
sounds like it would perhaps solve your particular issue..although..sticky wet snow also sticks to smooth augers..

Scot


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Thank you for the link! Good to know you live within 15 miles of me.

All of those photos have the blurred photobucket cover; I'll try to remember to look at them when I'm on my home computer and can have the "photobucket fix" extension enabled.
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