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Should I grease the auger shaft on a Brand New Honda HSS928TC (Never Used)

Hi,

After a week of researches and lurking on the web. I decided (with your help) that the most suitable Snowblower for me was a Honda HSS928TC.

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I found out a lot of good info on blowers (I think I just created a new passion on my side).

I found out this guide about Honda Auger shaft greasing method: CLICK HERE FOR THE GUIDE

Also a video about an auger seizing onto the shaft

Here is the same user explaining the how to repair a seized auger onto the shaft Also check part 2/3 and part 3/3 of the same user.


NOW MY QUESTIONS?!?!?!
  • Does Honda factory grease the auger on its shaft or do I have to do it myself?
  • When do I have to do that?

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There has been a lot of post lately on greasing the augers.....taking the augers out to grease them is not my idea of a nice day. I'm going to take my augers out this spring, while they are out I'm going to drill & tap for a jerk fitting. Why the machines don't come with this is unreal....
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There has been a lot of post lately on greasing the augers.....taking the augers out to grease them is not my idea of a nice day. I'm going to take my augers out this spring, while they are out I'm going to drill & tap for a jerk fitting. Why the machines don't come with this is unreal....
Ok so there is no grease right out of the box on the shaft?

No grease zerk?

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Ok so there is no grease right out of the box on the shaft?
This I don't know.
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[QUOTE=KaRLiToS;337777]Hi,

After a week of researches and lurking on the web. I decided (with your help) that the most suitable Snowblower for me was a Honda HSS928TC.

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That's one sweet machine you have there...... hope you both have a long happy life together.
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Your looking to work on it already!

I don't know KaRLiToS, my Craftsman has to be at least 14 years old now by all my estimates. I never greased mine yet. Matter of fact I have auger bearings that are greased for life whatever life is to Craftsman.
I have only one grease fitting that is on my friction wheel, just one on the whole thing.

They don't put zerks on because they want it to break, when most machines break today the normal duhhhh consumers just throws it away and buys another one.

The same reason that they don't add impeller kits, they want you to get pissed off and buy another machine.

KaRLiToS, did you get to use that bad boy yet?

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[QUOTE=KaRLiToS;337777]Hi,

After a week of researches and lurking on the web. I decided (with your help) that the most suitable Snowblower for me was a Honda HSS928TC.

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Does this machine have power steering, what are those small triggers under the handles. ??
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You could run this season without any problems. It only takes minutes to pull apart the augers in the spring. The biggest thing to remember is right and left sides. Enjoy your toy !

HS 928 TCD. It's Canadian eh! (Sure I'm done modifying it, for now, until next time.......)
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Hi,

After a week of researches and lurking on the web. I decided (with your help) that the most suitable Snowblower for me was a Honda HSS928TC.

This unit below


Does this machine have power steering, what are those small triggers under the handles. ??
The Canadian models have a trigger release for the auger housing.

HS 928 TCD. It's Canadian eh! (Sure I'm done modifying it, for now, until next time.......)
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Your looking to work on it already!

I don't know KaRLiToS, my Craftsman has to be at least 14 years old now by all my estimates. I never greased mine yet. Matter of fact I have auger bearings that are greased for life whatever life is to Craftsman.
I have only one grease fitting that is on my friction wheel, just one on the whole thing.

They don't put zerks on because they want it to break, when most machines break today the normal duhhhh consumers just throws it away and buys another one.

The same reason that they don't add impeller kits, they want you to get pissed off and buy another machine.

KaRLiToS, did you get to use that bad boy yet?
Unfortunately, I am eagerly awaiting for the first snow to come. I need to wax the body of the snowblower and spray silicon everywhere on the machine before the first snow.

Tomorrow, it's gonna be 8'C outside so I'll take advantage of that temperature to make the final maintenance before the machine sees it's first snow.

I'm the kind of consumer that do everything by myself.


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Does this machine have power steering, what are those small triggers under the handles. ??
No power steering. The trigger you see under the handle (kind of a brake handle on a motor bike) is to adjust the height of the housing.

I have hard time explaining it, will try to make a video of a demonstration.

Check this pic below, you can see how I set it to high. I can easily balance the snowblower on the front or remain it sit like that on the back.

I decided to choose this model in order to keep the housing up when I'll pass over my grass so I don't damage it.

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