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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


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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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


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!:p

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.:rolleyes:

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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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. ??
 

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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 !
 

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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.
 

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Your looking to work on it already!:p

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.:rolleyes:

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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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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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.

Ok, Your machine has the same feature as mine. Only with mine HS1132 built in 2002 I have a peddle to step on to change the height for the auger.
 

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Ask the expert

I think that if there is any question about the ‘How to’ process on greasing augers we would have to differ to Normex as he has refined this activity down to a science. ;)
 

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Greasing augers

I've taken my machines apart to grease them but there are options.
One is to weld in bungs and fit grease zerks to them so you can grease them.
If you don't want to weld, I've had an idea that I have yet to try but should work. Take a split collar that is slightly larger than the diameter of the auger shaft. In one half, drill a hole and thread a hole for a zerk. Line it with something to help seal it to the shaft. To use, pull the pins and rotate the augers about 1/4 turn, clamp it onto the auger over the hole for the shear pin and start greasing. With luck, it will force the grease between the shaft and the auger. Once done, turn the augers a few times and maybe hit it again with grease and turn them again.
Once done, put the shearpins back and you're ready to go.
 

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Having a bit of a heatwave here today so I thought I would wax up the machine in preparation for any snow we may see. As I was waxing the auger area I was surprised to see the each auger was equipped with 2 zerks for greasing. My old MTD machine did not have these and it made greasing them a chore. Well Ariens scores points for the zerks on the augers but loses a few for the crummy light design..... can’t win them all. At least the lighting problem I can upgrade easily enough.
 

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I've had an idea that I have yet to try but should work. Take a split collar that is slightly larger than the diameter of the auger shaft. In one half, drill a hole and thread a hole for a zerk. Line it with something to help seal it to the shaft. To use, pull the pins and rotate the augers about 1/4 turn, clamp it onto the auger over the hole for the shear pin and start greasing. With luck, it will force the grease between the shaft and the auger. Once done, turn the augers a few times and maybe hit it again with grease and turn them again.
Once done, put the shearpins back and you're ready to go.
Very funny Hall but you know I always try going for long term.:rolleyes:

Very good idea HCBPN for short auger shafts otherwise one can drill halfway like I did provided of course the shaft is running full length.
 

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I decided to do it at the end of the winter. I'm already OCD enough, I just waxed the whole machine. All the metal parts, and I sprayed some silicone lubricant literally on everything except the handles and the gas cap.

Keep in mind that the snowblower hasn't seen any snow yet, lol.
 

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It takes less than 1/2 hour to remove the augers and grease them if you're bored.
Technically grease is used where 2 surfaces will rub against each other to reduce or eliminate wear.
The augers do not rub or rotate against the shaft since they are held stationary in relation to the shaft by the shear pins.
Therefore Nickel anti-seize compound is more suitable for the task at hand.
 

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It takes less than 1/2 hour to remove the augers and grease them if you're bored.
Technically grease is used where 2 surfaces will rub against each other to reduce or eliminate wear.
The augers do not rub or rotate against the shaft since they are held stationary in relation to the shaft by the shear pins.
Therefore Nickel anti-seize compound is more suitable for the task at hand.
Thank you for that information, I will put anti-seize instead of grease. I guess anti-seize also acts like a sort of grease?

MotoMaster Nickel Based Anti-Seize | Canadian Tire

18,99$

 
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