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Dr_Woof


Don't blow into the wind, and don't eat yellow snow. WOOF!

Location: Saskatchewan
Joined: Dec 13, 2010
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Belt Replacement Honda HS928 tracker
Original Message   Feb 4, 2011 3:53 pm
Anybody know about replacing the belts on a HS928 (track model)?  Is it necessary to take the auger and housing off or can it be done with just the belt cover off?  The manual isnt clear on how to do it - I probably wont have to for quite a while, but I dont want to be learnin how when its -30 in an unheated workshop  LOL.

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trouts2




Location: Marlboro MA
Joined: Dec 8, 2007
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Re: Belt Replacement Honda HS928 tracker
Reply #1   Feb 4, 2011 6:30 pm
   What's your model number off the back base?

   For most the bucket has to come off.  For SZAK models it does and newer models are probably the same.  The tensioner arm is right against the auger pulley so the belt can't be pulled off.  Although a pain to remove because of side bucket screw placement the job is fairly easy.  The belt pulley is a split pulley with screw so that makes it pretty easy.   

   The drive belt can be slipped in with the bucket on. 

    The cemetary caretakers have an HS828 track to clear steep roads through the place plow trucks cant get.  Yesterday the guy got stuck at the bottom of one of the very steep hills and came over for help.  Turned out to be his drive belt went so I replaced both today.

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MN_Runner


Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Joined: Dec 5, 2010
Points: 616

Re: Belt Replacement Honda HS928 tracker
Reply #2   Feb 4, 2011 7:00 pm
woof - it is great that you want to be proactive but you have three year warranty on that track so why worry so early.
Dr_Woof


Don't blow into the wind, and don't eat yellow snow. WOOF!

Location: Saskatchewan
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Re: Belt Replacement Honda HS928 tracker
Reply #3   Feb 4, 2011 7:26 pm
MN_Runner wrote:
woof - it is great that you want to be proactive but you have three year warranty on that track so why worry so early.

Dunno if the warranty covers belts or not, but I do know that its a whole lot easier,not to mention quicker, to do the job meself than to load it and drive it 50 miles, wait, and then drive 50 miles and unload it.  Especialy if I cant get outa my drivfeway  lol.

Dr_Woof


Don't blow into the wind, and don't eat yellow snow. WOOF!

Location: Saskatchewan
Joined: Dec 13, 2010
Points: 253

Re: Belt Replacement Honda HS928 tracker
Reply #4   Feb 4, 2011 7:48 pm
Thyanks for that.  Just got it so it is a newer model.  frame is SZAS and it does look like the bucket has to come off. 

revyman


Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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Re: Belt Replacement Honda HS928 tracker
Reply #5   Feb 27, 2011 7:35 pm
Just did my son's this morning. He has my old '97 HS928. Yes you have to remove the bucket and as noted a couple of bolts are not easy to get to. Ratcheting 12mm box end does the trick with these nicely. Other than that it is a piece of cake. You'll want it up so your not on your knees and you'll want to be able to tip it back and support it for easy access to a few bolts. But it is typical Honda simplicity. (old door on sawhorses worked for me) Suggest you not leave it until one of the belts breaks. Getting new belts from honda was a serious major pain. i ended up calling all over British Columbia because even the "critical back order" through Honda Powerhouse was not going to arrive any time soon. I am about to come into possession of an extra set of belts. Given that my HS928 is brand new and my sons went 11 Revelstoke BC snow years (that's like 100 of anyone else's snow years) before needing belts - and your reading this 'cause you need some. drop me a line.
trouts2




Location: Marlboro MA
Joined: Dec 8, 2007
Points: 1276

Re: Belt Replacement Honda HS928 tracker
Reply #6   Feb 27, 2011 8:33 pm
revyman,

You seem to be a smart guy.  Can you go over in detail the advantages of the hydro and explain it's operation?   What are the bad points of a friction disk system?

MN_Runner


Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Joined: Dec 5, 2010
Points: 616

Re: Belt Replacement Honda HS928 tracker
Reply #7   Feb 27, 2011 9:12 pm
revyman,

Give Canada a break - they don't need NJDavid-New_Yorker-royster.  Canada people are peace loving and happy snowblowing people.  Why don't you just give us a little break and post something that is real and non fictional.

Dr_Woof


Don't blow into the wind, and don't eat yellow snow. WOOF!

Location: Saskatchewan
Joined: Dec 13, 2010
Points: 253

Re: Belt Replacement Honda HS928 tracker
Reply #8   Feb 28, 2011 10:18 pm
revyman wrote:
Just did my son's this morning. He has my old '97 HS928. Yes you have to remove the bucket and as noted a couple of bolts are not easy to get to. Ratcheting 12mm box end does the trick with these nicely. Other than that it is a piece of cake. You'll want it up so your not on your knees and you'll want to be able to tip it back and support it for easy access to a few bolts. But it is typical Honda simplicity. (old door on sawhorses worked for me) Suggest you not leave it until one of the belts breaks. Getting new belts from honda was a serious major pain. i ended up calling all over British Columbia because even the "critical back order" through Honda Powerhouse was not going to arrive any time soon. I am about to come into possession of an extra set of belts. Given that my HS928 is brand new and my sons went 11 Revelstoke BC snow years (that's like 100 of anyone else's snow years) before needing belts - and your reading this 'cause you need some. drop me a line.

Thnks for the offer Revyman, but I must gratefully decline.  My query here was just for  future use.  The 928 is a new purchase so, short of a major disaster I wont be needig belts anytime soon.  Dealer here says he was em - hope that holds into the future.

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