Snow blowers commonly encounter obstructions while in use, such as rocks or children’s toys. When an auger impacts a solid object, significant stresses are imparted to the auger, the motor, the gearbox, and the blower. To prevent damage to these expensive components, snow blower manufacturers commonly use shear pins or shear bolts that are designed to fail above a certain stress threshold. This will permit the auger to spin freely, thus relieving the stresses on it and the driveline. Honda uses shear bolts in their snow blowers.
For many homeowners, summer is synonymous with lawn care, and that means ensuring that your Honda lawnmower is in good working condition. Old or worn air filters and spark plugs can result in overheating, power loss, erratic operation, and a failure to start properly. Fortunately, with a few easy steps you can have your Honda lawnmower back up and running like new.