es a gasoline engine to power the snowblower apparatus and charge the battery, with electric motors for forward locomotion. Both models go on sale July 1st at Honda power equipment dealers throughout Japan.

Replacing the conventional gasoline engine with electric drive motors in the Snowra i HS980i and HS1180i has allowed the drive system to be computerized. This results in smoother forward propulsion and optimum automated speed control based on workload. And the two independent drive motors eliminate the need for complicated turning maneuvers, so even a novice can handle difficult snowblowing operations like a pro.

Operator fatigue has been significantly reduced. A height-adjustment mechanism maintains constant handle height regardless of up-and-down motions of the snowblower apparatus, while an auger lift mechanism automatically raises the snowblower apparatus when backing up. In addition, the force needed to operate all control levers has been reduced to just one-third that of previous models.

The new models are also much easier to inspect and maintain. A self-diagnostic function notifies the operator of any problems during startup or operation, and oil maintenance can be carried out without removing the engine cover.

The snowblowers are equipped with a Honda e-SPEC engine, an environment-friendly powerplant that surpasses US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Phase II regulations - the most stringent in the world.

Honda released the world's first hybrid snowblower --- the Snowra i HS1390i --- in November 2001, to rave reviews. With the addition of these two new models, Honda now offers a three-model hybrid snowblower lineup.

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Main Features of the Snowra i HS980i and HS1180i

Easy operation

Snowblower performance


Environmental performance


Name Snowra i
Model HS980i HS1180i
Type JN JN J
L x Wx H (mm) 1650 x 800 x 1340
Outfitted Weight (Kg) 232 238 245
Engine Model GX270 GX340
Engine Type e-SPEC water-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder OHV
Maximum Output[kW(PS)/rpm] 6.6(9) / 3,600 8.1(11) / 3,600
Displacement(cm3) 270 337
Fuel Type Automotive-grade unleaded gasoline
Starter Self starter
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 6.0 6.5
Snowblower Apparatus
Clearing mechanism 2-stage
Clearing Width (mm) 800
Clearing Height (mm) 580
Maximum Clearing Capacity (ton/h) 60 70
Maximum Discharge Distance (m) 18
Chute Type Electronic 2-stage shooter guide
Chute Turning Radius / Vertical Adjustment Turning: 240°/ Vertical: 110°
Auger Clutch Type Electromagnetic clutch brake
Electromagnetic clutch brake 24V - 25W 24V - 40W
Drive Apparatus
Drive Type Dual independent electric motor drive
Turning Regenerative brake turning (with rotation speed reduction system)
Crawler Honda High-Traction Crawler
Auger height adjustment + + +
Auger automatic lift mechanism + + +
Electro-hydraulic auger rolling - - +
Automatic load control (i Control) + + +
Shooter Control Electronic full remote
Drive and operating control system Electronic low-load levers
Transmission speeds Dual electric motors, infinitely variable

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