Honda H5013

The Honda H5013 is a lawn tractor with Honda GXV390 vertical general-purpose engine (389 cc, 23.7 cu-in) and selective sliding eight speeds forward and four speeds reverse transmission. The Honda H5013 was produced from 1991 to 1999.

The Honda GXV390 is an air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke gasoline engine with a vertical PTO shaft. It has an 88.0 mm (3.46 in) of the cylinder bore and 64.0 mm (2.5 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 7.7:1. The Honda GXV390 motor produces 13.0 HP (9.7 kW) at 3,600 rpm of max. power and 28.0 Nm (2.8 kg·m, 20.3 ft·lb) at 2,500 rpm of peak torque.

The Honda H5013 tractor is equipped with a mechanical leading-trailing shoe type brakes and pinion-and-sector four-wheel steering. The tractor has 150 mm (5.9 in.) of ground clearance.

General information

General Specifications
ModelHonda H5013
Modifications A4 type – two and four-wheel drive;
A2 type – two-wheel drive only
Length2,190 mm (86.2 in)
Width1,060 mm (41.7 in)
Height1,758 mm ( 70.3 in)
Wheel base1,305 mm (51.4 in.)
Dry weight (without tines) A4 type: 465.0 kg (1025.0 lbs)
A2 type: 430.0 kg (948.0 lbs)
Wheel tread Front: 855 mm (33.7 in.)
Rear: 850 mm (33.5 in.)
Groundclearance150 mm (5.9 in.)
Fuel tank capacity8.5 l (2.2 US gal.)
Engine modelHonda GXV390
Displacement389 cm3 (23.7 cu-in)
Bore x stroke88.0 X 64.0 mm (3.46 x 2.5 in)
Max. horsepower13.0 HP (9.7 kW) at 3600 rpm
Max. torque28.0 Nm (2.8 kg·m, 20.3 ft·lb) at 2,500 rpm
CarburetorHorizontal type, butterfly valve
Cooling systemForced-air
Ignition systemTransistorized magneto ignition
Lubricating systemPressure and splash
Starting systemElectric starter
Stoping systemIgnition primary circuit ground
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Gear typeSelective sliding 8 speeds forward and 4 speeds reverse transmission
Gear selections8 forward, 4 reverse
Groung speeds Forward:
1 (L-1): 0.7 km/h (0.4 mph)
2 (H-1): 1.1 km/h (0.7 mph)
3 (L-2): 1.5 km/h (0.9 mph)
4 (H-2): 2.3 km/h (1.4 mph)
5 (L-3): 3.2 km/h (2.0 mph)
6 (H-3): 5.1 km/h (3.2 mph)
7 (L-4): 6.8 km/h (4.2 mph)
8 (H-4): 10.7 km/h (6.6 mph)

1 (L-R1): 0.8 km/h (0.5 mph)
2 (H-R1): 1.3 km/h (0.8 mph)
3 (H-R2): 1.7 km/h (1.1 mph)
4 (H-R2): 2.7 km/h (1.7 mph)

BrakesMechanical leading-trailing shoe type brake (rear wheels)
SteeringPinion-and-sector four-wheel steering
Hydraulic system
Working pressure90 kg/cm2 (1,280 psi)
Pump typeGear pump
Oil capacity 1.8 L (1.9 US. qt)
1.95 L (2.1 US.qt) with rear hydraulic lift
Wheels and tires
Front tires size20×7.0-12
Front tires pressure98 kPa (1.0 kg/cm2, 14 psi)
Rear tires size24.5×8-14
Rear tires pressure78 kPa (0.8 kg/cm2, 11 psi)

Maintenance data

Maximum speed3,700 ± 150 rpm
Idle speed1,750 ± 150 rpm
Cylinder compression5.0-8.5 kg/cm2 (71-151 psi) at 600 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve0.10 ± 0.02 (0.004 ± 0.001)
Exhaust valve0.15 ± 0.02 (0.006 ± 0.001)
Oil system
Oil typeHonda 4-stroke or an equivalent (SF or SG)
Recommended oilSAE 10W-30
Oil capacity1.1 L (1.2 US gal, 1.0 lmp qt)
Ignition system
Ignition timing20 ° B.T.D.C (Fixed)
Spark plugNGK: BPR5ES
Spark plug gap0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in)
Primary ignition coil resistance0.7-0.9 Ω
Secondary ignition coil resistance6.3-7.7 kΩ
Ignition coil air gap0.4 ± 0.2 (0.016 ± 0.008)
Starter motor
Brush length7.2 mm (0.28 in) limit: 3.5 mm (0.14 in)
Mica depth1.0 mm (0.04 in) limit: 0.2 mm (0.01 in)
Transmission oil capacity3.8 L (4.0 US.qt)
Front differential oil capacity0.45 L (0.48 US.qt)
Final riduction oil capacity0.2 L (0.21 US.qt)
Electrical system
Battery12V-30AH or 12V-35AH (optinal)
Oil warning indicator12V-1.7W


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  1. I have a Honda 5013 tractor with the snow blower attached unit… I was wondering if I can fill the transmission oil when needed… also is the one quart of oil for the engine correct?

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