5Honda HRU19

Honda HRU19

5Honda HRU19
3.9

164 reviews

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Build Quality
4.3
Value for Money
3.8
Ease of Use
4.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0
Noise Level
3.8
Safety
4.4
Wet / Damp Grass Performance
3.5
Fuel Efficiency
4.0
Starts reliably
Easy to manoeuvre
Durable build quality
Prone to clogging
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164 reviews
Brett
BrettSouth East Queensland, QLD7 posts
  Top Review HRU19K1

Not bad, but a few flaws

After owning a number of cheaper mowers over the years, I was after something that was a quality product since we have a larger yard to mow now. So I went to a specialist Honda dealer and spent what these days is big bucks for a mower. I have found that it isn't really worth it. The good part - it starts first time every time. The bad part - the catcher clogs up and the dealer had to install another two blades and increase the revs to fix it. Also, there is a piece of metal sticking out from the handle (safety grip) which constantly hits and bruises my legs. In summary, the engine is great quality but the rest of the mower (catcher, shute, handle) is poor quality. If I had my time again, I'd just get a less expensive mower from Bunnings. Disappointing that the Honda quality isn't there any more.

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consumerx
consumerxMelbourne3 posts
  Top Review HRU19R1

Reasonably Pleased

After just buying our first house, I was keen to purchase my first mower and start cutting the lawns myself. Had read a number of reviews, and after talking to a few people realised that getting a Honda was the best option. Our lawn isn't large, but it has been there 20-25 years so is quite thick and tuff.

Not wanting to spend a fortune, went for the HRU19R1K which is the lower end of their range but more than suitable. 1st mow and I have some criticism;

Good points -

*Easy Start, first pull

*Not overly loud

*Cuts well, motor speeds up through heavier grass

Bad points -

*Heavier than I expected, for a 19" I thought i would be easier to push around

*Catcher has a small-ish volume, didn't take long to fill up

*Small chute, doesn't clear out very well if fill. Even if catcher has been emptied.

Overall for the money 8.5/10 - What bad points it has, make up in good points and in 15-20 years when it's still starting first pull, I'll have overlooked the bad points and moved on.

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Honda   DM   
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Hi consumerx, Thank you for taking the time to review the HRU19R1K, it is fantastic to hear that the mower is easy for you to start and cuts your grass well. Please know that we have taken all of your feedback on board. Happy mowing. - Sarah

Cristina M
Cristina MWide Bay-Burnett, QLD3 posts
  HRU19R1

Amendment to a negative review

A few hours after writing a damaging review of my Asian pantry experience, I finally, got a reply from them, telling me that they managed to get in touch with Australian Post and the parcel will be sent shortly, free of charge. I have received the 2 Korean Kombu packages after about a week. I would like to mention the good quality of the product, with a long expiry date, 10/2025. Show details
The Expeditor
The ExpeditorNortheast, VIC45 posts
  HRU19D
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Long Grass
Long GrassSouth West, WA
  Buffalo Buck

Carburettor Fuel problems

Had two Carburettors replaced by Honda Dealer citing water in fuel and carby blocked. Mowed lawn 3 times between replacing 2nd carby, now in total of cost of actual mower for two replacements. I have now mowed the lawn about a dozen times and have the same problem.
Fuel is stored in 5l metal jerry can in garage. Same fuel operates 2stroke whipper snipper without any problems.
Anybody got a cheap $50mower that does the same job as this overpriced mechanical crap.
Regards
Long Grass. Show details
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Freddy Foxx
Freddy Foxx
  HRU19K1

HRU19K1 is just too good..!

I’ve had the Honda since 2017 and it still starts first time every time. Has never missed a beat and still looks like new. I understand the HRU19K1 is discontinued. However, I recommend the new model Honda HRU19M2PKU for domestic use. Show details
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Tana
TanaMaitland21 posts
  HRU19D
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Bruce
BruceGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC4 posts
  HRU19K1
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Neil
NeilGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC18 posts
  HRU19R1

Fabulous machine

I bought this mower in 2010 or 2011 at Melbourne Mower Centre in Mitcham, took it home and started using it and it's never missed a beat.
Starts first pull in the growing season, second or third if it's been sitting for a month in winter, the oil gets changed every second year and that's it, no other maintenance at all in 11 years.
It cuts beautifully, has plenty of power, is easy to push and fills the catcher to the brim even with damp grass, you can't buy better mower than a Honda in my opinion. Show details
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Tony L.
Tony L.
  HRU19D

The best there is

I’ve owned my hr19d for well over 13 years it is regularly used still has original blades and i just finished a full service on it this mower is by far better than everything else out there and it’s never missed a beat Show details
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Christopher
ChristopherCentral Queensland, QLD2 posts
  HRU19D

Disappointed

Not sure if I have selected the correct model. Mine is the latest base model Honda HRU19.
What can I say. Considering the purchase price and what bang you get for your buck, extremely disappointed. So much so that I know I will never buy another Honda yard care product. Poor cutting, as if blade speed is to low. The throttle control system is a cheap substitute. Their is nothing redeeming about this mower, especially when compared to my old mower, which thankfully still in running order, which cost 1/3 of what the Honda did. Never again! Show details
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Shashi M.
Shashi M.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
  Buffalo Buck

Hard catcher not living up to expectations

Catcher only gets half full before it starts to push the grass under the blades leaving the motor to stall. Not sure if I was given the correct catcher as it only fits after a bit of manoeuvring. Bit disappointing if you have to empty half full catchers every time. Only bought this mower in Sep 22. Show details
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Jeff B.
Jeff B.
  HRU19K1

Worst choke set up

After changing the choke 4 times I've had enough of this mower never buying another Honda Show details
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Elstauncho
ElstaunchoSydney, NSW9 posts
  HRU19D

Great mower. Zero problems after 5 years

I bought a Honda HRU19 in 2017. I have never had an issue with it. Will start first go every time except twice in 5 years, then it started on the second rip. Starts and runs better than any other small engine I have ever used. I use it for residential mowing only and it has always done it’s job well. I recommend the Honda and it’s worth the extra money in my view. Show details
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Cilla Preston
Cilla PrestonVictoria3 posts
  HRU19D

So easy! Get the one that drives itself!

I love this lawnmower! It actually drives itself and goes uphill on incline which makes lawn moving so much easier. I actually am glad I got the petrol mower as I have only had the cord electric movers before. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Carl R.
Carl R. · Buffalo Buck HRU19R1

Front-wheel assembly right-hand front wheel is loose and wheel pushes up over a bump drops down has it lost a spring

Leonard Y.
Leonard Y. · Buffalo Buck HRU19R1

Why is my Honda Bugfalo Buck 19 r1 is not catching grass?

Bruce
Bruce  
Leonard Y.
Leonard Y.  

Thanks Bruce, I'll give it a try

Geoffrey G.
Geoffrey G. · Buffalo Buck HRU19D

How do I install the mulching plug - I must be a bit dim! Is there a video online?

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Details

Features:

  • The Honda HRU19 is a petrol push mower that’s ideal for medium sized lawns.
  • It has a GCV170 4-stroke engine, which is lightweight and easy to start.
  • The mower has a tough alloy deck, making it durable and able to withstand harsh conditions.
  • An auto choke system automatically sets the choke to provide the optimal start in all types of cutting conditions.
  • A lever to adjust the height of all 4 wheels lets you cut in a way that’s comfortable for you.
  • Debris is easily caught with the mower’s full open discharge shoot.
  • This product has a 4-year domestic warranty.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that the lawn mower was simple to start and started reliably - many reviewers also said that it started on the first pull every time they used it.
  • Reviewers also found that the mower was easy to manoeuvre around their lawns.
  • According to reviewers, the build quality of this mower is exceptional; many found that they had very few issues with the mower and rarely needed to service it, even after many years of use.

A point of pain:

  • Some reviewers found that the chute of the mower clogged up too frequently. While some found that this only happened with damp or wet grass, there were also reviewers who noted that the mower also clogged up when they cut dry grass.
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CategoryPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $939$899$889$899
Power SourcePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
FeaturesBlade Brake, Mulching Capability and Quick-Start MotorBlade Brake, Deck Clean-out Port and Mulching CapabilityBlade Brake, Deck Clean-out Port and Mulching Capability
Catcher Type RigidRigidRigidRigid
Catcher Capacity60 L54 L54 L60 L
Cutting Deck MaterialAluminium AlloyPlasticAluminium AlloyAluminium Alloy
Cutting Width470 mm470 mm470 mm482 mm
Height of Cut16 mm to 76 mm16 mm to 80 mm16 mm to 80 mm16 mm to 76 mm
Number of Blades1111
Weight34 kg31 kg34 kg
Manufacturer Warranty4 year(s)4 year(s)4 year(s)4 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine NameHonda GCV160 4-StrokeHonda GCV170Honda 170cc OHV/OHC 4-stroke EngineHonda GCV160 4 Stroke
Engine Type4-Stroke4-Stroke4-Stroke, OHC (Overhead Cam) and OHV (Overhead Valve)4-Stroke
BrandHondaHondaHondaHonda
Engine Displacement170 cc
Release date
Replaced byHonda Buffalo Buck HRU19M1

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