Honda Mowers are top value for money. My HRU19 runs perfectly. So dies my 1985 HRU214.
Honda mowers aren't cheap. Granted.
But I can tell you, if you look after yours, you'll still be using it in 35 years.
We have a 1000 m2 block, so it gets a fair bit of use at home. My brother has 5 acres, we help with my Honda mowers each spring and summer.
My grand-dad bought a new Honda HRU214 lawn mower from Roberts Agricultural, in June 1985. I engraved his Licence ID number and the date on the engine cover when I got it. When he got too old to push it, the Honda passed to me, and I've had her ever since.
I bought my new Honda HRU19R be...cause I'm getting older now, and the new HRU19R is about half the weight of the 35 year old HRU214. Now my boys use the old HRU214. We got 35 years out of a Honda mower by being sensible. It is never left out in the rain. It has had regular oil changes (always Honda mower oil), gets new blades, a new air cleaner and a new NGK spark plug every year in autumn. The starter "rope" has been changed out maybe 3 times in 35 years. I reckon with care, the new Honda HRU19R will see me out: it'll be cutting the daisies I'll be pushing up...
Purchased in June 2010 at TAS CHAINSAWS AND MOWERS, Launceston for A$925.00.
My Father Was Right Dont Buy Cheap Rubbish!! This Is The Best Mower!
This lawnmower never gives up! Never stops running and its build quality is obviously the best why?? Because it just works every time..
I have buffalo and 5 acres ( this is used close to my house)
Ask yourself how often do you want to replace a mower??
Purchased in June 2019 for A$899.00.
What A doosy
Wont pick up the Cut Grass.
Get used to it. Had my HRU 19 for a number years. Wont load the catcher consisitantly. Basically leaves 80% of cuttings on your lawn. Done the blades cleaned the catcher many times. These are just the poorest design I have ever seen especially being regarded as a good brand. Easy to start just buy a few rakes for your entire family at the same time. The Motor does seem slightly under powered just able to cut a medium to low lawn. Very quiet.
I'll stick with the previous brand and retire this to the farm for small trimmings where the cuttings can stay on the lawn. Honda should have got onto this before releasing these mowers.
Purchased in January 2016 for A$950.00.
Have used Honda equipment for a couple of decades now. I do like the older model mower for use and this model I can not fault. Cuts great, nice balanced machine when the catcher is full and starts first time every time.
Bundaberg Qld 2020
Purchased the Honda Buffalo HRU19M2 on 3.2.20. It is hands down the best mower I've ever had. It is light, easy to push, starts first time every time. The catcher is easy to remove and install. There is no tortoise or hare lever (fast or slow), just the one pace which is great. The safety release feature took a couple of goes to get used to but it is there for a reason. My grass was thick and high after the rain so I mowed it high and without the catcher or mulcher for the first two hours, then went over it all again on a lower level with...the catcher. It did fill up quickly but was to be expected given how long the grass was. The feature of connecting the garden hose to clean the underbody is unique but creative. I love my Honda mower.
Purchased in February 2020 for A$880.00.
Perfect for 27 years
Purchase 27 years ago finally wore out. It mowed large blocks of grass, with lots rocks. A great mower to have and I am about to purchase another one. I will not have to buy another after this.
Purchased in May 1992.
Can't love with out
it always starts first time. I have had my mower for the past 2 years and will always buy a Honda. I sent a few improvements to be done and it has so thank you Honda power team
Purchased in December 2017 for A$1,199.00.
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Best Mower Ever
Purchased my Honda mower back in 2016 and what can i say, faultless. Always starts on the first pull of the cord, with the sharpest cutting of any mower that i have previously used.
I would recommend this mower to anyone out there.
Good but a bit heavy for me
Bought second hand last year from gumtree. Was not planning to buy Honda because this one is heavy however have some mate doing the strata maintenance that gave me great review on them they say the engine keeps going after decades its still going only the body is damaged and need to be fixed/replaced but the engine it self working great. After hearing that I decide to get one second hand and it has been good so far.
Purchased in July 2018.
Good cuts dry or wet, high or low. Catcher is just big enough, however solid. Starts most times first go, but don't leave it idle to long as it heats up rapidly. Always clean under deck as blades will stay sharper for longer. Copes with lawn and shabby rentals grass. 6/10.
Purchased in February 2018 at Best Buy mowers for A$850.00.
Easy to use, easily the best mower I have ever used. Top quality, easy to refill. Only downside is the catcher fills up only half way when the grass is too thick. But still a great mower. I use the mulching attachment alot and works great.
Purchased in May 2013.
I have used honda mowers professionally for years and have never had a problem with one . They do great job on all types of lawn and are easy to use .
Purchased in January 2016 for A$920.00.
Good, reliable unit
Had mower now for 9 months, block of land is half an acre, easy pull start and cuts grass easily even when wet. Dont catch grass in catcher, use it on its mulch setting.
Purchased in July 2018 at Melbourne mower centre for A$700.00.
- Buffalo Buck HRU19R1
- Verified purchase
One of the best buys you can make.
I purchase this mower, Buffalo Buck, back in February 2005 and it was the best thing I did.
It is unstoppable, unless it runs out of fuel, just kidding.
What I meant is that if you take care of this machine, it will last you a long time.
I recently found myself inside a Honda Power Equipment store and the lady behind the counter commented that once the Honda mowers are purchased they hardly see them again and I can see why.
They are well built and easy to service and maintain.
I try to wash mine after each mow and run the engine a little t...
- Buffalo Buck HRU19M2
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New HRU19M2 Buffalo Premium (November 2018)
This is the new HRU19M2PKU Buffalo Premium with the ‘wide open discharge’, currently $799 with the $100 Honda dollars off.
Purposely mowed part of the yard while it was wet to see if the new 'wide open discharge’ would block up as per previous models and it was all good, did an excellent job catching the wet grass with no cuttings left on the lawn.
Mowed the bulk of the yard with the mulching plug installed and as expected it mowed and mulched.
Surprisingly I liked the engine brake bar, thought it would be a PITA, but you don’t even n...otice it and it’s very easy to restart, so big thumbs up to Honda for the added safety feature. If you need to regularly stop to empty the catcher you might not like it, but it’s nothing a bit of Velcro couldn’t fix. Other than that what else can I say, it’s a Honda and it cuts grass
Best Mower I ever had with good catcher and easy to start great motor & easy to keep clean. Great height adjust too. In other words a great mower overall. Just goes & goes. Recommend this mower to anybody who is thinking of buying a mower. Starts first go every time
Best lawn mower I've ever owned.
First of all this mower isn't for small yards. It's pretty heavy to manoeuvre around tight corners . It's great for long straights of grass. Mum lives on a corner block and is great for the nature strip and front yard but not so great in the small back yard. It's also pretty heavy. The 3 speed self propelled system is great. You can also push it manually if you don't want the auto propelling. This thing starts first pop. The catcher is huge and cuts through dirt if you let it. I love it but the wife thinks it's to complicated to use. That's what I say about the washing machine. Seriously it's worth every dollar.
Mower for Life
I bought this mower in the 80’s so it close to 35 years old! I love my Honda because it cuts grass time and time again without fail, starting easily and strong enough to cut the thickest buffalo or kikuyu lawn.
Simply designed, rugged, made of real metal, big ball bearing wheels. I doubt you could buy such quality in the 21st century.
I paid $350 recently on it to overhaul the wheels,starting coil unit, etc, and it is like new again. I figure it will go another 35 years.
My only complaint is it’s inability to pick grass up effectively. Not...
Starts first time everything as promised
Easy to start, nice and easy to push around, great catcher and that brilliant Honda quality and reliability.
Our yard is not the biggest but using this mower is always nice and easy and the catcher is one of the largest ones I have used.
And say goodbye to the hard to start frustrations of the older style mowers as this bad boy starts first time every time.
Great enrty level mower
My second Honda mower after buying cheaper brand models over the years. Definitely worth the extra money. Never fails to perform on a small/medium lawn at holiday home. Is a little light weight for anything heavy duty but easy to maneuver compared to my other Honda self propelled heavy duty mower at home. Don't waste your money/time on cheaper options..definitely worth the extra
Questions & Answers
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I'm torn between the HRU19M2 and the HRU196M2 (yes, I know it's commercial - but the decks are identical) The HRU19 has the updated 170cc, but of the lower "C" class, not the "X" so it has more cc's but inferior in build. I don't care about engine speed control or the blade brake the HRU196 has - but the mechanism protection guards and the metal engine/exhaust cover/air filter housing etc (vs plastic everything on the HRU19) appeals. The main thing I'm torn about is that one is commercial quality and the other isn't. I've got a price match for $799 on the HRU19M@ and $1099 on the HRU196M2, so just $300 between them. Any input from HRU196M2 users? (not the M1 please)
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