55 questions from our users
Am using this mower for the first time What do I need to do to start the motor?
Turn the fuel flow on, if it isn't already on, push the throttle all the way forward as far as you can (this activates the choke) then pull the cord. Once the engine fires pull the throttle back midway and let it idle and warm up. I never turn my fuel off and the mower starts 1st pull 98% of the time and always on the 2nd pull if it didn't start 1st pull.
On my mower, turn fuel on (I also always leave mine on), hold the engine brake lever on the handle in, and pull the starter.
Fuel pours out when i open fuel valve
Pours out where?
You really need to describe exactly where the fuel is leaking from
Is it because of a lose clamp around the value (there's one prior to the valve and one afterwards, they are spring versions)
They might have come lose but more likely the hose might have developed a split after the valve (otherwise it would leak all the time)
You really need to describe in detail where the leak is happening
My HRU19R has recently started to stop running after about 30 seconds, let it sit and it will start to run again with pretty much full power but stops after 30 seconds or even sooner when under load. have tried draining the fuel bowl and blowing fuel line back from fuel cock. Any ideas?
My thoughts be would be the auto choke malfunctioning (if equipped) to check you can simply pull the air filter cover and filter and sight if open or closed
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)
I have a HRU196M2PBUH version of the mower. It depends on how flat your yard is. The mower is commercial grade and weighs in a 44kg empty so it's heavy. Really heavy after an hour or two mowing in the sun. It's a two person job to get it in and out of the car when it needs servicing. That being said, it is incredibly reliable. Apart from the weight, I can't fault it. Probably worth the $1229 I paid for it.
Thanks for the replies. I’ve heard from a source that the 160cc engine is being changed in all commercial Honda mowers. So I’ll wait for that to happen :)
That mower (if the blade brake model) is the $999 one.
Picked up my new mower and used today, fantastic mower, cuts beautiful, but the catcher blows grass
out the vents majorly, all over me, i covered the vents with heavy duty tape, is this good or bad?
I used this mower last week with no problems
Now it starts but wont run ?
What position should the petrol tap be in - it is hard to see.
It starts with the choke on but then wont run in any position ?
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