Easy to manoeuvre
Durable build quality
Prone to clogging
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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 $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 $1,199.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
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.
Purchased in November 2016 at Bunnings Warehouse.
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 $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 $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 $700.00.
- Buffalo Buck HRU19R1
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
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.
Questions & Answers
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.
Get an answer from our members
- 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.
|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Features||Blade Brake, Mulching Capability and Quick-Start Motor||Blade Brake, Deck Clean-out Port and Mulching Capability||Blade Brake, Deck Clean-out Port and Mulching Capability|
|Catcher Capacity||60 L||60 L||54 L||54 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Aluminium Alloy||Aluminium Alloy||Aluminium Alloy||Plastic|
|Cutting Width||470 mm||482 mm||470 mm||470 mm|
|Height of Cut||16 mm to 76 mm||16 mm to 76 mm||16 mm to 80 mm||16 mm to 80 mm|
|Number of Blades||1||1||1||1|
|Weight||34 kg||34 kg||31 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)||4 year(s)||4 year(s)||4 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Honda GCV160 4-Stroke||Honda GCV160 4 Stroke||Honda 170cc OHV/OHC 4-stroke Engine||Honda GCV170|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke||4-Stroke||4-Stroke, OHC (Overhead Cam) and OHV (Overhead Valve)||4-Stroke|
|Engine Displacement||170 cc|
|Release date||Sept 2010||Sept 2010||Sept 2010|
|Replaced by||Honda Buffalo Buck HRU19M1|
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