Easy to manoeuvre
Durable build quality
Prone to clogging
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Easy to start, always works, cuts the grass!
After having a yard mate mower (whose wheels would roll off on occasion) it was with welcome relief that I received this for a fathers day present. The mower is simple to use and has started for me EVERY SINGLE TIME with 1 or at most 2 pulls. The engine is strong and cuts through Amazon style jungle grass quickly and efficiently. The catcher is fabric so may eventually rot but with some TLC I expect to be using this mower until I'm pushing up grass myself.
I've had tis mower for 2-3years & never mist a beat.very happy with it.clean it every time u use it & you'll never.have a problem with it. Very impressed. Starts straight up every time.does the job that i nead it to do.so impressed with honda i bought a brush cutter.
Great Build Quality
Superb build quality, so nice I hate getting it dirty lol. Aluminum Alloy deck is very nicely made, if anything over engineerd as mower is a little on the heavy side, maybe not ideal for the women. Cold starts takes 3-4 pulls Hot starts 1-2 pulls. Easy to change the oil and do general maintenace on.
Leaves grass looking very nice. People complain about chute clogging on cutting wet grass, but cutting grass when wet is silly anyway so.... Only thing i don't like is the catcher as it is not as easy to empty as a plastic catcher as grass gets stuck between metal frame and cover and you need to drag it out by hand.
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Cuts the grass in no time.
So easy to use. Cuts the grass super fast and doesn't make much noise so it doesn't distract the neighbours. This lawn mower is fantastic. My kids even love using it, since it is that fun. Love the style of it too, looks modern and powerful. Would recommend it to all my friends.
Good, but not great
- I have had this mower for a little over 2 years now and wish I didn't buy it. Spend a bit extra and get the HRU196.
- The engine is great but has no throttle control. Additionally if you start the mower then 'let go' of the bar it will not start again. It floods easily. You will have to remove the spark plug and pull a few times, put the spark plug back in and then you're good.
- The body is great, yet the folding mechanism is a joke. You literally have to unscrew the two side bolts until they are on the last tread for it to fold up.
10 years old this year! Still going strong.
Mower has been great, starts pretty much first go every time as long as fuel tap was shut off previous mow and allowed to stop by running out of fuel. This prevents the old fuel sitting in carburettor fuel bowl and going off, it is not so bad sitting in the fuel tank as the fuel volume is larger.
Have put 1 new spark plug in it in 10 years, changed oil every 6 months or so. It does like clean air so regular air filter cleans and replacements are necessary which obviously depend on the environment you mow in. You can tell when air filter is dir...
Great mower, after a couple of fixes.
To the people having catching and blocking issues, you need to increase the engine speed (adjust governor) and fit an extra 2 blades (4 in total) I can mow Kikuyu lawn in the rain with no blockages. I was very disappointed with this mower before I fixed these 2 issues. I'm going to buy a mulching plug for my HRU19 K1 and try mulch mowing to save emptying the catcher and put nutrients back into the lawn. I'll only do this at the time of the year when there are no weeds.
i cant fault this product. it cuts with breeze with short and longer grass. money well spent for the price. very easy to maintain along with starting the mower. the catcher can hold a decent amount of cuttings but you need to make sure you have all the grass clippings out the shoot.
Best I ever had
I got my Honda hru 19d from the metal recycling yard for $20 so in other words i gave it a new life did some maintaince on and it put some fresh fuel in it pulled it over and it runs like a horse even tho the blades have no lift it still cuts the grass very well i don't even have it's catcher or mulch plug
This lawn mower is amazing and has excellent cutting results. The lawn mower is light weight and very easy to maneuver for anyone. I love the safety feautures too get it to start and how easy it is to operate. It is a really great pi rchase and i recommend this product as it really works
They don't make them like this anymore
This was the first new mower I have ever bought. That was 15 years ago, and its still going strong. It does an extremely good job, has a full width shoot so doesn't get clogged up with wet grass. It's nice and light so very manuverable. Another high quality Honda mower.
This is my second Honda Mower, my last Honda I had for 9.5 years and just passed it on to my son. It never missed a beat in all those years, at the start of each season I would install plug oil filter and new blades and away I go. I believe you get what you pay for and I am completely happy with the performance and longevity of the mower.I can see now why all the contractors have Honda mowers. I went back to the shop a week later and got a brushcutter as well and completely happy with it as well.if you need a new mower but one you won’t regret it.Currently on special price so that helps the decision. AAA Rating all round.
Easy to operate
We could not be happier with this mower. It's easy to maneuver, easy to operate and maintain, and it cuts better than any other mower we've owned. It starts easily as well. It's quite solid so it's a bit heavier than we expected it to be but that's not entirely a bad thing.
Good mower, a bit heavy
The mower stars easily and cuts well. I haven't had any blocked chute issues mentioned in other reviews but I don't use the catcher. The mower is heavy but I like the solid build and alloy base and I expect the mower will last for 15 years or more, especially considering it does light duty at my place. My previous Massport only lasted 6 years before the base rusted out and it's briggs and statton motor was smoky.
EDIT: After owning the mower for several months I have had the chute block up in long or wet grass. It's not a big deal for me but would be very frustrating if this was my main mower.
Got a bargain!
I was a bit worried at first...considering I purchased mine basically new yet 2nd hand but Im so glad I did!!! Loving the hose connection so I can clean under it without the spray back I use to get from my old briggs & stratton. It has a safety thing that stops the blades when you let go too which i really like :-) cant fault it so far. Oh the adjustable handles are great for your back too.
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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