Easy to manoeuvre
Durable build quality
Prone to clogging
Carburetor plays up after about 3 years
First 3 years were great
After that the mower began to die after 20 mins of mowing
Took it to an experienced mower place, they said you need a new Carburetor that cost 3/4 of the price of a new mower! Even they recommended buying a new mower and not wasting money on it (they were not trying to sell me a new mower either)
It wasn't fuel or the spark plugs etc
The mower still starts first or second pull but it will not rev to a high speed and recently has started seeking before just dying, rendering it useless
I paid a lot of money for this Honda, I expected to get 8+ years out of it, to get just over 3 has left me with an aversion to buying Honda again...I'm now looking at a Makita battery mower, which cost more but I bet I get more than 3 years out of it before running into trouble
Purchased for $799.00.
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 $950.00.
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 a...nd 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.
Not explained and not practical for everyday use
Hi, I purchased a Honda HRU19K1 (mbau-1031182) last Saturday morning 2/7/2016 from a dealer in QLD.
I had a conversation with the sales person and asked for a mower which was push style with a Honda Motor or a Honda. He pointed me to this mower and I asked him what the lever on the handle was. He told me it was a break. I thought this was a good idea.
Once at home I was keen to try it out. I had a look through the owners manual to check how to start the mower and could not follow the instructions . Chapter 6 only mentioned that when the dr...
Mulch chute poor design
After owning a Honda mower for 8 years and had been very happy, I decided to buy a Honda HRU19 ALLOY CHASSIS as my old mower rusted out.
The grass only has to be slightly damp I'm consonantly having to put my hand in the chute and pull the grass out. I will never buy a Honda again nor would I recommend. Very disappointed!
My experience isn't that great
Had this mower 7-years. Had it serviced often and from the selling dealer. It is stored in a clean and dry shed.
Doesn't start every time. Can take more than a few pulls to get going. Did start well the first few years but over time is now a pain to start. It eventually always does - but takes effort. My neighbours $400 Victa - by contrast - starts every time - first pull. And his mower has a much rougher life than mine.
Leaks oil from a small lever near the back. Shop says its common for this engine to do this. Over time the leaked oil get...
A mower made by someone who has never mowed
So I only bought this mower a few days ago and really wish I did more research into it before hand. My main complaint is the ridiculous engine brake that requires the arm under the handle to be engaged to run the mower, if you let go then the mower will turn off within 3 seconds. It sounds ok on paper but start mowing and you see how unpractical this is. Say you are mowing and see a stick ahead that needs to be removed, you walk away to get it and the mower has turned off straight away. I really question the longevity of the mower for the c...onstant starting that will be required and all though its first start now I doubt it will be first start in 5-10 years as with other Honda's I have used. As a somewhat fix to this problem I have put a cable tie around the handle and the safety arm that I then move down when I want to turn the mower off. it does get somewhat annoying though to have a cable tie resting on your hand while you mow. The other issue I have is the auto choke, once again straight out of the box that's all good and well but in the future I want to be able to use the choke to diagnose problems and determine how well the mower is running, the absence of the choke also means the only way to shut the mower off is via the safety bar unless you pull the spark plug. If you like to fold the handle bars up for storage or transport your mower around then you wont like the mechanism for this. You practically need to remove the the screws off the thread to get enough room to pivot the handles over, this is more tedious than any mower I have used. The actual mower mows very well, its a strong motor and does a great job of mulching. It's sturdy and the wheels don't feel as though they will fall off. Others have mentioned the ease of emptying the catcher and I'll have to somewhat disagree, if you fill it to 90% capacity then the grass will easily tip out unless you hold it up at as your removing it but you'll still spill some. Until Honda remove this engine brake I cannot recommend this mower to anyone. Sturdy, strong engine, mulcher works well, cuts grass like a breeze. Engine break that must be engaged for the mower to be on (hands must be on at all times or it turns off), handle bars do not fold easily, auto choke will not be ideal in the long term.
Finished mowing large house lawn and am now black & blue from my thigh hitting the handle mechanism on the left hand side of the handle. Pinched palms on hands from the new stop/start mechanism on the handle. No chance to 'rev' the motor slightly whilst mowing damp lawn which means the damp grass collects in the chute from the blades into the catcher. Difficult to clean the mesh/cloth constructed catcher once mowing finished.
Good even grass cutting method
See above review
Overall if your looking for a lawn mower that will last you more then a year. will save you a tiny bit of money on gas which is good in this economy and is light weight then i recommened this lawn mower. Although i say this there are way better lawn mowers out there that have better performance quilitly that in my opion and my dads that will do the job a whole lot better
This lawnmower is very light weight. It has amazing life spane and takes up a fraction of the gas that most lawn mowers do.
The lawn mower is push not automatic.
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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