Easy to manoeuvre
Durable build quality
Prone to clogging
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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.
Good Service from Allmowers Dee Why also.
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.
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.
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.
- Buffalo Buck HRU19K1
Bought this mower because of the Honda reputation and it did not disappoint. The mower starts easily and the first time like the advertisement. The built quality of the mower is very good and it cuts well. The only flaw is the chute is small and it tend to block up in long damp grass.
We bought our mower over 6 months ago and love it. We have not had any issues. It's easy to start, does a great job and easy to clean with the hose attachment. It's not too heavy for me to push (female) but also made to last. Highly recommend this lawn mower.
Great mower, powerful!
Purchased this mower 6 months back, due to having a gutless old mower and needed something with more power and easy to start. This mower has the self propulsion which is awesome especially on the hills at our property the mulching feature is just amazing, no need to empty your clippings again! Absolute joy to mow the lawn now, never thought I'd say so!
Only thing there is an issue with, if you stop it soon after you start it, it seems to flood and will take at least 4 minutes to restart, this may been just a tuning issue however, I should take it back to the dealer.
I am very happy with the Honda HRU19 mower, it starts first time & is easy for a female to use, a very powerful & reliable mower especially on large lawn areas, cut at a nice even level, & I find that it is ok in the damp weather, I have had no problems at all
This would have to be the best mower money can buy. I wasn't keen on handing over so much money at first, but it seems to be money well spent so far. Starts first time very easily and does a very good job. Might cost twice as much as a cheap mower but should last twice as long.
NEVER LETS ME DOWN
We have an accommodation business so having a lawn mower which is easy to use for me (female), reliable and does a great job are imperative. My Honda always starts first time and every time. Never lets me down and our lawns are those to be proud. Bit more expensive than other brands but well worth the money.
- Buffalo Buck HRU19K1
worth for what I spent (HONDA HRU19K1
We bought Honda HRU19K1 lawn mover from Ranch house mover shop Narre Warren, this is the best lawn mover i ever used and it’s worth for what i spent. And very professional staff and friendly service also, I highly recommend this mover to anyone.
- Buffalo Buck HRU19K1
Love this mower. It works a treat!
I got an extra two blades attached to my mower when I purchased it. It starts without much effort and every time. I love the catcher and how it operates. The mower is heavy when turning, but it cuts really well. My old mower had an adjustable choke, but this one is either on or off so when you let go of the handle it just stops. Love my Honda Mower.
Don't muck around with mowers, buy a Honda
I asked the Father-in-law's colleague who ownd a mower store and then sold it but still worked there, what should I buy? He said "Don't muck around with mowers, buy a Honda!" I wasn't buying off him as I was interstate but following his advice I bought the HRU 19D in Dec 2008. I run it on 98 unleaded and it starts first go whether it me or my wife starting it. For maintenance I've only had to change oil, spark plugs and blades and it's 8 years old.
I also bought a Honda trimmer (UMS425U) and I look forward to yard maintenance day as once again it is reliable and easy to start.
HONDA HONDA HONDA !!!!!
Bought a used Buffalo buck, First Honda, always wanted a redtop. Man - Easy start 1 soft pull and ALWAYS goes!!..Mulch option is FANTASTIC. I never use the catcher now!! After roughly 6 - 8 mows my yards look THICKER and GREENER. Wash port is great idea. This mower convinced me to buy a NEW UMS25 Whipper snipper that is excactly the same.. Starts first pull every time ( choke on and one squeeze of trigger) ( like starting a carburetor car.). LOVE yard work now..Prayin for rain just to use my Hondas!! HEY HONDA.. How bout a HAT or T-SHIRT to pose to my mates !!!!
Very capable Mulching Mower
I have had Honda mowers for years and they have been fabulously reliable and work perfectly. My existing mower is 20plus years old and still starts first time. I have a large block and decided to look into mulching mowers. After much research - possibly obsessive- I settled on this one. It has not disappointed. Even the engine stop mechanism, which I was concerned about, is no issue as the mower starts first time with just a gentle half pull.
I have not used it with the catcher so don't know if it works as well in this mode.
Honda HRU 19M is my first mower. I have been using it for 3 years on 1000 sq meter block. Cut is very good (I have 4 blades and change them about early). I only use mulcher and have never used the bag - The 4 blades shred cut grass well before mulcher's airflow pushes the cuttings down in to grass. I clean my mower after every use and dry it by running engine for few minutes (this gets rid of petrol that's in pipe, as well).
I change oil, air filter and spark annually. Every now and then I put a bit of WD40 on wheel bearings and other moving ...
What a machine, I LOVE THIS MOWER!!!
After getting my 300sqm backyard re-turfed, it was time to upgrade my old B&S mower to a new mower. I already had the Honda UMK425 Brushcutter for 3 years and is working perfectly each time, it's never skipped a beat. So it made sense to get a Honda mower and after a lot of research I decided to go for the HRU19M1, and WHAT A MACHINE!!!
I love it! After 3 mows already, I now know why they cost so much. The alloy deck makes it very sturdy and strong, starts first time every time and sounds great. Very simple to use, no need to prime the engin...e and no use for a throttle (I found that a waste really)...just pull the cord and it starts. I think the best part is cleaning the mower, no need for tipping it on its side or lifting it to wash yourself. Just place your garden hose in the wash port, start the engine and you see it getting cleaned with all the water. The chute isn't as big of a deal as people say, all you need to do is just get an extra 2 blades installed on the mower to cut the grass much finer, and it'll suck into the catcher much better. Don't hesitate in buying a Honda mower, I can't wait to use it again and definitely will be recommending it to family and friends! Just can't wait to buy the Honda HHB25 Blower now, then I'll have the lot! Tip Honda - I think you should have the 4 blades as standard on the mower, instead of 2. It doesn't cost much, just $20 extra. (I was fortunate to have that chucked in for free at the time of buying the mower). Also, maybe offer package deals or additional perks (like branded accessories) if customers want to buy multiple power equipment. Happy Mowing Everyone!!!
Perfect machine. I was gifted one 3 years ago, and have loved every cut its done for me. I found the annual servicing to be way too expensive, so read the manual and started doing my own servicing on it, one tenth the price (and much more fun). Didn't buy the mulching attachment, but collecting the leaves and rolling over them once seems to do what I need. Easy to clean, which is important to me, super easy to operate. Hopefully I'll never need to buy another mower, but I'd absolutely promote this one to anyone asking.
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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