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Honda HRU196

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HRU196M1 (L/R, Blade Brake), HRU196D, HRU196K1
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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (5)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.8 (5)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    4.3 (4)
  • Safety
    4.8 (5)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    4.3 (4)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.3 (3)
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Phil390

Phil390Sydney

  • 16 reviews
  • 18 likes

It has to be the best mower around

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Update: After a few years, the height adjustment became poor and uneven due to worn bushes and a rear axle that had failed on the right wheel. Replaced all and it is now good as new.

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Rohan

RohanBrisbane

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Happy overall.

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Craig

Craigwestern australia

  • 3 reviews
  • 5 likes

A very poor mower

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This mower continually blocks up due to the small shute. The blade brake is a joke. Why does the public have to allow for idiots. Mowers have been around along time without the need of a blade brake. Honda should go back to the KISS method and once again produce a good mower
Reliable engine. Solid base(weight a slight issue)
Does not catch grass as shute blocks far to easily.

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Craig
Craig

Just so I am not a whinging whinger, the Honda range of trimmers(whipper snippers) and blowers are bullet proof in my opinion. I wouldnt use anything else. I hope they get the mower right.

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Honda gone backwards

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I've been a lawn mower man for 30 years,always loyal to honda, latest edition from honda is very dissapointing. the smaller chute clogs up far to easy, when the going got tough honda used to get going, now its useless. looks like the last honda i'll buy unless they widen chute!!!!
height lever.
cuoldn't catch a cold.

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ligedyletch

ligedyletchCentral Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

HRU196K1 - Great engine but poorly engineered catcher design. Not worth the money.

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vladimir
vladimir

I can't understand you, where do you think the grass is going to go if the catcher is full?what do you think the catcher should empty itself so you don't spill grass when you empty it.

Craig
Craig

Logan the problem being is that you have to clear the shute every time you fill a bag especially if there is any hint of moisture. In other ealier models with a full open shute there was no shute to clear.

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lgordon9

lgordon9VIC, 3196

  • 24 reviews
  • 14 likes

very reliable,Honda reputation

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Easy to start,but it gets heavy to push around if you have a large area.especially as the catcher fills.
Stalls easily with thick cooch grass unless you have the revs really high. Mulch function works very well.Probably built better to last than what's on offer these days
Easy start and well built
Can get heavy to push around and stalls easily in thick grass

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Why is hard to push

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Why ask the same question 3 times in 10 minutes?
Suggest you get someone to contact them directly if you want to know.

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Why is hard to push

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CategoryPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $1,169.00
Power SourcePetrol
FeaturesMulching Capability
Catcher Type Collapsible
Catcher Capacity60 L
Cutting Deck MaterialAluminium Alloy
Cutting Width470 mm
Height of Cut16 mm to 76 mm
Weight44 kg
Manufacturer Warranty4 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine NameHonda GCV160 OHV Iron Bore
Engine TypeOHV (Overhead Valve)
BrandHonda
Release dateSept 2010
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