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Honda HRU196

Honda HRU196 (page 4 of 5)

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

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (8)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    3.6 (8)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.1 (8)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (8)
  • Safety
    4.3 (8)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    4.1 (8)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.9 (8)
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markden

markdenSydney, NSW

  • 30 reviews
  • 34 likes

Excellent

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MultiGazman
MultiGazman

Excellent, I decent review at last,These are the things you need to know when buying a machine of any type.Thanks for the through review, Im off to buy a new honda mower.

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kjm1

kjm1South-East, TAS

  • 10 reviews
  • 3 likes

Family Heirloom

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Eight years old and still going like its new. very economical. Takes me about 3.5 hours to mow our block. We bought a ride on for $3500 dollars it lasted two months and fell to bits but did the mowing in about 40 mins. At least I deserve a beer after pusing the Honda.
Please make a Honda ride on mower.
Starts first time, Great cut, cheap to run, easy to service,
will outlast me

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HAS11

HAS11Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 16 reviews
  • 10 likes

Honda performance

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I run a mowing business that I have been running for 7 years a I have always used hondas and this model Is my pick of the lot, I have newer and older models
Honda reliability and performance, power

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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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kp

kpQLD, 4560

  • 6 reviews
  • 4 likes

You get what you pay for, and this is worth the extra investment.

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After my parent's Honda push mower surpassed 25 years (still going strong), I wanted to get a Honda as well. However, the price was a bit high, so we did lots of research. It kept coming back to Honda for the best long term product value.

It's definitely ideal to have the rear wheel drive, especially on hilly lots. It has the power to work up the hill, so you don't have to. Starts up first time, every time. The mulch and catch feature is fantastic. No grass in bags, and the cuts blend in well with the grass. Also the unique three speed option is perfect for switching between long stretches of grass and more cramped spaces.
Reliable brand, easy start, great features.
Accelorator bar could probably be a bit more robust at the hinges.

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Excellent

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this mower is the best ive ever used. all the contracters use honda becuase it is the best mower brand you can buy but dont get mich mach a honda.
this mower is the best ive ever used. this mower is bullet proof water proof the only prt not water proof is if you chuck it in a dam. it has a qud cut dish so you can have 1,2,3 or 4 blades 4 blades is the best for mowing around the house but 2 blades is the best for slashing.
i wasnt very impressed with the starter cord half way up the handle so i took it off.

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EmilyBieman
EmilyBieman

Too heavy for the average female

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Talktheroo

TalktherooAU

  • 9 reviews
  • 5 likes

The best.

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Put simply, the best mower on the market. I have owned one of these mowers for about three years now, always starts first pull of the cord.
Highly recommend this product.
Everything.

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Jessie11
Jessie11

My Honda was bought 16 years ago and it starts like a new one. Had others but they were a waste of money.It still goes after professionally using it for 4 years.
It is a great product at all times.

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Dnbj

DnbjNT, 0881

  • 12 reviews
  • 3 likes

Fantastic

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Great mower, cuts beautifully. I love using it and try to beat my husband to it. Fuel usage is great and blades last ages.
Easy to get parts (blades, spark plugs etc).
Reliable, and easy to use

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chaddy_joel

chaddy_joelAU

  • 2 reviews

What a beast!

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Picked this beast up on the weekend.

Just an absolute dream to use. The motor purrs. Cuts through any sort of grass with ease. I can now see why all the contractors use this mower.

I start it up in the shed just to listen to it.
Best mower on the market, fuel efficient, clean cut
Nothing really. If anything it's a little heavier than other mowers.

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sandyfeet

sandyfeetAU

  • 74 reviews
  • 29 likes

Excellent

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Terrible

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DO NOT BUY A HONDA if you have a decent patch of lawn that needs to be regualy moved, buy the 7hp Rover instead.
It is a very well built machine and the starter and motor have not missed a beat in the 2 1/2 years since purcahced, but over all I do not like this mower.
I have a very robust large buffalo grass yard and it is simply not up to the job. It has given me nothing but headaches, for the price it simply should be better. It stalls on the thicker patches of lawn and the catcher clogs up at the entrance before it is full. I have taken it back to have it serviced but it just doesn't have the power for any decent patch of grass.

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bennydaman1992

bennydaman1992AU

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Couldn't work without it!

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Excellent

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davidslam

davidslam

  • 6 reviews

Excellent

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RedCow

RedCow

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Excellent

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This is my second Honda mower and only reason I sold the first one is we moved overseas. A couple of minor changes in the 13 years between mowers but this shows that they had a great mower back then so why change it.
Great mower. Built strong and good quality. Large fuel tank, easy start, strong engine, quiet, neighbours are envious and looks sharp.
I wasn't a fan of the starter halfway up the handle with the starter cord hanging out so you can hang your laundry on it but you get used to it. That's just cosmetic. And when I get really old, I won't have to bend as far - I'm sure this mower will still be going strong then.

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mcboag

mcboagVIC, 3844

  • 17 reviews
  • 15 likes

Excellent

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I was hesitate in spending the money for this lawn mower but it is a beautiful mower that I think we will have for years to come. It is a solid construction, but to heavy to push. It is amazingly easy to start - my nine year old son can start it! The catcher works well but works best if you mow anti-clockwise due to the volute design,it also has a mulcher which is great for a quality lawn.
It is easy to start, amazingly quite, cuts beautifully, catchs well and has a mulching capability!!
The price - but it is worth it!!!!

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lunic

lunicWA, 6168

  • 13 reviews
  • 7 likes

Excellent

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Although this is a slightly more expensive mower, it is worth the extra dollars as it will give you a consistent cut and ease of use for many years as long as the appropriate service is carried out. I have a large backyard, almost able to justify a ride on, but with the Honda it takes so little effort to start and run around that I can almost look forward to mowing the lawns.
This mower being a 4 stroke takes unleaded petrol and starts first time.
Sturdy construction and a large capacity catcher means less stops for emptying.
The fuel tank is ample for a couple of hours of running.
In really long grass it does start to struggle a little but if you make two cuts at different heights its a breeze.

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tasmaid

tasmaid

  • 86 reviews
  • 4 likes

Excellent

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I have had this mower around four years and so far has not missed a beat it always starts first time is a 4 stroke takes unleaded petrol and is very economical as well it has heaps of power we have quite a lot of mowing to do here not a problem for the honda.
the mulching capacity

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murrum

murrumAustralia

  • 15 reviews

Excellent

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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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Details

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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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