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Honda HRU196

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HRU196M1 (L/R, Blade Brake), HRU196D, HRU196K1
3.5 from 105 reviews · View Statistics
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Pros

  • Starts with little effort

  • Cuts grass cleanly

  • Blade brake system works well

Cons

  • Heavy

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (7)
  • Value for Money
    4.1 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    3.9 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.9 (7)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    3.3 (7)
  • Safety
    4.7 (7)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    4.6 (7)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.3 (7)
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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.

sandyfeet
sandyfeetAU
  • 74 reviews
  • 31 likes

Excellent

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Bad

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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!!!!

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

murrum
murrumAustralia
  • 15 reviews

Excellent

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garic66
garic66
  • 12 reviews
  • 1 like

Excellent

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My overall opinion is a resounding, BUY IT, as a profesional lawn mower man it will last for years, the price is towards the high end but well worth it in the end.
6 months ago i purchased a lawn mowing franchise, not knowing which mower to purchase, i talked to other franchisee's, all had Honda hru196d, so on their feedback i purchased mine, the mower is easy to push, rolls straight and true, very large catcher, mulching capability, big engine grunts through almost anything, with the decompression on startup it is very easy to start every time.
the only thing i can point to in a dislike on the Honda is the locking nuts on the handle, running for 5 hours a day the locking nuts come loose, consistantly requireing tightening.

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Excellent

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A quality mower with an aluminium base and wheels with ball bearings. Makes iut a breeze to mow your lawn large or small and the real plus is that it should last a lifetime provided that it is amintained properly.
The mower is very easy to start and starts first time every time ,unlike the old two strokes.It also has a good mulching capability.
I like everything about it.

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