Starts with little effort
Cuts grass cleanly
Blade brake system works well
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What a beast!
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.
I have read that people do not like the cord up on the handles. Rather than complain if you do not like it you have it down at the mower. However all of my hondas have pull cord come up on the right side of the handle. A number of people use these along with myself and they have never got caught on any bush as described in other reviews. The cord is simply up high for a no bend start. It can be moved if you wish to make things harder for yourself.
This is a great mower. I have had it on perfect lawns and bush lawns with rock and sticks and it ...
I really like the safety features and easy starting and robustness of the Honda (that's why I bought it), we replaced an old honda with this one so I trust the brand but I have to say I hate the grass chute part.
Easy starting - one pull and it goes
Blade shut off - its great to know that you can move things and leave the mower going with no little fingers or feet being chopped off as once you release the handle and take you hands off the handle bar, the blades stop.
The tiny chute that the grass comes out of - even the slightest damp grass al...
Couldn't work without it!
I love this lawn mower; it starts first time every time and has never missed a beat. The blade brake is brilliant idea, especially when mowing near/over dangerous objects. The huge bag also makes it possible to mow for a much longer time and not have to empty the bag. The chute is not the best, but I find it only really clogs up while mowing in wet grass; also you may or may not like the long handle bars, originally I didn't like the length but now it is essential for me to mow with long handle bars. I would recommend this lawn mower to anyone ...with a large lawn to mower or are going to be using it for commercial use. One pull start, blade brake, huge bag (70L), long handle bars. 4 year domestic/2 year commercial warranty Chute - Not the best when you hit wet grass
I am a contractor using a HRU 196 AND HRU 216 Honda mower. I average 50 lawns a week, sometimes more. At the end of 1 year the mowers will have mowed 2,400 lawns which is more than an average mower will do in a lifetime. These mowers have been going over 3 years non stop. Never 1 failure, just in every 6 weeks or so for a check and oil change. The mowers are out in the rain on the trailer, start first time religiously no matter how cold and fuel economy is fantastic. Fill them once a day and that is usually enough. 5.5hp is plenty to get ...through thick grass, and 75db is fairly quiet for a lawnmower. I have used a 6.0hp Kawasaki and it is noisier, 96db, and is so much heavier to lift and push, and nowhere near as reliable. You want a solid reliable workhorse get a Honda hands down. Easy to start, Lightweight but strong chassis Cant find any
A pricey bit of gear but I believe good value Parts seem to be pricey also but if the machine lasts for 15years then I believe it is good value as my old Victor which was a lot cheaper lasted 12 Yrs but had lots of bits replaced. A quite clean looking machine easy to use
Certainly ease of start has to be a great atraction I had purchased a Talon from Mitre 10 See my report on that It was a disaster This mower cost me twice the price but has been worth every cent I clean it regularly use only Honda oils and parts only replaced blades so far very...
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.
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!!!!
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.
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
An outstanding mower. When you think about it, a good mower should last half a lifetime, so why not buy a quality product.
There is a reason no-one makes more engines than Honda. This baby has plenty of power, so if you decide to let your lawn get a little out of control, it wont matter.
MASSIVE CATCHER! And I mean massive, which is great because you will find yourself emptying it half as often.
Huge fuel tank as well.
This is only a minor thing, but I had some issues starting it initially, until a neighbour wandered over and told me I was...
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.
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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