This New Mower From Honda is Perfect For DIYersHeres Why

For Honda Power Equipment’s 35thanniversary they released a new walk-behind mower that’s an improvement from their top-selling HRR mower.

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For Honda Power Equipment’s 35thanniversary they released a new walk-behind mower that’s an improvement from their top-selling HRR mower.

The wildly popular HRR was released in 1998 and has been their top selling mower for the past 20 years. Consumers have purchased more than 300,000 Honda HRR models per yearthat’s comparable to the number of Honda Civics sold each year. They’ve completely redesigned the HRR from the ground up and have replaced it with the brand new HRN model. Honda Power Equipment (HPE) touts that the HRN has four main qualities that make it appealing to customers: its ease of use, improved serviceability, rugged durability and power. Speaking about power, the HRN also has a new engine, the GCV170, that gives this mower 18 percent more torque than the HRR.

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This new kid on the block has a few bells and whistles that any DIYer can fall in love with. One feature that stood out to me was the Smart Drive Control. It was easy to use when I tested it and there are five adjustable positions, so you can set it to whatever is most comfortable for you. This self-propelled feature allows this mower to go surprisingly fast. I don’t think I even went full speed and it felt like I needed to run to keep up with it. This is a boon to you if you have long legs or if you want to get your lawn mowed fast or maybe even get a run in.

Another stand-out feature was the dual-lever height adjustment. On most mowers you have to go to each wheel to adjust the cutting height but on the HRN you only need to adjust it on two wheels on one side, and you’re not cranking on the levers to raise or lower the deck. They move smoothly.

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What makes it perfect for DIYers is that this mower is easy to maintain. There are considerably less parts in the HRN compared to the HRR. There are no tools needed to remove the air cleaner and the spark plug is easy to access. If you ever hit a stump or a large rock (we’ve all done it) and it bends the crankshaft, it’s not a headache to replace it yourself.

With the release of the new HRN it looks like HPE has another winner on their hands.

Watch this video to learn more about the new HRN mower from Honda:

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