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When you think of the Honda brand, you might first think of cars or maybe motorcycles. However, the company has a long history of creating some of the best and most powerful lawn mowers on the market.

That makes sense since their engines have been used in the mowers of many of the other major brands as well.

To find out if you should consider buying a Honda, keep reading for info on the company and on their mowers.

Honda Background

Although a Japanese company, Honda has been part of the American market for a long time. Back in 1959, the company developed the American Honda Motor Company as the main focus of its American entry into the motorcycle market which is where they first met success on this side of the Pacific Ocean.

Today, this multinational company has been successfully building many more products than just motorcycles, including trucks, scooters, jets, robots, electrical generators, and lawn care equipment. Of course, they are probably best known for being the world’s fifth largest manufacturer of automobiles and the world’s largest maker of engines.

Every year, they are responsible for manufacturing more than 14 million engines which are used in their own products, as well as the products of even their top rivals in many markets.

Part of what has made Honda such a worldwide success has been their innovative and flexible approach to business. The company was founded in 1953 and has since been responsible for creating more than 40 million products. In more recent years, the company has taken a leading role in creating environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient engines to meet the changing demands of their consumers.

Of course, meeting the needs of buyers has been one of the reasons for their success all along. Research into why Honda’s motorcycle line has done so well in the United States credits the success to that very trait.

According to the story, Honda had intended to sell larger motorcycles in the U. S. until the smaller bikes their staff used to ride around the city received a lot of interest. That prompted a complete reversal of strategy and one that led to a huge market share.

What does that have to do with lawn equipment? The same commitment to giving consumers what they want is supposed to be behind the manufacturing of all the company’s products, including their lawn equipment.

Even though the lawn mower division didn’t arrive in the United States until 1979, the company has already made great strives in this part of the market as well.

Residential Lawn Mowers

If you’re looking for a riding mower, you won’t find one at Honda. The company’s line of mowers features only the walk behind variety. However, that has allowed them to provide some great consumer-friendly features to the entire line.

No matter which model of Honda mower you choose, you’re going to find several features on all of them. One of the plusses is the blade shut-off system.

If you need to empty the mower’s bag, you can do so by turning off the blade without turning off the entire mower. That can save you time and fuel. Many users are also impressed by the reliability of the mower’s engines and by the improved mulching capabilities of the mower’s twin-blade cutting system.

You can also use the handlebars to control the mower’s speed which means you can change rates on a dime, plus each mower allows for up to seven cutting height adjustments to make meeting the needs of your specific lawn easier.

Plus, if you’re trying to be greener, you might love the fact that the Honda engines included in all of the mowers produce some of the lowest emissions of any on the market and meet the standards set by the EPA and the California Air Resource Board (CARB). All of the residential-class mowers are protected by a three year warranty as well.

You’ll find eight models of Honda mowers available. Of course, all of them use Honda engines but three use the GVC190 engines while the rest use the GVC160. Those same three also have decks made Nexite which is a special material that does not rust or corrode which is unusual for a lawn mower. Plus, Nexite is resistant to dents which can be benefit if you’re not always a safe lawn mower. The other five models have a steel deck.

As far as starters go, you’ll find some of the models use the traditional recoil system while about half of the others prefer the electric start system. Most people have their own preferences so you can choose the models providing the option you like the best.

The range of cutting heights varies from mower to mower. However, some of the mowers can cut to as little as three-fourths of an inch and as high as four inches. Again, which you choose depends on your particular lawn care preferences.

The key here is that you’re going to find plenty of variety in Honda’s models so that you choose the options which are best suited for your lawn and your personal preferences. For example, if you are picky about the discharge location you’ll find a couple of choices available.

Two of the models have side discharge, three have rear, another three allow you the option of choosing rear discharge, while one comes with both side and rear discharge as standard equipment. The latter also comes with the specially designed Honda auto choke system, as well as three handle height positions which can be changed easily to fit your needs.

Even for those mowers which do not have some features as standard, many do have the option of adding them to the model. That means these are some of the most customizable mowers on the market and are diverse enough to meet the needs of most mowers unless you happen to prefer a riding mower.

If you are in need of even higher performance, Honda also offers two commercial mowers which offer similar features.

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