Honda unveils new HRN Series lawn mower

August 6, 2019 -  By

Honda Power Equipment (HPE) unveiled its all-new HRN Series of residential lawn mowers at the 35th anniversary celebration of the Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing Inc., facility in Swepsonville, N. C.

The Honda HRN Series of lawn mowers features four major areas of innovation: power and torque, a rugged design, intuitive controls and easier operation and serviceability than the HRR models they replace.

The heart of the Honda HRN Series is the Honda GCV170 engine. The power and torque of the Honda GCV170 engine provides more stable RPMs for greater consistency in cutting, mulching and bagging across a variety of lawn conditions. Increased displacement in the new GCV170 engine also contributes to more power and torque as compared to the GVC160 engine in the HRR Series.

The transmission has fewer parts and the Honda GCV170 includes the Honda Auto Choke system. This user-friendly system is automatic, eliminating levers and cables. The engine starts easily, whether cold or hot, and is ready for immediate mowing. Once the engine is running, the Auto Choke automatically returns to an optimal operating position. The Honda GCV170 engine also features the Honda CycloFlow design, which produces increased turbulence in the cylinder and more stable combustion, resulting in easy starting and greater resistance to lower quality fuel. The engine produces less vibration, which reduces fatigue and makes mowing more comfortable and enjoyable for the operator.

Photo: Honda Power Equipment

Photo: Honda Power Equipment

“Honda HRN lawn mowers offer a new engine, updated design and technologically advanced features that provide an easy, comfortable mowing experience and the smooth, groomed finish lawn enthusiasts aspire to,” said Will Walton, vice president, Honda Power Equipment. “The new models are one illustration of how we at Honda Power Equipment are contributing to the Honda Vision for 2030—growth through the pursuit of quality and serving people worldwide with the joy of expanding the potential of lives.”

Technologically innovative features begin with an improved design of the Adjustable Smart Drive that allows for ease of speed variation with a press of a wide paddle control on the handlebar. In addition, a 3-in-1 Clip Director lever located on the side of the engine cowling controls an entry shutter between the lawn mower deck and the grass bag.

Other features of the HRN mowers include a simplified cut height control system consisting of a dual-lever height adjustment (as opposed to four levers on the outgoing HRR models). With just two levers, the operator can make quick and convenient adjustments for seven different cutting heights. Two-way releasing rear wheel ratchets reduce effort required to turn or pivot in tight areas.

Under the deck, the HRN models feature precision-crafted blades with the Honda Twin Blade MicroCut System for exact cutting and fine mulching at any height, with fewer trips to empty the bag. The front wheels have been reconfigured to a simple single axle, and nut and bolt connections are made of steel and embedded in resin.

The Honda HRN Series is designed to make quick work of grooming grass, leaving more free time for the operator.

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