Honda HRX 476 QY Rear Roller Mower
As a global engineering concern, the Honda name has long been synonymous with innovation and excellence across a range of industries. It was only natural then that, when they took the decision to expand into the garden machinery market, that they would apply the same rigorous design and quality control processes that has made their cars, bikes, and generators a byword for reliability. Over the past 45 years Honda mowers have developed an unrivalled reputation for build quality and longevity – many of their mowers still going strong after 20 years of service. This commitment to excellence is ably demonstrated in the Honda HRX476QY.
The HRX476QY, part of Honda’s Core range, is an evolution of the HRX476QX and is fitted with Honda's innovative new GCVX170 167cc OHV Engine. This engine is smaller, lighter with less moving parts than its predecessor. With a cutting deck of 19" (approx. 47cm) the HRX476QY is perfect for lawns up to about the size of a tennis court. The HRX476QY is self-propelled with the drive provided by the steel rear roller. As well as propelling the mower forward, the roller applies the classic English style stripe effect to your lawn and, just as importantly, allows you to mow up to the edge of the lawn without the danger of dropping the rear wheel into the border and scalping the grass. An often overlooked benefit of the rear roller is that growing grass causes the soil around it to lift, creating an uneven lawn. The application of the heavy steel roller acts to firm the soil down and help reduce this unevenness.
The HRX476QY, as one of Honda’s premium mowers comes with a number of features not found on their entry level Izy range. Perhaps the most useful of these features is Honda’s Roto-Stop® blade brake mechanism. This stops the blades without stopping the engine which means that you can empty the grass bag or reposition the mower without having to restart the mower each time. In addition the HRX476QY has an immensely strong thermoplastic cutting deck which is impact and corrosion resistant and, unlike cheaper plastic decks, will not become brittle with exposure to sunlight, while the Honda blade is designed to twist rather than break if it hits a rock so it stays in one piece and will not damage the mower.
Cutting height adjustment is via a single rear mounted lever with five positions from 19mm-55mm and the handles fold quickly and easily for storage.
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With parts available next day at no extra cost (subject to an order placed by midday), the fully trained Honda dealer network are knowledgeable about your product and will minimise any inconvenience when servicing is required.
Roto-stop® - Stops the blades but leaves the engine running while you empty the grass bag or move across driveways with Self-propelled models.
Rear roller - Models with a rear roller give your lawn that classic striped effect. A rear roller offers greater machine balance and control when cutting around the edge of your lawn.
Low noise - Hondas R&D team have designed a patented low noise blade (-0.5dB(A)) compared to traditional blades. With a combination of engine and cutter deck design, its noise level is 30% under the current EU standard.
Easy start - These new, advanced 4-stroke engines have an enhanced combustion process that not only improves fuel efficiency; but ensures easy starting, even after winter storage.
Durable cutter deck - The Polystrong and Xenoy cutter decks are made from high-tech polymer materials that are lightweight, strong and durable. They are also UV and corrosion resistant, helping it to stay in great condition.
No spills - Redesigned to make it much easier to refuel your HRX mower, the petrol tank filler cap is more than twice as large as the previous models.
Hands on - The HRX is so easy to maintain. The air filter can be simply changed by hand and the spark plug is much more accessible thanks to the new engine design.
Type HRX Lawnmower
Rear Roller (Stripe) Yes
Cutting Width 19" / 47cm
Cutting Heights 19 - 58 mm
Cutting Height Adjustment Yes - with central height adjustment
Grass Bag Capacity 73 L
Engine GCV 170
Safety Breaking Roto-stop®
Cutter Deck Material Polystrong®
Dry Weight 42 kg
Starter Mechanism Recoil
Noise Value 95 dB(A)
Garden Size Compact to Medium (No larger than a tennis court)
Warranty 7 Years (Click here for Honda warranty T&Cs)