Honda HRX 426 QX Rear Roller Mower
As a global engineering giant, Honda’s name has long been synonymous with innovation and excellence across a range of industries. It was only natural, when they took the decision to branch out 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 plus years of service. This commitment to excellence is perfectly reflected in the Honda HRX426QX.
The HRX426QX, part of Honda’s Core range, is the most compact of their rear roller mowers. With a cutting deck of 17" (approx. 42cm) the HRX426QX is best suited to lawns about the size of half to three quarters of a tennis court. Power is provided by Honda’s popular GVC160 Overhead Cam engine which offers a perfect combination of power and ease of starting. The HRX426QX 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 HRX426QX, 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® mechanism. This stops the blades without stopping the engine meaning that you can empty the grass bag or move the mower without having to restart the mower each time. In addition the HRX426QX has an immensely strong thermoplastic cutting deck which is corrosion resistant and, unlike cheap plastic decks, will not become brittle with exposure to sunlight, while the Honda blade is designed to twist rather than break if it hits an obstacle so it stays in one piece and will not further 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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Roto-stop - When you release the handle the engine continues but the blade stops - so you can leave the engine running to empty the grass bag or drive accross gravel paths with complete safety and peace of mind.
Self-propelled - The engine drives the mower forward, taking the effort out of lawncare.
Folding handle - Quick and simple folding for easy storage and transporting.
Central height adjust - Choose one of seven cutting heights using a single lever.
Polystrong deck - Durable and rust-proof polypropylene deck allows us to design in extra strength while reducing the overall weight.
Rear roller - Give your lawn that classic stripe. A rear roller offers greater machine balance and control when cutting around the edge of your lawn.
Easy to manoeuvre - Thanks to double ball-bearings and extra-wide no-slip wheels manoeuvrability is easier than ever.
Engine - 160cc Honda 4-stroke engine gives high power and torque with renowned durability, also the auto choke system ensures the perfect start even in cold weather.
Type HRX Lawnmower
Rear Roller (Stripe) Yes
Cutting Width 17" / 42cm
Cutting Heights 19 - 55 mm
Cutting Height Adjustment Yes
Drive Self Propelled
Grass Bag Capacity 60 L
Engine 160cc OHC 4-stroke
Safety Breaking Rotostop®
Cutter Deck Material Polystrong®
Dry Weight 38 kg
Starter Mechanism Recoil
Handle Folding Yes
Noise Value 94 dB(A)
Vibration 5.2 m/sec2
Garden Size Compact (Less than a tennis court)
Warranty 7 Years (Click here for Honda warranty T&Cs)