Whether you’re in the market for a new mower or you’re buying your very first one, ensuring that you’ve made the right choice should be your top priority. It should come as no surprise that these machines are quite pricey, so making the wrong choice is not something that many people can afford to do. The good news is that Honda lawn mower suppliers have shared their top tips for making your selection – answer the following questions to learn more.
How much do you like to mow?This might sound like a silly question, but you’d be surprised how many people actually don’t mind mowing their lawns or even downright enjoy it – it can be a relaxing and even leisurely activity. If this describes your feelings on the matter, a standard walk-behind mower will be sufficient. If you cannot think of anything worse, a robotic or auto model (similar to a robotic vacuum) might better meet your needs.
What kind of speed control do you prefer?When it comes to Honda lawn mowers, there are two kinds of speed control to choose from:
– Push (PDA, PKA models)
If you don’t mind putting in a little bit of hard work, these models are a good choice. They’re lightweight, to make pushing them as easy as possible, and are less expensive than their self-propelled counterparts.
– Self-Propelled (VKA, VLA, VYA, HXA, HYA and HZA models)
Honda actually offers three different types of variable speed transmission – smart drive (which uses a paddle to adjust the speed as you mow), select drive (which uses a dial to adjust the speed) and cruise control hydrostatic transmission (which allows you to set your speed and forget).
Do you prefer to mulch, bag, discharge, shred or all four?This is a completely personal decision and there is no right or wrong answer. Your lawn mower supplier can offer advice and suggestions, but they cannot definitively tell you what is right for you. A mulch model will prepare the clippings ready to be mulched, a bag model will collect the clippings for easy disposal, a discharge model will spit the clippings back onto the lawn, and a shred model is able to shred leaves.
Decide on the level of features, convenience and performanceNow that you’ve covered the basics, it’s time to look into the features that you want your mower to have. For maximum convenience, comfort, features and performance, look no further than the premium HRX series, whilst the HRS series offer quality, exceptional manoeuvrability and performance at a budget price. Be sure to look over all of the features and levels of performance offered before reaching a final decision.
As you can see, choosing a new mower can be a challenge – even when you know exactly what you’re looking for. By using the tips shared by Honda lawn mower suppliers, you should be in a better position to make a decision that you are happy with. If you’re still running into problems with your choice, ensure that you speak with your supplier – they will be able to steer you in the right direction and answer any questions you may have.