40 years of the Honda Lawnmower

The Honda Lawnmower is 40!

2018 marks 40 years of the Honda lawnmower!

In the 1970’s when developing the Honda lawnmower engineers strived to create a machine that would last ten – twenty years, keeping up with the reliable high quality reputation Honda had for their motorbikes and cars already. They undertook a extensive study on lawnmower markets in Europe, the type of grass growing within European countries, what competitor models were available and how much they were.

The HR21, Honda’s first walk-behind lawn mower, was launched in August 1978 in overseas markets including the U.S. The high-quality lawn mower equipped with a vertical engine, which ensured quiet operation and significantly easier starting, received rave reviews for its outstanding performance, safety and durability. Sales were strong from the start, growing steadily to the point that in 1985, when sister models were introduced,

Today, in 2018 the Honda lawnmower range in Ireland has over 16 models available, with a wide range deck sizes, engine power and features. The range boasts reliable performance, low engine noise, easy starts and excellent after-sales service.

Here’s to 40 more!