"Most new machines are intentionally 'under tuned' from the factory to meet noise emmisions targets. Any decent dealer usually will do a quick tune up if asked nicely. Honda's generally need the governor spring moving a hole or two and some Briggs…"
"My oldest is a SARP with honda engine I find it will quite happily eat the new 1s for breakfast it's a 5.5hp the equivalent new ones are absolutely pathetic I would quite happily pay 5k for a new machine of the same standard "
"My two main mowers are Honda HR194s, both from the '80s! I've upgraded the engines to the modern equivalent engine - the GXV160, and upgraded the handles to those found on the pro Hondas/Lawnflite etc. I service them myself annually and won't be…"
"I run old mowers. Two servicing firms have said to me that " they don't build them like that anymore".
So do I spend £200 a year keeping them going, or spend £1200+ on a new one and then £200 a year to keep it serviced. I think I will spend my money…"
Hello I have a garden maintenance and landscaping business based near Carlisle and I'm looking at changing my mower fleet. Does anyone know which rear roller mower has the largest horsepower? I find the newer machines compared to my 20yr old 1 which…