Honda Tillers Background Information

Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of tillers for commercial, rental and consumer applications. The product line consists of four models in three series (Mini, Mid-Tine and Rear-Tine) ranging from 25 lbs. to 275 lbs. All models come standard with electronic ignition for quick and easy starting. FC600 and FRC800 models have three-year homeowner and commercial/rental warranties; F220 and FG110 models are backed by a two-year homeowner warranty.

In keeping with Honda's tradition of environmental leadership, all of its tillers are built exclusively with four-stroke engines. Four-stroke designs are quieter than comparably-sized two-stroke engines, up to 30 percent more fuel efficient, and are virtually smoke-free.

Product Line

Honda produces four models in three series:

Series (Models) Power Weight Tilling Width
Mini (one model) FG110 GX25 Mini four-stroke engine 24.9 lbs. 9"
Mid-tine (two models)

F220

FC600

GX Series OHV engine

GX Series OHV engine

49.6 lbs.

130 lbs.

21"

26.4"

Rear-tine (one model)

FRC800

GX Series OHV engine 275 lbs. 20"

Mini Tiller - FG110

Redesigned from the ground up to be the best four-stroke tiller/cultivator for residential customers, Honda's FG110 tiller is the first of its kind to be specifically designed for the rigors of commercial and rental applications.

A number of advanced and robust design components make the new FG110 the ideal lightweight, personal and easy-to-use compact tiller. Consistent with the commercial and rental focus of Honda's entire tiller lineup, the Honda FG110 features a new commercial grade transmission with a heavy-duty drive gear that is 70 percent larger in diameter than previous models. A front engine guard minimizes the potential for damage during transport and doubles as a convenient carrying handle, while an increase in handlebar diameter from 3/4" to 7/8" adds additional strength. In addition, the FG110's innovative new hybrid tine design incorporates the attributes of both digging and cultivating tines, working with a high tine speed of 294 rpm. These exclusive tines also are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. The tiller is available with a variety of optional attachments including a border/edger, aerator tines, and a de-thatcher.

Powered by Honda's compact, quiet, and fuel-efficient GX25 four-stroke engine, the FG110 allows for the addition of heavy-duty commercial grade components without compromising the unit's overall portability.

Mid-Tine Tillers - F220 and FC600

Honda's mid-tine tillers are designed for medium and heavy-duty applications and feature Honda's largest tilling swaths (up to 26.4"). The mid-tine tillers offer clutch disengagement levers and transport wheels as standard equipment in addition to optional furrower attachments.

The F220 entry-level mid-tine tiller is powered by an extremely efficient four-stroke OHV engine driving a single-speed gear transmission and offers optional side disks. The model also features an adjustable depth bar for controlling tilling depth as well as a three-position handle.

A number of product improvements make the larger FC600 model an exclusively commercial-grade tiller ideal for commercial, rental and residential markets. Powered by Honda's four-stroke GX160 commercial-grade engine, the FC600 incorporates a one-touch transport wheel, simplified drag-bar operation and a single-piece reinforced handlebar. Other design elements include a multi-functional front guard, a heavier-duty fender, new tine axle seal guards and gear case, a strengthened engine mount and a commercial-grade fuel cap.

Rear-Tine Tiller - FRC800

Honda's rear-tine tiller, the FRC800, is the heavyweight of the gardening world. The FRC800 features easy tilling operation through simple controls with one-step tine and drive engagement, making it ideal for first time rental users. A front bumper guard and a heavy-duty transmission, debris shield, and controls enhance durability for rental and commercial applications. The FRC800 offers three forward gears and reverse, and its Cyclone Air Filter allows for 600 percent longer service intervals.

Powered by a GX Series four-stroke OHV engine, the FRC800 features 12" tines for deep tilling, ideal for breaking harder soils or virgin plots, chain drive multi-speed transmission (with reverse), clutch disengagement levers, full loop handle with easy access controls, and adjustable drag bar. The FRC800 also can be equipped with optional furrower attachments.

Editor's Note:

Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawnmowers, pumps, snowblowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line consists exclusively of four-stroke engines.

Information for media regarding Honda products is available at www.hondanews.com.

Consumer information regarding Honda products is available at www.honda.com.

Updated March 2011

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