New Honda Caster Wheel Mower Delivers Ultimate Maneuverability

Honda Power Equipment has introduced a caster wheel version of its popular Honda Harmony® II lawnmowers to meet customer demand for enhanced maneuverability, the company announced today.

The Honda HRZ216TDA joins the existing 5-model lineup of value oriented Harmony II mowers, and is available through Honda Power Equipment Dealers and The Home Depot.

Front mounted caster wheels provide for zero turning radius, enabling users to turn around in place or easily navigate around landscape obstacles like trees, shrubs, beds, and rocks with minimal effort. The front wheels also can be easily locked in place for directional stability when traveling in a straight line or across a slope.

"Customer focus is one of Honda's core philosophies," said Rock Reed, Honda Power Equipment product planning and marketing manager. "The new HRZ216 mower is an example of our commitment to listening to customers and offering the features they desire."

Maneuverability is further enhanced by the new mower's low overall weight of 92.0 pounds - several pounds less than similar offerings from principal competitors - without compromising Honda's unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.

Operator comfort and convenience are maximized through the use of an ergonomically designed ErgoActive™ handlebar and controls, with an integrated caster wheel locking mechanism and shift lever located in the control area. This enables the operator to lock and unlock the caster wheels without leaving the control area or shutting off the engine.

Other performance advantages over similarly equipped competitive models include easy conversion between bagging and mulching, standard large capacity bag with a larger opening for easier dumping, larger discharge opening for more efficient bagging, and a shorter distance between the mower deck and the bag for reduced clogging and friction loss.

Additional HRZ216TDA features are:

  • Exclusive twin blade Honda QuadraCut™ mulching system
  • Heavy duty steel caster support
  • Ball bearing supported wheels
  • 3 speed transmission
  • 6 mowing height adjustments
  • Proven Honda overhead cam/overhead valve engine for ease of starting, fuel efficiency, and clean, quiet operation
  • Optional leaf shredder and rear mounted side discharge chute

In keeping with Honda's long standing commitment to environmental leadership, all Honda Harmony II mowers meet or exceed California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards.

Editor's Note:
Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., manufactures and 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 environmentally advanced 4-stroke engines.

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