Submersible Electric Water Pumps

Submersible Electric Water Pumps

Honda’s gas-powered pumps are great for temporary use, but what if you have a situation where you need to move water in a fixed area continuously? By using sealed electric motors, their submersible pumps can handle constant operation, making them perfect for jobs ranging from irrigation to flood cleanup.

Uses

These pumps are perfect for stationary applications where electric power is readily available. Unlike gas-powered pumps, these submersible pumps can be run constantly for days or even weeks at a time as long as they’re fully submerged. These models are commonly used for these applications:

– Pumping clear water to and from fountains and pools
– Draining flooded areas in enclosed spaces such as basements
– Garden irrigation
– Removing seepage in residential, commercial and industrial buildings
– Removing waste water from washing machines, water softeners, cisterns and dehumidifiers

These pumps are rated for continuous use when pumping water up to 104°F and can be used for intermittent use for pumping water up to 140°F. That’s high enough to handle almost any fresh water continuously and brief pumping of water direct from a household water heater. However, they are not rated to handle corrosive fluids like sea water.

Built with Honda Quality

It may not have one of the company’s famous engines, but these pumps are still built with the attention to detail that gives Honda products their reputation for reliability. This starts with a stainless steel case that will remain rust free where coated cases will eventually rust. It insulates the motor with a blanket of air, keeping everything cool when submerged in warm water. Oil lubricated mechanical seals prevent damage if the pump runs dry, and a float switch is included with every model to shut the pump off automatically once the area has been drained. The motor is further protected by a built-in thermal automatic reset to prevent overloading. The pump shaft rides on shielded ball bearings for hundreds of hours of maintenance-free service.

Models

Honda makes both water and trash pumps. Water pumps can handle solids up to 3/8 of an inch in diameter, and they have top-mounted discharge ports. Trash pumps can handle solids up to two inches in diameter and have side-mounted discharge ports.

Along with flow rates and solids capacity, there are two other factors that need to be taken into account when choosing a pump. Head is the maximum vertical distance the pump can move water. Since the intake is built into the bottom of the pump, this is the distance from the pump outlet to the top of the system. Power cable length also limits the placement of the pump. It’s built into the pump for a watertight seal, and due to high power demands, it should be plugged directly into an outlet.

Water Pumps

The WPS33 has a 1/3 hp motor that can move up to 40 gallons of water per minute. It has a maximum head of 23 feet, and it comes with a 20-foot power cable. The WSP53 uses a ½ hp motor, giving it a maximum flow rate of 70 GPM and a maximum head of 44 feet. It comes with a 50-foot power cable. The WSP73’s ¾ hp motor pumps water up to 54 feet high at a rate of 74 GPM. It comes with a 50-foot power cable.

Trash Pumps

The WSP50’s ½ horsepower motor pumps water at a rate of 110 GPM. It has a total head of 32 feet and comes with a 25-foot power cable. The WSP100’s one horsepower motor moves up to 150 GPM with a head of 42 feet. It comes with a 25-foot power cable.

What You Need to Use a Submersible Pump

Setting up a submersible pump is much simpler than setting up a gas-powered pump. The strainer is built into the base of the pump, while the discharge opening is designed for use with solid or flexible pipes with G2 pipe fittings. A no-return valve should be built into the pipe system. A heavy cable or rope should be tied to the handle of the pump to lower it into the water and raise it back up. The plug is designed to use with three prong grounded sockets.

Getting Parts for Your Water Pump

www.hondalawnparts.com is a certified dealer for Honda Power Equipment, letting us offer OEM parts for everything Honda makes from gas-powered diaphragm pumps to electric submersible pumps. Whether you need a strainer or a float switch, we can ship your order to any address in the U.S. or Canada.

HHT35SUKAT Brushcutter

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Sometimes you need a brushcutter, but it doesn’t make sense to have a separate piece of equipment. With Honda’s HHT35SUKA, you can have a single machine that is built for brushcutting and can be fitted with a trimmer head, making it an all-in-one machine. To fit these dual roles, it comes with a durable flex shaft and an efficient, high torque engine to give it the strength for serious cutting while still being small and light enough for frequent use.

Control

While Honda’s trimmers use a loop handle and a single strap harness, this brushcutter comes with a bike handle and a dual strap harness. This puts the weight of the machine on the operator’s shoulders, balancing the shaft so it takes minimal effort to swing the head back and forth when mowing.
Since the throttle is located on the right grip, the operator can stand in a natural position. Together with a weight of just 16.1 lbs, this brushcutter is comfortable enough for all-day use.

Engine

The HHT35SUKA is powered by Honda’s GX35 Mini 4-stroke. This brings several benefits over a two-stroke other than improved emissions and the ability to use straight gasoline.

Two-strokes only make power near the top of their RPM range, while this engine’s torque curve is almost flat. This lets it power out of situations that would stall a two-stroke engine.

Two-strokes push in fresh air and fuel while pushing out exhaust gases at the same time using the crankshaft. Inevitably, some fuel gets pushed out of the engine before it can be burned, resulting in high emissions and fuel consumption. The GX35’s intake is sealed when pushing out exhaust gases, resulting in emissions low enough to meet regulations across the U.S. while reducing fuel consumption by as much as 50%. This design also significantly reduces noise.

This engine shares much of its design with Honda’s GC series. It uses an overhead cam driven by an internal timing belt built to last the lifetime of the engine. Ball bearings support the crankshaft, while the connecting rod rides on a roller bearing, reducing friction and vibration. There’s even an automatic decompression system, so it takes almost no effort to get the engine started. Best of all, the crankcase’s baffle system keeps the oil in place no matter what position the engine is in, and the rotary slinger keeps oil circulating as the engine is tilted. This means the UKA can be stored and used at any angle, just like a two-stroke powered brushcutter.

Cutting

This model comes with a blade barrier kit pre-installed to shield the operator from debris, set of safety glasses and a 10 inch, 80 tooth saw blade for cutting brush and wood. Honda also offers three, four and 8 tooth blades for lighter grass and weed cutting.

Trimming

The UKA comes with a Kwik Loader head. Instead of using a reel that can get tangled, this head takes pre-cut lengths of line that lock into the head automatically. The version used in this model is designed for Ultra Quiet line. Together with the four-stroke engine, this makes this trimmer one of the quietest on the market. This head cuts a 17-inch swath.

Honda also offers OEM alternatives to fit your preferred cutting style. The Pro-tap head has a button on the bottom that can be bumped against the ground to release more line. It’s designed to index one or two lines and can hold up to 20 feet of line on the spool. The Prolux Semi-matic spool is the standard head on Honda’s other trimmers. It has both an automatic and bump feed mechanism. The unused line can be removed by turning the center of the head. Like the Pro-tap it holds up to 20 feet of line. Other options including Prolux manual heads are also available.

Warranty

The HHT35SUKA and its engine are guaranteed for one year of commercial use or two years of residential use. The flex shaft is guaranteed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Getting Parts for the HHT35SUKA

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Honda Trimmers

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String trimmers have to be small and light, forcing manufacturers to make compromises on usability and reliability. However, Honda has managed to address those issues with their own trimmers. Built around their compact four stroke engines, these trimmers have operator-friendly features and a long list of accessories to take the frustration out of yard work.

Mini 4 Stroke Engine

Tightening emissions laws mean the two-stroke’s days are numbered, but there are plenty of reasons to choose Honda’s Mini 4 Stroke over a two-stroke aside from its low pollution design. A clever oil baffle system keeps the engine lubricated in any position, so they can be used and stored like a two-stroke. Since it still has an oil sump, straight fuel can be used to power the engine instead of oil and fuel mixtures.

The valves seal the combustion chamber when the air and fuel ignite, making the engine much quieter.
Intake and exhaust cycles are also separated, so fresh fuel doesn’t flow straight out of the engine. This improves fuel efficiency up to 50%. This also helps the engine is getting the exact mix of air and fuel it needs, making it easier to start. Torque is produced over a wider RPM range, so these trimmers don’t bog down as easily as two-stroke models.

Trimmers

Honda’s trimmer models use a loop handle that lets the operator switch hand positions for less fatigue. A single strap harness and safety glasses are included. The HHT25STLA comes with a 25 cc engine, weights 13.1 lbs. and uses a Semi-Matic bump head to cut a 17-inch swath. The HHT35STLA is similarly equipped, but it uses a 35 cc engine and weighs 14.8 lbs.

Brushcutter

The HHT35SUKA comes from the factory with everything you need for brushcutting, including a double harness, a debris barrier, and a 10-inch saw blade. A Kwik Loader head is also included for string trimming, cutting the same 17-inch swath as the standard trimmers. This model also uses a wide bicycle-style handle makes the brushcutter easy to control while minimizing kickback. The UKA is powered by a 35 cc engine and weighs just over 16 lbs. with the cutting head installed.

VersAttach

There are plenty of landscaping jobs that can benefit from motorized power, but it doesn’t make much sense to have a piece of equipment that will only be used a couple times a year. With Honda’s VersAttach system, several tools can be attached to a single power unit, reducing cost and maintenance. Compatible tools include an edger, trimmer, pruner, hedge trimmer, cultivator, and blower. Extensions are also available to increase the unit’s reach.

Most buyers will find they get the most use out of the trimmer attachment. It comes with a bump head and cuts a 16.5-inch swath. Safety glasses and single harness are included. Honda offers a three tooth grass blade for light brush, but there’s no provision for larger blades, nor can these units be fitted with a double harness.

Power units include the 25 cc UMC425 and the 35 cc UMC435. All VersAttach tools are compatible with both models.

Accessories

Honda offers three, four and 8 tooth grass/weed blades in 9 and 10-inch sizes as well as a 24 tooth brush blade for the HHT25 and an 80 tooth brush blade for the HHT35. These blades are also compatible with the HHT35UKA brushcutter. When using a metal blade on a trimmer, a barrier kit should be installed to deflect debris, while a double sling is recommended to give the operator better control of the trimmer’s position.

The heads on these units are compatible with several trimmer heads including the Kwik-Loader and Prolux’s manual and semi-manual heads.

Warranty

Honda guarantees their trimmers and Mini 4 Stroke engines for two years residential or one year of commercial use. The flex shaft, which transfers power from the engine to the head, has a limited lifetime warranty.

Get the Parts and Accessories You Need Straight from Your Browser

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How Honda Develops Engines

High Altitude Honda Engine

How does Honda develop their world-renowned small engines? It takes an effort spread across research and development facilities across the globe. Borrowing design tools, materials and other developments across the company, engineers both here and abroad work to make sure that each engine fits their applications and each application fits their engines, even if they aren’t made by Honda.

Developing Engines Hand-in-Hand with Applications

Honda introduced their first general purpose engine just 5 years after opening their doors, and they started making waves in 1954 with its follow-up, the four-stroke T-type. In a market dominated by two strokes and big diesels, this engine stood out for its ease of use. It was first used in backpack sprayers shipped to Brazil, but the engine would find its true place in the domestic market. With more people heading to Japan’s cities to find work, farmers needed a way to do more work with less manpower. Demand for labor-saving devices skyrocketed, leading Honda to start building their own small-scale farming equipment.

From that point forward, the small engine division and the power equipment division were linked. While other engine manufacturers acted independently, Honda was able to find and address issues in their engine designs by developing them side-by-side with equipment. This can be seen in their entry into two markets: compact generators and lawnmowers.

Sony introduced their portable Micro-TV in 1962, leading Honda to develop an equally tiny generator prototype to use this portable television on the go. Seeing the potential for such a device, they launched the world’s first compact generator, the E300, in 1965. To get this new design to work, they designed a new 50 cc engine specifically for the application and in the process introduced the world’s first timing belt.

50ccWith the release of their first mower in 1978, they introduced a unique blade brake clutch system that would shut off the blades if the operator lets go of the handle. This made the mower safer and ended the hassle of restarts required with competing systems. This feature is still built into some of their lawn mower engines today.

Developing an Engine

Honda’s small engines start their development at the small equipment lab at Honda R&D Co, Ltd, located in the outskirts of Tokyo. Sitting between two elementary schools, this small office building houses everything you’d expect to see in an automobile development lab, but on a smaller scale. Advanced CAD and simulation software is used to develop prototypes which are put through a battery of tests on-site. These tests include everything from cold weather testing in a room that has artificial snowfall to a high-temperature room that can stress and prematurely age engines to quickly identify the sources of common breakdowns. The quietness of Honda’s engines is the result of tests in an anechoic chamber. It blocks all outside noise so engineers can isolate and identify where noises come from inside the engine.

These designers are able to use production techniques and materials developed in Honda’s labs across the globe. In the U.S. alone, Honda has 14 research and development centers working on everything from jet engines to new materials. Honda also performs final small engine development for North America at a research center in Haw River, NC. Established in 1993, this 11,000 square foot facility makes sure each model can tolerate our widely varying weather conditions while meeting emissions standards.

Working with Equipment Manufacturers

When an equipment company wants to use a Honda engine in their products, they don’t just order a few units and bolt them on. Instead, they go through a development process with Honda to make sure the engine and equipment are fully compatible.

First, the manufacturer contacts a regional distributor. Together, they work out what engine will best fit the application as well as pricing, availability, technical requirements and other issues.

Once the manufacturer knows the basics, they can build a Honda-powered prototype. This equipment is then tested at the Haw River lab to make sure the engine will work properly. This includes factors like oil temperature, vibration, operating speeds and engine loads. Wiring and mounting systems are also inspected to make sure they’ll be reliable.

Maintaining the Quality of Your Honda Engine

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Pump Hoses: Getting the Right Setup for Your Honda Pump

Pump Hoses: Getting the Right Setup for Your Honda Pump

Buying a pump is easy, but it can be a lot harder picking the right hoses. Which hose materials should you choose? What about thread compatibility? What’s the difference between a basket strainer and a skimmer strainer? Here’s what you need to know to choose the right combination of parts to fit your needs.

Hoses

The optimum hose length is the minimum you need to get the job done. As length increases so does flow resistance, which can reduce your pump’s performance.

Intake hoses need to have an internal structure to resist vacuum forces. PVC hoses are good for general use, while EPDM is more abrasion resistant, making it a good choice for trash pumps.

Discharge hoses have to withstand outward pressure, but these stresses are much lower than those experienced by the intake hose. Basic lay flat hose has a low-pressure rating, typically below 80 PSI, and is intended for pumping water downhill or across flat surfaces. When pumping water over slight inclines, look for a hose with at least a 150 PSI. As with intake hoses, EPDM lining is the best choice for trash pumps.

Keep in mind that pressure ratings for all hoses are based on an operating temperature of 68ºF. Maximum pressure will decrease in higher temperatures, so it’s better to err on the safe side if you regularly pump warm water.

Connector Types

Pin lug ends use threads like a garden hose. These usually need to be tightened down with a large spanner. Hoses typically come with threads on both ends so multiple hoses can be connected using to get the right length. All Honda pumps have pin lug threads on the intake and discharge openings.

Camlock ends use a quick connect system with two cam arms that fold in to lock the hose in place. This allows the hose to be connected and removed without the use of tools. Camlock adapters can be added to threaded connectors, including the openings on your Honda pump.

Threads and Gaskets

There are two widely used thread standards on water and trash pumps: NST and NPSH. NST is National Standard Thread, another name for NFPA 1963. This thread is common on firefighting equipment. NPSH is National Pipe Straight Hose thread. It’s slightly smaller in diameter than NST, and it has more threads per inch. This thread is commonly used on water and trash pumps across the industry, including Honda’s pumps. Both threads are straight, so they don’t self-seal like tapered plumbing threads. To make the connections water-tight, a separate seal must be added to the face of the connector.

Strainers

A strainer covers the opening of the intake hose to block materials that are too big for the pump to handle. Hole size should be chosen based on the maximum debris size your pump can handle. As for materials, plastic works well for regular pumps, while metal can withstand impacts from large debris drawn in by trash and diaphragm pumps.

Basket strainers work well for general use, while skimmer strainers are best for completely draining bodies of water. These have a low profile to pull in water until it’s almost gone without starving the pump.

Get the Parts You Need to Complete Your Honda Pump

When you need OEM parts and accessories for your Honda, visit www.hondalawnparts.com. We have both complete boxed hose kits with everything you need to start using your pump and individual parts so you can build hoses for specific requirements. You can see what we have to offer on our pump accessories page, or enter your pump’s model and serial number to see parts and kits that will fit your equipment. Need parts for your pump’s case or engine? Our site can show you factory diagrams and descriptions so you can get exactly what you need. No matter what you order, we can ship it to any address in the United States or Canada.

GXH50: The Engine of Choice for Work and Fun

GXH50: The Engine of Choice for Work and Fun

Honda’s GHX50 is easy to overlook, but this tiny engine has managed to make its way into products ranging from home generator to mining equipment, and it’s even found a niche in motorsports. What is it that makes this 50 cc engine popular with hobbyists and professionals?

Small Scale Power with Full Scale Features

Although Honda sells it as part of their mini four-stroke series, this engine doesn’t have the oil baffle system that lets engines like the GX25 and GX35 operate at any angle. Instead, it’s intended for use in applications where it will be kept upright. As the “GX” name implies, this is a professional quality engine, sharing many design features with larger models in the lineup.

This starts with an overhead valve design with an 8.0:1 compression ratio. This helps the engine generate 2.1 hp at 7,000 RPM and, 2 lb-ft. torque at 4,500 RPM, while a wide torque curve lets it run effectively at lower speeds to conserve fuel and keep it from bogging down during heavy loads. The onboard 0.8-gallon tank can keep the engine running for about 4 hours.

An automatic mechanical decompression system relieves cylinder pressure when turning over the engine. Combined with the low weight of the piston and valvetrain, the engine is extremely easy to start. It also uses a float carburetor instead of the more finicky diaphragm carburetors usually found in engines of this displacement.

Like larger engines, the GHX50 comes with a carburetor drain plug and an oil drain plug so the engine doesn’t need to be tilted to drain old oil and fuel. An automotive-style paper filter protects the engine from fine debris, while an optional spark arrester makes the GHX50 legal for use in areas prone to fire. Most servicing is done at 50 hr/6 months and 100 hr/1 year intervals.

The piston is connected to a forged steel crankshaft supported by ball bearings to ensure years of trouble-free use, while the Oil Alert system shuts down the ignition if the oil level is too low, protecting the engine from premature damage. Like Honda’s other engines, this motor is both CARB and EPA certified, making it legal to buy and operate across the U.S. and Canada.

The entire engine including the muffler and fuel tank measures just 8.9 x 10.8 x 13 inches and weighs just over 12 lbs. without fluids. This makes it a great choice for applications where weight and size are at a premium.

Industrial and Residential Applications

If a piece of power equipment needs to be carried by hand, there’s a good chance someone has made a version powered by this engine. While used in a variety of equipment, its most popular application by far is in water pumps, whether they’re built for draining mine shafts, irrigating farmland or fighting fires. Honda uses the engine into its own WX15 lightweight water pump and EU1000i inverter generator.

Motorsport

The GHX50 may seem out of place next to superbikes and race-prepped NSX’s, but the company considers it to be one of its most important offerings. Most racers start their climb through racing series at a young age with go-karts, including most of the current F1 drivers. Even three-time world champion Ayrton Senna started his career behind the wheel of one of these karts.

Seeing dwindling interest in Junior Karting due to high engine costs, Honda Performance Development created a kit to adapt the GHX50 to kart use. The engine’s industrial roots make running costs extremely low: despite being constantly pushed to its limit, it can last well over 200 hours between rebuilds. This gives young racers a chance to get the thrill of racing with a safe level of power that lets them hone their skills.

This has also drawn attention from other hobbyists, adapting the engine to motorized bicycles and minibikes. It’s small enough to fall within displacement restrictions in most areas for road use, and since it’s completely self-contained, there’s no need to worry about routing a muffler or fitting a fuel tank. Best of all, it’s far more reliable than the two strokes usually used in these applications.

Getting Parts for the GHX50

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F220 Mid-Tine Tiller

F220 Mid-Tine Tiller

Looking for a tiller that can do it all? Honda’s F220 is a mid-tine model that can be set up for two tilling widths, has an engine that can handle tough soil better than compact two strokes, and uses a drive system to take the strain off the tines and the operator.

Power

This model uses Honda’s GXV57 engine. While it may be small, it shares the same basic design as Honda’s larger commercial engines. This includes features like an automotive-style paper air filter that provides better protection and needs less frequent maintenance than foam filters. Small displacement motors don’t need much force to turn over to begin with, and with this engine’s automatic decompression system, the starter pull is as light as a feather.

Honda has led the way toward the switch from two to four-stroke engines to meet tightening emissions regulations. This switch doesn’t just help the environment, it also brings major improvements to usability. There’s no need to mix oil with fuel, and the engine is far less sensitive to fuel degradation. The GXV57’s wide torque curve keeps it from stalling when the tines run into compacted dirt, and if it does stall, it’s much easier to start. Honda fits the tiller with a steel bar that wraps around the engine, protecting it from impacts during operation and transport.

Tilling

This model has a maximum tilling width of 21 inches. If you need to work around borders or small plots, the outer tines can be removed, reducing the width to 12 inches. At full throttle, the tines spin at 138 RPM.

The mid-tine design places the engine weight directly over the tines, helping push them into the soil. That’s 58 lbs. of force that doesn’t have to be exerted by the operator.
The engine has an integrated transmission with one forward speed. Since it doesn’t have to rely on the tines for momentum, they can do more cutting, giving this small tiller the power to slice through clay and compacted soil.
Honda offers optional side discs that deflect dirt away from plants and pavement for easy cleanup, while the furrow attachment makes a V-shaped trench for planting.

Operation

The handle on the F220 can be set to three positions, giving the operator a comfortable hand position with the right amount of leverage. A front-mounted retractable transport wheel flips up and down with minimal effort. When the wheel is down, the handles can be lifted to roll the tiller around the yard.

Once the tiller is in the work area, the depth bar can be adjusted to limit how deep the tines dig. This creates consistent planting beds, even when the tiller is moved between gardening plots. After the work is done, the handle can be folded forward, making the overall package compact for easy storage and transport.

Warranty

This tiller and its engine are covered for two years of residential use or one year of commercial or rental use.

Getting Parts and Accessories for the F220 Tiller

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FG110 Mini Tiller

FG110 Mini Tiller

Buying small power equipment doesn’t mean you have to settle for something that’s cheaply made. Honda’s FG110 Mini Tiller is small enough for cleaning up between rows and creating beds in small areas, and its compact 4-stroke engine makes it reliable and easier to use than two-stroke models. Add some accessories, and you can put it to work for a variety of lawn and garden care tasks, making it a useful addition for anyone whether they have a green thumb or a brown one.

Power

The FG110 is powered by a GX25 mini 4-stroke engine. Designed as a direct replacement for small two-stroke motors, it has oil baffles that allow it to be operated or stored in any position. A tube steel guard protects the engine on all sides and makes it easy to lean the tiller over for transport or maintenance.

This engine was primarily designed to reduce emissions, but it also comes with some major benefits for owners. Unlike a two-stroke, it doesn’t bog down as easily, it isn’t hard to start, it doesn’t need its fuel mixed with oil. It’s also far less prone to fuel sensitivity: current two-stroke engines need their fuel replaced after a month, while fuel treated with a stabilizer can be left in the GX25’s tank for up to three months. Best of all, these improvements add little in the way of weight: at just under 29 lbs, this model is about average for the segment.

Tilling

This tiller comes fitted with 8-inch diameter tines that have a maximum tilling width of 9 inches. The tines mount to the reel shaft with Clevis pins. With the outer tines removed, the cutting width is just 6 inches, letting the FG110 get into the smallest spaces. With or without all tines installed, they can spin up to 294 RPM.

This tiller also comes with a couple features rarely seen on models at this end of the market. An adjustable depth bar limits how deep the tines can dig so surface weeds can be removed without cutting into the roots of the plants you want to keep. This model also doesn’t need to be carried around thanks to standard transport wheels.

More than Just a Tiller

Every tine star can be removed from the reel, leaving space to fit attachments for common gardening and lawn care tasks:

Aerator — Breaks up compacted soil for better drainage and root penetration.
Edger — Trims plants in hard-to-reach areas next to buildings, fences, and other landscape features.
Dethatcher — Removes dead surface vegetation to increase plant access to water and oxygen
Digging tines — Cuts into soil that hasn’t previously been turned.

Warranty

This model is covered for one year of commercial or rental use. For residential users, the FG110 is covered for two years, and the tines are guaranteed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Getting Parts for the FG110

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FCR800 Rear-Tine Tiller

FCR800 Rear-Tine Tiller

Are you looking for a tiller with maximum power and Honda reliability? The FCR800 is the top model in the company’s lineup, combining a hard-digging rear tine design, large motor and multi-speed drive system to tackle jobs big and small.

Engine

This tiller is powered by a GX240. From its ball bearing supported crankshaft to its digitally controlled ignition coil, everything on this motor is designed for commercial use with minimal noise, emissions and maintenance. Tilling is dusty work, so Honda fits the FRC800’s engine with a cyclone filter. As air enters the intake, it’s accelerated through three cyclone chambers that force particulates out of the air stream. This pre-cleaning leaves less material for the air filter elements to trap, increasing filter life while cutting filter maintenance in half.

Tines

The tine reel is 20 inches wide with tines that are 12 inches in diameter. The reel spins in the same direction as the wheels, and they can only be engaged when the transmission is in gear. At maximum engine speed, the reel spins at 225 RPM. The rear tine design lets the operator use the handle as a lever, putting greater downward force on the tines with minimal effort. This setup provides superior performance when turning tough soil. This model can also be outfitted with an optional furrowing attachment to dig trenches for seeding

A full tine enclosure with side tine shields and a full-width rear shield keeps dirt from being tossed onto adjoining plants and pavement and prevents stray stones from being launched into windows or at the operator.

Drive System

The transmission has three forward speeds and one reverse speed. Both gear and tine engagement are integrated into the shifter. The tines can be engaged in first gear at 0.4 mph or second gear at 0.9 mph. Since the tines always move at the same speed, going slower gives them more time to break up the soil, making first gear a great choice for breaking up unturned turf and compacted clay. Third gear is designed for transport, moving the tiller at up to 2.9 mph. Likewise, the tines shut off when in reverse, making it easy to pull the tiller out if it gets stuck. To make maintenance easier, the transmission uses the same oil as the engine.

Operation

The FRC800 uses a loop handle that lets the operator use the controls while directly behind or to the left or right of the machine. No matter the position, both the engagement bail and shifter are within easy reach. The handlebar can be set to one of four height positions, letting operators of all sizes maintain a comfortable hand position.

Getting the right tilling depth is easy thanks to an adjustable depth bar. Once set, it limits how deep the tines can go, letting it work as well removing surface weeds or digging up topsoil to create new planting beds. A reverse lockout keeps tines from engaging when rolling backward no matter what gear the transmission is in. Steel tubing at the front of the machine shields the engine from impacts when working in tight quarters.

Getting Parts and Accessories for the FRC800 Tiller

When you need parts for your tiller or anything else from Honda’s small equipment line, visit www.hondalawnparts.com. As a certified dealer for both Honda Power Equipment and Honda Engines, we’re able to ship OEM parts for the FRC800 across the U.S. and Canada. Need help with finding the right part? Our site can show you parts for your specific model along with factory diagrams and descriptions so you know you’re ordering exactly what you need.

FC600 Mid-Tine Tiller

FC600 Mid-Tine Tiller

Most tiller models are built for very light work with minimal power and features, or for turning large areas into seed beds for gardening. If you need something that can do both, the Honda FC600 may be what you’re looking for. It’s small enough for tilling between planted rows, but its feature-packed tine system and commercial engine make it suitable for creating new beds.

Commercial Power

This tiller is powered by a GX160. A staple of commercial outdoor equipment, this compact overhead valve engine delivers reliable performance coupled with features that make it simple to use. An automatic decompression system makes pull starts easy, while Oil Alert keeps the engine from running when there isn’t enough oil to lubricate it. Everything from the aluminum pushrods to the air intake system is designed to quell noise and vibration.

In this application, the GX160 produces 4.8 HP and 7.6 lb-ft. of torque. The throttle is controlled by a lever on the handle, letting the operator slow the tines when cutting through soft ground and chunky soil, then speed them up to cut through areas with compacted soil and roots. At top engine speed, the tines spin at 84 RPM.

High-Performance Tines

The mid-tine design puts the weight of the engine directly over the tines, helping push them into the ground, reducing the effort needed on the handles. To get a consistent digging depth, the back is fitted with a tool-free adjustment depth bar. Once digging starts, this bar skims along the top of the un-tilled surface, keeping the machine from digging deeper while letting you know by feel when the tines start lifting up out of the ground.

The FC 600 has 13-inch diameter tines and a total tine width of 26 inches. The staggered design agitates as it cuts through soil, dislodging stones and breaking up compacted soil. Side discs come standard. These keep the tines from catching on fences and sidewalks and deflect dirt away from plants and pavement for easy cleanup.

Need to get a seedbed ready to plant? Honda offers a furrow attachment to create uniform V-shaped trenches.

Built for Bumps

Even the most careful user is bound to run into something, whether it’s a fence or a hidden rock. Up top, a large, tubular steel guard protects the front of the engine, and the handle and engine bed are reinforced to withstand bumps when getting close to trees, buildings and landscape features. Shielding around the tine seal shaft as well as axle protection prevents damage from stones tossed up by the tines.

Easy to Operate

The FC 600’s handle can be set to one of three positions, helping the operator maintain a comfortable hand position regardless of height. They’re long enough to provide ample leverage, so it just takes a little pressure to force the tines into the soil.

When the work is done, there’s no need to stoop down to keep the tines lifted off the ground. A front-mounted retractable transport wheel can be lowered into place when the tiller isn’t in use, making it easy to roll.

Warranty

Honda guarantees this tiller and its engine for 3 years or residential or commercial use.

Parts

When you need anything for your Honda power equipment or small engines, visit Hondalawnparts.com. As a certified dealer, we’re able to offer the complete line of Honda parts and accessories from air filters to furrowers. Not sure what you need? Once you select your model in our search engine, it can show you factory parts diagrams and descriptions so you can be sure you’re ordering the right part. We ship across the USA and Canada.