Honda Tillers Background Information
6/24/2005 3:18:39 PM
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 (Handheld, Mid-Tine and Rear-Tine) ranging from 1 horsepower (hp) to 8 hp and weighing from 28.8 lbs. to 276 lbs. All models come standard with electronic ignition for quick and easy starting and are backed by a two-year homeowner warranty.
In keeping with Honda's tradition of environmental leadership, all of its tillers are built with environmentally responsible technology. Four-stroke designs are quieter than comparably-sized two-stoke engines, up to 30 percent more fuel efficient, and are virtually smoke free.
Honda produces four models in three series:
|Handheld (one model)
|1.0 hp Mini 4-stroke||28.8||9"|
|Mid-tine (two models)
|2.4 hp OHV "
5.0 hp OHV
|49.6 lbs. "
|21" - 26.4"|
|Rear-tine (one model)
|5.5 to 8.0 hp OHV||276 lbs.||20"|
Mini Tiller - FG110
Redesigned from the ground up to be the best four-stroke tiller/cultivator for residential customers, Honda's new 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 new 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 264 rpm. The new tiller also 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 enjoys a significant reduction in weight over the FG100's engine, allowing for the addition of heavy-duty commercial grade components without compromising the unit's overall portability.
Mid-tine Tillers - F220 and FC600
With engines ranging from 2.4 to 5.5 hp, the 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 tine extension kits and furrow attachments.
The F220 entry-level mid-tine tiller is powered by an extremely efficient 2.4 hp 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 3-position handle.
A number of product improvements make the new, larger FC600 model an exclusively commercial-grade tiller ideal for commercial, rental and residential markets. Powered by Honda's 5.5 hp 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 gears 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 4-stroke OHV 8.0 hp engine, the FRC800 also 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 tine extensions and furrow attachments.
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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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