HONDA HRU196 - Buffalo Classic

The Honda HRU 196 Mower and accessories Can be purchased separately or as part of a package through Independent Lawn Mowing Contractors of Australia.  Following are details on the Honda Buffalo Classic 19" Push Mower and it accessories.


Buffalo Classic Commercial Mower

What HONDA says about the HRU196 Buffalo Classic

  • Ideal for larger lawns & the Serious Contractor

  • Powerful long-lasting 4-stroke 5.5hp OHV engine features durable cast-iron bore (GXV160)

  • Rustproof aluminium Deck with a 19” cut

  • Starts first time, every time with Honda’s famous one pull easy start system

  • Smooth & Easy to manoeuvre with 200mm sealed ball-bearing wheels

  • Fewer stops with huge 54 litre polymer catcher

  • 24 Month Engine Warranty & 6 Month Frame Warranty - Commercial

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The GXV160 Engine powering the Buffalo Classic HRU-196 has a Maximum HP rating of 5.5hp and 163cc displacement compared to the previous model Honda (the GXV140 Engine that powered the HRU195 model) which had max power of 5hp and 135cc.

OHV - Overhead Valve: These engines have the valves located above the combustion chamber, in the roof of the cylinder head

The OHV layout permits smoother fuel mixture intake, plus quicker and more complete exhaust.  This increased combustion efficiency, in turn, enables a higher compression ratio to be used in this way it is possible to obtain greater power output and to avoid the build up of carbon

The OHV-design gives also an excellent thermal balance, which contributes to reduced cylinder distortion, a decrease in oil consumption and an increase in engine service life

The OHV Engines are Commercial Grade while the OHC are generally used for domestic use

Honda HRU 196 Mower - Accessories  


Converts the rear-bag Honda mower to side-discharge using a 90° elbow mounted on the back of the mower.

Rear Flap is lifted and chute is clipped on. Below: Illustration of Side Discharge on Honda 19”Grass deflector Honda



The mulching plug is designed to enable the mower to mulch

The rear flap (discharge guard) is lifted  (same way as when you fit the catcher) and the mulching/ discharge plug is inserted

Tip: For best results when using this attachment, always cut anti-clockwise.