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honda making a big mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soonernation, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. soonernation

    soonernation LawnSite Member
    from Okc OK
    Messages: 63

    Does anyone know why Honda dosn't make a w/b or ztr? I have used the commercial 21" for a while and they make a very good product. Just curious why they don't don't make anything bigger.
  2. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,037

    Last I heard from Honda is that they have a ZTR in the works. No word yet, but will let everyone know when I hear anything!

    They are also working on a backpak blower!
  3. craglawnmanor

    craglawnmanor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    They used to make a couple different sizes of commercial walk behind mowers (36" and 48" decks, maybe a 52" also). You see one for sale on Ebay from time to time. I don't know alot about them, but I have seen them in use around Nashville, from time to time.
    They were grey, with a red cover for the engine.
  4. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,037

    They did make a WB in gear and hydro models. But used the plant to make small engine cause it was bringin in more money!
  5. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    Honda was making a ZTR, it became the Everride. The pressure from the other ZTR manufacturer's made them pull out and give Auburn Industries the rights to what is now called the Everride. Many ZTR maker's are putting Honda engine's on their ZTR's and they threatened to stop if Honda went into the ZTR business?

    I'm pretty sure one day they'll try it again, but they worked awfully hard to get their engines on those ZTR's!
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    They needed to get out of the comm'l mower business. I bought a new 36" gear honda w/b in 2000. Cut good, but parts and handling sucked. Really sucked. They decided to stick to what they are good at...motors, not mowers.

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