Honda is set to introduce its first range of products in the battery powered handheld market.
Available in dealers now, these high performance products complement Honda's market-leading Lawn and Garden line up, extending its Handheld offering from four-stroke petrol power for the first time.
Specialist Honda engineers have worked meticulously on the offering, which includes a Lawn Trimmer plus Hedgetrimmer and Blower, to adapt technologies and ensure compliance with Honda's own high standards as well as European standards and regulations.
The introduction of the range comes during a significant move towards battery powered Lawn and Garden products in the European market place as customers seek lightweight, environmentally friendly alternatives to petrol powered products but still want to avoid the less than ideal tangled cords and messy storage of cords on mains powered products.
By utilising 56-volt DC Lithium-ion batteries – the highest performance battery technology on the market – Honda will offer the customer the most capable products with long run times and quick charge times.
The Lawn Trimmer gives safe, precise cutting through the use of a thick nylon line and automatic feed system – Tap'n'Go. The trimmer is equally suitable for edging or clearing long grass and overgrown areas.
The Hedgetrimmer features a dual-sided steel blade, laser cut for smooth precise operation. The diamond ground blades provide accurate cutting in either direction, for a neat finish - generating healthy re-growth.
The Blower is compact and lightweight, benefitting from a powerful turbine forcing the air out at speeds up to 92mph. With variable speed control and a Turbo setting the Blower is suitable for a range of uses from clearing lawns and driveways, paths and patios or tidying up after trimming the hedges.
To accompany these products Honda is offering the choice of two batteries – a 2Ah and a 4Ah – offering run times of up to 130minutes. Whilst a Standard Charger is included with every product purchase there will a Fast Charger available to purchase separately - the 2Ah battery can be charged in as little as 25 minutes! Therefore, Honda's battery range offers the flexibility to appeal to anyone from novice gardeners to the most demanding of horticultural enthusiasts as well as commercial users.
All products carry a two year residential warranty and a one year commercial warranty.
Steve Morris, Honda (UK) Head of Power Equipment said "The Lawn and Garden market in the UK is moving and changing at a promising pace so to be entering a new sector at this time with such a strong range of products is a very exciting time for us.
"With these lightweight machines that are better for the environment in terms of zero emissions and low sound levels, we are very much looking forward to seeing their success in the market place over the coming months.
"Our customers will really be impressed at how much easier gardening can be with these products."