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HRU196M1 Buffalo Classic


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    Test results

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      Catcher cutting
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      Mulcher cutting
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      Long grass cutting
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      Ease of use

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    How we test

    Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

    Performance scores are based on cutting:

    Short (30mm) grass to 15mm
    Medium-length (approx. 75-100mm) grass to 30mm
    Long (approx. 300-400mm) grass on the highest cut setting

    We run the short and medium-length grass tests with the mower in both catcher and mulching modes where applicable. Neither the catcher nor the mulcher is used for the long grass test.

    Ease of use is assessed on:

    Vibration (20%)
    Pushing/manoeuvring (20%)
    Handle comfort (20%)
    Controls (10%)
    Cutting height adjustment (10%)
    Catcher convenience (10%)
    Ease of starting** (10%)

    Noise is measured at 7.5 metres away/at user’s ear.
    Weight is measured without the catcher or mulcher plug, or battery for cordless models.

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    We've reviewed the Honda HRU196M1 Buffalo Classic to see how well it performs in these categories:

    • Catcher cutting
    • Mulcher cutting
    • Long grass cutting
    • Ease of use

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