Nah, plenty of other players in that game.Same as Husqvarna/AYP , just can't compete in the game, MTD has volume like no one else, and Toro seems to have the pro-sumer market on lock.
I have not seen any mention of this news on the forum, found out about this while browsing Reddit.
If someone was considering a Honda lawn mower in the future, now might be the time to buy before they are gone!
Yeah - got that part …They will still make small engines . Not mowers .
Technically everyone favorite GX engines can be Chondas....Of course folks can drop a replacement Chonda in - from Charbor Freight 😷
I'm buying one next year. Should last the rest of my life. My current one is about 20 years old.
This is what I have noticed from my small engine customers as well. I have a list of people now who have electric mowers that want me to keep an eye out for a "cheap used gas one" for one reason or another.Our Honda mower works fine, but I do like how quiet the neighbours electric mower is. They have had to replace the expensive batteries already though, after a few years.
I think for them it makes sense to offer small engines but not the mowers from a cost of development vs. profit standpoint. Ever since they started selling their GCV engines as an option on all the cheap mowers (MTD, Craftsman, etc) the sales of Honda branded mowers has dropped except for the niche expensive mower market. Those folks are now gravitating toward electric mowers, so they sell even less Honda branded walk-behind mowers. I can't count the number of times a customer has called me about their "Honda mower" then come to find out it's an MTD of some kind or Husqvarna but just has a Honda GCV engine. Most people can't tell the difference, and don't want to spend the extra for the Honda chassis.I see what you mean. I take the comment to mean they are keeping their OPE lines essentially.. meaning engines and such.
So you can still get a Honda lowered engine, not a Honda branded engine.