Home > Honda Power Equipment develops the Honda Rotostop blade brake technology known as Blade Brake Clutch (BBC).

Honda Power Equipment develops the Honda Rotostop blade brake technology known as Blade Brake Clutch (BBC).

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article image The HRU216M1 Buffalo Classic lawnmower from Honda MPE

With the arrival of warmer weather and longer days comes an increase in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) injuries around the home and garden. The frequency and type of injuries are very much related to the time of year, according to statistics.The highest number of injuries in Australia occurs from November to April, when the weather is warmer and more time is spent in the garden. It is also more likely that a DIY injury will happen on a weekend.

 This has led to the development of the HRU216M1 Buffalo Classic lawnmower. This is the first of the Honda range of lawnmowers for the Australian public with BBC technology that stops the mower blades within three seconds of the operator releasing the handle.

Featuresand benefits of the HRU216M1 Buffalo Classic lawnmower include:

  • The HRU216M1 Buffalo Classic lawnmower features BBC technology that stops the mower blades within three seconds of the operator releasing the handle
  • The lawnmower features Rotostop blade brake technology known as Blade Brake Clutch (BBC)
  • This lawnmower offers increased safety to the user
  • Every lawnmower in this range includes this safety feature as standard
"Although this safety standard is not mandatory in Australia, we have incorporated the technology into the new HRU216M1 mower to protect operators, bystanders, children and pets,"Honda Power Equipment Sales Manager, Ray Briffa said. "We appreciate the dangers and risks involved with the use of any mechanical equipment, particularly lawnmowers. Honda is constantly working to improve the inherent safety features of all our power equipment."

Aside from the inbuilt safety features of the new Honda lawnmower, Mr Briffa said that there was no substitute for basic safety practices and common sense. "When mowing, the operator should always wear safety goggles and a sturdy pair of shoes, and of course any cleaning of the lawnmower, adjustment of blades or emptying of the catcher should be performed while the mower is turned off," he said. "It's also important to clear the mowing area of debris and to keep children and pets well away at all times – a few extra minutes preparing for the job will go a long way to ensuring safety."  

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