Spaldings announced as Honda Lawn & Garden dealer
Honda brushcutters, walk-behind mowers and lawn tractors, and a new range of cordless electric hand tools have been added to the extensive range of products available to landscape and groundcare professionals from Spaldings, the direct sales specialist.
The new equipment results from Honda’s appointment of Spaldings as a national dealer covering the UK and Ireland, and as a local dealership in the Lincoln area for selected products.
All the Honda products are now available through Spaldings’ multiple sales channels – online, by telephone, through the regional sales team, and at the retail counter in the company’s premises on Sadlers Road, Lincoln.
As with similar products, return-to-base service and repairs support is available.
Spaldings has supplied Honda portable generators and water pumps for the past three years; the addition of products from the Honda Lawn & Garden range for professional and domestic use means groundcare specialists are catered for by an even larger range.
Steve Constable, Spaldings managing director, said: “As an approved Honda service agent we are able to offer genuine Honda Lawn & Garden products to our customers giving them greater choice in their decision making.
“The expertise gained from over a decade of being a main servicing dealer for other well-known brands ensures that Spaldings can offer full service and warranty back-up as standard, maintaining our reputation for first class service, quality and value built up over the past 65 years.”
Steve Morris, Head of Power Products at Honda (UK) said: “Spaldings has established itself as a trusted name in the ground care sector, so Honda is delighted to be working alongside the business.
“The company’s decision to stock a wide variety of Honda Lawn & Garden products, aimed at both professional and domestic users, is only the start of good news to come from this partnership in the future.”
In addition to 25cc and 35cc four-stroke petrol brushcutters and the multi-function Honda Versatool – a push-and-click powerhead available with several different attachments – the Honda products now stocked by Spaldings include newly-introduced battery-powered hand tools and walk-behind mowers.
The professional grade cordless hand tools include the Honda HHT 36 AXB brushcutter supplied with a three-tooth blade and nylon strimming line, ‘handlebar’ grips and a double shoulder harness.
It weighs just 6.5kg before fitting the 36 volt, 6.0Ah lithium-ion universal battery that is also used for Honda’s new 60cm hedge trimmer.
When powering the HHB 36 AXB leaf blower, the battery pack is worn on the user’s belt to minimise the weight of the blower, which comes with two interchangeable nozzles and variable fan speed to deliver the best airflow to shift dry, wet and heavy debris.
With the cordless rotary mowers, buyers get proven features from Honda’s petrol-fuelled izy machines, including a pressed steel deck, but with a new-design quiet and efficient brushless electric motor powered by a 4Ah, 6Ah or 9Ah lithium-ion battery.
There are two izy-ON models – a 41cm (16in) push mower and a 46cm (18in) self-propelled with single-lever change over between mulching and bag collection.
They complement a comprehensive line-up of domestic and professional petrol mowers starting at 46cm (18in) and culminating in several 53cm (21in) models with mulching and rear roller variants.
For maintaining larger areas with minimum effort, Spaldings offers within 60 miles of its Lincoln retail outlet Honda’s Miimo ‘set and forget’ robotic lawn mowers and the HF 2417 from Honda’s premium range of lawn tractors.
These have been upgraded for this year with a four-speed ‘cruise control’ transmission and new high-back seat with armrests to complement a new digital instrument panel and the mobile device holder and battery-charging USB port.