Honda FJ500 DER Tiller

  • Product Details

    The word ‘deluxe’ is derived from the French ‘de luxe’, meaning ‘of luxury’. It is a word with connotations of sumptuousness, extravagance and splendour, which are characteristics more commonly associated with five star hotel rooms, expensive cars and opulent travel packages than rotary tillers. But Honda’s FJ500 Deluxe mid-tine tiller bucks this trend with its high quality build and design, offering enough power and performance to tackle challenging soil cultivation work but with a range of handy features to make tilling a hassle-free, enjoyable and, yes, even a luxurious experience.

    It makes sense to begin then by mentioning a few of the FJ500 Deluxe’s various ergonomic features. Foremost among these is the cleverly designed handlebar; fully height-adjustable to suit your particular needs, the handles also offer quick and convenient access to all controls and fold neatly down to save space during storage and transportation. Speaking of which, the FJ500 Deluxe also features a retractable front wheel to make it easier to get your tiller to where it is needed (particularly handy if you are traversing hard surfaces or moving it from a car to an allotment). On top of all of this, the combination of a quick-starting recoil ignition system and a high capacity 2.4 litre fuel tank saves significant time and effort otherwise spent on refuelling and restarts.

    Supplied as standard with an impressive array of six individually detachable rotary tines, the FJ500 Deluxe is capable of loosening, turning, aerating and weeding medium to large areas of compacted soil with ease. The inclusion of an adjustable depth bar and the quick, tool-free removal system on the tiller rotors means that Honda’s deluxe soil cultivator is also luxuriously versatile, with working widths of 35cm (two rotors), 60cm (four rotors) and 90cm (six rotors) available. This means that the FJ500 Deluxe can be used for everything from larger-scale preparation of ground for grass seeding to precision work between narrowly planted rows of crops. In the latter case, the FJ500’s sturdy side protection discs work to prevent damage to plants caused by debris thrown up by the rotors during operation.

    None of this would amount to much, however, were it not for the quiet, clean and smooth running power supplied by the FJ500 Deluxe’s GX160 four-stroke petrol engine. Built with a cast iron cylinder sleeve and a dual element air cleaner for proven reliability and a longer service life, this powerful engine also features an overhead valve design for increased efficiency and optimal power transfer. By complementing this power with a three-speed gear box, Honda also offer enhanced control and manoeuvrability and so allow you to tailor performance depending on the conditions at hand. This superb power and performance further backs up Honda’s claim for the FJ500 to be recognised a truly ‘deluxe’ piece of kit.

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  • Tech Info

    Technical Specifications

    Engine/motor: Honda GX160 OHV 163cc
    Power source: Unleaded petrol  
    Starting system: Recoil    
    Transmission: Belt/chain    
    Gears:   2-forward/1-reverse  
    Tine configuration: Rear-tine    
    Working width: 35cm/60cm/90cm  
    Working depth: N/a    
    Handlebars: Adjustable  
    Weight:   N/a    
    Warranty:   5-year domestic  
    Weight 62 kg
    Dimensions 56 × 96 × 81 cm
    Estimated Dispatch

    2 – 3 working days

  • Brand
    About Honda
    A legendary brand know across the globe and synonymous with quality, the Honda marque traces its origins back to founder Soichiro Honda who marketed his own self-styled piston designs before World War II. From this beginning the Honda Motor Company was born in 1948 with the Honda Cub motorcycle following soon after. Today, the company is the single largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines in the world and it is this pedigree that goes into the development of Honda garden machinery.

    Probably best known amongst gardening professionals for their large range of garden tillers and cultivators, Honda also produce some very fine petrol rotary lawn mowers, in particular their core range of domestic machines, known as the HRX models, that have rewritten modern lawn mower design. Not content with producing some of the best lawn mowers available, Honda have also turned the powered hand-tool sector upside-down by replacing traditional 2-stroke fuelled power units with the cleaner, quieter 4-stroke engines that the company is famous for. Never content with the present, Honda are certain to carry on developing their garden machinery products to stay at the cutting edge of design and performance.
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