Honda Power Equipment announced its entrance into the split shaft trimmer market with the introduction of the Honda VersAttach Multi-Purpose System.
Featuring two powerhead options and six different attachments, the VersAttach System combines the power and reliability of legendary Honda 4-stroke engines with a robust lineup of tools to fit a wide range of lawn and garden needs. The Honda Power Equipment team is launching its product to the lawn and garden industry at the 2015 GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kent.
The VersAttach System offers two powerhead models, the UMC425, powered by a Honda GX25 Mini 4-Stroke engine, and the UMC435, powered by a GX35 Mini 4-Stroke engine. Each model can be paired with an optional interchangeable edger, line trimmer, blower, hedge trimmer, pruner and cultivator that fit quickly and securely into the attachment shaft by way of Honda’s SureLoc joint locking system, saving time and effort for the user.
Changing Attachments with a Click and a Twist
The product includes a number of technologically advanced design innovations, including the SureLoc joint locking system. This two-position joint mechanism operates with a click and a twist, allowing the user to easily connect and disconnect attachments with no tools required.
“As the world’s largest engine manufacturer, Honda pairs unparalleled depth of engine development experience with a commitment to designing products that meet or exceed the demands of our customers,” said Scott Conner, Senior Vice President, Honda Power Equipment. “Our new VersAttach System, with its focus on user comfort and convenience, extends the Honda Power Equipment product portfolio to meet a broader range of consumer needs in the lawn and garden market.”
Each VersAttach™ powerhead includes a pair of safety goggles and a single (GX25) or double harness (GX35) for added convenience and control. Both models carry a 36-month residential warranty and a 24-month commercial warranty.
The Power Behind the Product
The ultra-lightweight GX25 Mini 4-Stroke engine, the power behind the UMC425 powerhead, is the world's lightest 4-Stroke overhead cam (OHC) engine, efficiently delivering the clean, powerful, quiet performance of a larger engine — but in a very compact package. The Honda GX35 Mini 4-Stroke engine powering the UMC435 powerhead is the company’s most powerful engine for handheld applications. Both engines are exceptionally easy to use and maintain, with easy starting, an easily accessible spark plug and easy access to drain and refill oil.
Efficient 4-stroke technology not only offers superior fuel economy, but also requires no mixing of oil in the fuel, substantially reducing oil consumption and the emission of unburned oil in the exhaust.
The GX25 Mini 4-Stroke and the GX35 Mini 4-Stroke engines also feature an oil-immersed timing belt and OHC configuration, allowing the engines to be operated in any position. The belt-driven OHC design reduces mechanical noise, while the timing belt is designed to be maintenance-free over the life of the engine.
Unlike many two-stroke competitors, the Honda Mini 4-Stroke engines provide powerful output across a wide range of operating speeds with ample low-speed torque, which means that they do not always need to be operated at wide open throttle.
This reduces noise and operator fatigue while substantially increasing fuel efficiency. The advanced design of the Honda Mini 4-Stroke engines, including a cross-flow combustion chamber, provides a wide, smooth range of torque unique to 4-stroke technology.
State-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques have reduced the number of moving parts. Many of these techniques have resulted in smoother operation for the end user.
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