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Honda lawn mower sets new Guinness World record


The Honda Mean Mower has broken a Guinness World Record to become the world's fastest lawn mower

 

Honda Mean Mower

 

 

 

Mowing the lawn will no longer be a tedious task - thanks to Honda’s 1,000cc Mean Mower which has broken the Guinness World Records (GWR) Title for the fastest lawn mower. This new mower has set a new world record of 185kmph in Tarragona, Spain.

 

The Mean Mower's speed was measured through a 100-metre speed trap, overseen by official timers. To meet the GWR regulations the lawn mower had to record the same run, in both directions, within an hour – with the average speed taken of these two runs. Additional record-setting requirements were the need to cut grass and look like a lawnmower.

 

Two electric motors on the cutter deck, spinning 3mm steel cutting cable at 4,000rpm ensured the mower passed the cutting grass requirement. The mower can cut grass at around 25kmph, more than double the flat-out speed of the original HF2620 from which it is derived. The mower also features a custom-made paddle shift six-speed gear system. Additionally it has a custom-made Cobra sports seat, a Scorpion exhaust system and a steering rack taken from a Morris Minor.

 

“The original brief for Mean Mower was to create the world’s fastest lawnmower – and now it officially is, by some distance!” ays Kate Saxton, PR Communications Manager for Honda Motor Europe.  “We are all delighted to hold a Guinness World Records title and we’d like to thank everyone who was involved in what has been a challenging yet incredibly exciting project,” he adds.

 

The Mean Mower was designed and built by Honda (UK)’s British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) partner, Team Dynamics. The team re-engineered a Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor from the ground-up, adding an all-new fabricated chassis, custom-made from 4130 chromoly, to provide a strong, safe but very light platform. A 1,000cc engine from a Honda VTR Firestorm was used, along with a bespoke suspension and wheels from an ATV.

 

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