Hondanews Online Newsroom http://hondanews.com en-US dev@wieck.com (Wieck Media) Copyright 2014 40 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:55:04 -0700 Power Equipment: 30th Anniversary Celebration at HPE <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/baaa/4bea/baaa4bea-72cc-48fb-9c18-fd153305739b-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 30th Anniversary Celebration at HPE Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:06:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/30th-anniversary-celebration-at-hpe http://hondanews.com/photos/30th-anniversary-celebration-at-hpe 30th Anniversary Celebration at HPE <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/baaa/4bea/baaa4bea-72cc-48fb-9c18-fd153305739b-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 30th Anniversary Celebration at HPE Power Equipment: Honda 30th Outside shot <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/1854/af15/1854af15-a152-437e-a96b-7ca13c052389-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th Outside shot Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-outside-shot 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http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-covers http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-covers Honda 30th Covers <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/35cf/3de6/35cf3de6-de4e-476b-8364-a3dd9af2cd00-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th Covers Power Equipment: Honda 30th Engine covers <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/decf/5f44/decf5f44-a384-4ee5-9d02-9969174707fa-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th Engine covers Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-engine-covers http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-engine-covers Honda 30th Engine covers <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/decf/5f44/decf5f44-a384-4ee5-9d02-9969174707fa-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th Engine covers Power Equipment: HPE 30th Anniversary <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/c811/13ff/c81113ff-310a-4ebc-b0e9-77912b7f1521-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE 30th Anniversary Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-30th-anniversary-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-30th-anniversary-1 HPE 30th Anniversary <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/c811/13ff/c81113ff-310a-4ebc-b0e9-77912b7f1521-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE 30th Anniversary Power Equipment: Honda Mower head <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/258a/27ef/258a27ef-8da6-4c40-9344-d8f10ea4c83d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mower head Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mower-head http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mower-head Honda Mower head <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/258a/27ef/258a27ef-8da6-4c40-9344-d8f10ea4c83d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mower head Power Equipment: HPE 30th Anniversary <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/b7fc/275f/b7fc275f-fa2f-41a6-8e53-717fc8fcc90f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE 30th Anniversary Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-30th-anniversary-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-30th-anniversary-2 HPE 30th Anniversary <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/b7fc/275f/b7fc275f-fa2f-41a6-8e53-717fc8fcc90f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE 30th Anniversary Power Equipment: Honda Mowers on line <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/202d/32b4/202d32b4-fd52-4492-8db9-54409e551d8d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mowers on line Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mowers-on-line http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mowers-on-line Honda Mowers on line <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/202d/32b4/202d32b4-fd52-4492-8db9-54409e551d8d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mowers on line Power Equipment: Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. Celebrates 30 Years of Production with New $8.5 Million Capital Investment <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/3e76/8cc8/3e768cc8-1fa4-4074-8835-6ca3011b3134-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. Celebrates 30 Years of Production with New $8.5 Million Capital Investment Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-power-equipment-mfg-inc-celebrates-30-years-of-producti http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-power-equipment-mfg-inc-celebrates-30-years-of-producti Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. Celebrates 30 Years of Production with New $8.5 Million Capital Investment <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/3e76/8cc8/3e768cc8-1fa4-4074-8835-6ca3011b3134-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. Celebrates 30 Years of Production with New $8.5 Million Capital Investment Power Equipment: Honda 30th FG110 Boxed <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a48e/1b3d/a48e1b3d-9e12-434b-884a-a4dd30df62cc-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th FG110 Boxed Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-fg110-boxed http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-fg110-boxed Honda 30th FG110 Boxed <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a48e/1b3d/a48e1b3d-9e12-434b-884a-a4dd30df62cc-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th FG110 Boxed Power Equipment: Honda 30th anniversary gears <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/1753/2c32/17532c32-7752-4663-ba94-940d82d1c976-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th anniversary gears Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-anniversary-gears http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-anniversary-gears Honda 30th anniversary gears <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/1753/2c32/17532c32-7752-4663-ba94-940d82d1c976-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th anniversary gears Power Equipment: Honda HRC online <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/06af/96b6/06af96b6-db6c-456a-9920-1a333411325d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda HRC online Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-hrc-online http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-hrc-online Honda HRC online <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/06af/96b6/06af96b6-db6c-456a-9920-1a333411325d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda HRC online Power Equipment: HPE action 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/9204/8907/92048907-0702-4c70-b791-a606da43986e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE action 2 Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-action-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-action-2 HPE action 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/9204/8907/92048907-0702-4c70-b791-a606da43986e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE action 2 Power Equipment: Honda Mower heads <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/8f06/7a1b/8f067a1b-a831-48db-9e17-311a072138c0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mower heads Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mower-heads http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mower-heads Honda Mower heads <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/8f06/7a1b/8f067a1b-a831-48db-9e17-311a072138c0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mower heads Power Equipment: HPE action 3 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/8b46/257b/8b46257b-7dc7-4a25-829e-501ca40c4be5-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE action 3 Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-action-3 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-action-3 HPE action 3 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/8b46/257b/8b46257b-7dc7-4a25-829e-501ca40c4be5-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE action 3 Power Equipment: HPE action 1 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/72d8/95d5/72d895d5-882b-45ec-a14f-183e7d636303-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE action 1 Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-action-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-action-1 HPE action 1 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/72d8/95d5/72d895d5-882b-45ec-a14f-183e7d636303-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE action 1 Power Equipment: HPE 30th Anniversary <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/7610/48ce/761048ce-31f1-4431-8b74-f12456096e16-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE 30th Anniversary Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-30th-anniversary-4 http://hondanews.com/photos/hpe-30th-anniversary-4 HPE 30th Anniversary <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/7610/48ce/761048ce-31f1-4431-8b74-f12456096e16-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> HPE 30th Anniversary Power Equipment: Honda 30th anniversary line <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/75a3/e488/75a3e488-fe66-467a-829e-70a9b1b12f0d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th anniversary line Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-anniversary-line http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-anniversary-line Honda 30th anniversary line <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/75a3/e488/75a3e488-fe66-467a-829e-70a9b1b12f0d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th anniversary line Power Equipment: Honda Power Equipment Mfg. Celebrates 30 Years of Production with New $8.5 Million Capital Investment <ul type="disc"> <li><strong><em>$8.5 million in new facility investments will support addition of new product lines</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Swepsonville plant produces more than two  million Honda power equipment products each year, making it the largest manufacturer in Alamance County</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>More than 400,000 North Carolina-made Honda power equipment products exported from U.S. in 2013 alone</em></strong></li> </ul> <p align="left"> Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) today marked the 30th anniversary of operations at its Swepsonville facility by announcing a new $8.5 million investment in plant operations to innovate production processes and add new products. Among other changes, the plant will add a new line for the production of two-stage snow blowers and prepare for the addition of Honda generators to its already diverse production lineup.</p> <p align="left">  The 375,000 square-foot facility, which houses both Honda power equipment production and R&D operations, has long served as a major producer of Honda power equipment products for worldwide distribution, with the capacity to produce upwards of two million premium-quality Honda power equipment products each year.  In 2013 alone, more than 400,000 North Carolina-made Honda power equipment products were exported to overseas markets, marking a record for the company. Honda's total investment in its Swepsonville operations is nearly $250 million.</p> <p align="left"> "We are celebrating 30 years of success at Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing because of the everyday hard work of our power product associates in North Carolina," said Takuji Yamada, Honda COO of North American Regional Operations. "Our founder, Soichiro Honda, believed that we could make people happy through technology. Now, many years later, Honda is still focused on using unique Honda technologies to help people get things done."  </p> <p align="left"> The Swepsonville plant, which today employs more than 600 associates, has produced more than 30 million products using domestic and globally sourced parts during its 30-year history. HPE is the largest manufacturing operation in Alamance County, which also serves as home to Honda Aero in Burlington, maker of the HondaJet HF120 turbofan engines. Additional Honda operations based in North Carolina include Honda Aircraft Company in Greensboro, maker of the HondaJet advanced light jet, and American Honda Finance Company in Charlotte, which provides financing to consumers who buy Honda products.  Honda total employment in North Carolina is nearly 3,000.</p> <p align="left"> Today, HPE is the sole global production source for all Honda GC and GCV general-purpose engines and all Honda single-stage snow blowers.  HPE provides these products – vital tools for residential and commercial users – to customers around the world. </p> <p align="left"> HPE is supported by a network of suppliers that provide integral components for manufacturing.  Currently, 155 domestic and international suppliers work with HPE; 45 of those suppliers are based in North Carolina.  HPE has purchased nearly $500 million in parts from North Carolina suppliers, and the company will continue to work closely with the local community as the Honda business grows.</p> <p align="left"> "Manufacturing power products in North Carolina was once only a dream for Honda," said Shinji Oketani, HPE president. "I am proud that our dream lives on today after 30 years at HPE, as well as our strong desire as a company to make products that help people improve their daily lives."</p> <p align="left"> The Honda power product research and development team also is based at the HPE campus, where most lawn mower, snow blower and several general-purpose engines are designed and developed.  Originally based in Ohio, the Honda power product R&D team moved to North Carolina in 1993 to be closer to power product manufacturing.  As a result, Honda has greater synergies between development and production teams.</p> <p align="left"> Honda Power Equipment, a marketing division of American Honda Motor Co., offers a range of outdoor power equipment products, including engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. The company's comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by four-stroke engines for improved reliability, better fuel economy and reduced emissions. The inherent qualities of the Honda four-stroke technology reduce operator fatigue related to engine noise and vibration.</p> <p align="left"> Honda Power Equipment, with headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, consists of three distinct operating units: Honda Power Equipment, Honda Marine, and Honda Engines. The division's products, including engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers, trimmers, and marine engines, are assembled in Honda plants in the United States and around the world. </p> <p align="left"> Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of engines, producing and marketing more engines globally than any other company through a diverse array of automotive, motorcycle, marine, and power equipment products. Honda offers a complete line of small, general purpose engines for commercial, rental industry, and consumer applications. Honda engines supply smooth and dependable power for more than 3,000 different product applications including pressure washers, lawn mowers, rammers, and rescue and construction equipment.</p> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left"># # #</p> Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/45f5ede5-53ae-467b-b94c-9ab823702101 http://hondanews.com/releases/45f5ede5-53ae-467b-b94c-9ab823702101 Honda Power Equipment Mfg. Celebrates 30 Years of Production with New $8.5 Million Capital Investment <ul type="disc"> <li><strong><em>$8.5 million in new facility investments will support addition of new product lines</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Swepsonville plant produces more than two  million Honda power equipment products each year, making it the largest manufacturer in Alamance County</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>More than 400,000 North Carolina-made Honda power equipment products exported from U.S. in 2013 alone</em></strong></li> </ul> <p align="left"> Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) today marked the 30th anniversary of operations at its Swepsonville facility by announcing a new $8.5 million investment in plant operations to innovate production processes and add new products. Among other changes, the plant will add a new line for the production of two-stage snow blowers and prepare for the addition of Honda generators to its already diverse production lineup.</p> <p align="left">  The 375,000 square-foot facility, which houses both Honda power equipment production and R&D operations, has long served as a major producer of Honda power equipment products for worldwide distribution, with the capacity to produce upwards of two million premium-quality Honda power equipment products each year.  In 2013 alone, more than 400,000 North Carolina-made Honda power equipment products were exported to overseas markets, marking a record for the company. Honda's total investment in its Swepsonville operations is nearly $250 million.</p> <p align="left"> "We are celebrating 30 years of success at Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing because of the everyday hard work of our power product associates in North Carolina," said Takuji Yamada, Honda COO of North American Regional Operations. "Our founder, Soichiro Honda, believed that we could make people happy through technology. Now, many years later, Honda is still focused on using unique Honda technologies to help people get things done."  </p> <p align="left"> The Swepsonville plant, which today employs more than 600 associates, has produced more than 30 million products using domestic and globally sourced parts during its 30-year history. HPE is the largest manufacturing operation in Alamance County, which also serves as home to Honda Aero in Burlington, maker of the HondaJet HF120 turbofan engines. Additional Honda operations based in North Carolina include Honda Aircraft Company in Greensboro, maker of the HondaJet advanced light jet, and American Honda Finance Company in Charlotte, which provides financing to consumers who buy Honda products.  Honda total employment in North Carolina is nearly 3,000.</p> <p align="left"> Today, HPE is the sole global production source for all Honda GC and GCV general-purpose engines and all Honda single-stage snow blowers.  HPE provides these products – vital tools for residential and commercial users – to customers around the world. </p> <p align="left"> HPE is supported by a network of suppliers that provide integral components for manufacturing.  Currently, 155 domestic and international suppliers work with HPE; 45 of those suppliers are based in North Carolina.  HPE has purchased nearly $500 million in parts from North Carolina suppliers, and the company will continue to work closely with the local community as the Honda business grows.</p> <p align="left"> "Manufacturing power products in North Carolina was once only a dream for Honda," said Shinji Oketani, HPE president. "I am proud that our dream lives on today after 30 years at HPE, as well as our strong desire as a company to make products that help people improve their daily lives."</p> <p align="left"> The Honda power product research and development team also is based at the HPE campus, where most lawn mower, snow blower and several general-purpose engines are designed and developed.  Originally based in Ohio, the Honda power product R&D team moved to North Carolina in 1993 to be closer to power product manufacturing.  As a result, Honda has greater synergies between development and production teams.</p> <p align="left"> Honda Power Equipment, a marketing division of American Honda Motor Co., offers a range of outdoor power equipment products, including engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. The company's comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by four-stroke engines for improved reliability, better fuel economy and reduced emissions. The inherent qualities of the Honda four-stroke technology reduce operator fatigue related to engine noise and vibration.</p> <p align="left"> Honda Power Equipment, with headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, consists of three distinct operating units: Honda Power Equipment, Honda Marine, and Honda Engines. The division's products, including engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers, trimmers, and marine engines, are assembled in Honda plants in the United States and around the world. </p> <p align="left"> Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of engines, producing and marketing more engines globally than any other company through a diverse array of automotive, motorcycle, marine, and power equipment products. Honda offers a complete line of small, general purpose engines for commercial, rental industry, and consumer applications. Honda engines supply smooth and dependable power for more than 3,000 different product applications including pressure washers, lawn mowers, rammers, and rescue and construction equipment.</p> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left"># # #</p> Power Equipment: Honda 30th buillding Front <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/7b76/5317/7b765317-72e1-4b31-a4d4-fa7b4b0bb2d9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th buillding Front Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-buillding-front http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-30th-buillding-front Honda 30th buillding Front <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/7b76/5317/7b765317-72e1-4b31-a4d4-fa7b4b0bb2d9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda 30th buillding Front Power Equipment: Honda Power Equipment 30th Anniversary Informational Graphic <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a57f/0208/a57f0208-fa60-47d1-9485-78464fe9c66a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Power Equipment 30th Anniversary Informational Graphic Power Equipment Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:58:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-power-equipment-30th-anniversary-informational-graphic-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-power-equipment-30th-anniversary-informational-graphic-2 Honda Power Equipment 30th Anniversary Informational Graphic <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a57f/0208/a57f0208-fa60-47d1-9485-78464fe9c66a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Power Equipment 30th Anniversary Informational Graphic Power Equipment: Honda Power Equipment Mfg. Celebrates 30 Years of Production Honda Power Equipment Mfg. Celebrates 30 Years of Production. Power Equipment Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:55:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/videos/c1917042-0e3f-4d34-a955-991a3ff6c8d5 http://hondanews.com/videos/c1917042-0e3f-4d34-a955-991a3ff6c8d5 Honda Power Equipment Mfg. Celebrates 30 Years of Production Honda Power Equipment Mfg. Celebrates 30 Years of Production. Power Equipment: Honda Power Equipment Sponsors Quarter Midgets of America Youth Racing <ul> <li><strong><em>Honda Generators, Honda Engines and Honda Performance Development involved in several program aspects</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>Honda Power Equipment has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Quarter Midgets of America (QMA) to support fun and exciting racing for children between five and 17 years of age. Honda Generators, Honda Engines and Honda Performance Development (HPD) are working together to assist QMA in its efforts to make racing a reality for young racers, and have been doing so since 1995.</p> <p>During this season of QMA racing, Honda Engines will be the Title Engine of the QMA Eastern Grand Nationals, Honda Performance Development will be the title sponsor of the QMA Western Grand Nationals, and Honda Generators will be the Title Generator of the QMA Dirt Nationals. At the Grand Nationals, Honda Generators will be the exclusive generator of the race, providing power to meet the needs of the QMA.</p> <p>As an official sponsor, Honda Engines and Honda Generators will host an interactive exhibit at each QMA Grand event, with company representatives available to answer questions and provide support to race participants, their families and fans.</p> <p>The upcoming racing season is especially meaningful for the Honda relationship with QMA on two fronts: Honda GX120 and GX160 engines are used in quarter midget racers, and this year marks introduction of the new Honda sponsored "Speed King" Trophy in victory circle. This special trophy has been created to honor Dave King, a Honda Engines associate who dedicated almost 20 years of his career to support QMA activities until his passing in 2012. It will be awarded to every Grands A main class winner.</p> <p>"Providing support to the QMA allows Honda Power Equipment and our associates to be a part of the youthful spirit of racing," said Alex Torre, marketing manager, Honda Power Equipment. "Honda understands the value of racing at all levels, and the impact of events that develop enthusiasts for a lifetime."</p> <p>Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of generators for commercial and consumer applications. Lightweight, compact Honda generators produce between 1,000 and 10,000 watts of power, providing smooth, dependable power for recreation, construction, rental, and emergency use.</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of engines, producing and marketing more engines globally than any other company through a diverse array of automotive, motorcycle, marine, and power equipment products. Honda Engines offers a complete line of small, general purpose engines for commercial, rental industry, and consumer applications. Honda engines supply smooth and dependable power for more than 3,000 different product applications including pressure washers, lawnmowers, rammers, and rescue and construction equipment.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong>About Honda Performance Development<br> </strong>HPD was founded in 1993 as the performance arm of American Honda Motor Company. Today, HPD offers a line of race engines and other motorsports products for track applications from karting and Quarter Midgets to Indy cars and prototype sports cars, showcasing "fun to drive" products for professional, amateur and entry-level efforts.</p> <p>No other manufacturer has matched Honda's success in IndyCar open-wheel racing, which includes 210 race victories, 15 drivers' championships, six manufacturers' championships and 10 Indianapolis 500 victories from 2004-2014.</p> <p>HPD's Le Mans prototype sports car racing efforts have resulted in more than 70 victories and multiple American Le Mans Series engine, chassis, team, and drivers' championships. HPD won the LMP2 title in the inaugural 2012 World Endurance Championship, and has twice won the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.</p> <p>For more information about HPD and the company's racing and street performance product lines, please visit <a href="http://hpd.honda.com/">http://hpd.honda.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Editor's Note</strong><br> Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</p> <p>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases">www.hondanews.com</a>.</p> <p>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com/">www.honda.com</a>.</p> <p>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting <a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators">http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</a>.</p> Power Equipment Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/251dc5f7-cdad-40d4-9445-2d85afbd0998 http://hondanews.com/releases/251dc5f7-cdad-40d4-9445-2d85afbd0998 Honda Power Equipment Sponsors Quarter Midgets of America Youth Racing <ul> <li><strong><em>Honda Generators, Honda Engines and Honda Performance Development involved in several program aspects</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>Honda Power Equipment has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Quarter Midgets of America (QMA) to support fun and exciting racing for children between five and 17 years of age. Honda Generators, Honda Engines and Honda Performance Development (HPD) are working together to assist QMA in its efforts to make racing a reality for young racers, and have been doing so since 1995.</p> <p>During this season of QMA racing, Honda Engines will be the Title Engine of the QMA Eastern Grand Nationals, Honda Performance Development will be the title sponsor of the QMA Western Grand Nationals, and Honda Generators will be the Title Generator of the QMA Dirt Nationals. At the Grand Nationals, Honda Generators will be the exclusive generator of the race, providing power to meet the needs of the QMA.</p> <p>As an official sponsor, Honda Engines and Honda Generators will host an interactive exhibit at each QMA Grand event, with company representatives available to answer questions and provide support to race participants, their families and fans.</p> <p>The upcoming racing season is especially meaningful for the Honda relationship with QMA on two fronts: Honda GX120 and GX160 engines are used in quarter midget racers, and this year marks introduction of the new Honda sponsored "Speed King" Trophy in victory circle. This special trophy has been created to honor Dave King, a Honda Engines associate who dedicated almost 20 years of his career to support QMA activities until his passing in 2012. It will be awarded to every Grands A main class winner.</p> <p>"Providing support to the QMA allows Honda Power Equipment and our associates to be a part of the youthful spirit of racing," said Alex Torre, marketing manager, Honda Power Equipment. "Honda understands the value of racing at all levels, and the impact of events that develop enthusiasts for a lifetime."</p> <p>Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of generators for commercial and consumer applications. Lightweight, compact Honda generators produce between 1,000 and 10,000 watts of power, providing smooth, dependable power for recreation, construction, rental, and emergency use.</p> <p>Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of engines, producing and marketing more engines globally than any other company through a diverse array of automotive, motorcycle, marine, and power equipment products. Honda Engines offers a complete line of small, general purpose engines for commercial, rental industry, and consumer applications. Honda engines supply smooth and dependable power for more than 3,000 different product applications including pressure washers, lawnmowers, rammers, and rescue and construction equipment.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong>About Honda Performance Development<br> </strong>HPD was founded in 1993 as the performance arm of American Honda Motor Company. Today, HPD offers a line of race engines and other motorsports products for track applications from karting and Quarter Midgets to Indy cars and prototype sports cars, showcasing "fun to drive" products for professional, amateur and entry-level efforts.</p> <p>No other manufacturer has matched Honda's success in IndyCar open-wheel racing, which includes 210 race victories, 15 drivers' championships, six manufacturers' championships and 10 Indianapolis 500 victories from 2004-2014.</p> <p>HPD's Le Mans prototype sports car racing efforts have resulted in more than 70 victories and multiple American Le Mans Series engine, chassis, team, and drivers' championships. HPD won the LMP2 title in the inaugural 2012 World Endurance Championship, and has twice won the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.</p> <p>For more information about HPD and the company's racing and street performance product lines, please visit <a href="http://hpd.honda.com/">http://hpd.honda.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Editor's Note</strong><br> Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</p> <p>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at <a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases">www.hondanews.com</a>.</p> <p>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at <a href="http://www.honda.com/">www.honda.com</a>.</p> <p>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting <a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators">http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</a>.</p> Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4df4/afcd/4df4afcd-3cc7-40e3-99be-50cb4770ad9a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:30:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-3 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-3 Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4df4/afcd/4df4afcd-3cc7-40e3-99be-50cb4770ad9a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment: Honda Announces Next Generation of Portable Power in All-New EU7000is Generator <p>Honda Power Equipment is debuting the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s portable generator at this year's World of Concrete trade show venue – adding greater power performance to its popular Super Quiet Series. This new generator delivers more of what Honda generator customers have come to expect from Honda: fuel efficiency, clean power output, quiet operation and longer running times in a portable package.</p> <p>Ideal for a host of commercial and residential applications, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s is the company's first application of electronic fuel injection to a generator, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the model it replaces. Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage than a carbureted model.   What's more, the all-new generator incorporates a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch.</p> <p>"The EU7000<em>i</em>s marks the further evolution of the Honda Super Quiet Series of generators through its continued development in the areas of output, noise, size and fuel consumption. Producing 7,000 volt amperes (VA) ― or watts ― of power, this all-new generator is the perfect solution to a variety of power needs," said Scott Conner, senior vice president at Honda Power Equipment. "The EU7000<em>i</em>s is equally applicable for home backup use, on a commercial worksite, campsite or for RV camping and tailgating due to its excellent portability, quiet power output, and compact design." </p> <p><strong>A Closer Look at the Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s has a dry weight of 262 pounds – only two pounds heavier than the Honda EU6500<em>i</em>s generator. The new model also is equipped with a new 5.1 gallon gas tank and can operate for six hours per tankful of gas at rated load or an estimated 18 hours at ¼ load. This allows the generator to achieve a 25 percent increase in run time and a 20 percent increase in fuel economy over the EU6500<em>i</em>s model. By utilizing a separate triple chamber construction comprised of an exhaust [muffler] chamber, an engine chamber, and an intake chamber and the Eco-Throttle<sup>TM</sup> design, the EU7000<em>i</em>s achieves a noise level of approximately 60 dB at rated load – resulting in super quiet operation.</p> <p>Perhaps the most basic, yet important features of interest to consumers who are purchasing a generator are the amount and the quality of power produced by the unit. The EU7000<em>i</em>s offers a maximum 7000 VA of enhanced commercial grade electricity with a wave form distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent. This translates into a generous amount of usable power available for a wide range of commercial and residential applications.</p> <p>In addition, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates the Honda inverter technology, designed to power computers and sensitive electronic equipment that demand consistent electrical current with a stable sine wave or signal. A computer or equipment operating on fluctuating power could possibly freeze, shut down, or be interrupted. To overcome this problem, Honda engineers developed a form of inverter technology, which allows generators with this technology to provide cleaner current to power electronic equipment in remote locations. In addition, inverter technology substantially reduces weight and noise.</p> <p>Maneuverability and ease of use are key for any portable generator, and the EU7000<em>is</em> is no exception. It includes a wheel kit with large semi-pneumatic tires and folding handles as standard equipment, making the generator exceptionally versatile and manageable for whatever power supply situation is at hand. Additionally, an <em>i</em>Monitor digital display provides helpful operational information such as hours of use, performance data, battery charging status and other on-board diagnostics.</p> <p>The power behind the innovative EU7000<em>is</em> is the Honda fuel injected OHV GX390 engine. As is the case with all Honda engines, the GX390 provides low-emission, 4-cycle power to the unit. Honda's new fuel injection and engine management systems incorporate the latest, most advanced engine technologies in a small package. With the new fuel injected GX390, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s provides an economical, quiet and efficient power plant to compliment the generator's new technology and advanced design.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong><br> <em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda power products is available at </em><a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases"><em>www.hondanews.com</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a><em>.</em></p> Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:30:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/a089cfe1-3266-4449-a857-2e5c94b26047 http://hondanews.com/releases/a089cfe1-3266-4449-a857-2e5c94b26047 Honda Announces Next Generation of Portable Power in All-New EU7000is Generator <p>Honda Power Equipment is debuting the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s portable generator at this year's World of Concrete trade show venue – adding greater power performance to its popular Super Quiet Series. This new generator delivers more of what Honda generator customers have come to expect from Honda: fuel efficiency, clean power output, quiet operation and longer running times in a portable package.</p> <p>Ideal for a host of commercial and residential applications, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s is the company's first application of electronic fuel injection to a generator, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the model it replaces. Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage than a carbureted model.   What's more, the all-new generator incorporates a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch.</p> <p>"The EU7000<em>i</em>s marks the further evolution of the Honda Super Quiet Series of generators through its continued development in the areas of output, noise, size and fuel consumption. Producing 7,000 volt amperes (VA) ― or watts ― of power, this all-new generator is the perfect solution to a variety of power needs," said Scott Conner, senior vice president at Honda Power Equipment. "The EU7000<em>i</em>s is equally applicable for home backup use, on a commercial worksite, campsite or for RV camping and tailgating due to its excellent portability, quiet power output, and compact design." </p> <p><strong>A Closer Look at the Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s has a dry weight of 262 pounds – only two pounds heavier than the Honda EU6500<em>i</em>s generator. The new model also is equipped with a new 5.1 gallon gas tank and can operate for six hours per tankful of gas at rated load or an estimated 18 hours at ¼ load. This allows the generator to achieve a 25 percent increase in run time and a 20 percent increase in fuel economy over the EU6500<em>i</em>s model. By utilizing a separate triple chamber construction comprised of an exhaust [muffler] chamber, an engine chamber, and an intake chamber and the Eco-Throttle<sup>TM</sup> design, the EU7000<em>i</em>s achieves a noise level of approximately 60 dB at rated load – resulting in super quiet operation.</p> <p>Perhaps the most basic, yet important features of interest to consumers who are purchasing a generator are the amount and the quality of power produced by the unit. The EU7000<em>i</em>s offers a maximum 7000 VA of enhanced commercial grade electricity with a wave form distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent. This translates into a generous amount of usable power available for a wide range of commercial and residential applications.</p> <p>In addition, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates the Honda inverter technology, designed to power computers and sensitive electronic equipment that demand consistent electrical current with a stable sine wave or signal. A computer or equipment operating on fluctuating power could possibly freeze, shut down, or be interrupted. To overcome this problem, Honda engineers developed a form of inverter technology, which allows generators with this technology to provide cleaner current to power electronic equipment in remote locations. In addition, inverter technology substantially reduces weight and noise.</p> <p>Maneuverability and ease of use are key for any portable generator, and the EU7000<em>is</em> is no exception. It includes a wheel kit with large semi-pneumatic tires and folding handles as standard equipment, making the generator exceptionally versatile and manageable for whatever power supply situation is at hand. Additionally, an <em>i</em>Monitor digital display provides helpful operational information such as hours of use, performance data, battery charging status and other on-board diagnostics.</p> <p>The power behind the innovative EU7000<em>is</em> is the Honda fuel injected OHV GX390 engine. As is the case with all Honda engines, the GX390 provides low-emission, 4-cycle power to the unit. Honda's new fuel injection and engine management systems incorporate the latest, most advanced engine technologies in a small package. With the new fuel injected GX390, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s provides an economical, quiet and efficient power plant to compliment the generator's new technology and advanced design.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong><br> <em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda power products is available at </em><a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases"><em>www.hondanews.com</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a><em>.</em></p> Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/74f3/fcd0/74f3fcd0-e0d2-410d-935b-c0b4bef26f3c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:30:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-super-quiet-series-generator http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-super-quiet-series-generator Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/74f3/fcd0/74f3fcd0-e0d2-410d-935b-c0b4bef26f3c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Series Generator Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/ee61/fcf1/ee61fcf1-c0ce-4cdd-bd6a-45782cc5b520-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:30:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-1 Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/ee61/fcf1/ee61fcf1-c0ce-4cdd-bd6a-45782cc5b520-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/ae4b/7aad/ae4b7aad-25c2-4ae4-86ee-1f9828a2b306-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:30:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-2 Honda EU7000is <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/ae4b/7aad/ae4b7aad-25c2-4ae4-86ee-1f9828a2b306-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is General Overview <p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <p>Regardless of the scenario calling for backup power – a blackout in a residential neighborhood, a tailgating party on a college campus, a family gathering at a remote campsite, or powering tools and machinery at a commercial worksite – the demand for quiet, portable power is a part of everyday 21st century life around the globe.</p> American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is no stranger to this demand. More than 40 years ago, the company's Honda Power Equipment division began searching for ways to expand its lineup of generator products. <p>Four decades later, Honda Power Equipment continues to inject its technological innovation into the research and development of portable power to meet and exceed customer expectations with the introduction of its newest generator model, the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s. Honda's newest Super Quiet Series generator is a premium offering that speaks to the modern marketplace for an array of commercial and residential backup power needs. Addressing customer demand for an even more powerful model than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces — while still portable and exceptionally quiet — the all-new lightweight, low noise, compact and fuel efficient EU7000<em>i</em>s generator leads the Honda EU Super Quiet class in high quality, portable power technology. </p> <p><strong>The EU7000<em>i</em>s Features at a Glance: Creating the Next Generation for Portable Power</strong></p> <p> Adding greater power to the Super Quiet Series, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is a leader in the gasoline-powered generator market for light weight, compact design, fuel efficiency, and dramatically lower noise. The all-new model boasts the following performance enhancements: </p> <ul> <li><strong>Technological innovation:</strong> the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s generator incorporates the company's first application of electronic fuel injection into the design of a generator, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer running times than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces. </li><br> <li><strong>Lower fuel consumption</strong>: the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s, equipped with a new 5.1 gallon gas tank, can operate for six hours per tankful of gas at rated load or an estimated 18 hours at ¼ load. This allows the generator to realize a 25 percent increase in run time and a 20 percent increase in fuel economy over the outgoing EU6500<em>i</em>s model. </li> <br> <li><strong>High quality power output:</strong> output of the EU7000<em>i</em>s is enhanced commercial grade electricity with the wave form distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent; performance exceeds liquid cooled generator models known for quietness and reliability. </li><br> <li><strong>Noise reduction</strong>: super-quiet operation of the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is accomplished through a separate triple chamber construction, a centralized intake/exhaust system and the Eco-Throttle™ design; these features all contribute to an operating noise level of 60 dB at rated load.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>EU7000is Basic Specifications</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td>Model Name</td> <td>EU7000<em>i</em>s</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Dimensions</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Length (inches/mm)<br> Width (inches/mm)<br> Height (inches/mm)</td> <td>47.2/1198.88 (excluding the handle and wheels)<br> 27.6/701.04<br> 28.4/721.36</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Weight</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Dry Weight (lbs/kg)</td> <td>262/119 (including the battery)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Engine Type</td> <td>GX390 (four-stroke engine technology)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Displacement (cm3)<br> Net Power Output <br> Starting Method <br> Ignition system<br> Fuel</td> <td>389<br> 11.7 HP (8.7 kW) @ 3,600 rpm <br> Recoil/Electric<br> Digital CDI with variable timing<br> Unleaded gasoline (86 octane or higher)</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Generator</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maximum Output (VA)<br> Rated Output (VA) <br> Output voltage (V) <br> DC output (VA) <br> Generation Method</td> <td>7,000<br> 5,500<br> 120/240V<br> Not equipped<br> Multipolar inverter system</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Machine</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Noise level [dB (A)/7 m]<br> Run Time per Tankful</td> <td>60<br> 6.0 hrs. @ rated load, 18 hrs. @ ¼ load</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Equipment specifications</td> </tr> <tr> <td>AC breaker<br> Oil Alert®<br> Load sensing revolution control<br> Governor system<br> Voltage selection switch</td> <td>Electronic protector built in the inverter<br> Equipped (LED display)<br> Equipped (Eco-Throttle™)<br> Electronic governor<br> Equipped</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:29:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/a6193613-f3f5-4889-99ae-7075a2cb4fd0 http://hondanews.com/releases/a6193613-f3f5-4889-99ae-7075a2cb4fd0 Honda EU7000is General Overview <p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <p>Regardless of the scenario calling for backup power – a blackout in a residential neighborhood, a tailgating party on a college campus, a family gathering at a remote campsite, or powering tools and machinery at a commercial worksite – the demand for quiet, portable power is a part of everyday 21st century life around the globe.</p> American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is no stranger to this demand. More than 40 years ago, the company's Honda Power Equipment division began searching for ways to expand its lineup of generator products. <p>Four decades later, Honda Power Equipment continues to inject its technological innovation into the research and development of portable power to meet and exceed customer expectations with the introduction of its newest generator model, the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s. Honda's newest Super Quiet Series generator is a premium offering that speaks to the modern marketplace for an array of commercial and residential backup power needs. Addressing customer demand for an even more powerful model than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces — while still portable and exceptionally quiet — the all-new lightweight, low noise, compact and fuel efficient EU7000<em>i</em>s generator leads the Honda EU Super Quiet class in high quality, portable power technology. </p> <p><strong>The EU7000<em>i</em>s Features at a Glance: Creating the Next Generation for Portable Power</strong></p> <p> Adding greater power to the Super Quiet Series, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is a leader in the gasoline-powered generator market for light weight, compact design, fuel efficiency, and dramatically lower noise. The all-new model boasts the following performance enhancements: </p> <ul> <li><strong>Technological innovation:</strong> the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s generator incorporates the company's first application of electronic fuel injection into the design of a generator, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer running times than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces. </li><br> <li><strong>Lower fuel consumption</strong>: the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s, equipped with a new 5.1 gallon gas tank, can operate for six hours per tankful of gas at rated load or an estimated 18 hours at ¼ load. This allows the generator to realize a 25 percent increase in run time and a 20 percent increase in fuel economy over the outgoing EU6500<em>i</em>s model. </li> <br> <li><strong>High quality power output:</strong> output of the EU7000<em>i</em>s is enhanced commercial grade electricity with the wave form distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent; performance exceeds liquid cooled generator models known for quietness and reliability. </li><br> <li><strong>Noise reduction</strong>: super-quiet operation of the all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is accomplished through a separate triple chamber construction, a centralized intake/exhaust system and the Eco-Throttle™ design; these features all contribute to an operating noise level of 60 dB at rated load.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>EU7000is Basic Specifications</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td>Model Name</td> <td>EU7000<em>i</em>s</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Dimensions</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Length (inches/mm)<br> Width (inches/mm)<br> Height (inches/mm)</td> <td>47.2/1198.88 (excluding the handle and wheels)<br> 27.6/701.04<br> 28.4/721.36</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Weight</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Dry Weight (lbs/kg)</td> <td>262/119 (including the battery)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Engine Type</td> <td>GX390 (four-stroke engine technology)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Displacement (cm3)<br> Net Power Output <br> Starting Method <br> Ignition system<br> Fuel</td> <td>389<br> 11.7 HP (8.7 kW) @ 3,600 rpm <br> Recoil/Electric<br> Digital CDI with variable timing<br> Unleaded gasoline (86 octane or higher)</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Generator</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maximum Output (VA)<br> Rated Output (VA) <br> Output voltage (V) <br> DC output (VA) <br> Generation Method</td> <td>7,000<br> 5,500<br> 120/240V<br> Not equipped<br> Multipolar inverter system</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Machine</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Noise level [dB (A)/7 m]<br> Run Time per Tankful</td> <td>60<br> 6.0 hrs. @ rated load, 18 hrs. @ ¼ load</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Equipment specifications</td> </tr> <tr> <td>AC breaker<br> Oil Alert®<br> Load sensing revolution control<br> Governor system<br> Voltage selection switch</td> <td>Electronic protector built in the inverter<br> Equipped (LED display)<br> Equipped (Eco-Throttle™)<br> Electronic governor<br> Equipped</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e4d5/b1dc/e4d5b1dc-8050-412f-8528-6730147e956e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:29:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-efi-str-governor-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-efi-str-governor-1 Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e4d5/b1dc/e4d5b1dc-8050-412f-8528-6730147e956e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4f6c/e060/4f6ce060-cc18-4f82-8bad-f5bcbf693e9b-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:29:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-efi-str-governor http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-eu7000is-efi-str-governor Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4f6c/e060/4f6ce060-cc18-4f82-8bad-f5bcbf693e9b-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda EU7000is EFI STR Governor Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is Inverter Technology <p><strong>Inverter Technology and the EU7000<em>i</em>s</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s is not only portable at a dry weight of 262 lbs., but like other smaller EU models, the all-new model incorporates inverter technology that delivers clean, high quality electricity that is optimal for powering the ever-increasing number and types of sensitive electronics. For example, computers and power-sensitive testing equipment often operate best with "clean power" – consistent electrical current that has a stable sine wave or signal. A computer without clean power would likely either freeze, shut down, or be interrupted.</p> <p>The raw power produced by the generator flows through power semi-conductors, which are controlled by a microprocessor. This process provides ultra-clean power with a sine wave equal to or better than AC current from a standard household wall outlet.</p> <p>The development of inverter technology also has allowed Honda to substantially reduce weight and noise, even more important in larger, more powerful generator models. </p> <p>By eliminating the standard alternator, Honda's inverter generator models weigh 50 percent less and are 1/3 smaller in size than traditional generators. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows these generators to conserve fuel by varying engine RPM to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy up to 40 percent.</p> The inverter technology of the EU7000<em>i</em>s creates a waveform with a distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent. The newest addition to the Honda generator lineup is yet another solution to customers' demand for high quality portable power back-up for residential, recreational and many other related applications. <p><strong>The Power Behind the Innovation</strong></p> <p><strong>The EU7000<em>i</em>s and the GX390 Engine</strong></p> <p>In keeping with the Honda no-compromise philosophy, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator features an advanced 4-cycle power system, the Honda GX390, which provides a quiet, low-emission and reliable source to power a variety of different construction, maintenance and premium power equipment, including generators. The overhead valve (OHV) GX390, one of the most technologically advanced Honda engines, is the largest work-horse in the Honda industrial engine lineup. It incorporates the company's latest design and manufacturing features.</p> <p><strong>GX390 Specifications</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td><strong>Model</strong></td> <td><strong>GX390</strong> (horizontal shaft)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Engine Type</strong></td> <td>Air-cooled 4-stroke OHV single cylinder</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Net Torque</strong></td> <td>19.5 ft.-lb. (26.4 Nm) @ 2,500 rpm</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Ignition System</strong></td> <td>Digital CDI with variable timing</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Starting System</strong></td> <td>Recoil/electric</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Air Cleaner</strong></td> <td>Dual element</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Oil Capacity</strong></td> <td>1.16 U.S. qts. (1.1 liters)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Lubrication System</strong></td> <td>Splash</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Fuel Tank Capacity</strong></td> <td>6.4 U.S. qts./6.1 liters </td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Dimensions (LxWxH)</strong></td> <td>16 in. x 19.1 in. x 17.7 in. (407 x 485 x 449 mm)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Dry Weight (dry)</strong></td> <td>69 lbs. (31.5 kg)</td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Environmental Leadership</strong></p> <p>The GX390 engine provides EU7000<em>i</em>s owners (and their friends and neighbors) with a quiet yet powerful and lightweight source of power for a variety of demanding back-up power applications. In particular, the quiet operation offered by the engine's timing gears results in greatly improved sound quality.  Honda engineering also has reduced valve train and gear noise for a better quality engine sound that is distinctly easier on the ears.</p> <p>Low emissions mean more than just preserving the environment in general. The GX390 incorporates an innovative combination of a compact combustion chamber and overhead valve configuration that significantly reduces fuel and oil consumption as compared to conventional side-valve engines. This configuration also reduces many potential maintenance needs, making the Honda GX390 one of the most efficient, cost-effective engines available. The result is a quieter, easier starting engine that delivers a more pleasant experience for consumers. </p> <p><strong>Other Consumer Benefits</strong></p> <p>One of the great frustrations of using a generator can come from simply trying to get the machine to start. The Honda GX390 minimizes this annoyance through high-quality manufacturing and by special features designed to improve starting reliability. The GX390 incorporates, for example, a horizontal cross-flow intake port that smoothes the flow of fuel into the combustion chamber. This feature, combined with Honda's automatic mechanical decompression, eliminates many of the causes of starting problems.</p> <p>Breakdowns provide another source of frustration and expense.  Honda minimizes the cost of owning a generator through advanced design technology and through the legendary quality of its manufacturing process. The GX390 has a unique configuration that creates a lighter and more compact package than anything else in its class. This engine design also minimizes the number of moving parts – sources of potential breakdowns – making the engine more reliable and easier to operate.</p> <p><strong>One Engine for All</strong></p> <p>Honda continuously works to meet future, lower EPA and CARB standards regarding the performance of its products. In January 2007, Honda Engines began certifying its models to the new, lower California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2007 standards, existing EPA Phase 2 emission requirements and offering 50 state compliant engines. Investing in meeting the strictest of environmental requirements in the development of one engine for use in all 50 states reflects Honda's forward thinking on emission regulations, air quality and the needs of its customers. Moreover, Honda engines meet the new CARB exhaust and evaporative emissions requirements without the use of a catalytic converter.</p> <p> As a result, the overall emission levels from Honda engines have been reduced by more than 32 percent as compared to 1995. Further, the EPA implemented a new emission control program to reduce hydrocarbon emissions from small spark-ignition engines by approximately 35 percent. Honda engines are in compliance with the current EPA Phase 3 standards (for both exhaust and evaporate emissions).</p> Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:29:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/5ce87e94-6167-44c6-a5ec-c18added15ed http://hondanews.com/releases/5ce87e94-6167-44c6-a5ec-c18added15ed Honda EU7000is Inverter Technology <p><strong>Inverter Technology and the EU7000<em>i</em>s</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s is not only portable at a dry weight of 262 lbs., but like other smaller EU models, the all-new model incorporates inverter technology that delivers clean, high quality electricity that is optimal for powering the ever-increasing number and types of sensitive electronics. For example, computers and power-sensitive testing equipment often operate best with "clean power" – consistent electrical current that has a stable sine wave or signal. A computer without clean power would likely either freeze, shut down, or be interrupted.</p> <p>The raw power produced by the generator flows through power semi-conductors, which are controlled by a microprocessor. This process provides ultra-clean power with a sine wave equal to or better than AC current from a standard household wall outlet.</p> <p>The development of inverter technology also has allowed Honda to substantially reduce weight and noise, even more important in larger, more powerful generator models. </p> <p>By eliminating the standard alternator, Honda's inverter generator models weigh 50 percent less and are 1/3 smaller in size than traditional generators. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows these generators to conserve fuel by varying engine RPM to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy up to 40 percent.</p> The inverter technology of the EU7000<em>i</em>s creates a waveform with a distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent. The newest addition to the Honda generator lineup is yet another solution to customers' demand for high quality portable power back-up for residential, recreational and many other related applications. <p><strong>The Power Behind the Innovation</strong></p> <p><strong>The EU7000<em>i</em>s and the GX390 Engine</strong></p> <p>In keeping with the Honda no-compromise philosophy, the new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator features an advanced 4-cycle power system, the Honda GX390, which provides a quiet, low-emission and reliable source to power a variety of different construction, maintenance and premium power equipment, including generators. The overhead valve (OHV) GX390, one of the most technologically advanced Honda engines, is the largest work-horse in the Honda industrial engine lineup. It incorporates the company's latest design and manufacturing features.</p> <p><strong>GX390 Specifications</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td><strong>Model</strong></td> <td><strong>GX390</strong> (horizontal shaft)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Engine Type</strong></td> <td>Air-cooled 4-stroke OHV single cylinder</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Net Torque</strong></td> <td>19.5 ft.-lb. (26.4 Nm) @ 2,500 rpm</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Ignition System</strong></td> <td>Digital CDI with variable timing</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Starting System</strong></td> <td>Recoil/electric</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Air Cleaner</strong></td> <td>Dual element</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Oil Capacity</strong></td> <td>1.16 U.S. qts. (1.1 liters)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Lubrication System</strong></td> <td>Splash</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Fuel Tank Capacity</strong></td> <td>6.4 U.S. qts./6.1 liters </td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Dimensions (LxWxH)</strong></td> <td>16 in. x 19.1 in. x 17.7 in. (407 x 485 x 449 mm)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Dry Weight (dry)</strong></td> <td>69 lbs. (31.5 kg)</td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Environmental Leadership</strong></p> <p>The GX390 engine provides EU7000<em>i</em>s owners (and their friends and neighbors) with a quiet yet powerful and lightweight source of power for a variety of demanding back-up power applications. In particular, the quiet operation offered by the engine's timing gears results in greatly improved sound quality.  Honda engineering also has reduced valve train and gear noise for a better quality engine sound that is distinctly easier on the ears.</p> <p>Low emissions mean more than just preserving the environment in general. The GX390 incorporates an innovative combination of a compact combustion chamber and overhead valve configuration that significantly reduces fuel and oil consumption as compared to conventional side-valve engines. This configuration also reduces many potential maintenance needs, making the Honda GX390 one of the most efficient, cost-effective engines available. The result is a quieter, easier starting engine that delivers a more pleasant experience for consumers. </p> <p><strong>Other Consumer Benefits</strong></p> <p>One of the great frustrations of using a generator can come from simply trying to get the machine to start. The Honda GX390 minimizes this annoyance through high-quality manufacturing and by special features designed to improve starting reliability. The GX390 incorporates, for example, a horizontal cross-flow intake port that smoothes the flow of fuel into the combustion chamber. This feature, combined with Honda's automatic mechanical decompression, eliminates many of the causes of starting problems.</p> <p>Breakdowns provide another source of frustration and expense.  Honda minimizes the cost of owning a generator through advanced design technology and through the legendary quality of its manufacturing process. The GX390 has a unique configuration that creates a lighter and more compact package than anything else in its class. This engine design also minimizes the number of moving parts – sources of potential breakdowns – making the engine more reliable and easier to operate.</p> <p><strong>One Engine for All</strong></p> <p>Honda continuously works to meet future, lower EPA and CARB standards regarding the performance of its products. In January 2007, Honda Engines began certifying its models to the new, lower California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2007 standards, existing EPA Phase 2 emission requirements and offering 50 state compliant engines. Investing in meeting the strictest of environmental requirements in the development of one engine for use in all 50 states reflects Honda's forward thinking on emission regulations, air quality and the needs of its customers. Moreover, Honda engines meet the new CARB exhaust and evaporative emissions requirements without the use of a catalytic converter.</p> <p> As a result, the overall emission levels from Honda engines have been reduced by more than 32 percent as compared to 1995. Further, the EPA implemented a new emission control program to reduce hydrocarbon emissions from small spark-ignition engines by approximately 35 percent. Honda engines are in compliance with the current EPA Phase 3 standards (for both exhaust and evaporate emissions).</p> Power Equipment: Honda EU7000is Technical Highlights <p><strong>Technology Behind the Low Noise of the EU7000<em>i</em>s Generator</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates a number of unique design features and technological innovations that make its super low noise of 60 dB (A) ─ approximately equivalent to that of human speech ─ a possibility, even in a model capable of such wattage output.</p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates a separate, triple chamber construction<em> (comprised of an exhaust [muffler] chamber, an engine chamber, and an intake chamber)</em> to help reduce noise and vibration; likewise, a centralized intake and exhaust system helps to reduce mechanical noise.</p> <p>The intake system of the EU7000<em>i</em>s consists of an intake chamber with an intake nose added, while the cooling system incorporates an air guide that is installed between the muffler and the engine, resulting in less airflow resistance and noise.</p> <p>The <strong>engine chamber </strong>of the EU7000<em>i</em>s is composed of sound-dampening materials as well as fully sealed panels that contain acoustic energy.</p> <p>The <strong>exhaust system </strong>has a larger capacity muffler with a muffler protector secured to the frame ─ i.e., the muffler is enclosed in the body of the generator. The inside of the muffler protector is covered with sound absorbing glass-wool; an exhaust seal also helps heat and noise to route up and out to help dissipate sound.   </p> <p>The sealed frame structure of the EU7000<em>i</em>s contains a rubber seal that is attached around the fuel tank for sealing off the fuel and reducing the noise. Seals also are applied to various areas around the maintenance cover. This design results in a dramatically quieter operation and improved cooling performance.</p> <p><strong>Innovation Highlight: Electronic Fuel Injection</strong></p> <p>The all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is the first fuel-injected model in the Honda lineup. This design feature results in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the model it replaces (the EU6500<em>i</em>s). Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage without having to drain the carburetor or perform other related maintenance.</p> <p>Because the EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is designed with a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch, no choke is required.</p> <p>An <em>i</em>Monitor digital display provides the user operational performance monitoring, along with battery charge information and on-board diagnostics. In addition, no adjustment is needed for high altitude operation.</p> Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:29:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/d6eae95d-5e40-49b1-8142-c00546e89a35 http://hondanews.com/releases/d6eae95d-5e40-49b1-8142-c00546e89a35 Honda EU7000is Technical Highlights <p><strong>Technology Behind the Low Noise of the EU7000<em>i</em>s Generator</strong></p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates a number of unique design features and technological innovations that make its super low noise of 60 dB (A) ─ approximately equivalent to that of human speech ─ a possibility, even in a model capable of such wattage output.</p> <p>The EU7000<em>i</em>s incorporates a separate, triple chamber construction<em> (comprised of an exhaust [muffler] chamber, an engine chamber, and an intake chamber)</em> to help reduce noise and vibration; likewise, a centralized intake and exhaust system helps to reduce mechanical noise.</p> <p>The intake system of the EU7000<em>i</em>s consists of an intake chamber with an intake nose added, while the cooling system incorporates an air guide that is installed between the muffler and the engine, resulting in less airflow resistance and noise.</p> <p>The <strong>engine chamber </strong>of the EU7000<em>i</em>s is composed of sound-dampening materials as well as fully sealed panels that contain acoustic energy.</p> <p>The <strong>exhaust system </strong>has a larger capacity muffler with a muffler protector secured to the frame ─ i.e., the muffler is enclosed in the body of the generator. The inside of the muffler protector is covered with sound absorbing glass-wool; an exhaust seal also helps heat and noise to route up and out to help dissipate sound.   </p> <p>The sealed frame structure of the EU7000<em>i</em>s contains a rubber seal that is attached around the fuel tank for sealing off the fuel and reducing the noise. Seals also are applied to various areas around the maintenance cover. This design results in a dramatically quieter operation and improved cooling performance.</p> <p><strong>Innovation Highlight: Electronic Fuel Injection</strong></p> <p>The all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is the first fuel-injected model in the Honda lineup. This design feature results in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the model it replaces (the EU6500<em>i</em>s). Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage without having to drain the carburetor or perform other related maintenance.</p> <p>Because the EU7000<em>i</em>s generator is designed with a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch, no choke is required.</p> <p>An <em>i</em>Monitor digital display provides the user operational performance monitoring, along with battery charge information and on-board diagnostics. In addition, no adjustment is needed for high altitude operation.</p> Power Equipment: Honda Generators Background Information <p>Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of generators for commercial and consumer applications. Lightweight, compact Honda generators produce between 1,000 and 10,000 watts of power, providing smooth, dependable power for recreation, construction, rental, and emergency use. </p> <p>All Honda generators are powered by advanced Honda four-stroke engines that make Honda generators among the world's quietest. Honda generators for typical residential use average 64-68 decibels (human speech is approximately 60 decibels) with the Super Quiet Series operating at noise levels as low as 49 decibels – roughly the noise level in a private office.</p> <p><strong>Product Line</strong></p> <p>Honda produces 18 models in four generator lines: </p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <td>Series</td> <td><p align="center">Primary Uses</p></td> <td><p align="center">Power Range</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Economy</p></td> <td><p align="center">EP and EG Models/Residential and Commercial Use</p></td> <td><p align="center">4000W – 6500W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Deluxe</p></td> <td><p align="center">EM Models/Home Backup and General Purpose Applications</p></td> <td><p align="center">4000W – 6500W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Industrial</p></td> <td><p align="center">EB Models/Construction and Rental Applications</p></td> <td><p align="center">2000W – 10000W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Super Quiet</p></td> <td><p align="center">EU Models/Portable Power Technology, Recreational and Home Backup </p></td> <td><p align="center">1000W – 7000W</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Inverter Technology<br /> </strong>Computers and sensitive electronic equipment require consistent electrical current that has a stable sine wave or signal. A computer not receiving this type of power could possibly freeze, shut down, or be interrupted.</p> <p>To overcome this problem, Honda engineers developed a form of inverter technology, which also has allowed Honda to substantially reduce weight and noise. Using inverter technology, Honda engineers have integrated parts from the engine and generator set, such as the combination flywheel/alternator. This results in a more compact, lighter product that is purpose-built to produce reliable power. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to the optimum level (given usage load), improving fuel economy up to 40 percent.</p> <p>The Honda innovative inverter technology is available on a number of models. Honda <strong>Super Quiet</strong> <strong>Series</strong> generators — the <strong>EU1000<em>i, </em>EU2000<em>i</em></strong>, <strong>EU3000<em>i</em>s and the EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> — are inverter-equipped, lightweight models that feature a totally enclosed body resulting in noticeably quieter performance. Designed for the ultimate in quality, portability and convenience, these models are ideal for any trip to the great outdoors. All of the Honda Super Quiet generators have ultra low noise, making any of the models, depending on power requirements, the ideal choices for home backup, public events, or any situation where quiet, reliable operation is critical.</p> <p>The 1000 and 2000 watt models (at 28.6 pounds and 46.3 pounds respectively) can easily be carried and conveniently stored in small recreational vehicle compartments. The 1000 wattmodel is the perfect solution for scenarios where less power is required. The 2000watt model can power a computer, TV, coffee pot, or refrigerator. These units both feature a two-tiered noise dampening system that reduces noise to 59 dB (quieter than normal speech) at their rated loads. In 2013, Honda launched the new <strong>Camo EU2000<em>i</em></strong>model which boasts a unique Realtree® Camo exterior created especially to blend in with natural surroundings. The lightweight EU2000<em>i</em> Camo generator is both rugged and reliable and features a totally enclosed body that results in noticeably quieter performance to enhance the outdoor experience.</p> <p>For a bit more power, the compact 3000 watt model provides the smallest, quietest generator capable of starting and running most modern 13,500 BTU recreational vehicle (RV) air conditioners as well as powering additional appliances in an RV. This model also doubles as a home back-up unit to selectively power a furnace, refrigerator, microwave, TV, hair dryer, and several lights.</p> <p>The <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi </strong>model adds increased portability to the fuel efficiency and reliability of Honda's existing EU3000<em>i</em>s generator. The lightweight and extremely user-friendly <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> provides customers with dependable, portable power for use at home or at remote recreational sites.</p> <p>The <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> also increases the breadth of the Honda EU generator Super Quiet Series lineup through enhancements in the areas of noise, size, usability and fuel consumption. Producing 3,000 volt amperes (VA) ― or watts ― of power, the EU3000<em>i</em> Handi meets a variety of power needs. The model's ample power output, exceptional fuel efficiency and super quiet operation make it well suited to provide limited home backup power during a blackout or other power emergency, while its easy operation and extreme portability suit it equally well for a campsite, RV camping and tailgating activities.</p> <p>For the ultimate in quiet, Honda offers the <strong>all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s</strong> in its Super Quiet line. Addressing customer demand for an even more powerful model — while still portable and exceptionally quiet — the lightweight, low noise, compact and fuel efficient EU7000<em>i</em>s generator leads the Honda EU Super Quiet class in high quality, portable power technology. At a total dry weight of 262 pounds, the EU7000<em>i</em>s model produces 7,000 watts of continuous power at a quiet 60 dB, roughly the same as normal speech. Ideal for a host of commercial and residential applications, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s also incorporates the company's first application of electronic fuel injection into its design, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces. Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage without having to drain the carburetor or perform other related maintenance. What's more, the all-new generator incorporates a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch.</p> <p>Honda also incorporates inverter technology into its <strong>EM5000<em>is</em>AB</strong> Deluxe Series generator. Featuring the <em>i</em>-Monitor™ that provides information on hours of operation, wattage, battery voltage and engine speed as well as diagnostics for convenient dealer servicing, the EM5000<em>i</em>s model offers the advantage of quieter operation while providing reliable, stable power.</p> <p>The all-new Honda<strong> EB2000<em>i </em></strong>Industrial Series generatorisa2000 watt portable model also equipped with inverter technology. Based on the extremely popular consumer EU2000<em>i</em> generator model, the new EB2000<em>i</em> maintains key attributes of the EU series unit while adding new design enhancements, such as a 120V/20A GFCI receptacle, providing greater flexibility for use at work sites.</p> <p><strong>Honda CycloConverter™ Technology</strong><br /> Honda CycloConverter™ generator models offer power that is equal in quality to automatic voltage regulator (AVR) generators but dramatically lighter in weight than other units producing the same amount of power. This lighter weight is achieved by reducing the number of traditional parts with a central processing unit (CPU) that conditions the raw power produced by the generator and eliminates the need for a bulky alternator. Honda CycloConverter™ technology offers the best pound-per-watt ratio available anywhere.</p> <p>This technology is used on <strong>Honda's EB3000c Industrial Series </strong>model, which is intended for commercial and home uses and for residential standby power.</p> <p><strong>Advanced Power Solutions for Commercial and Rental Applications</strong><br /> The<strong> </strong>Honda<strong> EB2000<em>i</em></strong>generator, an all-new 2000 watt portable generator equipped with features vital to the industrial and construction generator market, offers inverter power with a rated maximum output of 1,600/2,000 watts with the Honda fuel-efficient Eco-Throttle™. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy up to 40 percent. The EB2000<em>i</em> can operate from four to nine hours without the need for refueling, allowing the potential for working all day without interruption.</p> <p>The <strong>EB3000c</strong>, which features CycloConverter™ technology, is typical of Honda's offerings for this market. Weighing only 71 lbs., it produces 2,600 watts of continuous power (rated)/3,000 watts (maximum) and will run for 9.39 hours at half load on a single tank of fuel. In addition to AC power from the CycloConverter™, this unit offers 12V DC at 12 amperes (A) (or 144 watts) for automotive-type battery charging.</p> <p>The <strong>EB3000c</strong>, like all Honda generators, is powered by an advanced four-stroke engine — in this case the Honda GX200 overhead valve (OHV) commercial grade unit — that produces quiet power. Many Honda industrial generators are housed in tubular steel frames to minimize damage from transport or use.</p> <p>Within the Honda Industrial Series generators category are four other EB models: the <strong>EB4000, EB5000, EB6500, and the all-new EB10000</strong>. <strong> </strong>Powered by Honda GX Series commercial grade OHV engines, and available in 4,000, 5,000, and 6,500 wattage output, the <strong>EB4000, EB5000, and EB6500 </strong>generators offer premium features and benefits at outstanding value.</p> <p>The<strong> EB10000 model</strong> is the most powerful Honda generator and the company's flagship model. With a maximum output of 10,000 watts, the rugged Honda EB10000 generator is compact, lightweight and features a narrow-shaped design; a centralized exhaust mechanism; a newly developed alternator; and the best fuel efficiency and lowest noise in its class. The Industrial Series model is well suited for industrial and commercial applications, including construction-related job site work. The <strong>EB10000</strong> also is an ideal fit for the rental market, where users demand the most reliable power for a variety of applications. The <strong>EB10000</strong> is powered by the Honda GX630 V-Twin Engine, one that offers customers more power, adaptability, greater fuel economy and reduced emissions in a more compact package.</p> <p>The entire Industrial Series incorporates a number of advanced design features, including Digital Automatic Voltage Regulator (DAVR) technology for increased performance. The DAVR holds the voltage stable within one percent over time during standard operation and has a built-in self-diagnosis function to prevent engine speed from exceeding 4,140 rpm for longer than three seconds and abnormal voltage. In addition, the DAVR adjustments are driven off the main winding, as compared to a sensor winding in conventional AVR systems.</p> <p><strong>Other Residential and Commercial Lines</strong><br /> In addition to its Industrial and Super Quiet models, Honda also manufactures four models in its <strong>Economy Series</strong> and four units in its <strong>Deluxe Series</strong>.</p> <p><strong><em>The Economy Series: A Closer Look</em></strong><br /> The Economy Series includes the <strong>EG4000, EG5000</strong>, and <strong>EG6500</strong> models – all reliable sources of no-frills power for home backup.</p> <p>The <strong>Economy Series </strong>models incorporate a number of advanced design features, including Digital Automatic Voltage Regulator (DAVR) technology for increased performance (see above explanation).</p> <p>The <strong>EG4000</strong> features the GX270 engine for increased power and versatility with greater fuel economy in the same envelope. It boasts a run time up to 9.4 hours at the rated load and a dB rating of 72. The <strong>EG5000</strong>, powered by the GX390 engine, has a run time of 7.5 hours under a rated load, and a dB rating of 73. The <strong>EG6500</strong>, equipped with the GX390 engine, boasts a run time of 7.1 hours and has a dB rating of 74. These models also are ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)-protected to meet OSHA jobsite regulations and offer longer run times, additional outlets for convenient use, and stronger, more durable frames. And, like all Honda generators, these models are equipped with circuit breakers for operator and equipment protection and USDA-qualified spark arrestor/mufflers for fire prevention.</p> <p><strong><em>The Deluxe Series: A Closer Look<br /> </em></strong>Designed to enhance Honda's already strong value proposition is the Deluxe Series – ideal for convenient, reliable backup power during outages and brownouts. The <strong>EM4000, EM5000, and EM6500 </strong>generator models are available in 4,000, 5,000, and 6,500-watt sizes. These models feature electric start, remote start capability and exceptionally long run times on one tank of fuel. Also of important note is the <em>i</em>-Deluxe® inverter model – the <strong>EM5000<em>i</em>s </strong>– an existing model that features inverter technology and electric start capability.</p> <p>The EM models include the exclusive <em>i</em>AVR Power feature that enhances generator performance and power output. <em>i</em>AVR is a Honda Generator exclusive system that realizes a 50 percent reduction in voltage fluctuation over current AVR systems. For up to 10 seconds, the <em>i</em>AVR allows for increased wattage above the maximum rating to start high-amp load applications. Each model provides a different level of additional power output: the EM4000 will produce an additional 1000 watts for up to 10 seconds, the EM5000 will produce an additional 2000 watts for as much as 10 seconds and the EM6500 will produce an additional 500 watts for as long as 10 seconds.</p> <p>A combination of factors creates the additional <em>i</em>AVR power in the EM generator line. They include the <em>i</em>GX Honda engine with Digital Capacitive Discharge Ignition (DCDI), Self-Tuning Regulator (STR) governor, and Current Transformer (CT) sensor coupled with the Digital Auto Voltage Regulator (DAVR) alternator.</p> <p>Each EM unit is powered by a Honda <em>i</em>GX engine. The engine idle speed of each model is set to 2,300 rpm in the auto throttle on position with a maximum idle speed of 3,600 rpm.</p> <p>To meet the evaporative regulations, all of the models have a fluorine fuel tube and canister system along with a tethered chain-type gas cap. The models carry the Honda industry-competitive three year warranty.</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at </em><a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases"><em>www.hondanews.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Updated January 2014</em></p> Power Equipment Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:20:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/releases/35688910-c79d-5536-aa8b-1b004c34c2d0 http://hondanews.com/releases/35688910-c79d-5536-aa8b-1b004c34c2d0 Honda Generators Background Information <p>Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of generators for commercial and consumer applications. Lightweight, compact Honda generators produce between 1,000 and 10,000 watts of power, providing smooth, dependable power for recreation, construction, rental, and emergency use. </p> <p>All Honda generators are powered by advanced Honda four-stroke engines that make Honda generators among the world's quietest. Honda generators for typical residential use average 64-68 decibels (human speech is approximately 60 decibels) with the Super Quiet Series operating at noise levels as low as 49 decibels – roughly the noise level in a private office.</p> <p><strong>Product Line</strong></p> <p>Honda produces 18 models in four generator lines: </p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <td>Series</td> <td><p align="center">Primary Uses</p></td> <td><p align="center">Power Range</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Economy</p></td> <td><p align="center">EP and EG Models/Residential and Commercial Use</p></td> <td><p align="center">4000W – 6500W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Deluxe</p></td> <td><p align="center">EM Models/Home Backup and General Purpose Applications</p></td> <td><p align="center">4000W – 6500W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Industrial</p></td> <td><p align="center">EB Models/Construction and Rental Applications</p></td> <td><p align="center">2000W – 10000W</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align="center">Super Quiet</p></td> <td><p align="center">EU Models/Portable Power Technology, Recreational and Home Backup </p></td> <td><p align="center">1000W – 7000W</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Inverter Technology<br /> </strong>Computers and sensitive electronic equipment require consistent electrical current that has a stable sine wave or signal. A computer not receiving this type of power could possibly freeze, shut down, or be interrupted.</p> <p>To overcome this problem, Honda engineers developed a form of inverter technology, which also has allowed Honda to substantially reduce weight and noise. Using inverter technology, Honda engineers have integrated parts from the engine and generator set, such as the combination flywheel/alternator. This results in a more compact, lighter product that is purpose-built to produce reliable power. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to the optimum level (given usage load), improving fuel economy up to 40 percent.</p> <p>The Honda innovative inverter technology is available on a number of models. Honda <strong>Super Quiet</strong> <strong>Series</strong> generators — the <strong>EU1000<em>i, </em>EU2000<em>i</em></strong>, <strong>EU3000<em>i</em>s and the EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> — are inverter-equipped, lightweight models that feature a totally enclosed body resulting in noticeably quieter performance. Designed for the ultimate in quality, portability and convenience, these models are ideal for any trip to the great outdoors. All of the Honda Super Quiet generators have ultra low noise, making any of the models, depending on power requirements, the ideal choices for home backup, public events, or any situation where quiet, reliable operation is critical.</p> <p>The 1000 and 2000 watt models (at 28.6 pounds and 46.3 pounds respectively) can easily be carried and conveniently stored in small recreational vehicle compartments. The 1000 wattmodel is the perfect solution for scenarios where less power is required. The 2000watt model can power a computer, TV, coffee pot, or refrigerator. These units both feature a two-tiered noise dampening system that reduces noise to 59 dB (quieter than normal speech) at their rated loads. In 2013, Honda launched the new <strong>Camo EU2000<em>i</em></strong>model which boasts a unique Realtree® Camo exterior created especially to blend in with natural surroundings. The lightweight EU2000<em>i</em> Camo generator is both rugged and reliable and features a totally enclosed body that results in noticeably quieter performance to enhance the outdoor experience.</p> <p>For a bit more power, the compact 3000 watt model provides the smallest, quietest generator capable of starting and running most modern 13,500 BTU recreational vehicle (RV) air conditioners as well as powering additional appliances in an RV. This model also doubles as a home back-up unit to selectively power a furnace, refrigerator, microwave, TV, hair dryer, and several lights.</p> <p>The <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi </strong>model adds increased portability to the fuel efficiency and reliability of Honda's existing EU3000<em>i</em>s generator. The lightweight and extremely user-friendly <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> provides customers with dependable, portable power for use at home or at remote recreational sites.</p> <p>The <strong>EU3000<em>i</em> Handi</strong> also increases the breadth of the Honda EU generator Super Quiet Series lineup through enhancements in the areas of noise, size, usability and fuel consumption. Producing 3,000 volt amperes (VA) ― or watts ― of power, the EU3000<em>i</em> Handi meets a variety of power needs. The model's ample power output, exceptional fuel efficiency and super quiet operation make it well suited to provide limited home backup power during a blackout or other power emergency, while its easy operation and extreme portability suit it equally well for a campsite, RV camping and tailgating activities.</p> <p>For the ultimate in quiet, Honda offers the <strong>all-new EU7000<em>i</em>s</strong> in its Super Quiet line. Addressing customer demand for an even more powerful model — while still portable and exceptionally quiet — the lightweight, low noise, compact and fuel efficient EU7000<em>i</em>s generator leads the Honda EU Super Quiet class in high quality, portable power technology. At a total dry weight of 262 pounds, the EU7000<em>i</em>s model produces 7,000 watts of continuous power at a quiet 60 dB, roughly the same as normal speech. Ideal for a host of commercial and residential applications, the Honda EU7000<em>i</em>s also incorporates the company's first application of electronic fuel injection into its design, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, extremely easy starting without the need for a choke, and longer operating times than the EU6500<em>i</em>s model it replaces. Electronic fuel injection also allows for longer-term fuel storage without having to drain the carburetor or perform other related maintenance. What's more, the all-new generator incorporates a convenient one-touch, push button electric start switch.</p> <p>Honda also incorporates inverter technology into its <strong>EM5000<em>is</em>AB</strong> Deluxe Series generator. Featuring the <em>i</em>-Monitor™ that provides information on hours of operation, wattage, battery voltage and engine speed as well as diagnostics for convenient dealer servicing, the EM5000<em>i</em>s model offers the advantage of quieter operation while providing reliable, stable power.</p> <p>The all-new Honda<strong> EB2000<em>i </em></strong>Industrial Series generatorisa2000 watt portable model also equipped with inverter technology. Based on the extremely popular consumer EU2000<em>i</em> generator model, the new EB2000<em>i</em> maintains key attributes of the EU series unit while adding new design enhancements, such as a 120V/20A GFCI receptacle, providing greater flexibility for use at work sites.</p> <p><strong>Honda CycloConverter™ Technology</strong><br /> Honda CycloConverter™ generator models offer power that is equal in quality to automatic voltage regulator (AVR) generators but dramatically lighter in weight than other units producing the same amount of power. This lighter weight is achieved by reducing the number of traditional parts with a central processing unit (CPU) that conditions the raw power produced by the generator and eliminates the need for a bulky alternator. Honda CycloConverter™ technology offers the best pound-per-watt ratio available anywhere.</p> <p>This technology is used on <strong>Honda's EB3000c Industrial Series </strong>model, which is intended for commercial and home uses and for residential standby power.</p> <p><strong>Advanced Power Solutions for Commercial and Rental Applications</strong><br /> The<strong> </strong>Honda<strong> EB2000<em>i</em></strong>generator, an all-new 2000 watt portable generator equipped with features vital to the industrial and construction generator market, offers inverter power with a rated maximum output of 1,600/2,000 watts with the Honda fuel-efficient Eco-Throttle™. The Eco Throttle™ feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy up to 40 percent. The EB2000<em>i</em> can operate from four to nine hours without the need for refueling, allowing the potential for working all day without interruption.</p> <p>The <strong>EB3000c</strong>, which features CycloConverter™ technology, is typical of Honda's offerings for this market. Weighing only 71 lbs., it produces 2,600 watts of continuous power (rated)/3,000 watts (maximum) and will run for 9.39 hours at half load on a single tank of fuel. In addition to AC power from the CycloConverter™, this unit offers 12V DC at 12 amperes (A) (or 144 watts) for automotive-type battery charging.</p> <p>The <strong>EB3000c</strong>, like all Honda generators, is powered by an advanced four-stroke engine — in this case the Honda GX200 overhead valve (OHV) commercial grade unit — that produces quiet power. Many Honda industrial generators are housed in tubular steel frames to minimize damage from transport or use.</p> <p>Within the Honda Industrial Series generators category are four other EB models: the <strong>EB4000, EB5000, EB6500, and the all-new EB10000</strong>. <strong> </strong>Powered by Honda GX Series commercial grade OHV engines, and available in 4,000, 5,000, and 6,500 wattage output, the <strong>EB4000, EB5000, and EB6500 </strong>generators offer premium features and benefits at outstanding value.</p> <p>The<strong> EB10000 model</strong> is the most powerful Honda generator and the company's flagship model. With a maximum output of 10,000 watts, the rugged Honda EB10000 generator is compact, lightweight and features a narrow-shaped design; a centralized exhaust mechanism; a newly developed alternator; and the best fuel efficiency and lowest noise in its class. The Industrial Series model is well suited for industrial and commercial applications, including construction-related job site work. The <strong>EB10000</strong> also is an ideal fit for the rental market, where users demand the most reliable power for a variety of applications. The <strong>EB10000</strong> is powered by the Honda GX630 V-Twin Engine, one that offers customers more power, adaptability, greater fuel economy and reduced emissions in a more compact package.</p> <p>The entire Industrial Series incorporates a number of advanced design features, including Digital Automatic Voltage Regulator (DAVR) technology for increased performance. The DAVR holds the voltage stable within one percent over time during standard operation and has a built-in self-diagnosis function to prevent engine speed from exceeding 4,140 rpm for longer than three seconds and abnormal voltage. In addition, the DAVR adjustments are driven off the main winding, as compared to a sensor winding in conventional AVR systems.</p> <p><strong>Other Residential and Commercial Lines</strong><br /> In addition to its Industrial and Super Quiet models, Honda also manufactures four models in its <strong>Economy Series</strong> and four units in its <strong>Deluxe Series</strong>.</p> <p><strong><em>The Economy Series: A Closer Look</em></strong><br /> The Economy Series includes the <strong>EG4000, EG5000</strong>, and <strong>EG6500</strong> models – all reliable sources of no-frills power for home backup.</p> <p>The <strong>Economy Series </strong>models incorporate a number of advanced design features, including Digital Automatic Voltage Regulator (DAVR) technology for increased performance (see above explanation).</p> <p>The <strong>EG4000</strong> features the GX270 engine for increased power and versatility with greater fuel economy in the same envelope. It boasts a run time up to 9.4 hours at the rated load and a dB rating of 72. The <strong>EG5000</strong>, powered by the GX390 engine, has a run time of 7.5 hours under a rated load, and a dB rating of 73. The <strong>EG6500</strong>, equipped with the GX390 engine, boasts a run time of 7.1 hours and has a dB rating of 74. These models also are ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)-protected to meet OSHA jobsite regulations and offer longer run times, additional outlets for convenient use, and stronger, more durable frames. And, like all Honda generators, these models are equipped with circuit breakers for operator and equipment protection and USDA-qualified spark arrestor/mufflers for fire prevention.</p> <p><strong><em>The Deluxe Series: A Closer Look<br /> </em></strong>Designed to enhance Honda's already strong value proposition is the Deluxe Series – ideal for convenient, reliable backup power during outages and brownouts. The <strong>EM4000, EM5000, and EM6500 </strong>generator models are available in 4,000, 5,000, and 6,500-watt sizes. These models feature electric start, remote start capability and exceptionally long run times on one tank of fuel. Also of important note is the <em>i</em>-Deluxe® inverter model – the <strong>EM5000<em>i</em>s </strong>– an existing model that features inverter technology and electric start capability.</p> <p>The EM models include the exclusive <em>i</em>AVR Power feature that enhances generator performance and power output. <em>i</em>AVR is a Honda Generator exclusive system that realizes a 50 percent reduction in voltage fluctuation over current AVR systems. For up to 10 seconds, the <em>i</em>AVR allows for increased wattage above the maximum rating to start high-amp load applications. Each model provides a different level of additional power output: the EM4000 will produce an additional 1000 watts for up to 10 seconds, the EM5000 will produce an additional 2000 watts for as much as 10 seconds and the EM6500 will produce an additional 500 watts for as long as 10 seconds.</p> <p>A combination of factors creates the additional <em>i</em>AVR power in the EM generator line. They include the <em>i</em>GX Honda engine with Digital Capacitive Discharge Ignition (DCDI), Self-Tuning Regulator (STR) governor, and Current Transformer (CT) sensor coupled with the Digital Auto Voltage Regulator (DAVR) alternator.</p> <p>Each EM unit is powered by a Honda <em>i</em>GX engine. The engine idle speed of each model is set to 2,300 rpm in the auto throttle on position with a maximum idle speed of 3,600 rpm.</p> <p>To meet the evaporative regulations, all of the models have a fluorine fuel tube and canister system along with a tethered chain-type gas cap. The models carry the Honda industry-competitive three year warranty.</p> <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong></p> <p><em>Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.</em></p> <p><em>Information for media regarding Honda Engine products is available at </em><a href="http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-marine/releases"><em>www.hondanews.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at </em><a href="http://www.honda.com/"><em>www.honda.com</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Connect with Honda Generators on Facebook by visiting </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators"><em>http://www.facebook.com/HondaGenerators</em></a>.</p> <p><em>Updated January 2014</em></p> Power Equipment: Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/702a/31f0/702a31f0-e0dd-4747-a8d8-fea8942397c9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:35:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-2 Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/702a/31f0/702a31f0-e0dd-4747-a8d8-fea8942397c9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment: Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/37a9/48f4/37a948f4-475b-4be6-8703-ad466cd0f167-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:35:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-1 Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/37a9/48f4/37a948f4-475b-4be6-8703-ad466cd0f167-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment: Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4e7d/7d75/4e7d7d75-5e8e-4c4b-b5ce-56b0e4100d4e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) Power Equipment Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:35:00 -0800 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-10 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-mean-mower-1000cc-109-hp-10 Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP) <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4e7d/7d75/4e7d7d75-5e8e-4c4b-b5ce-56b0e4100d4e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda Mean Mower (1000cc, 109 HP)