Honda Power Equipment Earns Industry Award Landscape and Irrigation Names the Honda VersAttach™ Multi-Purpose Split Shaft Trimmer System as a “Twenty for 2016” New Product Award Winner

Honda Power Equipment announced today that Landscape and Irrigation magazine has named the Honda VersAttach™ Multi-Purpose Split Shaft Trimmer System as a recipient of one of the publication's Twenty for 2016 new product awards.  Featuring two powerhead options and six different attachments, the VersAttach system combines the power and reliability of legendary Honda 4-stroke engines with a robust lineup of tools to fit a wide range of lawn and garden needs.  Honda entered the split shaft trimmer market with the introduction of this all-new offering in October 2015. 

The Landscape and Irrigation Twenty for 2016 new product awards recognize products for the commercial landscape and irrigation markets. Products were judged by the Green Media editorial staff based on innovation, marketability and application within the market. 

The all-new Honda VersAttach system offers two powerhead models, the UMC425, powered by a Honda GX25 Mini 4-Stroke engine, and the UMC435, powered by a GX35 Mini 4-Stroke engine.  Each model can be paired with an optional interchangeable edger, line trimmer, blower, hedge trimmer, pruner and cultivator that fit quickly and securely into the attachment shaft by way of Honda's SureLoc™ joint locking system, saving time and effort for the user.

"Honda engineers designed the VersAttach system for maximum versatility, user convenience and the ultimate in ease and comfort in operation, and we are honored to have our new offering for the split shaft trimmer market named as a Twenty for 2016 new product," said Scott Conner, senior vice president, Honda Power Equipment.  "The VersAttach extends the Honda Power Equipment product portfolio to meet a broader range of consumer needs in the lawn and garden market—highlighting our ability to match engine development experience with a commitment to designing products that meet or exceed the demands of our customers."

A Closer Look at the Honda VersAttach Multi-Purpose System

Honda engineers designed the VersAttach system for maximum versatility, user convenience and the ultimate in ease and comfort in operation.  The product includes a number of technologically advanced design innovations, including the SureLoc™ joint locking system.  This two-position joint mechanism operates with a click and a twist, allowing the user to easily connect and disconnect attachments with no tools required.  The SureLoc feature, incorporating a durable high modulus resin key, is wear-resistant, offers intuitive assembly and instant, secure engagement of attachments.  In addition, the anti-vibration system includes two rubber-mount shaft inserts between the shaft and clutch and the handle assembly, providing comfortable use, especially for long periods of operation.

The VersAttach UMC425 powerhead features the best-in-class Honda ultra-lightweight GX25 Mini 4-Stroke engine, and the VersAttach UMC435 model offers the best-in-class Honda ultra-lightweight GX35 Mini 4-Stroke engine.  Both models provide tenacious power and torque with exceptional fuel efficiency, low maintenance and dependable performance.  In addition, 4-stroke engine technology eliminates the need to mix fuel and oil, saving the operator valuable time, money, and frustration of trying to get the right fuel/oil mixture.  The innovative design of the Honda Mini 4-Stroke engine provides for full, 360 degree operation, allowing the VersAttach to be used upright, sideways or even upside down. 

Each VersAttach powerhead includes a pair of safety goggles and a single (GX25) or double harness (GX35) for added convenience and control.  Both models carry a 36-month residential warranty and a 24-month commercial warranty.


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