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What is the Honda Versamow System?

The Honda Versamow System is a feature for Honda HRX lawn mowers that allows users to choose how much grass is bagged and how much is mulched. With the 4-in-1 system, you can choose between mulching, bagging, discharging, and leaf-shredding. Versamow is built-in, so no tools or attachments are necessary.

Benefits of the Honda Versamow System

  • Improved mulching: choose how much grass is bagged and how much is mulched to reduce clumping and leave a better-looking lawn.
  • Improved bagging: the Versamow System includes MicroCut Twin Blades which cut grass into finer pieces and allows the bag to hold more. More room in the bag means you can mow longer before emptying it.
  • Superior cutting performance: Versamow provides the best cutting performance of any Honda lawn mower, whatever the mowing conditions.
  • 4-in-1 versatility: choose between mulching, bagging, discharging, or leaf-shredding.
  • No tools or attachments required: everything is built-in (even the rear-discharge plug) and tool-less so you don’t have to keep track of anything.

How does the Honda Versamow 4-in-1 System work?

Versamow features the Clip Director knob built into the mower deck. When the Clip Director knob is moved, a sliding door under the deck will open or close to control how many clippings can go through.

The knob can be moved toward full bag mode or full bag mode with several steps in-between.

  • Full bag mode: with the knob set to full bag mode, the sliding door under the deck is fully open, allowing grass clippings to freely enter the bag.
  • In-between modes: when the knob is set anywhere between full bag mode and full mulch mode, the door will be partially opened or closed, depending on which side the knob is closest to. This allows you to choose exactly how much to bag and how much to mulch.
  • Full mulch mode: with the knob set to full mulch mode, the door will be shut, keeping all the clippings circulating underneath the deck. The bag can be removed whenever mowing in full mulch mode.

Mulching with the Honda Versamow System

Mulching with the Versamow System is easy and efficient. Simply remove the bag and set the Clip Director knob to full mulch mode. The MicroCut Twin Blades will cut grass into finer pieces than standard mulching blades, leaving a better-looking lawn.

Mowing best practices tell us to avoid mulching wet grass. Versamow is the exception to that rule. With the ability to mulch and bag at the same time, you can adjust the Clip Director until you find the right setting for your mowing conditions. With the correct settings, you won’t have to worry about leaving clumps of grass in the yard.

Removing the bag from a Honda HRX lawn mower
Removing the bag from a Honda HRX lawn mower

How to mow longer before emptying the bag

Mulching grass clippings is healthy for a lawn, so bagging all the yard clippings is counter intuitive. With Honda’s Versamow System, you can choose how much grass is mulched and how much is bagged. Instead of bagging everything, set the Clip Director to one of the in-between positions so you can go further before emptying the bag. For example, if you normally empty the bag 10 times when mowing the lawn in full bagging mode, setting the Clip Director in the middle will reduce it to 5 bags.

How to discharge with the Versamow System

If you would rather discharge clippings, remove the bag and move the Clip Director knob to the full bag setting to close the rear-discharge door. Honda HRX lawn mowers feature a rear-discharge door rather than a side-discharge, eliminating the need for a discharge chute attachment. With the settings in place and the bag removed, clipping will be discharged out the back near the bottom of the mower.

Cleaning up leaves with the Honda Versamow System

The Honda HRX Versamow 4-in-1 System makes leaf shredding much easier than traditional 3-in-1 systems. For optimal leaf-shredding performance, set the Clip Director one or two notches from the full mulch mode setting. With the door only partially open, the mower will re-circulate leaves into fine pieces until they’re small enough to enter the bag opening. The finely shredded pieces will take up less space in the bag, allowing you to mow longer before emptying it.

Interested in the Honda HRX Versamow System? Contact us for more information or stop by one of our stores.

Last updated: November 05, 2019

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