After announcing new additions to its line of commercial engines for construction and lawn care companies in February, Honda Power Equipment followed up with a new release unveiled at the 2019 American Rental Association’s annual convention in Anaheim, California. The GX50 is a mini-four-stroke engine that expands on Honda’s GX25 and GX35 models.

The new engine has a maximum output of 1.97 horsepower and maximum torque of 5,500 rpm. At 10.4 pounds, the engine features an automatic decompressor, a bridge guard to protect the engine during maintenance, and an inner protector between the muffler and cover to reduce noise. It complies with EPA Phase III, CARB Tier III and EU Stage 5 standards.

Honda Vice President Will Walton called the new offering “the next evolution in the mini-four stroke category, the first four-stroke engine in the two-horsepower class that is 360-degrees inclinable during operation and storage.”

He added, “excellent fuel efficiency, low emissions, high output and easy starting performance, combined with low noise and vibration, as well as a compact, lightweight design, place the Honda GX50 engine squarely into the demanding rental, industrial, construction and professional landscape space.”

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