Honda Introduces New Engine Specifically Designed for Rammers
Honda has introduced an all-new, GXR120 general purpose engine, a model uniquely developed as an ideal source of power for rammers – equipment used to compact soil or other granular material. Offered as a second power option to the reliable GX100 engine, the new GXR120 engine has been designed to provide superb durability and reliability for heavy-duty applications.
The Honda GXR120 is capable of meeting the high demands that rammers require of the engine, frame and operator. With a displacement of 121 cm3, the engine can appropriately power 50 kg to 80 kg rammers at multiple altitudes with ease.
Additionally, a new, special cast-iron cylinder sleeve and a high carbon-steel, dual-ball bearing crankshaft provide improved engine strength for rammer applications. To further enhance engine durability, the recoil starter and fan cover of the new GXR120 now are even more robust through the incorporation of steel in the design.
“Our new GXR120 engine has been developed to specifically provide the kind of power, fuel efficiency and easy operation that rammer products require,” said Michael Rickey, senior manager, Honda Engines. “The addition of the GXR120 to the Honda GX Series engines line-up delivers more value, versatility and performance to both our OEM customers and end users.”
When developing the GXR120 for the rammer marketplace, Honda engineers identified the need for a more compact and lightweight engine footprint to allow for more versatility in frame mounting. Using an Overhead Camshaft (OHC) orientation similar to the Honda GX100, Honda designers incorporated a maintenance-free, low-noise timing belt to create a smaller, lighter and quieter engine.
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