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Honda HHT35SUKA 35.8cc Straight Shaft Brush Cutter / String Trimmer

Model: HHT35SUKA  |  Item Number: 647610
UPC: 786102003117
 - 4.87 Stars - Based on 23 Review(s)
Reg. Price: $459.00 $429.00
CARB Compliant Power Equipment


Features for the Honda HHT35SUKA

The Honda HHT35SUKA is a straight shaft combination brush cutter and string trimmer. This versatile machine is powered by a Honda 35cc mini 4 stroke engine. Bike handles and a double harness make it easy to work all day and transition between regular trimming tasks and cutting brush, heavy weeds, and even small trees. This model includes both a trimmer head and a 10 inch saw blade.

  • Versatile Trimmer / Cutter: The HHT35SUKA is perfect for the landscaper who needs to be able to jump between regular trimming and clearing heavier weeds, brush, and small trees.
  • Honda GX35 4-Stroke Engine:This quick starting engine is a low maintenance engine that doesn't require a mixture of oil and gas. The 4 Stroke engine also produces less emissions, less smoke, and less smell. The design of this engine makes it far more fuel efficient than a 2-stroke engine.
  • Strong, Flexible Shaft: The shaft of this combo trimmer / cutter is designed to handle the heaviest shock without increasing vibration for the operator. The ability to flex gives it a longer operating life than a solid shaft. Honda also backs it with a limited lifetime warranty.
  • Equipment Standard: Included with the HHT35SUKA are a trimmer head, 10 inch brush blade, double harness, and safety goggles.
  • Residential and Commercial Warranties: The Honda HHT35SUKA has a 2 year residential warranty and a 1 year commercial warranty through Honda.

This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Technical Specs for the Honda HHT35SUKA*

Engine Brand Honda GX35
Displacement(cc) 35.8cc

Engine Specification
Maximum Power Speed 10000 rpm
Idling Speed 3100 rpm (+-200 rpm)
Carburetor Diaphragm Type w/ Fuel Pump

Gear Ratio 1.235

Engine Specification
Fuel Capacity 22 fl oz

Tube Diameter 1.0 inch
Length (in.) 75.0 inches
Width (in.) 23.6 inches
Height (in.) 15.9 inches

Engine Specification
Throttle Control Two Motion Trigger

OEM Harness Double Harness
Safety Goggles Yes
OEM Brush Blade 10 inch Brush Blade
Blade Barrier Kit Yes
Handle Bike Type
OEM Trimmer Head 17" Kwik Loader 2 line head, with Ultra Quiet® Line
Drive Shaft Flexible Steel Cable

Residential Warranty 2 years
Commercial Warranty 1 year

Engine 4-Cycle

* These Technical Specs are provided by the manufacturer at the beginning of the model year. Please be aware that the manufacturer may decide to change these specs at any given time without notice.

Reviews for the HHT35SUKA

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Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 4/10/2022
This Honda trimmer/cutter is the best string trimmer I have ever owned, and I've owned many. I love the 4 cycle engine and its horsepower and torque. It cuts through the tall/tough grass and weeds at my place (20 acres) that get up to 3 feet tall. It has little vibration and noise, and it starts easily. Changing the string is as easy as pushing in another length and it handles the 0.150 inch dia. string readily. It is a really GREAT machine.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 10/7/2021
I've only run two tanks of fuel through it, so it's much too soon to give a thorough review.  I can, however, give some first impressions.

Others have commented on the trimmer head, so I haven't much more to say about it's shortcomings, and how inconvenient it is compared to a bump-feed head.

On BOTH, the trimmer head, and the brush cutter blade, I was truly underwhelmed with the power.  I expected it to be at least as strong as my 27cc Husqvarna.  I don't think it is.  It takes much longer than I expected to spin-up either head.  I didn't time it, but I'm sure it takes at least 2 full seconds to spin the blade up to full speed from idle.  Even with the trimmer head on it was not nearly as throttle responsive as I thought it should be.

I read somewhere that due to ... something or other ... this Honda engine could be stored in any position.  Stupid me.  I turned it upside down, and left it, and it promptly leaked fuel everywhere.  I had the lid on tightly, but it didn't seal.  It's definitely leaking fuel out the fuel tank lid.

I used the brush cutter to trim some junipers back, and yes, it's quite capable.  Other than the slow spin-up of the blade, it works really well.  It cut through 2 inch thick juniper branches very quickly.  It went through 1 inch thick branches instantly -- like a string trimmer goes through grass.

I like the fact that when the machine is hooked onto me, there is almost no chance of getting any part of my body into that spinning blade.  I am short, and a taller person *might* be able to get a foot into the blade, but I couldn't.  The blade is just too far away to reach me.  This seems like a real good safety feature.

I've not used another trimmer than had bicycle handles, so I can't really compare.  I can say it's a pain in the neck to use, compared to the kind you just pick up and use.  
I *can* start it even when it's hooked up to me (with the motor warm), but it's not easy.  If it wasn't so easy to start, I probably couldn't do it.  Fortunately, it's super easy to start when warm.  I don't know that I could start it cold while hooked up to me, mostly because I'm not sure I could operate the choke, and because I can just barely reach the starter cord.  To start it cold, I've only started it while not hooked to me.  That way I can operate the choke lever, and I can really yank the starter cord.  It starts on first or second pull even when cold, and with only one easy pull when it's warm.

Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 9/5/2021
Took it to deer lease to cut overgrown bushes and it worked like a charm..
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 4/17/2020
Equipment was delivered as promised and on time.
So far I am very satisfied with the purchase after 3 weeks of use.
It took more pulls than expected to start the engine for the very first time (like 10-15) but now it starts with just 2-3.
The brush blade is great for 1-2 inch thick bushes.
For thick tall grass I have purchased an additional 10 inc star shaped blade that fits perfectly.

Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 6/19/2019
Great trimmer and brush cutter.  It may weigh a little more and it might cost a little more, but this thing is a beast when it comes to weed eating and cutting of the brush.  Are you tired of having to buy a new trimmer every couple of years?  Well then, buy one of these.  You can't go wrong with it.  My friend has put his through the mill for 20 years, and his starts up on the first pull every time and that's another reason I bought the exact same model, only this one is a tad more up to date of course.  He hasn't ever had any problems out of it.  Not only does it come with a trimmer head that you can load large trimmer string onto (.155), but you can also use the brush cutter blade that comes with this model.  I tried that blade today and it really surprised me how well it not only cut the brush, but also cuts bamboo pretty well too.  If that blade isn't working for you well enough?  My friend showed me where to buy some actual carbide tipped saw blades with a 1" center so that it fits this trimmer.  No, this machine is NOT a chain saw, but you won't have to keep running for a machete or saws-all to cut the bigger saplings or thick brush.  

Again, you can't go wrong buying this product.  Oh, and let me mention it was packed extremely well for shipping.  I hope all of you reading this can appreciate the better tools in life because this one is making my work a whole lot easier, not to mention worry free. 
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 10/15/2018
easy to use. Works well.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 6/5/2017
This trimmer is fantastic. Smooth, quiet, powerful. It is a bit heavy if you were to just carry it around but if you use the shoulder harness it is very comfortable, and the weight is not noticeable. The 10" blade cuts thru everything, even does a nice job on tall grass. The string head is not auto feed but it does work very nice. Since you can put up to .155 diameter string in it, you don't have to change it very often. When you do change it, just cut an 8" piece and push it into the cam from the outside of the head. When it wears out, just pull it thru from the open, bottom part of the head. I was not sure about spending the money for this trimmer but it is well worth the money. Nice manual comes with it.
Only negative is the control handle seems a little cheap but it works. 
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 4/13/2017
an excellent tool.  very satisfied.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 8/1/2016
Harness takes a bit to get used to however it it works
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 6/25/2016
Best trimmer/brush cutter I've owned. It's a beast 
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 6/11/2016
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Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 10/14/2015
Very good, wish I received shipping info sooner, but no big deal
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 9/16/2015
At first the Honda weed-eater did not work well because it had 0.155 trimmer line pre-installed in the head. This was too heavy and would stall the machine. A man in the trade said the line was too heavy and to use 0.095 or 0.105 line.  After down-sizing to 0.105 line the weed eater works very well. Honda did not provide ANY extra line, so buy extra before the weed eater arrives.

I have found it very easy to start, and it has not bothered my out-of-shape back much at all. Of course I use the harness that is included. I can last about one hour right now, but no doubt will get stronger.

This is the first time I have ever used one and will only use it non-commercially, as a homeowner. However, I purchased a commercial strength machine (36cc) and expect it to work very well for a long time. The 10" blade to cut small bushes and trees I have not used yet, but will soon. BTW, I am trying to use only non-ethanol gas, but this is increasingly hard to find in the area I live.

Jacks has given good service and the weed eater arrived in good time. Their answer man was off one day when I called, but that is fine. He called back the next day, but I already had my answer.

Don't forget to add the included oil to the crankcase (4-cycle weed eater), and don't leave gas in the engine over the winter so your engine and seals (etc.) will last longer. Hope this review is useful to you.

Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 5/25/2015
Quick service and great deal. Even my local hardware guy said he would take this deal. Cuts amazing and now less backache than my cordless
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 9/5/2014
This weed eater is a power house.  It is way better than the two-strokes I have had in the past.  It is quiet - sounds like a small street bike; and it is fuel efficient, reliable and very easy to start.  I have a 250 foot driveway on 3 acres in addition to the normal house, walk, trees etc. that needs trimming and this gets the job done wonderfully.  I was always exhausted with my previous trimmer but this bicycle-type handle trimmer is fantastic.  It doesn't do edging as well because the trimmer head doesn't rotate but it still works fine.  You will need to buy some upgrades though.  The trimmer head it comes with is a waste.  I immediately bought a Husqvarna T35X with M10 hole to replace the stock trimmer head for $36 on EBay.  This head is incredible!  The 10" brush blade that comes with it wore out after a few minutes of cutting.  Because it is a 10" blade but with a 1" arbor, getting a replacement is difficult.  They don't have them at the local Home Depot or Lowes.  I found 10" Carbide-tipped Brush Cutter Blades (2pk) with a 1" arbor from Pool Supply Town for $30.  These are some sweet blades!!  They make the stock blade look like a joke.  Get these two upgrades and you will be more than happy with this weed eater.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 7/19/2014
Owne 5 of this model what more can I say
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 6/9/2014
Superb machine, perfect tool for the following job - knocking down brush of all sizes, the heavier the better. 4 cycle quiet at idle, plenty of power when needed. I replaced the head supplied with a Husqvarna 537388101 Universal T35 Tap Advance Straight Shaft String Trimmer Head for optimal efficiency. Way overkill for the usual trimming around trees after mowing in the yard. Best suited to heavy duty jobs - around the farm, hedgerows, sides of hills and ditches. Very pleased with CARB compliance. Use fresh gasoline in airtight dispenser. 
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 6/3/2014
I like the 4 cycle engine it has lots of power and starts easy.
Plus no oil and gas mixtures to keep up with.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 5/8/2014
This cutter is great for heavy duty yard work. I love it and the service was excellent too!
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 7/5/2013
After my professional grade Husqvarna 2 cycle weedwacker died (the cost for parts and labor to repair the motor was nearly as much as buying another one), I decided to try a 4 cycle weed trimmer.  I first purchased a Husqvarna 224L from my local Lowes store, and all the oil leaked out after the first use when stored engine up (same problem with engine down and horizontal).   I returned it to Lowes and spent several hours researching other four cycle trimmers.  Based on the large number of positive reviews I selected the Honda HHT35SUKA 35.8cc straight shaft string trimmer and ordered it from Jacks, which had a competitive price, pleasant salespeople, and a reasonable delivery time (5 workdays).  Jack's return policy sheet accompanying the shipment seem overly restrictive, however--for example, if a machine does not work they will not accept it back unless it is still "new in the box".

The pros: The instructions are good and the trimmer was easy to set up.  The oil and gas ports are accessible and easy to use. The motor started up on the first pull, and does so every time I use it.  It is powerful, relatively quiet, and well-balanced.  Except for metal fencing, the string trimmer can cut down everything under about 1.5" diameter that I have encountered--I maintain 8 acres of pasture, coyote brush, poison oak and thick aggressive weeds (no, not that kind) in northern CA.

The cons: (1) As many reviewers have agreed, Honda's "manual head" is very poorly designed and is better at generating frustration than allowing continuous weed cutting.  You have to turn the motor off, place the trimmer on the ground, walk around to the head, lift it off the ground and manually rotate the bottom of the head to extract the string. Over half the time the string binds inside the head and actually retracts back into the head!  Reviews for Honda's bump feed head were also generally negative, so after more research I replaced the manual head with a Husqvarna T35X bump feed head (an excellent choice, easy to install and it works great with 0.105" string) for $26 at Lowes and on-line.  (2) The trimmer is heavy.  The two-shoulder harness supplied is satisfactory except the metal clasp and "quick release" mechanism are difficult to use. Husqvarna and Stihl both make better and more comfortable harnesses.

Overall, a good choice: no gas-oil mixing; quiet and powerful; well-balanced.  The "cons" listed above are annoying, and if Honda addressed them properly this machine would rate a "5".
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 5/1/2013

I was looking for a gas trimmer (easier to re-fuel than a 2-cycle engine) and also looking for one that would handle small trees and very large vines --i'm trying to "reclaim" an abandoned pasture that is over-grown with invasive plants including 6-inch diameter bittersweet,  wild grape vines, and Japanese bush honeysuckle.   This one is just what i was looking for.  it is a big powerful machine (relatively speaking) but well balanced and easy for me to use.  I am 57 and not in the best shape anymore but i can use this trimmer for an hour at a time without getting too tired and it doesn't make my hands numb like some other machines do.  

The only problem i have had with it  is getting chopped plant material between the blade and the "guard",  and that may be because of my technique more than a flaw in the design.  it is only a problem because i have to stop the engine to safely remove the blockage,  but even with that occasional halt,  it's still the most effective way of dealing with the tangled plant growth i'm facing. 


Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 4/8/2013
Thanks for the detailed info on shipping.  I was able to adjust delivery to when we could be available to sign.

Product works great.  Packaged well.  Great price.

Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 3/8/2013
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Asked on 6/3/2017 2:19:36 PM by MIKE
Does this trimmer come with the auto line feed head or the manual head?

Mike, the Honda HHT35SUKAT comes with the manual feed head.
Asked on 7/3/2016 7:29:02 PM by dave
35.8cc horse power rating ?and is a harness included

Dave, Honda does not provide a horsepower rating for this trimmer. The harness is included.
Asked on 5/8/2016 6:43:42 PM by Lynn
How much does the Honda HHT35SUKA 35.8cc straight shaft brush/string trimmer weigh? Thank You

Lynn, the Honda HHT35SUKA weighs 15.4 lbs.
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BARRIER KIT Part Number: 06631VH8740

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