New cyclone air cleaner design

Select Honda GX engines feature new air cleaner that's compact yet efficient for heavy-use applications.

IHonda GX engine with Cycone air cleanert features a more compact design than the legacy air cleaner it replaces and fits more tightly in the overall shape of the GX engine models.

The new, smaller design specifically targets OEM applications where reduced overall engine dimensions are critical.

In addition, the new Cyclone air cleaner offers the same superior filtration efficiency with a triple-cleaning chamber that is particularly useful in commercial applications where the equipment operates in extremely dusty conditions.

 “The Honda GX Series, our legendary family of commercial grade engines, provides durable power, fuel efficiency, and quiet operation for a host of demanding commercial, construction and rental applications,” said Michael Rickey, senior manager, Honda Engines. “With the new Cyclone air cleaner on select Honda GX engine models, customers are provided the same premium filtration performance in a more compact envelope—an ideal configuration for equipment that operates in rugged and dusty environments.”

Honda cyclone air cleaner inner workingsThe cleaner’s mesh screen is designed to effectively take in air, directing it to three tubular cyclone chambers.  Each turbo fin-shaped entrance efficiently accelerates the air as it travels from top to bottom, forcing particulates from the air stream.

This design allows dirt and debris to be trapped and removed prior to reaching the foam pre-cleaner. The smallest particles are finally isolated and treated by a pleated air filter so that only clean air enters the engine.  Due to this high particulate removal efficiency, Honda GX engines with the Cyclone air cleaner benefit from a maintenance interval that is three times longer than Honda engines with standard dual element air cleaners.

The Honda GX Series offers reliable, easy starting and fuel-efficient power for a variety of commercial applications including an array of rental equipment, construction / industrial equipment, agricultural equipment, water pumps and pressure washers.

The larger Honda GX270 and GX390 engines feature the Cyclone air cleaner as part of their rugged Overhead Valve (OHV) design that helps assure a high level of durability and reliability for construction and rental market applications. In addition to high fuel efficiency, these GX engines meet CARB and EPA exhaust emission regulations without the use of a catalyst.

The mid-sized Honda GX160 and the GX200 engines are also available with the new Cyclone air cleaner. These single-cylinder, horizontal-shaft models meet current EPA Phase 3 exhaust and evaporative emissions standards. 

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