The Free Gift, That I want to give back..
Avoid. I was given one free, it was taken into be serviced, new spark plugs etc.. with in a week it stopped working again... it was free and bad. Avoid.
Purchased in June 2014.
Very heavy and robust mower. Although have self propelled function, does not work well on slopes especially going uphill. Rear wheels will turn but no grip on grass. Not suitable for house hold because height adjustment is not simple. Got to do it wheel by wheel after turning off machine. Sold it and now back to using simple mower without self propelled and all the unwanted functions. Not need to have self-turn-off engine when hand is released on mower's handle (to empty catcher). Real pain to restart each time and sometimes it does not restart on the 1st pull.
Purchased in February 2017 for $799.00.
I have 1/4 acre and maneuvering this mower is not for smaller land sizes. It's cut is brilliant and a perfect size for my purposes. The engine is superb and it starts every time. The grass catcher is the best I have ever had, it is allowed to breathe so fills up and is easy to carry and tip clippings out.
Purchased in March 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $750.00.
It a ok mower
Brought 2018 - 2019 it's okay it was crap at first kept back firing when I brought it and when it's lower to the ground it back fires serviced it still back fired changed the filter and don't really back fires as much only when it's low
The wheel came off lost the washer I don't know why
Bag ripped a little bit talk to Honda and they said if you don't have the receipt I can't get a replacement bag even know it says life time replacement bag free
Hard to push some areas
Purchased in October 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $800.00.
Do not buy honda service poor mower terrible
This is my first ever product review im 50 so do not buy this mower or any honda mower.
Self propel stopped working after 20 mows back wheels locked dealer refused to fix as wasnt purchased from them it was a bunnings order let bunnings deal with it dealer wants money as not covered grass in belt making it slip. Payed money returned to bunnings got a victa so a honda mower can not handle grass. Look at all reviews its not only me.
Purchased in July 2018 for $799.00.
- HRR216VYU (2014, Self Propelled)
Best mower i have used
I have the self propelled model which i find very easy to use, my yard has a slight incline and I have Palmetto grass which is quite thick which caused problems for my old mower especially the catcher which was always blocking up and most times I had to go over the yard twice to achieve a reasonable result.
The Honda has no problems at all both with cutting and catching so now I have the yard done in half the time. I would recommend this mower to anyone looking for a good mower.
Purchased in March 2019 at The Mower Place for $875.00.
Great mulching mower - no need to deal with grass cuttings.
Nearly didn't buy after reading comments.
My old mower (big bob) cost $600 24 years ago so that makes the honda at $700 a cheap mower.
Bought the honda for the catcher but found mucking around with a catcher is not for me.
Would have got rid of it but for the way it mulches the grass (and leaves) to nothing.
It was harder to push than the old mower but with a bit tweaking the front wheels turn a lot more freely.
If you think mulching is better than catching I definitely recommend this mower.
Purchased in January 2019 at Honda Dealers for $700.00.
Great motor crap mower
Brought through bunnings in 2019. This would be the best engine I have ever owned. As for the mower it is too heavy to push, you can't cut the lawn low enough and as far as adjustment for height goes it is useless. Is either way too high and can't go low enough. Have brought a second hand victa so I can cut my lawn down low to remove the spongy grass. These mowers may be fine on very level smooth lawns but as I said useless on the average uneven block. They cut and mulch like a champ, start well plenty of power but the mower base lets them down big time
Purchased in March 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $799.00.
Very disappointed with this Honda mower
Was super excited getting this mower, was keen to get a good brand! Unfortunately I’m pretty disappointed with it and upset I sold my old Victa to buy it.
If grass is wet and a bit long it’s a mission to use, very heavy and hard to push. I find it sinks into my grass a lot because it’s so heavy.
Doesn’t catch all grass very well either... my reason for upgrade was a bigger catcher and deck size. Even mowing half over my last line it doesn’t catch well.
I bypassed the safety engine brake because it’s a pain! Also adjusted governor spring to...get more power because it constantly stalls! And worst of all the cutting height adjustments are too far between, can never get it right, why I let myself purchase a mower that sets heights from 4 different positions is beyond me!
Purchased in May 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $799.00.
Good mulching and cutting mower that deals with most situations
I've had mine for almost 4 years now and know it back to front. It mulches nicely and is up to cutting our tough, thick kikuyu couch even when it's been left to grow long. The deck is solid and the motor sufficiently strong.
It's always started first or second pull and the only gripe I have is with the height settings. Lowest is ok if you have a dead flat lawn bowls type of lawn. the next height setting up is about an inch too high for what I want, and I rarely need to go to anything higher.
All in all I'm pleased with it and glad to have spent a few hundred more over the cheaper brands out there.
Purchased in April 2015 for $799.00.
- HRR216PKU (2014)
Entry level commercial grade mower
This mower is awesome. Sturdy, powerful, reliable and well designed. I'm a professional gardener and this is a tool for the gardener who cuts a lot of domestic lawns and some commercial premises under 500 square meters (you'd need the walk behind powered wheel version after this). Most negative comments could addressed by reading the manual properly. Namely: 1. Really long grass should only be cut by 1/3 of it's length then left a week and repeat cut. This mower has proved powerful enough to cut long damp grass if it's at max cutting height. 2.... The wheels are independently adjustable rather than one lever to do all wheels. The manual suggests that if you've got a lawn covered with fallen leaves you Jack the front wheels up, leave the back ones down and mulch the leaves into the lawn. This couldn't be done if all wheels moved with one lever. Because this mower cuts up the grass really fine with the two blade system (like a bi-plane) it can really pack in the grass to the grass catcher. This allows more mowing between empties; very efficient. Lastly at first I wondered why the engine stopped every time the throttle lever was fully released (why no idle?). This is probably a safety feature or fuel saving, either way it starts back up first time with a quick pull on the starter, simple and effective. Change the oil and air filter as per the manual and the spark plug every 2 years and this excellent mower will last a lifetime.
Purchased in February 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $664.05.
Cutting height issue
Bought this mower as I trust the Honda brand, have only had it a few weeks but so far it starts first time, is reasonably quiet and it cuts the lawn nicely. I don't think the motor is under powered as some others have found. Everything is good except the cutting height adjustments, the lowest height is too low and the next height up is too high, I am going to have to try and add another height myself or see if I can lower the blade height slightly.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $699.00.
I purchased this mower as a replacement for my old Honda push mower which still goes fine after 15 years but saw this model on sale and thought why not upgrade to a larger deck with self drive.
In short it is an AWESOME mower which gets my mowing done in what feels like half the time it used to, and absolutely no fatigue from pushing when used with some common sense. Personally I dont get most of the negative comments in these reviews. I have owned this mower for nearly 12 months and it has been absolutely faultless!
A few comments in use...
Purchased in January 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $799.00.
After buying and using this model for 12 years the 2019 model is inefficient ,heavy and slow and complicated to use.It now rescinded in my shed . I still use my older models !
Purchased in May 2019 for $1,600.00.
Worst mower I've ever used.
If your grass is perfectly dry and not very long then this mower will do an OK job - but so will any mower. If there is a hint of moisture or your grass is actually of a length that needs cutting then this mower will do a lousy job. The engine is underpowered and always seems to be struggling. It is difficult to push, the bars are at the wrong height and angle and it is heavy and cumbersome. It will not properly cut or catch any grass that is even slightly damp, but clogs and leaves more grass on the lawn than in the catcher. Mine had to go bac...k to the dealer within two weeks because it wouldn't run and it's needed its fuel system pulled apart and cleaned multiple times. My previous mower was a simple mulcher with a cheap Chinese motor, and it was ten times the mower that this bit of junk is.
Purchased in November 2016 for $729.00.
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|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Features||Mulching Capability||Blade Brake and Mulching Capability||Blade Brake||Mulching Capability, Quick-Start Motor and Self-Propelled|
|Catcher Capacity||67 L||66 L||66 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel||Aluminium Alloy||Steel||Steel|
|Cutting Width||533 mm||530 mm||533 mm||533 mm|
|Height of Cut||30 mm to 100 mm||30 mm to 100 mm||30 mm to 100 mm||102 mm to 279 mm|
|Number of Blades||2||2||2||2|
|Weight||41.1 kg||34.3 kg||40 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||4 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Honda 4-Stroke GCV160 OHV/OHC||Honda GCV160 OHV/OHC||Honda GCV160 OHV/OHC||Honda GCV160cc Engine|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke||OHC (Overhead Cam) and OHV (Overhead Valve)||OHC (Overhead Cam) and OHV (Overhead Valve)|
|Engine Displacement||160 cc||160 cc|
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