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Honda HRU216

Honda HRU216

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Pros

Mulches grass finely
Can mow on slopes
Quick to start up

Cons

Chute can clog when cutting damp grass

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    2.6 (12)
  • Value for Money
    2.3 (13)
  • Ease of Use
    3.2 (12)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.3 (12)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (12)
  • Safety
    4.2 (12)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    2.6 (12)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.8 (12)
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Mel
Mel
  • 3 reviews
  • 5 likes
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Very slow I can push faster

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I’m really disappointed with the mower. I’ve owned this for 3 weeks , it’s still brand new. Selling for $1750. It’s VERY slow and not that powerful. I’ve had it checked by Honda and they set it at 3200rpm the max it should be set on. And it’s still not good. I have it on the rabbit (full throttle) and it’s a slow walking pace on gear 3 the fastest setting. I had an old Honda push mower and I got my jobs done a lot quicker with this. I can push faster than the self propelled. I really thought it would be a great mower for my business but it’s slowing me down. I expected to get my jobs done quicker.

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Dollar
DollarMid North Coast, NSW
  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes
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Reliable commercial use

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Juan G.
Juan G.Sydney Surrounds, NSW
  • 13 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great Mower Very Happy with it Fantastic Replacement for the John Deere Self Propelled Mower

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This Honda Self Propelled Mower is fantastic mower this mower starts first time very reliable Doesnt constantly drop the height as my John Deere Self Propelled Mower used to drop the height the Honda Self Propelled Mower does not drop the height I love this Honda Self Propelled Mower

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Charley S.
Charley S.Perth, WA

I love my Honda mower

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I love my Honda mower. It's self propelling. Starts every time first pull. Makes my lawn look beautiful. Only thing is catcher can get heavy, so I empty before full. I've had it for years and it's never given me any trouble. Very durable. Doesn't like wet grass. Clumps up underneath. Can be pushed to it's side (the oil side) and cleaned from underneath easily enough. Perhaps because I've had it a long time, and not more recently, that there's a change of where it's made or something that others are having problems. Was $500 when I first bought it years ago.

Purchased in for $500.

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Ken S.
Ken S.
  • 5 reviews

motor good the rest not so

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motor is good ..however take rhe mower" bush" into the rough stuff the wheels almost fall off ie the cast iron design where you can adjust the height snaps .. over $50 ea to replace . oh well I'm going back to victa 2 stroke

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $699.

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Couldn't buy a victa so poor 2nd choice

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It bogs down on lowest cutting height so you have to raise front and rear up to first notch or it wont drive wheels.then your lawn looks like it needs mowing when your finished as it's still high.catcher is a joke it doesn't catch half the grass.motor is strong and it starts first pull,but the whole engineering from cutting blades to grass catcher needs overhaul,there engineers should by a victa and study how to build a proper lawn mower that works.flat lawn no slope,dry lawn and it still struggles to drive wheels,buffalo lawn.glad to swap it for a self proppelled victa.

Purchased in at Honda Dealers for $999.

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Vicbarl.
Vicbarl.

Happy to swap it for self proppeled victa

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Worst Lawn Mower ever & terrible service from Honda- Dont buy it

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This mower started giving me trouble 9 months into warranty. Honda & Bunnings Castlehill have offered no support and don't care after several follow ups. Not worth $899. Escalated to ACCC.

Purchased in at Bunnings Castlehill for $899.

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Graham S.
Graham S.Sydney
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Poor quality mower, with service to match from GYC and Honda AU

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Purchased in at GYC.

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Nigel F.
Nigel F.Wide Bay-Burnett, QLD

Worst Mower I Have Owned

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This Mower is not suited to Slight Rise or slopes in your lawn, it seems the rotor blade plate drags on the ground and is so hard to push. if you set it to the level where its easy to push it cuts no grass and waste of time. Very poor design runs fine nice and quiet but useless.

Purchased in for $799.

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Michael O.
Michael O.South East Queensland, QLD

Poor quality, plagued with gearbox problems

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Purchased in at Stihl Dealer for $1,700.

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Matthew
MatthewSydney Surrounds, NSW

Terrible clicking

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Purchased March 2020 hru216 m3
Nothing but same problems with it

After the 3rd property I get to its struggles to self propelled you can here the click and clunk noise from the drive shaft to the gear box
It’s been in 6 times and these clowns can not fix it
Plus gear box was replaced brand new after one week same issue keeps happening
Honda headquarters don’t give a damn and the dealer doesn’t know what to do

Purchased in for $1,800.

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Matt O.
Matt O.
  • 2 reviews

Honda quality is nose diving

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Purchased a mower - under powered with twisted chassis. Made in Melbourne - not good. The Honda customer service are rude - Ash. They have undertrained staff who seem not to like their job - would not employ them. The problem must stem from the top which is unfortunate.

Purchased in for $1,200.

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Baxtersin
BaxtersinNorthern Region, NSW
  • 26 reviews
  • 28 likes

It's great for what I want

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Purchased in at Tweed Mower City for $729.

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craig mckay
craig mckayCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

No good in damp grass

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When the grass is damp it clogs up the shoot all the time ,requiring you to remove clogged grass .
Has done about 40 hours work and smokes on start up .
wont go back to honda again.

Purchased for $1,500.

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MICHELLE
MICHELLESouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 11 reviews
  • 3 likes

Very Happy Customer

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Bought this lawnmower 2 weeks ago and i am really impressed, it cuts the grass super fine and holds sooooo much in the catcher. Our lawns are looking perfectly cut and my husband likes that it has a range of gears and the self propelled option drives nicely. definitely worth your money, we bought this from mower world and received perfect customer service!

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Questions & Answers

Robert H
Robert Hasked
HRU216

HRU 216 HP rating compared to GXV 160

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Peter R
Peter Rasked
HRU216

I am looking at getting a HRU216 for my 2000mt lawn.
Do the swing back blades on the HRU216M3 work as well at mulching as the fixed twin blades on other models?
If Hru216 is a heavier mower is it prone to sinking down and leaving wheel marks?
Currently I have a HRR216 and like the variable speed how hard is the 3 speed HRU216 to deactivate and activate all the time
Thanks for any help
Peter

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Charley S.
Charley S.

It's not that heavy that it will sink down. Doesn't leave wheel marks either. I have 1000 sq metres. Very good at mulching and picking up grass. Doesn't leave grass behind after mowing. Best thing I ever got.

Stewart
Stewartasked
Buffalo Classic HRU216M2

Hi I have the hr 216 and the break system keeps slipping which disengages blades can happen 3or4 times a mow , anyone know an easy fix .

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Honda HRU216

Details

Features:

  • The Honda HRU216 is a self-propelled mower, making it ideal to get through large lawns without tiring out. A 3-speed gear box lets you adjust the speed of the mower to between 2.5 to 5km/hr.
  • Blade brake technology stops the blades if you let go of the handle while the engine continues to run, so you can clear away items in your path, empty the catcher, or take a break without having to restart the engine.
  • A standard mulching feature returns nutrients to the soil and saves you precious time stopping and emptying the catcher.
  • It runs on unleaded fuel, so you don’t need to fiddle around with mixing oil and petrol. Thanks to its 4-stroke technology, it also has premium torque and power.
  • The mower has a 21” cast aluminium deck with 11 height adjustments.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that the mower was able to cut grass very finely, thanks to its mulching function.
  • A number of users also said that it was able to cut grass on large and steep slopes.
  • Reviewers also appreciated how easy the mower was to start up. For most, it started on the first or second pull.

A point of pain:

  • Some reviewers said that when cutting damp or wet grass, the chute was prone to clogging. A few reviewers thought that this was because the opening was too small.
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CategoryPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $1,749.00$1,749.00$749.00
Power SourcePetrolPetrolPetrol
FeaturesBlade Brake, Mulching Capability and Self-PropelledBlade Brake, Foldable Handle, Mulching Capability and Self-PropelledMulching Capability
Catcher Type RigidCollapsibleRigid
Catcher Capacity70 L70 L66 L
Cutting Deck MaterialPlasticAluminium AlloySteel
Cutting Width533 mm530 mm533 mm
Height of Cut16 mm to 76 mm16 mm to 80 mm25 mm to 100 mm
Number of Blades112
Manufacturer Warranty4 year(s)4 year(s)2 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine NameHonda GXV160 4 StrokeHonda GXV160GCV170
Engine Type4-Stroke4-Stroke4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)
BrandHondaHondaHonda
Engine Displacement160 cc167 cc
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