4Honda HRU216

Honda HRU216

4Honda HRU216
3.4

90 reviews

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Build Quality
3.1
Value for Money
2.8
Ease of Use
3.4
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.5
Noise Level
3.6
Safety
4.2
Wet / Damp Grass Performance
2.6
Fuel Efficiency
3.8
Mulches grass finely
Can mow on slopes
Quick to start up
Chute can clog when cutting damp grass
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90 reviews
Mel
Mel4 posts
  Top Review HRU216M3

Very slow I can push faster

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, NSW10 posts
  Top Review HRU216M2

Reliable commercial use

I purchased my Honda HRU216 new about 4 years ago and have been using commercially 5 days a week ever since in my lawn and garden business.

The machine has never let me down. I change the oil twice a year myself, replace the the plug at the same time and air filter.

The blades last me about 4 weeks which is normal seeing as we use it approx 3 hrs per day x 5 days x 4 weeks = 60 hrs mow time

I spoke with other contractors prior to buying and they all said to give the machine a slight push being engaging the self propelled lever as this takes the load off the gearbox. The dealer agreed saying that they had a few gearbox problems in the past.

The only fault I have is that the Shute is way too small and clogs up when the grass is a little damp or a bit long. You think Honda could overcome this problem easily. I noticed other comments about the weight of this machine - remember you are buying a commercial machine that is made to last which is not made to into the boot of the car. We use ramps which you can drive up (obviously with the disengaged)

Overall the machine is a no brainer for commercial use

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joe s.
joe s.Central Queensland, QLD
  HRN216PKU

Lack of grip on drive wheels

After 6 month of use the rear drive wheels are almost useless spinning as soon as you hit longer grass I purchased this mower as a self propelled not a push mower Obviously an issue Show details
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Attila
Attila
  HRU216M3

Awesome mower

Bought this mower to replace my old Masport. I wanted a self propelled as it is used on the farm and the mow area is large and rutted and uneven with a hefty slope at the back. The build quality is awesome and it is a dream to start. It is easy to operate and clean and is relatively quiet. I don't use the catcher and it works well in wet grass and the power of the mower is fine. I looked at a range of the self propelled mowers available here in NZ and this one was recommended to me and I can see why. Definitely recommended. Show details
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Shane
Shane2 posts
  HRU216D

Second-hand decent quality mower

I have the newer model and brought one of these second hand couple weeks ago. Between the 2 they both have there better points. Works pretty good as a self-propelled mower. What i like about this model. It feels a lot lighter and easier to move around. Great if your mowing every day compared to the new standard hru216.

The newer model, no way you want to use it if the self propelled isnt working. This one wouldn't be so bad Show details

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Mike J.
Mike J.Illawarra, NSW5 posts
  HRU216M3

There's no better

Great mower used commercially and never missed a beat . Changed spark plug and air filter 2 times year and oil at the same time . There's a reason all serious contractors have these sitting on the back of the ute . Show details
Jason
Jason
  HRU216M3
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Tom
Tomperth5 posts
  HRU216M3
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John
JohnVictoria2 posts
  HRN216PKU

Honda Lawn Mower

Starts first time every time. No issues what so ever. Level setting is easy and checking filter and oil as well. The catcher is the right size, so you don;t have to stop to soon. Mulcher is a great feature. Show details
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Juan G.
Juan G.Sydney Surrounds, NSW15 posts
  HRU216M3

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

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 Show details
Charley S.
Charley S.Perth, WA3 posts
  Buffalo Classic

I love my Honda mower

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. Show details
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Vicbarl.
Vicbarl.4 posts
  HRU216K2

Couldn't buy a victa so poor 2nd choice

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. Show details
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Vicbarl.
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Happy to swap it for self proppeled victa

Simi
Simi2 posts
  HRN216PKU

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

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. Show details
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Graham S.
Graham S.Sydney2 posts
  HRN216PKU
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Nigel F.
Nigel F.Wide Bay-Burnett, QLD2 posts
  HRN216PKU

Worst Mower I Have Owned

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. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Rod
Rod · Buffalo Classic HRU216M3

Can I get propulsion without the blades spinning

Mark B.
Mark B. · Buffalo Classic HRU216D

On the Hru216D Buffalo Classic the bolt which holds the blade disc on, is it left or right hand thread?

Bob F
Bob F · Buffalo Classic HRU216M3

What are the differences between 216,216m2 and 216m3

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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$1,749$749
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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