Poor quality, plagued with gearbox problems
I have been using commercial Honda mowers for 28 years, Bought a new self-propelled 216D in March 2020
and the gearbox starting clicking and not engaging after about 5 mows. Took it back to the dealer and complained and they agreed to install a new gearbox under warranty. It was two weeks old! Waited 4 weeks for gearbox and fitment only to have the same problem starting again. The quality of their new self-propelled mowers has gone to the lowest point of their career. I am devasted that paying nearly 2 grand for a mower that I am experiencing t...
Purchased in March 2020 at Stihl Dealer for $1,700.00.
Quality Mower Worth The Purchase
As a commercial mower in 2008 I purchased one of these to make my life easier when doing the tuff and dirty jobs (high grass and big bumpy blocks) i was so impressed i purchased a 2nd one and wouldn't use anything else...great finish and durable not to mention time saving, even the missus could use it on the days she tagged along!
I paid top dollar for a mower that I thought would cope with the harder jobs. Granted the grass is high and even a bit wet... but that's why I bought a mower for top dollar. This mower just cannot cope. Turns the job into a nightmare.
Clogs - bogs down and hasn't got the grunt to do the hard yards.
Who'd waste their money on a Honda?
I help an elderly widow out around her yard and have done so for over 25 years. Her yard is over 2.5 acres but it has too many trees to use a ride-on. She bought one of these time wasters in 2008 because we were told it would cut the mowing time by about 1/3. This piece of rubbish chokes at long grass, thick grass, wet grass & dust- which sums up their yard completely. I have a 30+ year old 2 stroke Victa which runs rings around it. If she had the money & I had the time, I'd throw it & get something to do the job a lot easier.
easy start, good size catcher, self propel function
chute clogs too easily, engine cuts out as soon as the going gets tough, self propel function could be faster, hard to restart when hot
Amazed at this mower, will buy another!
I bought this mower as a job lot with some other lawn care gear when setting up my business. At the time I was using a trusty victa 2 stroke for push mow jobs. The advice when I bought the gear was that the mower was nearly knackered after more than 5 years of commercial use, but might be handy as a spare. The only pull - fest I had was first time I tried to start it, until I realised the fuel tank was bone dry! Cuts well, labours on wet grass and it does clog up - but still better than anything else I've used. It does catch pretty well, e...specially with new blades. I've started giving the cutting edge an extra tweak before I put new blades on, and extending the length of the cutting edge (works great). Not overly thirsty. I will be buying another one soon, second hand will be fine - so if you have one and dont like it - let me know, I'll make an offer! Highly recommended for larger lawns and commercial use. Starts first pull (mostly, if not then always on the second!), reliable, sturdy, good bag capacity Heavy (and unwieldy) for a pushie / self propelled (I think that is outweighed by the pros), Hates dirty air filters (but that is easily remedied!)
Great mower but I have had three of these and found one if used in sandy based areas main housing wears out replacement 500 dollars and if u accidently use premium unleaded motor will over heat and seize another 600 dollars but cant find another to replace it so I stick to Honda till I find better
Great when working
Prob average25 hours a week have to change blades every 4 days which is costly and dealer says change oil weekly so it all adds up
Mines around 8 years old and has been used commercially and is still Perfect and had no repairs except for Throttle cable replaced
Would def recommend this Honda Quality mower
So easy to startReliableExcellent on fuel
Nothing to dislike
Questions & Answers
What is the difference between a honda Hru216 and Hru216D ?
I have a mower (Honda buffalo classic HRU21D,I am wishing to purchase a catcher to fit my mower please
I’ve just purchased a 2nd hand Honda HRU 216D Buffalo Classic.
Read the reviews here.
Just wondering what type of fuel to use in it.
Someone said don’t use premium unleaded.
|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.