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Honda Buffalo Classic HRU216M1

Honda Buffalo Classic HRU216M1

4.2 from 6 reviews

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    James

    JamesGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

    • 17 reviews
    • 7 likes

    Phenomenal!

    published
    Date PurchasedJul 2017
    David Ward

    David WardSussex Inlet

    The Rolls Royce of Self Propelled

    published
    Date PurchasedSep 2011
    Patrick

    PatrickSydney

    • 5 reviews
    • 15 likes

    ok

    published

    Bought new $1550.00. Powerful engine, starts easily and pretty robust.
    Mulch attachment was $50 and doesn't even fit properly, really heavy although I'd rather heavy and lasts long than light and falls apart.
    Only had it 2 months so time will tell if buying a honda self propelled was worth it.
    power, easy start, tough
    heavy, mulch attachment doesn't fit properly for $50,

    1 comment
    Honda
    James H.Honda
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    Mower had significant problems after first cut

    published

    Terrible mower. Don't buy thisd mower just because it is a Honda thinking it will be the best on the market. There are major design floors which will have it back in the workshop and still not fixed. I strongly recommend you consider other brands e.g. John Deer, Rover etc.
    Starts first time
    1. Does not cut properly. Lawn cuttings jam in shute to the bag. 2. Second arm on handl to engage the blades breaks and is a know design fault. 3. Periodically have trouble shutting off the mower.

    1 comment
    Honda
    James H.Honda
    Clover1

    Clover1Melbourne

    • 2 reviews
    • 2 likes

    Excellent Machine

    published
    1 comment
    Honda
    James H.Honda
    Allan11

    Allan11Qld, 4655

    • 2 reviews
    • 4 likes

    Best mower I have ever owned, "no bull".

    published

    Bought this beast 14 Months ago after a lot of break downs and frustration with another well known brand with similar spec's(also brand new). The Honda is probably by far the most expensive of the walk behinds but in hindsight is worth every penny (cent) I appreciate properly designed and engineered equipment and this unit ticks all the boxes, I could write a novel about it but suffice to say when/if this one wears out it will be replaced with another Honda and I promise not to complain about the price.
    Well designed and engineered

    4 comments
    wise awl
    wise awl

    Good mower but the older HRU216D was a better mower.

    Honda
    James H.Honda

    Hi Allan11, this is Sarah from Honda's head office in Melbourne. Glad to see that you're loving your HRU216! It's great knowing that you'll be getting plenty of use out of it. - Sarah

    Allan11
    Allan11
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    Questions & Answers

    Abe

    Abeasked

    Buffalo Classic HRU216M1

    Hi, my Honda HRU216 throttle cable is kinking at the control lever, and so the mower does not turn off. It seems that there is a design problem because the cable routing has been changed and cable is passed through a drilled hole through the plastic cover (as an after thought) rather than the original slot. So my question is, have Honda modified the cable? If so could you please give me the part number?

    3 answers
    Papamike
    Papamike

    Hi Abe
    I'm not connected to Honda and don't know the part number. Google might help. Probably best to go to a Honda mower dealer and ask. I have had problems with the cable not being stiff enough (or its sticking somewhere) thus not turning off the motor on my last mower. I had it repaired but it started doing it again intermittently about a month after. As I didn't have time to muck around I just pushed the lever forward that the cable is attached to on the engine to stop if it didn't stop as it should have.

    Abe
    Abe

    Hi, thanks for your reply. As the length of throttle cable is too long (after re-routing by Honda), Honda has to come up with a stiffer and slightly shorter replacement throttle cable. Thats why I did not take the mower to the repair shop, because as you mentioned the replaced part did not work for long and never will. In short Honda had a problem and tried to fix it cheeply by drilling a hole in plastic cover rather than redesigning a new cable suitable for the new path.

    Matt
    Matt

    Sounds like a Bodge job at the shop all 216 throttle cables should be same length

    James C

    James Casked

    Buffalo Classic HRU216M1

    Is it possible to make the mower self-propelled without the blade spinning since sometimes I need to move the heavy mower across places like driveway on a slope where is no grass to mow?

    2 answers

    Not sure what model your mower is but all mine are self propelled, and stop spinning as soon as I let go of the bar . I believe one model came out without this function.

    James C
    James C

    My machine is HRU216M2, there is a blade clutch lever and a drive clutch lever.

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