Working as a contractor I use this machine. I'm quite happy with the cut and speed but find the gearbox is not reliable and often find it needs repairing after 6-12 months. Blades do wear quickly. At $1700 plus now for a new machine out might be time to find a more reliable alternative .
I do about 7 -10 yards a week with the HRU216M2. Had it for 7 months so far. It has a reliable engine and gearbox. I like the blade brake system as it stops grass flying around when emptying the catcher and allows me to safely move over driveways etc.. The fuel tank is big enough to do at least 3 1/4 acre blocks without refueling. It is not too heavy for me (but I am a 25yr old distance runner) and I also like the front bar for protection and tie down. Now for the cons. It could have a little more power to cut couch grass (which it more...or less tears). The wash port is absolutely useless even if the grass is only a little damp and even more useless with even half worn blades. Lastly only a minor thing(but annoying). Randomly when mowing(even sometimes on level ground) the blade engaging button pops out.
ok at the moment
Bought 216m2 , starts 1st time, feels strong but its bloody heavy for someone who uses it daily, shute gets clogged a bit and the spring on the self propelled cable twists itself around and jams the self propelled to open occasionally.revs feel slightly low (around 2900-3000) and feels like at $1650 it could be a bit more powerful . Not sure Ive made the right choice but time will tell.
Great cut and powerful engine
Fantastic lawnmower, much better then any other mower we have had previously. Great for larger lawns i.e. 0.5 to 1 acre. Love that's it self propelled, starts first time and can cut through pretty much any type of lawn/grass effortlessly. Comes with 4 yr warranty. Mulch and catcher works really well.
cuts well and efficiently, powerful engine, starts first time
nothing really, just that is it a heavy machine
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