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Honda HRU216

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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    2.5 (6)
  • Value for Money
    2.1 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    3.5 (6)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (6)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (6)
  • Safety
    4.5 (6)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    2.7 (6)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.8 (6)
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Tezza

TezzaMaryborough, Qld

None better

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Have been using a HRU216M1 for three years, as a professional, and it is still going strong. Just bought my second machine (the K2). Only repairs have been with areas where you would expect wear & tear, like the drive shaft to the gear box. Clogging of shute only occurs where grass is extremely thick and wet, and would be expected.
Works for me.
Nothing.

1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Thank you for your thoughts Tezza. Great to hear that you are getting the use out of your mower. - Sarah

HarryUFO

HarryUFODarling Downs, QLD

Who'd waste their money on a Honda?

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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

2 comments
Honda
James H.Honda
HarryUFO
HarryUFO

We have managed to find a mechanic who has improved it a little. I just put up with its idiosyncrasies because it is now of an age where it is easier to put up with it instead of trying to improve it

Mower had significant problems after first cut

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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
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jassin

jassinqld, 4300

  • 21 reviews
  • 11 likes

Great Mower, well worth it

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This is a great machine, i have a decent size yard with 2 moderate slopes and one nasty slope and i couldnt do it with out this mower. One pull to start is awesome. Forget how dear it is, i believe you get what you pay for, you buy rubbish itll be rubbish, buy the best itll perform the best, and thats what ive done.
In saying that i do find it a bit heavy to work with but not unmanageable and its definaltly a bit underpowered, she does bog down a fair bit, wet or dry grass but again its not unmanageable. The only thing i cant figure out is how to put in is the mulching plug.
Terrific mower over all, glad i bought it
Self propelled, Good on fuel, quality, easy to use, Honda
Tad heavy, a little underpowered

8 comments
Honda
James H.Honda
beachshack
beachshack
jassin
jassin

gearbox problems

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the gearbox in the new 216s are not tough as the old ones,the rear wheels wear to quicklythe cutting deck levels a diffrent,use 4 high lift blades you will find it will mow wet grass,the new bigger bags are a plus but perhaps there putting to much wieght on the gearbox.

1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda
Clover1

Clover1Melbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent Machine

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1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Terrible

published

Poor service from Honda on faulty 3 speed gearbox.Gearbox has failed and Honda will not repair the problem but did fix friends mower bought on same day and had same gearbox failure.
Starts easy
Gearbox has failed after very little use and Honda will not fix it

2 comments
me.
me.

Still going strong after 6 years of moderate use.

Honda
James H.Honda
jrb

jrbAU

Pretty but not practical

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Very frustrating mower,chute is a major fault,also very heavy.Safety handle useless,everyone I know straps them.7year old hru 195 runs rings around it.Good motor and pretty to look at but very restricted in its uses.Not happy and would love to meet who field tested this model because they need to be told.
Motor, solid deck
Heavy, expensive, safety handle, chute is a shocker

3 comments
wise awl
wise awl

These mowers are better suited for larger areas, and not good for wet grass- opening too small due to 3 speed gearbox taking up room.

me.
me.

No problem with mine after 6 years. My property is about 700 Square metres.

Honda
James H.Honda
Garden_of_weeds

Garden_of_weeds

  • 5 reviews
  • 8 likes

Heavy, good on short buffalo grass, good for domestic lawn, not jungles.

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5 comments
markden
markden
margor
margor

You forgot the most important feature they will outlast any other mower have had one for over 25 years and still starts first time every time.

MattTheMowerMan
MattTheMowerMan
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Excellent

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1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Hi EricM, 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. Don't forget to keep it serviced regularly - Sarah

Allan11

Allan11Qld, 4655

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

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

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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
HAS11

HAS11Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 16 reviews
  • 10 likes

Just great

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Have run a gardening business and work or local councils for over ten years. This is what the professionals use. And its for a good reason. They are the best by far!
Power, reliable, still have my original one from ten years ago
Don't like the new bag catcher as much but getting used to it.

1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Hi HAS11, 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

Amazed at this mower, will buy another!

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1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Hi Truckiemuzz, 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

Please_Read1st

Please_Read1stSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 120 reviews
  • 28 likes

Excellent

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1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Hi Please_Read1st, 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

andrew24806

andrew24806Victoria, 3777

  • 10 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good engine but not without it's problems

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2 comments
wise awl
wise awl

Clutch cable adjustment should fix that or it may have a cracked lever on gearbox.

Honda
James H.Honda
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Excellent

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1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Hi Bernieb, 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

OK

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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

1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Excellent

published

Awesome quality
Awesome build
Awesome reliability

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

1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Hi brads4wdmad, 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

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What is the difference between a honda Hru216 and Hru216D ?

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HRN216PKU

I’ve just bought and have not cut lawn with it, got it started and theres no throttle adjustment, it just runs at Idle, or will the revs pick up when cutting?

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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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