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Honda HRU216

Honda HRU216

HRU216M2, HRU216D, HRU216M1, etc...
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Neil J

Neil JBrisbane

Great mower, pity about the service techs and mistruths that come with the mower

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I have had a number of 216's over the past 11 years. They are a good mower, although I now do all my own repairs and that of my fellow contractors due to the poor knowledge of the service staff at selling/servicing dealers. Bent axles, broken gearboxes and low HP are all common problems with these mowers. In the latest generations, broken cables seem to be the new trend. This will be my last lot of HRU216's, I will be moving to a different brand. Warranties are often denied on broken parts, even when it's proven to be manufacturing faults. Sorry Honda, your day has passed.

Date PurchasedDec 2017
Burga

BurgaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 11 reviews
  • 13 likes

I miss my victa mower!

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After 15 years, my victa finally packed and decided to call it quits. Against my better judgement, I bought this lawnmower as Honda is a reputable mower brand. My lawn gets chewed and then mowed. It's not a clean cut and a nuisance. I dearly miss my victa and regret not purchasing a victa mower.

Date PurchasedJan 2017

Deck wear

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The deck wears out after about 18 months of daily use .A lot of our lawns are sandy and the constant sand blasting from the blades pits and eventually puts holes in deck .It's around $500 to $600 for a new deck including labour .Apparently this is more a W.A. problem. A stronger deck is needed.

1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda
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Gearbox issues

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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 .

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Honda
James H.Honda
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Brad

Brad

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Reasonable machine

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Honda
James H.Honda
ecas1234

ecas1234

  • 13 reviews
  • 19 likes

just ok

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My 216 is up to around 700 lawns, pros: good engine life, good gearbox , 3 speed is an advantage. Cons: have now snapped drive cable blade engage cable, left hand handle bar nut always vibrates loose, it hates cooch lawns, had to bend govener spring to make it rev harder to get through most lawns , fabric catcher gets dirty quickly and blocks airflow not allowing grass to go into catcher. I think its pathetic to call it a commercial mower and not offer a commercial warranty! and I bought mine for au $1350 march 2014 they are $1750 now and I hear the price for exactly the same machine is going up to $1950 in the next month or so , far to expencive!! My next mower will be an after market model.

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James H.Honda

Disappointed

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James H.Honda
Bob R

Bob RAuckland

Reliable but serious flaws

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Mine came with the round I bought and is about 10 years old. I am impressed that it still starts first time but performance in the wet is poor (and as a contractor can't wait for sunnier days). It clogs up regularly (so what commercial mowers do have unobstructed chutes?). Length of the handle is a problem as is the lack of camlocks for folding the handle (takes forever each time it goes in or out of the van).

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James H.Honda

ok at the moment

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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.

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James H.Honda
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Great Frustration

Great FrustrationCaboolture

  • 5 reviews
  • 8 likes

Inferior chinese poor quality parts

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Honda
James H.Honda

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
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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markden
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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.

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andrew24806

andrew24806Victoria, 3777

  • 10 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good engine but not without it's problems

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wise awl
wise awl

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

Honda
James H.Honda

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

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Questions & Answers

Hakan S

Hakan Sasked

Buffalo Classic HRU216D

What is the difference between a honda Hru216 and Hru216D ?

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Gav

Gavasked

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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Roslyn O'Meley

Roslyn O'Meleyasked

Buffalo Classic HRU216D

I have a mower (Honda buffalo classic HRU21D,I am wishing to purchase a catcher to fit my mower please

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Matthew
Matthew

Any mower shop or you can just buy off eBay will be a little cheaper

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Details

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CategoryPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) A$1,749.00A$1,749.00A$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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