Should have bought one years ago
The JS48 started being problematic so it was time to go. Settled on this new Honda, after a lot of comparing the various Honda models, because of it's self propelled and electric start options. Love the safety features where you can stop the blades but still have the motor running when you have to empty the catcher. Cuts so much finer than previous mower and with the bigger chute it doesn't clog and the catcher is bigger, but it can get heavy when full. It actually cuts so fine that the garbage truck dropped the first bin that I put out full of...wet grass. Has a mulch and bag option without having to put in plastic plugs into the chutes like the John Deere. Only thing is that it doesn't have a side discharge but the flap at the back is designed so it allows the cuttings to come out as you mow, if you don't have the catcher on. Also has constant trickle charging for the battery , unlike my old one which you had to periodically put on a charger. Also has a lever for adjustable speed, which can be preset, so you don't have to worry about losing speed or the mower starting to get away from you. The only thing I find is that the key seems very flimsy, Only time will tell how long it lasts.
Purchased in June 2020 at Benalla Mowers & Chainsaws for $1,459.00.
Just Ok - Expensive for unresolved issues.
Purchased the Electric Start Honda to replace my 21" cut self propelled Honda which lasted over 20 years and must say the new Honda HRX 217 doesn't measure up.
The Electric Start is great but the engine doesn't start as readily as my old Honda Mower so you need to turn it over heaps.
The individual 4 wheel height adjustment is a nightmare and is 50 years behind the time. This means you have to adjust each wheel in each corner of the frame when you change the height setting . My lawn has 4 levels and different cut grass . The old self propelled...
Purchased in February 2018 at GYC for $1,400.00.
|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Features||Blade Brake and Quick-Start Motor|
|Catcher Capacity||88 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Plastic|
|Cutting Width||533 mm|
|Height of Cut||19 mm to 100 mm|
|Number of Blades||2|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Honda GCV190 OHV/OHC|
|Engine Type||OHC (Overhead Cam) and OHV (Overhead Valve)|
- MPN: HRX217HZU
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