Will not cut Sir Walter buffalo
I have Sir Walter Buffalo lawns and this mower has trouble cutting them particularly if only slightly damp. They are almost level . Despite what else I read here the wheels slip when the mower is cutting low. The other poor design is the height adjustment. Having to adjust all four wheels on a mower as heavy as this is a real problem. Its a pity that something so basic is included in the package. I also find the heavy weight of the mower even empty difficult to manage around mowing curves etc . Motor, starting all other aspects are good, p...erhaps a larger fuel tank than the small 0.9 litre base tank would be handy . I have a larger area so I do need to refuel often. I was assured this mower was the most powerful available but after using it for over 12 months I must say Its a disappointing expensive purchase particularly when it replaced an older Victa that roared through my buffalo without a problem at a fraction of the purchase price and used about half the fuel the Honda does.
Purchased in November 2019 for $1,368.00.
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.
- HRX217HYU (Recoil Start)
I was looking for the best wide cut lawn mower and was told by sales at Redcliffe Lawn Mowers that the GVC-190 was the big bad boy all the pro's use.
Since I was only mowing my clean LAWN that I hold so much pride in I went with the Honda self drive GVC-190 at a cost of over $1000.00.
Not happy with the service life of blades as they are soft (Not Heat Treated)
OK to manoeuvre and unlike some others is easier to push when required with drive diss engaged.
Easy to use but this is where the good stuff ends and my disappointment starts,
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Questions & Answers
Has anyone found a practical solution to adjusting the height on the rear wheels? I am constantly struggling with this, not to mention the poor skin on my knuckles would appreciate it. Ive tried lifting the mower which sometimes helps a bit but not always. Seems like a design defect to me?
I found it easier to put a brick under each corner and take the weight off the wheels to adjust the height then when I got it right just take it off the bricks. Its a bit like the clutch. It was a nuisance holding it all the time so I use piece of velcro tape . A couple of wraps and the clutch is on and just leave a tab up to unwind it quickly if you want.
can not move lever across from bag to mulch what causes this. Greg
Greg, I suspect there is lawn caught in the bag-to-mulch sliders. Have a look from underneath and clear grass caught between 2 black plastic sliding panels.
yep that was the problem not just grass but mud as well , now that has been cleaned out. bought this mower second hand, wow what a mower would recommend to any body looking for a top mower thanks honda.
Can you pull the mower backwards
You can pull the mower backwards but remember it’s designed for self propelling and therefore is a bit heavy to pull backwards on a regular basis
Yes. It’s easily pulled backwards. It won’t propel backwards. Nothing to change, just pull back. I’m not a big person but I pull it back easy.
You can but it's slightly heavier than a mower that isn't self propelled.
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|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Features||Blade Brake and Quick-Start Motor||Blade Brake and Mulching Capability||Blade Brake and Mulching Capability|
|Catcher Capacity||88 L||88 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Plastic||Aluminium Alloy||Aluminium Alloy|
|Cutting Width||533 mm||533 mm||508 mm|
|Height of Cut||19 mm to 100 mm||19 mm to 100 mm||95 mm to 102 mm|
|Number of Blades||2||2||2|
|Weight||46.1 kg||43.6 kg||45 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||3 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Honda GCV190 OHV/OHC||Honda GCV200 OHV/OHC||Honda GCV200|
|Engine Type||OHC (Overhead Cam) and OHV (Overhead Valve)||OHC (Overhead Cam) and OHV (Overhead Valve)|
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