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barefootlawns
05-04-2006, 12:24 AM
I spoke with a lady today about a used honda 21" push mower. She said it is a HRC216HXA and it ha dbeen used about ten times. Her husband died ad she is selling it. Wants $500 for it. I know very little about hondas but an interested. What do you guys think? it is about an hour drive to look at it.

Dashunde
05-04-2006, 12:35 AM
I think that is a Hydro mower. Grab it if it looks and works good. They go for over $1k new.

rodneyskip
05-04-2006, 12:37 AM
check home depot first. I think they sell them there.

Dashunde
05-04-2006, 12:46 AM
They dont sell that particular model.
That HRC216HXA is pretty high-end.

sildoc
05-04-2006, 12:55 AM
used 10 times and for 500. SOLD. $1100 machine.

lawnboy dan
05-04-2006, 09:17 AM
grab it! it could last 15 yrs like mine has.

ACEMowing
05-04-2006, 09:50 AM
It sure sounds like a deal... look under it and see if it has 2 blades stacked on top of each other... if so it's been built in the last year. We use the same mower... the HXA means it's a (H) hydrostat drive with the (X) Honda roto-stop blade brake clutch... they are awesome machines. Also, the older versions had steel wheels... the newer ones have upgraded Xenoy wheels (a high end polymer).
Old or new, it's probably still a great deal at $500.

lawnrangeralaska
05-04-2006, 11:33 AM
They dont sell that particular model.
That HRC216HXA is pretty high-end.
And they do sell that mower i just bought a 2006 honda commerical
high end as in commerical
you have to buy from a dealer only, but 500 used is a excelent price!

ripple
05-04-2006, 03:24 PM
I have one for sale for 1k....used for 1 week!

mulcahy mowing
05-04-2006, 04:31 PM
Buy It!!!!!!!!!!

mcwlandscaping
05-04-2006, 04:52 PM
It sure sounds like a deal... look under it and see if it has 2 blades stacked on top of each other... if so it's been built in the last year. We use the same mower... the HXA means it's a (H) hydrostat drive with the (X) Honda roto-stop blade brake clutch... they are awesome machines. Also, the older versions had steel wheels... the newer ones have upgraded Xenoy wheels (a high end polymer).
Old or new, it's probably still a great deal at $500.
Honda has had the quadracut (the stacked blades) for a lot more than a year

sildoc
05-04-2006, 11:17 PM
Honda has had the quadracut (the stacked blades) for a lot more than a year
While this is true they didn't advertise it for the Commercial machines until 2005. You could get them but it was for the Master series machines or the HRB's.

Dashunde
05-05-2006, 01:24 AM
And they do sell that mower i just bought a 2006 honda commerical
high end as in commerical
you have to buy from a dealer only, but 500 used is a excelent price!

I was saying that the HRC216HXA is not something you get from HomeDepot.
(read post # 3)

JimLewis
05-05-2006, 01:55 AM
Nah. That's a rotton deal. Used ten times??? It's almost ruined now. Just forget about that lawn mower.

By the way....just out of curiousity....what is that lady's phone number??? :D

JimLewis
05-05-2006, 01:57 AM
And they do sell that mower i just bought a 2006 honda commerical
high end as in commerical
you have to buy from a dealer only, but 500 used is a excelent price!

Home Cheapo sells the HRC216HXA ??? No. They do not. You are mistaken. They may sell some other semi-commercial mower. But not the HRC216s. Those are only available at Honda Dealers.

JimLewis
05-05-2006, 02:01 AM
Honda has had the quadracut (the stacked blades) for a lot more than a year

No. Not for commercial units they haven't. (Commercial meaning REAL commercial machines .... HRC216)

They introduced the quadracut system for the first time when the new HRCs were unleashed in Sept. 2004. But even though they were introduced in 2004, they were not available at any dealers until early 2005. So they've only been out one year.

Here's the article:
http://www.hondanews.com/CatID5000?mid=2004092343889&mime=asc

6'7 330
05-05-2006, 02:17 AM
No. Not for commercial units they haven't. (Commercial meaning REAL commercial machines .... HRC216)

They introduced the quadracut system for the first time when the new HRCs were unleashed in Sept. 2004. But even though they were introduced in 2004, they were not available at any dealers until early 2005. So they've only been out one year.

Here's the article:
http://www.hondanews.com/CatID5000?mid=2004092343889&mime=asc

Honda did have a duel blade mulch setup for the hydros ,that could be purchased prior to the micro-cut 2005 model. That is probably what he is referring to. The kit included longer blades bolts, to use with the setup.The setup still did not mulch near as well as the new 2005 setup.

lawnboy dan
05-05-2006, 08:20 AM
true. i have this set up for my 91 hydro. even with 2 blades it still dosnt mulch all that great. i bought these blades at least 10 yrs ago

ACEMowing
05-05-2006, 11:28 AM
true. i have this set up for my 91 hydro. even with 2 blades it still dosnt mulch all that great. i bought these blades at least 10 yrs ago
The old Honda's didn't have enough hp to run the double blades properly... like the old Master's 4hp and 5hp models couldn't handle the double blades (at least on our bermuda grass... they were fine on fescue). The newer HRX and HRC models have a lot more hp (or in the hrc case, a lot more torque). And yes, the newest of the twin blade setups also have a lot higher lift on the lower blades that the older mowers couldn't handle.