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06-21-2007, 02:15 PM
I am looking to buy a new 21 push mower. The ones i am looking at are the honda hrc commercial for 1100, or hrx for 800. Is the commercial honda worth the extra money or would the hrx do fine. I will be using this to mow tight areas and hills i cant mow with the big mower
thanks shawn

06-21-2007, 03:11 PM
I looked on the website; there doen't appear to be a huge difference in construction, but it is always worth it to get the "commercial model" as they are usually built better, and will last longer. There's a reason that the commercial model costs more. How much will you actually be mowing with a trim mower?

06-21-2007, 03:24 PM
I use the 21 on every job. It mows about 5 full backyards and 10 to 15 hills some very steep and also mow strip between street and walk

06-21-2007, 03:24 PM
Honda commercial mowers are good mowers but I would suggest you go with Toro proline commercial mowers they are built tough and will last a very long time and cost less to fix than a Honda if something goes wrong. I have used both mowers over the years but have to give the edge all the way around to Toro

06-21-2007, 03:26 PM
lawnpro724 what model would you reccomend. I had a toro recycler and the wheels are wobbly and the transmission sucks. I have heard the toro with the honda engine is good

06-22-2007, 12:06 AM
The difference is the hrx's have a xenon deck which is a super strong plastic. you may think its junk but I have 2 of these and I hit rocks and all kinds of stuff. the hrc has a steel deck.

01-28-2008, 09:00 PM
Dont know if this helps anyone but Consumer reports rated the Honda Hrx there best performing mower. i think the lawnboy was there best buy since its 350.00 but the hrx beat the toro recycler and quite a few others... I usually trust Consumer Reports...

01-28-2008, 09:28 PM
[QUOTE=RhinoL&L;1871760]lawnpro724 what model would you reccomend. I had a toro recycler and the wheels are wobbly and the transmission sucks. I have heard the toro with the honda engine is good

The Toro recycler is a home owner mower designed for once a week mowing and thats about it, their super recycler is a much better mower but its still a residential mower. I have both the Kaw and honda engines on my proline 21" and they have both been very reliable engines. I like the mower with Kaw engine the best but thats only because it has a 1 gallon gas tank which means less trips to the gas can. Both engines are rock solid and the difference in power isn't noticeable both mowers with either engine will perform well.

03-11-2008, 02:41 PM
Yea the hrx is a homeowners model also.. just repeating what consumer reports said.. they compare apples with other apples so....

03-12-2008, 01:10 AM
I would go with the HONDA HRC216HXA. This is the mower that your were talking about that is 1100. This mower is commercial grade with a hydrostatic transmission. I purchased this mower last season after my snapper went out and absolutely love it. It is worth the extra money in my opinion.

03-12-2008, 01:29 AM
Def. do it right from the start, don't waste your time with homeowner junk.

03-12-2008, 02:38 AM
I have a Honda Har-maony....residential mower.....rock solid engine however the transmission, imo, is weak...the drive cable is constantly busting and the tires wear out quick...interesting when i had my mower in the shop - another commercial operator was in complaining about the same things on his comercial unit....I like the cut, ease and reliability of starting and mulching capability. I would strongly evaluate the Toro before plunking down the $$$ on the Honda.