View Full Version : honda twin blade question

10-27-2001, 06:29 PM
Does anyone use a twin blade mulch blade on a honda hrc216 commercial 21 inch hydro model?I was wondering how it performs

10-28-2001, 12:22 PM
I don't think that it can be done because of the bracket that holds the blade in place. Getting rid of that may open up a very large can of worms liability wise.


10-28-2001, 12:42 PM
Don't Honda's have a factory double blade setup on their 21's for mulching? Not crossed but stacked?

10-28-2001, 01:45 PM
I also thought that honda came with a stacked double blade setup as part of their mulching system.

10-28-2001, 05:02 PM
Thats what i meant hondas stacked twin blade setup for the 21inch mowers

10-28-2001, 05:21 PM
I used that setup on the homeowner model with the Xenoy deck. Can't remember the name. I hated the mower comfort wise but it bagged well with 2 blades. Doesn't mulch as good with 2 blades as my Toro with 1 blade, go figure.

Double D
10-29-2001, 10:56 AM
I will echo Scag48 comments, the Toro mulches better than the Quadracut (sp?) system that the Honda uses. I replaced the stacked blade with the bagging blade and the mower performs much better for me anyway.

10-29-2001, 08:23 PM
the honda 21 comes with the double blade standard from the factory.It mulches very good.Though the toro does mulch a little bet better for me.But the honda does have a great cut.Just keep the blades sharp

10-29-2001, 09:23 PM
I must be missing something here. I bought a Honda this past summer (216) and it only had a single blade, and no mention was made of a dual blade system. Is this an American thing or what?


11-04-2001, 01:18 AM
I have a 216 I got last year it has two blades but i cant see as to where it cuts any better than the single blades.

11-04-2001, 02:18 AM
I put my double blades on here in the winter to mulch and i also take the bag off. It works great here. The rpms lower with the extra blade but I love it.

Tropical Trim
11-04-2001, 06:26 AM
The Honda HRC 216/215 comes standard with a single high lift blade. This blade is mainly used for bagging. You can purchase a mulching kit for the mower, which includes a smaller stackable blade which sits on top of the standard blade. The kit also contains a plug for the bagging shute located on the mower. I really dont care for the mulching kit. It tends to leave a lot of debris on the surface of the mowed lawn, even if multiple passes are made. Guess the toro is better for mulching, according to a couple of posts.

06-18-2003, 02:22 AM
Any of you want to sell your useless mulch kit to a home owner?

I know what they cost new, so please be realistic here. I hear they suck! Just want to find out for myself. Even if I use the hi-lift aftermarket blade I bought, I need the mulch plug.

My alternative is to use my new (used) American Mower Co. mod. 1815-18, 18" reel mower to sort-of mulch. Am in Pac. NW, Western WA state. Rain / drizzle country.

Good day to you all!