View Full Version : Suggestions on new mower. Honda HRX or Toro Super Recycler?

06-11-2011, 07:31 PM
I'm looking to purchase a new walk behind. I live in Washington and mulch everything, never bag. I'm considering these three mowers:

Toro Super Recycler 20092
Briggs & Stratton (700 serries i think)

Toro Super Recycler 20099
Kohler OHV

Honda HRX217VKA

I'd imagine the Honda is built a little better but I'm reading lots of forums and seeing the Toro Super Recycler is a better mulcher and about 150 cheaper. Also if i go with the Toro what engine would be better? It looks like the Kohler is made in China but has cast iron bore and OHC. Any suggestions welcome!

06-14-2011, 09:01 PM
I tried my Brother's Honda 217 and I also tried Toro Super Recycler (B&S engine). I liked the Toro better. I tried both of these last month when we had a lot of wet heavy grass.
The Toro was more nimble and seemed to mulch better. The bag was easy on/off.
One problem I have found with the Honda quadra cut blades is that end of the blades get rounded easily.