Originally Posted by Church2224
I am with Dan, from what I have seen on the HRC216 the drive shaft fails rather quickly if used often and it is about $200-$300 to replace.
Ntm despite having the gxv commercial grade engine, it is underpowered at only 160cc compared to even their own premium homeowner models; & the engines are generally the last thing to fail anyway.
One super nice bonus unique to the HRC's though, with its drive shaft disengaged it is completely resistance free when you're pushing or pulling it around tight spaces, out of gear. The only self propelled 21" that rolls exactly the same as it's push counterpart when the drive is disengaged (snapper does come close). SO smooth.
Weight, power, & price are dealbreakers though.