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Old 10-21-2012, 10:01 AM
bel-nor bel-nor is offline
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rbljack i also have followed some of the postings recent and archived. I also just purchased one last week and was a little concerned on the price, performance and ease of operation compared to the JS series by JD that I have used for years. The wheel adjustments took getting use to and the turning of the machine. The lower power sound was suprising , however there is more torque and heavier parts compared to other Honda series. I purchased extra blades at purchase time and hoped for the best.

The first couple of jobs were overgrown with the owners wondering if they needed their lawns mowed due to slow growth/cooler weather.....Dahhhh. The served as a good training process and familiarization of the Honda. The test was yesterday was my daughters house which is the only lawn that requires a 21" front and rear. I was very impressed with the performance on the front hill. The rear is very thick but flat.

I am satisfied with the Honda HRC 216 I would recommend it to any one, and I will when needed purchase a second one. The price makes me a little leary of having a helper use one but proper instruction will be needed. I saw three guys Wednesday mowing a church with some beat up 21" mowers and I stoped to talk to them and they were all older HRCs. They were checking the oil, cleaning decks and making money. GO HONDA!
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