Originally Posted by BTC
I'm a homeowner and have the HRX217HYA. I like it. I'm not sure how much lawn I have to cut. My lot is close to a 1/2 acre, but part of it is wetlands. For personal use, I can't imagine paying $400-$500 more for the HRC unless I was getting a wider cut. Does the HRC have a higher blade speed?
I believe it's the got the same blade speed. I think what's got me leaning towards the HRC over the HRX is the commercial engine with ball bearings on the crankshaft (why the heck to manufacturers cheap out and use 'bushings' on crankshafts on residential motors!) and double filtration (it get's very dusty here at times during the summer) and it doesn't have stupid belts to fall off given that it has a driveshaft.