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Old 03-28-2010, 08:58 PM
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I have (2) Honda commercial units about the same age, and they both say commercial on the deck. Maybe this is a unit from the old Masters series. Regardless, I would buy it. Very good unit....
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:03 PM
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Yup...commercial say commercial on them. I've seen these listed on craigslist as "commercial" or sometimes they say "commercial engine" but they are not of their commercial line. If it was a commercial unit...heck i'd pay for shipping to Cali at that price. ;-)
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:16 PM
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o.k. Sad to hear that it's not commercial, so it's still a good deal though? It looks like a lot higher quality than a lot of the mowers these days.

Did the non commercial mowers have the hydrostatic transmission back then too?

How about the cut, mulching, and bagging quality of these mowers, do they compare to say the hrx, hrx, or toro super recycler/bagger?
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:43 PM
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o.k. Sad to hear that it's not commercial, so it's still a good deal though? Yes if good condition, check it out for cleanliness, dents/sratches, air filter, cables/starter/throttle, etc. It should idle properly on low speed. Check on how the clutch engages...my experience with these is that clutch doesn't engage at low speed, usually in middle. it doesn't look all beat up though. It looks like a lot higher quality than a lot of the mowers these days. Honda makes good quality mowers and their resi mowers have a lot of nice features that most others do not. but you pay a lot more for them too.

Did the non commercial mowers have the hydrostatic transmission back then too? Yes.

How about the cut, mulching, and bagging quality of these mowers, do they compare to say the hrx, hrx, or toro super recycler/bagger?
The cut very well and are like vacuums. And the bag gets full, not like others that will only half fill before they start clogging blade. Also, you can download the owners manual from that honda website above, just verify serial number/make/model.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:54 PM
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Thanks sooooo much man, you've been a great help! I'm going to try and call the guy tomorrow a schedule a time we can meet, I'll make sure to try and check the things you talked about.

Again, thanks for the amazing help, God Bless!
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:06 PM
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no prob. hope it goes well. i have a lot of hard hours this year alone on mine and would say my ROI has been great considering the price!
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:37 PM
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I guy I know might sell one of these hydro Hondas to me for $150, maybe even less... I have been buying my Toro 3-speed BBCs for $50 to $125 for years now, they just don't quit.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:37 PM
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So you think its a good mower, just overpriced in your opinion?
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:52 PM
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Anyone else have experience with these mowers, or know what a fair price would be?
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