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Old 09-21-2012, 10:27 AM
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the driveshaft is the downfall on honda. isnt durabale enough and expencive to replace.
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.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:51 AM
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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.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:25 AM
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I just stumbled across a older version of the Honda HCR. It is the Kuboda 5021, a customer of mines boyfriend sold me this sweet mower, with bagger and deflector. From what I see it is very close in many ways, I have been told many of the parts are the same on both models.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:22 PM
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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.
The Honda I have rolls like butter! I LOVE it!
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:57 PM
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I use the Toro proline, I have had two of them and they last forever! I know Hondas are a good mower too, Im just more familiar with the Toros. I cut with them quite a bit as i have quite a few Zero lot yards, and they are built like tanks.
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What about Gravely 21" mowers? Not alot of people talk about them on here, why?
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:08 AM
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one speed trans gravely has, enough said
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:22 AM
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one speed trans gravely has, enough said
'nuff said.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:31 AM
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What about Gravely 21" mowers? Not alot of people talk about them on here, why?
People have complained about reliability issues with the drive, I have looked it up on here.
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