Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


 
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-23-2005, 07:00 PM
I26 I26 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Robesonia, PA
Posts: 28
This Honda good for homeowner?

[url]http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/ModelDetail.asp?ModelName=HRZ216TDA[/url]
I have a Scotts mower with a B & S engine and it starts tuff almost all the time. I want something nicer. I have alot of curvy landscaping and i think this mower setup would be great.

I was also looking at this mower at Lowes.
[url]http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=37711-41798-55R21HV&lpage=none[/url]

I seen an ad for a nice LawnBoy as well. The mower has to be under $600--less if possible, self-propelled, and easy to start, and not a use it one year and toss it the next. Please give me your honest advice. Thanx!!!!
  #2  
Old 04-23-2005, 07:05 PM
Mo Green's Avatar
Mo Green Mo Green is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,586
Can't go wrong with Honda.
__________________
Improvise, Overcome, Adapt
  #3  
Old 04-23-2005, 07:14 PM
proenterprises's Avatar
proenterprises proenterprises is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2,297
I vote for lawnboy. They undoubtly hold up to the test of time, and will be good for the next 5-10 years, maybe more. I still have mine, going on season #7, other than minor maint-no problems. Plus, it was used commercially for a 2 seasons.
  #4  
Old 04-23-2005, 07:17 PM
pagefault's Avatar
pagefault pagefault is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 492
Almost

I've had Hondas for as long as I can remember and I love them, but I [I]really[/I] don't care for those swiveling casters on the front. I may be uncoordinated, but on a self-propelled 21" I find it much easier to maneuver with the fixed front wheels.
__________________
Congressman: There is no just cause for an invasion of Iraq.
Peter: Well that may be, but what we're all forgetting is anyone that doesn't want to go to war is gay.
Congressman: I want to go to war.
Congressman: I want to go to war.
All of Congress: I want to go to war.
Dick Cheney: I was the first one who wanted to go to war.
  #5  
Old 04-23-2005, 07:49 PM
I26 I26 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Robesonia, PA
Posts: 28
well the good thing is that they are lockable. I am going to go to the local honda dealer on monday and hope that have one. I wanna check it out.
  #6  
Old 04-26-2005, 02:29 PM
I26 I26 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Robesonia, PA
Posts: 28
Well i opted for a LawnBoy 10696 with the electric start and when i picked it up i noticed on a flyer that u can get 10-speed cruise control for the speed control system for $20....so i ordered that. I must say that I am impressed with the mower so far. Much better than yanking on the Briggs and Straton and pushing the mower around. Can't wait till grass is long enough to mulch now.
  #7  
Old 04-26-2005, 02:32 PM
gl1200a gl1200a is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Coralville, Iowa
Posts: 518
Big mistake. You can never go wrong with anything made by Honda. I have Lawnboys and will never buy another one.
__________________
Coral Lawn Care
JD 797 Z-Trak 72" Deck
Lesco Stander
John Deere G-15 WB
Echo PAS-260 Power Heads
Echo Trimmers / Blowers / Edgers
Coralville, Iowa
  #8  
Old 04-26-2005, 02:42 PM
KathysLGC's Avatar
KathysLGC KathysLGC is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Wilton, CT
Posts: 1,345
That is not a big mistake. Does the Lawnboy have a Honda engine?
__________________
Kathy's Landscape & Design Center
Redding, CT 06896


Don't ask for an easier life; ask to be a stronger person...


203-856-5602
  #9  
Old 04-26-2005, 03:05 PM
Steve9 Steve9 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 228
As far as look go..the new Lawn Boys at Home Depot look tough! Big ol fat tires on them!
I dont know if they run, cut or last. Who cares? Look cool.. :p
  #10  
Old 04-26-2005, 11:21 PM
I26 I26 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Robesonia, PA
Posts: 28
[QUOTE=gl1200a]Big mistake. You can never go wrong with anything made by Honda. I have Lawnboys and will never buy another one.[/QUOTE]

Actually had the exact engine as the Honda I was looking at. Plus had a 3-year warranty compared to that of the Honda.

Would have been this Honda:
[url]http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/ModelDetail.asp?ModelName=HRZ216TDA[/url]

or the Lawnboy I bought: [url]http://www.lawnboy.com/productinfo/mowers/Insight_Gold/10696.html[/url]

I love the sens-a-speed it has. Plus the electric start is something i am glad for. It sure beats the Scotts push mower I have otherwise.
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is On

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:23 AM.

Page generated in 0.09156 seconds with 7 queries