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Old 08-25-2011, 08:17 PM
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Need recommendations for a 21/22" mower

I'm hoping I can get some suggestions for a 21/22" lawn mower that I'd use about 12 hours a week. I could buy something at Home Depot/Lowe's but I'd like to get one that's more durable and will last longer than those home/consumer type mowers.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:28 PM
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I would reccomend the Honda HRR 216 HXA. Don't get it from a big box store, go to a local dealer who handles Honda a I am nearly certain that he will sell at the same price of $499.
http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/p...lid=HRR2165VXA
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:59 PM
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I am in the same boat looking for another 21/22" commercial grade mower & am looking for suggestions of what people like. Also, I'd like to know what people prefer: self propelled or push mower? I hope you don't mind me adding to your post since I have the same needs.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:03 PM
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My advice on a 21 or 22" mower is throw it in the trash and get a 32 or 36". Never again will I push one of those s o b's
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:08 PM
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My advice on a 21 or 22" mower is throw it in the trash and get a 32 or 36". Never again will I push one of those s o b's
Good advice here, but a 21" will prob be needed somewhere.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:30 PM
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Good advice here, but a 21" will prob be needed somewhere.
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Yes I suppose if you have a gate that will not accept a 32 or 36 you have to go smaller. I made the decision to make the 36 the smallest mower I will take with me unless I find something that is going to be very profitable.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:48 PM
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My advice on a 21 or 22" mower is throw it in the trash and get a 32 or 36". Never again will I push one of those s o b's
Depends on your customer base. I use a 21" 85% of the time then a BOP Quick 36 on the rest.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:50 PM
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Depends on your customer base. I use a 21" 85% of the time then a BOP Quick 36 on the rest.
Fair enough. That must suck though. Can you not get the 36 on the 85%? Think of how much time you could save!
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:15 AM
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Fair enough. That must suck though. Can you not get the 36 on the 85%? Think of how much time you could save!
I wish it were that easy. For a variety of reasons the 21" works out better on many of my customers. Probably the main reason is bagging. The basket on the BOP is rather large and a hassle to empty. With many customers I cut the day before their garbage pickup and I leave the bag at the curb. It is a lot easier to empty the 21" into the plastic bag than the big metal cage on the BOP.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:32 PM
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looked at home depot today, as i need a 21" for some islands on only 1 yard. the Model # HRR216VYA, is only $499 and HD is offering it with a 5 year warranty.
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