21in commercial mower which one?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BJWLAWNCARE, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. BJWLAWNCARE

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a Honda HRC 216 the hydro model. Very reliable used for at least 5 years with 75 accounts. Love it but you have to bag. Any others you could recommend. Thanks in advance love the site.
     
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
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    why not look into a quick 31 or 36... do you need a 21"?
     
  3. BJWLAWNCARE

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do have a 48in and 36in great dane hydros. Tight spaces always need a liitle one. Small gates, pool areas etc.
     
  4. BJWLAWNCARE

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    Guys any help? suggestions? Don't like being forced to bag
     
  5. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
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    Get a toro commercial. Get the honda engine model and it should last a long time for trim work.
     
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    the HRC is a mulch capable mower. and it mulches great. every place that sells the HRC claims it has a rear discharge chute thats available. it ends up bending a round the side of the mower to discharge tot he side. BUT I have not see it in person. I have a simlar style chute on the Scotts mower at my house. and it works well... i woudl assume that liek anything honda does if they do in fact make it it's don right but you'll probably end up paying 100 bucks for it...

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    All Available Standard & Optional Features:
    • Honda 4-stroke, single-cylinder OHV commercial engine • 21" heavy-duty stamped steel deck
    • Two-speed transmission or hydrostatic drive • Shaft drive
    • Electronic ignition • Recoil start
    • Ball bearing supported wheels • Muffler/heat protector
    • Sealed control cables • Handle support brackets
    • Rear mount, side discharge chute • Mulch kit
    • 6 mowing height adjustments • Rugged large capacity easy-empty grass bag
    • RotoStop blade brake clutch • Deck guards standard
    • Heavy duty 9" aluminum wheels (HRC216) • Heavy duty 8" polymer wheels ()HRC215


    and even on Honda's web site the hrc have an optional rear discharge...
    http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/ModelDetail.asp?ModelName=hrc216hxa
     
  7. BJWLAWNCARE

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks guys. I do have the mulch kit it doesn't work very well. Mower gets bogged down. I will have to try the rear side discharge chute though. Thanks for the help, any other suggestions are welcome.
     
  8. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    thats surprising we have pretty nice fescue and the mower just pulverizes it...
     
  9. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Get the toro commercial! Lighter than the honda and easier to fix.
     
  10. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    Because he clearly needs a 21" machine, not a wide cut WB !!
     

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