Good commercial 21" mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ALEX'S LANDSCAPING, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Threadbare702

    Threadbare702 LawnSite Member
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    My company currently runs 16 of the Honda HRC216HXA model mower's. They run great and they are more durable than the Exmark's and Toro's. We replaced all of the snapper, Toro, and Exmark 21" mowers with them. Been running them for about 3 years and have had only 1 go beyond economical repair due to a bent crankshaft and a blown up transmission. The rest of them still work great although they can get tempremental if you dont take care of them properly when running gasoline with ethanol through them.

    Haven't tried the newest line of Exmark 21" mowers yet since they had been redesigned about a year back but I also haven't heard anything all that amazing about them yet either.
     
  2. mikeypizano

    mikeypizano LawnSite Senior Member
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    I really can say I truly LOVE my Honda HRC216!
     
  3. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Correct. The Gravely pushmower is a beast. A couple weeks ago I got to try one out. The mower bags real nice and is fast. It was too heavy for my application, I ended up getting a Toro super recycler last week. If I needed something more than just a trim mower I would of considered it. Just do not try lifting it to put it in the pick up bed, save your back and bring a trailer. This pushmower is heavy.
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  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    the gravely pro model is a one speed trans.
     
  6. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No I don't believe so. I think it's the same as the Classice which is infinitely adjustable with a top speed of 4 mph and about 3.8 on the pro. It doesn't have a conventional transmission but works on the same principle as a commercial snow blower with the two trans wheels perpendicular and the one has a friction material on the contact surface. Mechanic at the shop tells me it's the simplest most bullet proof system he has worked with yet. I have the same idea on my Ariens Pro 1336 DLX snow blower and these things get abused. Constant pressure pushing dead weight of the unit that's 36" wide on the ground plus the snow that your pushing/feeding.
     
  7. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    +1 on the honda
     

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