Good commercial 21" mower?

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

  1. ALEX'S LANDSCAPING

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok guys so right now it's down to the Toro 22197 or Honda commercial 216.
     
  2. Wecutgrass

    Wecutgrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes they do.
     
  3. ALEX'S LANDSCAPING

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Wecutgrass

    Wecutgrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    why don't you demo both of them? see what one you like better then go with that one
     
  5. ALEX'S LANDSCAPING

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will tomorrow.
     
  6. mikeypizano

    mikeypizano LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got the Honda but haven't used it yet.
     
  7. ALEX'S LANDSCAPING

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, I might have to get a Honda homeowner mower because the nearest dealer that stocks the commercial (hrc216hxa) is very far away.

    Does anyone know how the Honda hrx216 with Honda smart drive preforms?
    As per my research it will need the tranny replaced at about 100 hours.
    The tranny cost would be $50.00 each time
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  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    That would be a deal breaker. How fast are you going to rack up a 100 hours? I would expect way more from a commercial machine.
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  9. ALEX'S LANDSCAPING

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would probably rack in 100 hrs in a month and a half.
    It is very cheap to replace the tranny at only 50.00 bucks a piece each time.
    The hrx216 is a homeowner machine.
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  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I can't imagine a homeowner standing for having to replace the tranny every season. Which would be about 100 hours for a typical homeowner. I've used Toro and Lawnboy ho models over the years and not had major problems. I've gotten thousands of hours from those machines. No plastic in the trannys is likely the reason. Too many new machines have plastic where it shouldn't be.
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