John Deere JX-75 or Honda

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Ranger 13, May 23, 2004.

  1. Lawn Ranger 13

    Lawn Ranger 13 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I need some feedback form the readers on the best 21 inch self-propelled
    mowers. The JX-75 and the Honda are the most popular mowers in my area.
    Let me know about your mower. THANKS!!!
  2. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

    what features are you looking for? blade brake control or zone start? self propelled, push mower? again, i recommend exmark, the metro 21. most dealers have a hard time keeping them in stock (around here anyway). you can get either a honda or kawasaki motor on it. the kawasaki has a one gallon remote tank (a gallon on a 21 inch is HUGE!)

    follow the link to look over all the 21 models they offer.
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I have a JX85 and it retired early.BBC clutch ,wheel adjusters,cables,aluminum deck, axle mounts etc. all were recuring problems. We use only Honda HRC216hxa hydros now. Honda only real weak point for us is a new drive shaft every year.The hondas hold up much better than the Deere did.I never liked the Toro/Exmark controls or bag setup.
  4. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,167

    I have owned the JX85, commercial version of the 75. Excellent mower with great engine, excellent bagger, o.k. mulcher.

    You can also look at the toro prolines. Best mulchers and fast.

    Don't know much about the hondas

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