need help buying a honda or jd?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LOBOS48, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. LOBOS48

    LOBOS48 LawnSite Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 10

    We are looking to buy a new lawn mower
    our choices are

    HONDA HRT216K1SDA @ $438.00
    HONDA HRT216K1TDA @ $497.00
    HONDA HRB216TDA @ $589.00

    OR

    JOHN DEERE

    JS63 @ $399.00
    S/P RB MWR2SPD $499.00

    ANY AND ALL COMMENTS OR OPINIONS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME :blob1:
     
  2. K9LWT

    K9LWT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Go with Honda-you can't beat them.
     
  3. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    I own the John Deere and it is a great little mower. However I like the Honda too, but don't own one. I did make a cheap stripe kit and it works wonderful. Just take a look! It starts on first pull every time, and does a good job for what it's for. I will say the one thing I hate is the bagger. Everything gets blown through the bag into my face. Oh well, can't have it all I guess.

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  4. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    I am a JD fan, but these are pushers and I think Honda is your best bet
     
  5. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    My Deere is a Powered Push!
     
  6. MATTHEW

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    I made a stupid choice several years ago. Wanted a good mulcher. Bought a Snapper with the ninja blade. With one pass, any debris was invisibe. The Honda does the same. 2 years later, the engine rattled itself apart. Wasted. Yeah, I saved $200.00, but if I got the Honda, I'd still have a great mower. JD? Nope.
     
  7. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,174

    Either one is good...but I have a 21" deere (jx-75) and it's great!
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    I don't mulch with it yet, all I do is bag so I can't tell you how well it mulchs
     
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I have a 21" Honda comm'l that was bought new in the early 80's. Its almost 20 years old. I still used it until this year. I don't even carry a 21" anymore. Refuse to take any job I would need it on. But, the little motor still starts on the very 1st pull everytime.
     
  9. LOBOS48

    LOBOS48 LawnSite Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 10

    HONDA HRB216TDA @ $589.00
    JUST BROUGHT THE ABOVE LAWN MOWER
    THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE TIME:blob1:
     

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