Suggestions on new mower. Honda HRX or Toro Super Recycler?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mgb_, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. mgb_

    mgb_ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I'm looking to purchase a new walk behind. I live in Washington and mulch everything, never bag. I'm considering these three mowers:

    Toro Super Recycler 20092
    Briggs & Stratton (700 serries i think)
    $449
    http://tinyurl.com/3omen62

    Toro Super Recycler 20099
    Kohler OHV
    $510
    http://tinyurl.com/3fmj4al

    Honda HRX217VKA
    GVC190
    $599
    http://tinyurl.com/5lpyao

    I'd imagine the Honda is built a little better but I'm reading lots of forums and seeing the Toro Super Recycler is a better mulcher and about 150 cheaper. Also if i go with the Toro what engine would be better? It looks like the Kohler is made in China but has cast iron bore and OHC. Any suggestions welcome!
     
  2. coopmaster

    coopmaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    I tried my Brother's Honda 217 and I also tried Toro Super Recycler (B&S engine). I liked the Toro better. I tried both of these last month when we had a lot of wet heavy grass.
    The Toro was more nimble and seemed to mulch better. The bag was easy on/off.
    One problem I have found with the Honda quadra cut blades is that end of the blades get rounded easily.
     

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