Best 21?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Tharrell, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Ok, so I'm guilty of asking something that's probably been asked a million times.
    Based on my searches it has but, I get a lot of junk because of thread hijacking.
    Sooooo, Honda HRC right?
    I was looking at a Hustler but it seems that they really don't support it.
    The Honda has a hydro tranny and I kinda like that.
    Speak up fellas, I need your wisdom.
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,957

    Exmark commercial 21" :waving:
  3. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    I think the consensus is the Honda.
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    toro proline is the best
  5. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,023

    Check out this thread.
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    That's interesting.
    Has the Hustler held up?
    Even so, I'll probably go with a Honda HRC.
    I think that's the model that everyone likes, not sure though.
  7. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    Skip the 21". Check out a yBravo25.
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  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,026

    Is this mower going to be the backbone of your company or for the occaisonal need?
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  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Look, I have 5 walkbehinds and a hustler super Z.
    I just want opinions on 21's.
    See why the search feature gets overwhelmed?
  10. bwanderson79

    bwanderson79 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    I've done a lot of reading on the subject on this forum, and others. I've talked to my dealer, who sells Honda and Snapper. I look at every other LCOs trailer when I'm on the roads. The consensus is that if you want the best 21" that does everything well (mulch, discharge, and bag) and take a lot of abuse, get the Honda HRC.

    Toro usually comes in second in recommendations.

    Those two are easily the most widely used here in Houston, with Hondas outnumbering Toros at least 2 to 1.

    Incidently, one thing that also bolsters Honda's outstanding reputation for excellence is the fact that so many LCOs recommend and use their residential models, especially if you're running larger commercial mowers on most of your properties. I have a residential model on my trailer that I use for a few smaller lawns. I used it exclusively before I bought my Scag. Its over a year old and starts on the first pull everytime, with no rough idle, just as fast as the day I bought it, with no signs of slowing down. If their residential models are up for that kind of abuse, then their commercial mower is probably built like a small tank.

    They also have excellent customer support and service.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2013

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