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Invent your dream 21" mower. . .

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sethsodsquad, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. sethsodsquad

    sethsodsquad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    I was just wondering - if you could make a 21" mower what would it be like?

    Deck design
    Engine size/type
    Self-propelled type/or model

  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    I have my dream 21", it's the Honda HRX w/ the versamow system. I love everything about that mower. 3-speed transmission, micro mulch, xenoy deck that never has anything stick to it, well thought out bagger w/ large opening, very easy to push, and a very quiet 6.5HP Honda engine.
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    my dream 21" mower would be about 48" wide and have about a 17-19 KAW motor.

    and that 21" would probably be a hydro as well.

  4. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    All this but with pivoting front spindles.
  5. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    The best 21" would be exactly like the Honda HRC216HXA (Commercial Hydrostatic) except the deck would be made out of that Xenoy alloy stuff so that it wasn't so dang heavy.
  6. Sam-Ohio

    Sam-Ohio LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 304

    The HRX 217 HXA Honda is the same mower as described above, but uses a hydrostat transmission , and has a blade brake/clutch to stop only the blade - not kill the engine when you let go of the handle bar.

    Although these mowers are NOT as bone tough as the Honda commercial mowers , they also cost $300 to $400 less to buy.

    The HRX models are the best cutting, or mulching mowers I have ever run. This deck design, with the infinitely adjustable baffle gate has put these mowers on a whole new level that nothing else comes close to, even other Hondas.
  7. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    One of the best 21" mowers I had was a Homelite/Jacobsen that I bought about 15 years ago. 4hp two stroke, lightweight aluminum deck, not self-propelled to save weight. One of the lightest mowers I've ever used. Simple and powerful.
  8. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Any non KAW engine for a start.
  9. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    Ditto.. all of this plus a computer command center with laser guides, cameras so you can drop it off at a yard, go eat lunch and come back and pick it up with the yard being done. Puts a new twist on "self propelled" :p
  10. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    i'll agree with that.

    i would say the perfect unit would be the honda motor/clutch/transmission combo on the toro deck/frame. The snapper commercial line had a one lever height adjustment. all 4 wheels adjusted at the same time.

    That's a must.

    i likes the angled top handle on the honda, but disliked the 2 piece design, so i would want a one piece.

    pressure lubrication is awesome for slopes as well.

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