Opinions on Honda Commercial

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grant07, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Grant07

    Grant07 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

  2. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    I don't know about the "commercial" hondas but I have a "homeowner" model which is the HRT2162TDA and have used it commercially for 6 years now. Don't know how many hours on it but I replace the wheels every season becasuse I wear them out. I have run Amzoil in it and replaced the drive cable once and she still purrrrs like a kitten. Great mowers. I`ll buy anything Honda. My wife drives a Honda Odyssey and my son rides a Honda dirtbike.
  3. Heintooga

    Heintooga LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

  4. Grant07

    Grant07 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I have two residential hondas right now. I was thinking of just selling 1 and then grabbing a commercial.
  5. MnGreen

    MnGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    I was steered away from the 21" commercial purchase by the dealer.
    Instead guided me to the HRR216VXA residential model with the same features.
    Could buy (2) for the price of 1 commercial.
    Was a "belt" drive instead of the hydro.
    Same engine, 9" tires, twin blade, bbc etc.

    I ran 65-80 stop 21" routes only, on bad properties.
    2+ years over 900 hrs on it. Tire wear the only issues, but the use was extreme.
    Amsoil every ten days and filters regularly along with sharp blades twice a week.
    89+ octane with seafoam every other 5 gallons of fuel.
    Excellent $579 mower to say the least.
  6. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    Question is whether it's the name of "Honda" or are they really better. Anything with Honda GXV160 engine is a few hundred more than the next engine....the Kawasaki FJ180 engine. Does it really worth the money. The FJ180 is absolutely more powerful.

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