The best 21" commercial mower

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by lawnpro724, Feb 13, 2007.


whats the most reliable and productive 21"

  1. Toro

    118 vote(s)
  2. Honda

    144 vote(s)
  3. Ariens

    5 vote(s)
  4. Lawnboy

    34 vote(s)
  1. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    My Honda still runs like a champ and it's about 10 years old. It has the Xenoy deck and wheel, residential model.
    I was at a dealer in town and was looking at the new Honda 21" Homeowner models, the sales guy told me that they're just as good as the commercial models but cost way less and don't have a steel deck. A large landscape maintenance company in my area buys all there Honda mowers from him and they're all residential/home owner models.
  2. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    Try to find a snapper dealer in Northern NH,,,,,,,,,,,,
  3. SidelinePropMgr

    SidelinePropMgr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    Believe it or not, I have a 21" Troy-Bilt bought from Lowe's. Have run it for 5 years straight. Had to replace one front drive wheel that wore out due to use and 1 pull starter rope. Other than these two issues, mower still runs like a champ. It has been banged around on my trailer, fallen off of my tailgate and crunched with wheels of my zero turn (inexperienced person in training). I can't say that this brand has a long track record of commercial use however, I can't imagine any other mower could take any more of a beating and still operate. Until it dies, the Troy-Bilt has my vote and compare the prices. I WIN!!!
  4. bladerunners

    bladerunners LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 47

    When I purchased new a Honda Commercial HRC216SXA 5.5 HP last in 1990 since for 10 years nothing there is the problem. I has 6 Honda mowers now. The Honda mower are the best engine, hydro transmission, and easy start just one pulling. Toro Prolife is good but problem of maintenance also I did witness with my family had one problem and friends, and Toro dealer that guy mechainc told me about the Toro. I am glad lucky not purchase one toro. Just trust me. I bet you will love it.:usflag:
  5. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Translate please. :hammerhead:
  6. CA CLT

    CA CLT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I think this is close to the poster's intended input.

    "In 1990 I bought a Honda Commercial HRC216SXA 5.5 HP. This mower worked well for me with no problems for 10 years. I have owned 6 Hondas now. I think Honda makes the best mower engines with easy one pull starting. The hydro transmissions on the mowers are also very good.

    Toro Proline is a good mower, however friends and family who have owned them have had some mechanical issues. The mechanic at the Toro dealer also confirmed some of these same problems. I'm glad that I didn't buy Toro.

    Go with the Honda! Trust me I think you will love it."
  7. bladerunners

    bladerunners LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 47

    why are you insult me ? What wrong with you? I think you are very dumb. I am not top english language. I am 1st (ASL) American Sign Language. :nono:
  8. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Thank you! :) :clapping:
  9. WoodChucker

    WoodChucker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Years ago (early 90's) I bought a pair of (2 cycle) Lawnboy Pro commercial mowers.
    The price was more than most lawn tractors in those days, but they were worth every penney.

    They mowed many, many acres and a lot of treacherous country ditches.
    I would love to be able to get new ones now.

    In the 50+ years that I have been pushing mowers, I have never found anything that I liked nearly as much.

    Lately, I have been buying Honda powered Troy Bilt 21" pushers at Lowe's.
    For the price I can't find anything else that comes close.


  10. vermonta

    vermonta LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 87

    I have had 2 cycle Snappers that worked well for me but don't have much use now for the smaller mowers.

    I now have a High wheel Sarlo and it works well for the little I use it. And its super rugged. I got it for free LOL and cost me $54 to be in top running shape! :)

    I owned a Honda which I liked for the self propelled because it went at the speed you walked but I didn't like the looks of the cut so I got rid of it.
    jdl25 likes this.

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