I have three Snappers and mulch most of the time with a rare bagging. I hope you meant the P21875BV and not the BVE(elctric start). I have the CRP2160KWV and RP21875BV self propelled and would prefer the Kaw model because of the oil system but either would do well. The mulcher does great at mulching or bagging and the deck will stay cleaner because there's no lip on the deck edges to gather clippings. For what it's worth, I had a Honda HRC217 for a couple of months and was plagued by a clogging deck in the E.Tn. grass.