Which 21 is best

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by kawasaki guy, Sep 9, 2012.


Which 21 is best?

  1. Toro 22156 Self Propelled

  2. Exmark 21 X-series Self Propelled

  3. Snapper Hi-Vac Self Propelled

  4. Other Self Propelled

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 731

    I have no experience with any of the mowers listed...but i picked up a Honda HRC 216 self propelled last week, and Im really liking it so far.

    Makes mowing a bit easier from my previous mowers. :walking:

    IXINRGIXI LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    the old and reliable

    John Deere 14sb
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,758

    That's a nice discount off of the MSRP of $699.

    One caveat: IFF one side-discharges most of the time, they will likely be more impressed with a machine that does so directly out of the right side as opposed to a rear chute that directs the clippings toward the left. Much better clipping dispersal allowing for a better cut in wet/moist conditions.

    My vote is for the Toro 22156.
  5. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from USA
    Messages: 16,883

    update: i liked my old snapper so much i got a 2nd one. it will arrive at dealer next month
  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,624

    Which motor?
  7. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from USA
    Messages: 16,883

    I got the discontinued bagging briggs. it is the snapper in my sig that does not have the aftermarket engine.
  8. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    I tend to agree. I do not own a 22156 but I researched them extensively and took a close look at one last year. For my application it seems like the perfect mower.

    1. Very light for a commercial mower.
    2. True side discharge, mulching or bagging is simply not
    an option 100% of the time.

    One con: not variable speed. Overall it seems like a good option for a lightweight trim mower. A step up from the high end residential pushmowers.
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  9. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    The problem with that mower is the thumb drive controls, they will wear you out if you use it for any length of time. I would steer clear of that drive system at all cost, standard bail control Hondas are good machines.
  10. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    Honda commercial twin blade metal wheels. Bullet proof gxv motor

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