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Posts: 17990 | Location: St. Louis, MO | Registered: April 03, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Ignore the cheap-skates, it's a beautiful mower. I used one for many years. They don't know what we know.

Buy a second set of blades, they're cheap.

Also, if you're mulching, when you're done mowing, swing the Clip Director from mulch to bag a few times to clear out the chute. Even with it on full-mulch, a bit of grass gets past the plug. Over time it builds up and the lever will be impossible to move. Unless they solved that problem over the years...
 
Posts: 2434 | Location: Winter Garden, FL | Registered: September 04, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I bought a hrm215 in 1998. I paid $700 for it then. I literally just finished mowing with it before walking in the house.



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Posts: 6466 | Location: Utah | Registered: December 18, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I bought one this year as well to replace my 12 year old Troy Bilt with Honda motor and no frills that cost $200. Thing still ran and started on the first pull no matter what. The deck had rusted through in many places and I am sure the rings were likely shot. While she ran she smoked pretty bad and was not smooth at all.
I paid $100 for mine from a buddy who bought it a year and a half ago. This thing is the bees knees! Mulches like a champ even with higher grass, it is self propelled and I get my lawn done in half the time, and the blade brake, what a great feature!!!!

I almost pulled the trigger on an EGO electric while I am happy with their blower and trimmer I doubt I would have been as Bally with the mower as I am with this Honda.
I too need to get a second set of blades.

My small engine stuff only gets ethanol free 90 octane.


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I have the HRR216, bought in 2015. Runs great. The damn air filter cover hasn't stayed on since Day 1 and so hello duct tape. The rear drive tires are getting bald, and it starts on the first pull except when you turn it on it's side to clean the underdeck. Pro tip - turn off the gas line and let it run till it quits before turning on it's side.

I just googled and think I'm gonna cover the wheels/tires with knobby bike tires.
 
Posts: 3243 | Location: North Carolina | Registered: August 16, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My tires are bald too. Damn mower is so freaking reliable the tires wore out before the engine. Never had that problem before, not sure it's that bad of a problem.



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Posts: 16837 | Location: Loudoun County, Virginia | Registered: December 27, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
More light than heat
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I’ve had one of those for eleven years. The Nexite deck holds up. I paid $800 for it eleven years ago.

These days it’s semi-retired in favor of the JD X35O, but it gets the front lawn setup.


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Posts: 8623 | Location: West Chester, Ohio | Registered: April 06, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Get yourself some new tires to give your Honda that new mower feel and look. You can get them here on Amazon. $25 for rear tires, or $35 for a set of all four.





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Posts: 6466 | Location: Utah | Registered: December 18, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I want some Dayton's or chrome. Anyone sell some wheels with bling?



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Posts: 16837 | Location: Loudoun County, Virginia | Registered: December 27, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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A $500-700 Honda or Toro Super Recycler can literally last 20-30 years. They have heavy duty components that are built to last. A $250 Troy Bilt mower is junk after 5 years.

Its cheaper to spend the money and get a better mower that last longer than replace your mower every 5 years with a Walmart special.

ProTip- Home Depot now sells the Toro Super Recycler for $499. That is a flat out BARGAIN for a premium mower that will last 20 years. This was always a dealer only mower, not a big box store mower, and sold for $600-$650 at the dealer for the past decade.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/To...ndle-21386/311047054

https://www.homedepot.com/p/To...ndle-21387/311048307


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