Honda HRX217HYA Mower Review

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Honda HRX217HYA Mower Review

Post by lawn mower fanatic on Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:42 pm

I have had my Honda HRX217HYA since August, and have been using it commercially. I absolutely LOVE it! Very Happy It has the GCV190 engine, which has more power than the GCV160 engine which comes on the HRR, HRS, and HRC series. I love the blade-brake-clutch (have the engine running without the blades spinning). Also, the Clip Director is awesome. You can switch from bagging to mulching or anywhere in between without taking off the bag, because there is a lever on the outside of the mower, and not a literal mulch plug. It can go really fast (up to 4 mph), and it cuts great at that speed. The mower does not bog down in thick grass like my HRR216TDA does. I would strongly recommend buying this mower if you are in the market for a new mower! It is worth the money! thumds up thumds up

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Post by metz12 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:41 pm

so what is that exmark in the background?
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Post by lawn mower fanatic on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:19 pm

That is the Exmark Metro 26 I was demo-ing.


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Post by metz12 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:28 pm

but you dont use that one?
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Post by lawn mower fanatic on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:30 pm

No I just had it for a month or so for the demo. I was really close to buying it, but decided it was too hard to turn (since it doesn't have front caster tires). But I am interested in the Exmark Commercial 30. Though it, too, doesn't have front caster tires (unfortunately), it is supposed to be more compact.

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Post by Admin on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:46 pm

lawn mower fanatic wrote:No I just had it for a month or so for the demo. I was really close to buying it, but decided it was too hard to turn (since it doesn't have front caster tires). But I am interested in the Exmark Commercial 30. Though it, too, doesn't have front caster tires (unfortunately), it is supposed to be more compact.

does the Exmark have the Kawasaki engine Question

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Post by lawn mower fanatic on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:53 pm

Yes and it is the same as the Toro Turfmaster will have. And the Exmark Commercial 30 will have a similar engine, I have not looked at it to see if it is the exact same as on the Exmark Metro 26 and Toro Turfmaster. The Metro 26 was a little underpowered so I am wondering if the Turfmaster and Commercial 30 will be. Question
They just got the Commercial 30 on the Exmark website...check it out! I can't post a link to it yet since I have not been on here 7 days, but I will post one on LMF.

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