After holding off getting a new mower I finally made up my mind and went with another Honda.
Had my HUR215 for years and it would not die but now the gear box is not working and turning it from a two speed to a one speed and now a no speed push mower and with summer on its way I thought it was time to up date to make things a bit easier.
I was looking at the Kubota W821 but when I looked into the price of parts I was turned off.
The bag was $235 and no after market bags around like the Honda.
After setting it up to my liking by putting the revs up a bit putting extra cable ties on the cables and putting a pin in the blade brake lever to keep it engaged and just pulling the pin out when I want to disengage the blades ( I found it a pain having to push the plunger down and pushing the lever in every time I let go of the lever) maybe I needed more time to get use to it but this way I feel comfortable with it quicker and It;s still quick to disengage when I need to.
Also was given 2 high lift blades but have not fitted them yet. I was told four high lift blades work better than the standard set up of two high lift and two flat blades.What are your thoughts on the blade set up.
I used the Honda 216 for the first time today with catcher and Mulch plug and it was great.
Good cut good mulching ( customer thought I used the bag on the entire yard but mostly it was mulched.)
I don't need to cut long wet grass and all the lawns I have done with the old HRU215 never gave me any problems clogging the chute so this new one should be OK.
Would of liked to give the Kubota a try but with the price of parts and dealers not holding stock of parts I stuck with what I know.
Thous using the HRU216 M2 have you found anything that could give problems or anything that I need to do to make this even a better mower than it already is.