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Well August has been my best month, so much so I have broken down and bought my first commercial mower.
Today I bought a Honda HRC2163HXC
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I have to wait till Tuesday due to the Holiday Monday to pick it up.
I will post some pick when I get it.
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Were there other you were considering? What made you finally go with this one?
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Congrats, too bad you won't get to brake it in until next year. lol Old man winter is fast approaching.
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Were there other you were considering? What made you finally go with this one?
It was between a toro22197 or the Honda HRC2163HXC
What made up my mind was several minus for the Toro
1) the speed shift was a plastic lever you shifted with your foot
2) having to hold the clutch handle 1/2 way closed to start.
3) belt driven not direct drive.
4) way too many non-replaceable plastic parts.

Honda was way ahead in all categories and its a shame because I have always like Toro.
Price was also a factor but not the main one I got the Honda for $300 dollars less then that Toro.
Only time will tell if I chose right.
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Congrats, too bad you won't get to brake it in until next year. lol Old man winter is fast approaching.

SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I was hoping he would still be sleeping for at least a month or so.
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It was between a toro22197 or the Honda HRC2163HXC
What made up my mind was several minus for the Toro
1) the speed shift was a plastic lever you shifted with your foot
2) having to hold the clutch handle 1/2 way closed to start.
3) belt driven not direct drive.
4) way too many non-replaceable plastic parts.

Honda was way ahead in all categories and its a shame because I have always like Toro.
Price was also a factor but not the main one I got the Honda for $300 dollars less then that Toro.
Only time will tell if I chose right.
From a mechanical standpoint I think you chose right. I still think if you found a older push mower when things were built better you would have just as good of a mower. The only thing I do not like about the commercial push units is I think they are over priced.
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From a mechanical standpoint I think you chose right. I still think if you found a older push mower when things were built better you would have just as good of a mower. The only thing I do not like about the commercial push units is I think they are over priced.
This is the truth about everything made these days.
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This is the truth about everything made these days.
Not always, I have sold mowers for a long time and adjusting for inflation most mowers have honestly dropped in price.
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hey Justin is your qr code supposed to do? I just got some random text when I scanned it.
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