Honda touts this mower as one of the finest lawnmowers on the market, and I agree.
This mower is self-propelled, has a high lift blade, and grass bag. There is also a mulching attachment available for the mower. The transmission is a manual shift 2 speed type, with the first speed (SLOW) at 2.5 mph (4.0 km/h) and the second speed (FAST) at 3.4 mph (5.4 km/h).
The mower’s cutting width is 21 in (530mm) and the grass bag capacity is 19.3 US gal (73 liters, 2.1 bushels, 2.6 cu ft). The mower has six cutting heights for 7/8″ (22mm) on the lowest setting to 3 inches (76mm) on the highest setting.
The mower you see in the photo is my mower that I have had for almost 10 years, and the mower runs as good today as the first day that I bought. When I bought the mower, I paid a little more for the commercial model because I wanted the durability of the steel deck. If you are looking for a great mower, you can’t go wrong with this model.
Note: The last time I was in the Honda dealer’s store the HRC215 is now a HRC216.
Each spring at the start of the mowing season is when I like to do the maintenance on this mower, and if you would like to see YouTube videos on the maintenance I perform on this mower, please click the links below.
- How to start the lawnmower.
- How to adjust the lawnmower’s cutting height.
- How to change the lawnmower’s engine oil.
- How to change the lawnmower’s cutting blade.
- How to change the lawnmower’s spark plug.
- How to change the lawnmower’s air filter.
Pros - Durable, easy to start, easy to maintain, and it’s a Honda. Honda makes great small engine products.
Cons – This is a small one, but it would be nice if the mower had a couple more speeds in the transmission. Maybe a 2.0 mph that would be good for mowing in heavy grass, and a 3.0 mph that would be between the SLOW and FAST speed that it has now.