Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




64 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


Topic # 247719 19-Feb-2019 07:18
Send private message quote this post

Looking at the Honda HRX217 21" Self Propelled Mower. $1650.00 ! But open to being persuaded Must haves for me 21" deck, self propelled, mulch, catching ability, very good powerful engine, reliable.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
15358 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2984
Inactive user


  Reply # 2183399 19-Feb-2019 08:28
Send private message quote this post

Are the lawns all nice and square/rectangular, or are there fiddly bits?

 

I was golng to get a Husky (Husqvarna), specs you want except no catcher. I bought a Masport President AL6000, specs you want except no self propelled. 198cc 

 

Self propelled uses hp, and another thing to go wrong, some need regular calibration. Plus better exercise on push. My lawns include a garden/orchard of a few fruit trees so messy to disable/enable the self propell all the time, same with the two side strips, but just my opinion.

 

I much every mow, if I want clippings for compost or vege garden mulch I will use the catcher


1324 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 155


  Reply # 2183583 19-Feb-2019 12:57
Send private message quote this post

I was going to look at the commercial version at one stage, however, now I have downsized to a place with a smaller lawn. Interested to see what one ends up with.




Software Engineer

 


 
 
 
 




64 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 2183965 19-Feb-2019 20:32
Send private message quote this post

tdgeek:

Are the lawns all nice and square/rectangular, or are there fiddly bits?


I was golng to get a Husky (Husqvarna), specs you want except no catcher. I bought a Masport President AL6000, specs you want except no self propelled. 198cc 


Self propelled uses hp, and another thing to go wrong, some need regular calibration. Plus better exercise on push. My lawns include a garden/orchard of a few fruit trees so messy to disable/enable the self propell all the time, same with the two side strips, but just my opinion.


I much every mow, if I want clippings for compost or vege garden mulch I will use the catcher



Yes they are very stop and start due to orchard as it trees. I think you may have convinced me to look at the president. I will definitely catcher most time, but want multch when I get behind in winter. About 3/4 flat acre.



64 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 2183968 19-Feb-2019 20:36
Send private message quote this post

Would be good if the mower I buy will have good dust / grass catcher, sick of reading dust and grass at the moment with the Victa.

15358 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2984
Inactive user


  Reply # 2183974 19-Feb-2019 20:56
Send private message quote this post

Darwall: Would be good if the mower I buy will have good dust / grass catcher, sick of reading dust and grass at the moment with the Victa.

 

I don't want to persuade you to buy my mower, because I have one.

 

The catcher on mine is hard plastic and fabric. Its quite large. No dust. The mower has an air gap around the base of the engine, hardly anything finds its way out there, I assume thats to set air pressure for the grass that is cut to rise, then fall, to be cut again. I feel that if you buy any top end mower it will be designed with finesse and detail, rather than being a motor on a piece of steel. My Mitre 10 Cobra didn't catch well, didnt chute well.  A higher end mower just seems to be more than that, well designed. I spent ages looking at features. Im happy with it. 


466 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 154


  Reply # 2183983 19-Feb-2019 21:13
Send private message quote this post

Where are you based?



64 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 2183985 19-Feb-2019 21:17
Send private message quote this post

hsvhel: Where are you based?


Thames Coromandel,



64 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 2183986 19-Feb-2019 21:20
Send private message quote this post

tdgeek:

Darwall: Would be good if the mower I buy will have good dust / grass catcher, sick of reading dust and grass at the moment with the Victa.


I don't want to persuade you to buy my mower, because I have one.


The catcher on mine is hard plastic and fabric. Its quite large. No dust. The mower has an air gap around the base of the engine, hardly anything finds its way out there, I assume thats to set air pressure for the grass that is cut to rise, then fall, to be cut again. I feel that if you buy any top end mower it will be designed with finesse and detail, rather than being a motor on a piece of steel. My Mitre 10 Cobra didn't catch well, didnt chute well.  A higher end mower just seems to be more than that, well designed. I spent ages looking at features. Im happy with it. 



Yeah, it's just that I want the exercise, :-) and we have a local sthil shop which has that mower. I was looking at it. Self propelled seems like it would take to much power from the cutting, I need high power to keep on top of kikuju grass.



64 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 2183987 19-Feb-2019 21:29
Send private message quote this post

tdgeek:

Are the lawns all nice and square/rectangular, or are there fiddly bits?


I was golng to get a Husky (Husqvarna), specs you want except no catcher. I bought a Masport President AL6000, specs you want except no self propelled. 198cc 


Self propelled uses hp, and another thing to go wrong, some need regular calibration. Plus better exercise on push. My lawns include a garden/orchard of a few fruit trees so messy to disable/enable the self propell all the time, same with the two side strips, but just my opinion.


I much every mow, if I want clippings for compost or vege garden mulch I will use the catcher


Is this the one you have?


https://www.stihlshop.co.nz/productdisplay.aspx?pageid=195&categoryId=0&productId=716&colour=

15358 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2984
Inactive user


  Reply # 2184033 19-Feb-2019 23:48
Send private message quote this post

Yep, here is the featureset

 

http://www.masport.co.nz/outdoor-garden-products/lawnmowers/president/president-6000-al-s21-3-n1-ic

 

And a review that happened to be on the same search page

 

https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/masport-president-6000al-spv-combo-ic

 

Last week I bought an extra blade set, the complete disk assembly. $103 incl courier as they got one in. Disk and 4 blades, the idea is when I sharpen the blades I whip off the disk, put the new one on and sharpen when it suits. Ill be using a file and not the grinder. 

 

 




64 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 2185588 22-Feb-2019 20:53
Send private message quote this post

tdgeek:

Yep, here is the featureset


http://www.masport.co.nz/outdoor-garden-products/lawnmowers/president/president-6000-al-s21-3-n1-ic


And a review that happened to be on the same search page


https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/masport-president-6000al-spv-combo-ic


Last week I bought an extra blade set, the complete disk assembly. $103 incl courier as they got one in. Disk and 4 blades, the idea is when I sharpen the blades I whip off the disk, put the new one on and sharpen when it suits. Ill be using a file and not the grinder. 


 



My local lawn mower shop is getting one in for me to look at, just a question about the power of the engine, they advertise 750cc and yours is higher power, have they changed the engine?

15358 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2984
Inactive user


  Reply # 2186003 23-Feb-2019 18:35
Send private message quote this post

Darwall:
tdgeek:

 

Yep, here is the featureset

 

 

 

http://www.masport.co.nz/outdoor-garden-products/lawnmowers/president/president-6000-al-s21-3-n1-ic

 

 

 

And a review that happened to be on the same search page

 

 

 

https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/masport-president-6000al-spv-combo-ic

 

 

 

Last week I bought an extra blade set, the complete disk assembly. $103 incl courier as they got one in. Disk and 4 blades, the idea is when I sharpen the blades I whip off the disk, put the new one on and sharpen when it suits. Ill be using a file and not the grinder. 

 

 

 

 

 



My local lawn mower shop is getting one in for me to look at, just a question about the power of the engine, they advertise 750cc and yours is higher power, have they changed the engine?

 

750cc? I want one of those, my motorbike is 656cc and 92 bhp!

 

Mine is 190cc, I do recall seeing them mentioned as less, not sure why. My old mower, Mitre10 Vinaro was 140cc. 




64 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 2186028 23-Feb-2019 19:45
Send private message quote this post

tdgeek:

Darwall:
tdgeek:


Yep, here is the featureset


 


http://www.masport.co.nz/outdoor-garden-products/lawnmowers/president/president-6000-al-s21-3-n1-ic


 


And a review that happened to be on the same search page


 


https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/masport-president-6000al-spv-combo-ic


 


Last week I bought an extra blade set, the complete disk assembly. $103 incl courier as they got one in. Disk and 4 blades, the idea is when I sharpen the blades I whip off the disk, put the new one on and sharpen when it suits. Ill be using a file and not the grinder. 


 


 




My local lawn mower shop is getting one in for me to look at, just a question about the power of the engine, they advertise 750cc and yours is higher power, have they changed the engine?


750cc? I want one of those, my motorbike is 656cc and 92 bhp!


Mine is 190cc, I do recall seeing them mentioned as less, not sure why. My old mower, Mitre10 Vinaro was 140cc. 





Lol sorry I meant 170cc lol.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic


Donate via Givealittle


Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14


A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21


Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33


GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47


Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47


LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45


New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52


2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10


D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09


Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58


Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14


FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40


Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33


Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27


Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.