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    Feeling a little excited this morning. Funds have become available to buy another mower. The old 216, made up from 3 different honda mowers, is on it's last legs. Looks like I'll be purchasing the HRX from the USA tonight or tomorrow. A big thanks to Arfa for being the first to purchase one and his extensive review.

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    Love to hear how you go with it.
    How much do they cost including shipping?
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt1972 View Post
    Feeling a little excited this morning. Funds have become available to buy another mower. The old 216, made up from 3 different honda mowers, is on it's last legs. Looks like I'll be purchasing the HRX from the USA tonight or tomorrow. A big thanks to Arfa for being the first to purchase one and his extensive review.
    Everything looks good with a haircut.... ɐuıɥɔ ɯoɹɟ pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ʎnq ı ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐl ǝɥʇ sʇɐɥʇ

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    Quote Originally Posted by imoww View Post
    Love to hear how you go with it.
    How much do they cost including shipping?
    I think Arfa paid around $330 for the shipping on his. Waiting on a quote from speedway sales. Only just finished putting the order through. Love shiny new things.

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    And the mower costs about $680 us. Depends on the exchange rate. Still cheaper than the aussie 216 and more powerful.

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    With freight came in at just under $1250. This included 3 sets of blades. Obviously the aussie dollar isn't quite as strong as it was 12 months ago. Still cheaper than the local product. I think I paid about $1300 for my first HRU216 more than 9 years ago.

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    So what is he current price for the local HRU216
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    Quote Originally Posted by imoww View Post
    So what is he current price for the local HRU216
    I paid $1550 last year. Dealer said they were $1650 rrp this year.
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    I'm trying to hold out until the end of the year when this 'new' model Honda is supposed to appear but I don't know if my two old 216s will last. Rover 560 or something else as a stop-gap is looking likely but will have to go out of town to purchase as the Rover dealer here is still building their own Franken-Rovers for $1250 and not stocking the $650 ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt1972 View Post
    Feeling a little excited this morning. Funds have become available to buy another mower. The old 216, made up from 3 different honda mowers, is on it's last legs. Looks like I'll be purchasing the HRX from the USA tonight or tomorrow. A big thanks to Arfa for being the first to purchase one and his extensive review.
    Glad I could be of some help Matt. I'm sure you'll love the HRX. It has it's little faults too, but the thread I put together shows you how to fix them.

    I've been corresponding via Email to Dylan (honda rep on this thread) trying to get an audience with someone at Honda who has the interest and influence to do something about the design faults in the Aussie HRU's. But so far it seems like only the Chief of sales might talk to me if I take the trouble to chase him up and drive to Melbourne for the priviledge of giving him some sales ideas for free.
    Dylan might be genuinely trying to help us out, but I'd wager neither he or his biggest boss have any real influence in what honda serves us up and tells us is what it is we should want.
    Not expecting any miracles.

    For those holding their breath, waiting for Honda Australia to listen to the contractor and deliver what we really want, - you'll go blue in the face first.
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    Hey guys I ran into one of the contractors Honda said they consulted for the new and improved mower, which gave us the famous half chute. Apparently they did test runs in wet and dry conditions, and the artificial grass always looked great after each cut, the length was always a perfect 1/2inch before and after each run. So honda assumed they were on a winner.

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    Boy, how peoples views change lol




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    Is still like my older 216s but really want something a bit better, a bit more versatile with more power and a better mulch mower. I'm having to spend too much every week on maintenance now so it's soon time for them to go. The double blade setup on the USA Honda appeals to me for that reason but its extra size is a little off putting for me.

    Guys that have bought it already - what is the outside to outside width at the widest point? If I do import one I want to know that it fits on my mower deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb1 View Post
    Hey guys I ran into one of the contractors Honda said they consulted for the new and improved mower, which gave us the famous half chute. Apparently they did test runs in wet and dry conditions, and the artificial grass always looked great after each cut, the length was always a perfect 1/2inch before and after each run. So honda assumed they were on a winner.
    This guy gave me the name of another guy involved, I managed to track him down. He got assigned to do the "long grass test". Apparently for this one the artificial grass was 2 inchs long, his job was to run the mower over it in both wet and dry conditions. Well they ran into a problem with this test, as the Honda wouldnt go up to a 2 inch cut height, so they cut the strip of artificial grass to 18 inchs, and ran the mower on some bits of 4 by 2, so that it would cut to 2 inches. And success, another succesful run, as no blockages at all and at all times the artificial grass stayed a perfect 2 inches tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    Guys that have bought it already - what is the outside to outside width at the widest point? If I do import one I want to know that it fits on my mower deck.
    Answered here http://www.indmowing.com.au/forum/ne...reply&p=126496 on the HRX217 thread.
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    I notice that Honda have decided to heavily promote the Big Bag Kit, trying to sell it based on a 10% bigger bag so heaps less stops. Well if you do the maths you have to do 9 catcher stops before you actually save any time in emptying the catcher. WOW huge saving of time, not many of us would have jobs where we do 9 catcher empties for a single job. I have about 3 that I can think of, and as most of the year I mulch them, this fantastic Honda improvement will actually make my job harder, because you loose the mulching ability of the mower, so for 70% of the year I have to do an extra heap of catcher stops. Mr Butt brags about his great Research and Development team, but maybe they should be the butt of his joke.

    They are even throwing in free installation if you get your mower serviced (you still have to pay the $80 for the kit), thanks Honda a free downgrade is a big bonus.

    I wonder if this is Dylans suprise package for us as well as the free hat

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