Honda HRC Push Mower

Honda HRC Push Mower

Commercial Performance and Push Mower Simplicity Combined

If you’re looking for a commercial-grade mower that’s push rather than self-propelled, you probably already know that the pickings are slim. Sure, in places where you can’t use your ride-on mower, the self-propelled models offer convenience and require less energy to operate. But there are still those landscapers who don’t mind pushing. So let’s have a look at the features and design behind the Honda HRC push mower (HRC216PDA).

Editor’s Note: This mower made OPE’s list for the Best Lawn Mowers in the commercial push mower category. Find out what else made the list!

Honda HRC Push Mower Overview

Honda HRC Push Mower
  • Model: Honda HRC216PDA
  • Push only
  • Cutting width: 21 inches
  • Deck material: 16-gauge steel
  • Commercial-grade GSV160 OHV/OHC 4-stroke engine
  • Features MicroCut twin blades
  • 2.5-bushel bag
  • 8 mowing positions
  • Heights from 3/4-inch to 4-inch
  • 9-inch Nextite wheels on front and rear
  • Fuel tank capacity: 0.25 gallons
  • Weight: 99 lbs. (dry)

Part of Honda’s HRC Series, which also includes the Hydrostatic Self-Propelled (HRC216HDA) and Hydrostatic Self Propelled with Blade Stop System (HRC216HXA) variations, the HRC216PDA is push only.

Like its siblings, this model has a 21-inch cutting width best suited for small- to medium-sized yards. It utilizes Honda’s MicroCut twin-blade system to dice grass into ultra-fine clippings for a better overall cut quality than single-blade setups.

In fact, it’s because of the MicroCut system that you can pack up to 30% more grass clippings when using the 2.5-bushel bag.

In terms of cutting adjustments, this mower has a height range of 3/4 to 4 inches with 8 adjustment positions.

At the heart of the HRC216PDA is a commercial-grade GSV160 OHV/OHC 4-stroke engine designed for quieter, reliable operation. However, its .25-gallon fuel tank is a bit shallow for a commercial mower, so you may have to fill up more often under heavy workloads.

And speaking of workloads, the precision-sealed ball bearings in all four 9-inch wheels should increase overall durability. According to Honda, these Nextile wheels are strong, lightweight, and easy to replace.

HRC216PDA Price

The Honda HRC push mower lists for $849. To find a local dealer visit Honda’s website, or shop online wherever Honda mowers are sold. They back this model with a 1-year commercial warranty for the mower body and a 2-year engine warranty.

As Honda stops making gas mowers and exits the market in 2023, we wonder if models like this one will be among the brand’s last.

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