Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 252
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jo runs like a tank, will cause thumb problems!!
I have a 15 year old Honda self -propel that still runs, has been maintained, but my husband thought I should have a newer mower so we found Honda at Home Depot. It drives like a tank! I thought maybe it was because it's design was more for a man than a woman but even the male agrees that it is heavier and harder to maneuver even with the self-propel. We adjusted the handle, the self-propel lever and no improvement! I am sooooo disappointed. It starts easily and the blades are good but I want to return it!!! When I say the quality is good, I am referring to the start and cut, but I would expect that with a new mower. The self-propel lever will cause me to have thumb surgery and I have tried every adjustment available.
May 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bliz Great self propelled feature
My last Honda Mower lasted 22 years. This model is similar to my old one except for the selfpropelled unit
which is a big improvement. The quality is still there so I
hope that I will be using it for another 22 years.
June 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by H440 Solid design, solid value, simple and easy to operate!
This is by far the best walk behind mower I've purchased. I was considering the more expensive version with the plastic deck and hydrostatic transmission; however, the slightly heavier (and less expensive) model with a steel deck was a pleasure to use on my yard this past weekend. My yard is just under 5,000 SF with a combination of flat areas and moderate hills. It took a little time to get comfortable with the thumb control for speed; however, now I can't imagine using a self-propelled walk behind mower without this feature. The thumb control is easy to adjust so it's no problem finding a comfortable setting. On the hills, the speed control enables you to make quick and effortless adjustments to your pace and the mower has plenty of power even with a full bag.
The engine is quiet, starts on the first pull and the cut is even. I'm surprised at how far I can go before the bag reaches 90% capacity (on Bermuda) as the dual blades produce such small clippings.
One "must have" feature for me was the blade stop. It's so much easier to simply stop the blade any time you need to stop (pick up a limb, empty the bag, etc.) then to re-start the engine every time.
My neighbor even commented that he should have purchased a Honda!
I appreciate the time and thought that went into the design of this mower. It's so simple to use in every aspect that no other mower comes close.
The only negative I found is that very fine, dry clippings can accumulate in the recessed areas on which the frame for the bag is designed to sit. This can cause the bag to come loose as the frame is sitting on top of an accumulation of grass clippings and is not resting on the bottom of the recessed area designed to hold it in place. It's the only weak point I could find and I will have to see if it's an on-going issue as the Bermuda continues to come out of hibernation. The green larger grass clippings did not tend to accumulate as much as the dry dormant grass clippings.
This same design does facilitate installing and removing the bag, it's quick and easy.
March 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stewbaby5 great mower
this is a fantastic mower . i was debating between the toro personal poace mowers and the honda's . i had had a honda previously but lost it in a fire . sad day . the toro was cheaper by a $150 or so but i had to go with the honda quality . this makes mowing a snap . the drive system is super easy to use and adjust for differant heights of the person walking behind .got it out of the box put the oil in and added gas and started on the second pull !! took bout 10 minutes haven't used the bagger yet since i am a mulcher guy but leaves the yard looking like a pool table the quadra cut blade is awesome . plan on having this mower for a looong time
July 26, 2009
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by stuartfl Florida Floratam overwhelms this mower, uneven cut
Like the drive system, runs smooth, starts fine but it bogs down when the grass is thick. The most annoying feature is how the choke lever gets caught on every little branch and shuts the mower off. At first I didn't realize what was happening and thought it was stalling but it started right back up. After the 4th time in the first 10 minutes of use I noticed it was in the stop position. Annoying and poor design. It does run great and if I still lived up north with thin grass I might keep it but it does not handle thick southern st augustine type grass, not enough power. Plus, I think this is an old 2011 model being passed off as new.
September 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WT Typical Honda quality but questionable controls
This is a very high quality unit. It has good power, cuts great, and is easy to start.
The jury is still out on the thumb speed controls. They are very sensitive and I find myself constantly adjusting speed as I am either chasing mower or bumping into the handle.
It will take some practice to better control the speed. Two possibilities here:
1. I will get so good at controlling with my thumbs that I will truly appreciate the precise control response.
2. I will sell the mower on Craig's List and break out "Old Faithful (the older unit). The jerking around can take a toll on your back, especially if you mow around a lot of obstacles..
July 18, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grover Questionable?!?!
I have had a couple of issues with this unit. First the cable to control the speed is bad and I have to now make adjustments by hand and the mower will not turn off unless I force the cable into the off position. The lever no longer works. My most recent issue is that the wheel has completely come loose and flipped under so now I mow with a tripod which proves to be a challenge. This was a part that was factory assembled. For the price of this unit and from the looks of other reviews, these issues should not be occurring and it's a shame that I am not happier with this unit and now have to pay to have it professionally repaired.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wodiej Vroom, Vroom
This thing MOVES! Mulches grass so fine you can see very few clippings or any clumps of grass. No more bagging-what a timesaver and lawn looks awesome.
Love the 7 settings for front and rear wheels. Starts very easy. The paddles take some getting used to. Love the stop blade feature which leaves the mower running if you need to stop to pick up a stick or something in the yard, It's very easy to push when the mower is turned off and easy to back up when it is on.
Wish the mower had the high rear wheels but other than that, I can tell already this will save me work in the yard. If they had an Indy 500 for mowers, this one would win.
April 27, 2012