Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 606
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by peeech Great Mower with Great Pedigree
My first Honda self-propelled, blade-break clutch (BBC) mower lasted 14 years before the transmission went out. My second, a Honda "Masters" with steel deck and BBC, lasted 17 years before its transmission failed. Replacing transmission on each of those mowers would cost 65%, or thereabouts, the cost of a new, similar mower. So, that's why I bought a new one instead of replacing the transmissions. Neither of those mowers were ever in the repair shop until close to the end of their transmissions' lives. So, this new Honda mower, which is a super performer, may outlive me!!! It has the run, feel, and exhaust sound of the former two Hondas I've owned. I like that! It also has a 6-year limited warranty. The extra year was given by Honda when I registered the new one with them.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LoveTheHonda Couldn't Ask for More!!!
I just cut my lawn for the first time with this mower, and it is incredible! It mulched my thick, wet, tall grass with no issue, and nearly did all the work for me with its self-driven system. I'll never go back to anything else! The clippings were completely decimated, with no long clippings or clumps left anywhere. As for the more expensive model with the push button start, it is not necessary in the least. It is not difficult at all to pull start this mower, and if you cannot handle that, you probably shouldn't be mowing your own lawn.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Foxxy One of my favorite toys.
This mower is amazing! I've had it for a few months now and I still look forward to mowing my lawn. Oh, it's only been four days? Better mow again! There isn't a single thing I dislike about it. It's a joy to use. It's made my "chore" into fun! It also cuts amazingly level and mulches like a dream. There are almost no traces of clippings even if the lawn was a little tall. When I first used it it started on the first pull, which seems amazing to me. It comes with a bottle of oil so you don't have to buy any at first. Absolutely recommend.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FunBobby Fantastic cut
I am very impressed with the overall performance and quality of this mower. The mulching and cut is excellent. The engine has an automatic choke that works very well. The mower always starts on the first pull even on a cool morning.
I have two small issues with the mower. First, the throttle and the propulsion speed controls are next to each other and I find it is easy to move one when you intend to move the other. Second, when stopping to empty the bag, I often end up with a clump of grass left where I had stopped.
Overall I am happy with the mower and would recommend it to a friend.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Howard Quality mower!
A big step up from our previous 3 speed Honda mower. Every feature is improved, from adjustable handle height (I'm 6' 2") to the more powerful 190 engine - no stalling or slowing down in tall grass. Quality cutting and mulching job. The picture is of only the second cutting this season. As you can see, there are no clumps of un-mulched grass. Very pleased as I mulch everything! Also like the blade stop feature, so I can leave the engine running and roll over something like a mole dirt mound without damaging the blade. Hydrostatic cruise control, I have read, is far superior to the 3 speed, which quit on us after 3 years. This mower has a 5 year warranty with an additional 1 year for a limited time when registering with Honda. Started first pull out of the box, and as long as you follow their guidelines, should deal with the bad gas we have these days. Free shipping to your home, too! Definitely worth the investment!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JacobsPaw Typical Honda quality and engineering
I have only had this mower for a couple of weeks, but have used it several times. It starts easily, seems to have plenty of power, and provides a nice even cut. I like the cruise control system, and the blade stop system sure saves a lot of time. This is my second Honda mower with the nexite deck, and it is much better than steel or other metals. It is easy to clean the deck. I noticed the nexite deck already has a couple of scrapes on the sides, so I checked online and ordered the Honda deck guard, which consists of two stainless steel strips that mount on the side of the deck. I would recommend that option, especially if you mow along chain link fences or stone/brick walls. The mower is also a little heavy when you have to pull it backwards. Overall, I am very satisfied with my new Honda and anticipate having it for many years.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stevenb197 a great mower with many plusses and only one small minus
This is a solid mower, with amazing easy start and speed controls. It cuts well and mulches nicely and the blade stop feature is very handy. The engine is quiet, strong enough to power through tall grass, but, as others have noted, it is not one to use gas sparingly. I use a tank and a half of fuel to mow about an acre. My only dislike is the difficulty of setting height adjustments on the rear wheels- it takes a firm push to move those levers. Fortunately, I don't have to reset them. It was an expensive purchase, but the build quality is high and I expect to save money in the long run. I would purchase this again.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MadRocketMan2000 One Awesome Mower!!!
I had a Toro mower that was 52 years old and it was hard to replace it / let it go. Toro does not make a quality mower like they use to. I absolutely LOVE this mower. It was very easy to take out of the box and set up. You have to put the oil in before you start it up. I was a bit taken back by the Nexite deck. I did not expect it to be a hard plastic. This is only a small issue, if it is an issue at all. It mows my yard without an issue. I like the mulching mode. It evaporates the grass clippings in nothing. It is pricy, but I fully expect that this Honda mower will last as long as my old Toro...if not longer. Honda has a great reputation. I checked Consumer Reports ( I have a subscription to C.R.) and it received the highest rating of any powered push mower, 83 out of 100. I also check as many other reviews on this & other mowers and this one came out on top. Weight is not an issue for me. i am a 42 year old male. If you want to disengage the drive to pull it backwards it is very easy to do. I also like the variable speed control. Bottom line....you can't go wrong with this one.
Cons: None ( at this time )
Length of ownership: 1 month
May 29, 2013