Anybody here have a Honda's HRR216K3TDA mower?
I'm planning on buying a mower this weekend and am considering the following:
- Honda HRR216K3TDA
- Honda HRR216K3VXA
- Lawn-Boy 10697
Since Home Depot sells the first two, if I do go with the Honda, I'd likely be buying it from HD being 10% cheaper (we just moved and they sent us the movers coupon).
I know the -VXA model has that much debated variable smart drive transmission system that is a love/hate relationship. Anybody here have the -TDA? From what I can tell, it is fairly identical to the -VXA except for the following:
1. $100 cheaper
2. No "SmartDrive" system
3. No ""RotoStop" blade brake clutch
4. No single level height adjustments for rear wheels
5. No easy quick fold release handle
6. No 9" wheels
(The above are from Honda's 2006 catalog)
I also saw the Lawn-Boy 10697 but it was priced higher than the Honda -VXA. Is the price premium worth it?