Recent Topics
Painting fake wood paneling
by Oldtom
08/25/16 01:25 AM
Paint Brushes - Home Improvement
by Merkava_4
08/24/16 11:46 PM
How do you determine the proper HTHS rated oil?
by 79sunrunner
08/24/16 11:29 PM
Saved a puppy
by barkingspider
08/24/16 10:39 PM
Slick 50
by CrackyWainwright
08/24/16 09:28 PM
Bmw twin power 5w30
by BTLew81
08/24/16 09:08 PM
Older car but low mileage. Change or not?
by Martin10
08/24/16 08:07 PM
F1 - 2016 Belgian Grand Prix
by gofast182
08/24/16 07:55 PM
Ethernet card uograde needed?
by NHHEMI
08/24/16 07:27 PM
2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom Oil Recommendations
by RHALL
08/24/16 07:24 PM
Audio/Micro Adapter Help
by coopns
08/24/16 07:18 PM
Purolator boss 2222 6,200 miles
by gabriel9766
08/24/16 06:49 PM
Newest Members
ShadowSix, warfire, Brutus232, gojoneeded, jimmyangst
58911 Registered Users
Who's Online
50 registered (bbhero, 04SE, AIRJAC3, Bandito440, apwillard1986, b1amgm47, 4 invisible), 988 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58911 Members
66 Forums
253518 Topics
4161600 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2313480 - 07/12/11 09:19 AM Converting Honda self propelled to push model
Jeepster_nut Offline


Registered: 04/20/05
Posts: 980
Loc: East Coast
I have tried (unsuccessfully) to sell my 6 year old HRR216SDA self propelled mower on CL. Any mention of transmission issues brings out the low ballers it would seem.
It has something amiss with the self propel feature. I haven't the time nor desire to dig in and trouble shoot or throw money at it to resolve the issue...

I have noticed that Honda sells the same model (rear discharge, bagger, mulch capable with the quadra cut blades) as a push only model. I am guessing that Honda just omits the rear axle/transmission, cable and engagement lever assembly.

In theory can't I simply remove these items from my model? The rear wheels don't bolt to the axle so they can function without it. The height adjustment won't be affected either. I would shed probably 5-7 lbs by doing so. What do you guys think?
_________________________
For every complex problem there is a simple solution...and it is wrong. - H.L. Mencken

Top
#2313528 - 07/12/11 10:15 AM Re: Converting Honda self propelled to push model [Re: Jeepster_nut]
mpvue Offline


Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 2695
Loc: Easton, PA
why not? if its broken WITH the 'feature', and you can't sell it as it, you have nothing to lose.
_________________________
"I am preety smart guy 3.5 or higher in all my college class's and I have no clue any more".
-JohnBrowning

Top
#2313538 - 07/12/11 10:22 AM Re: Converting Honda self propelled to push model [Re: Jeepster_nut]
Jeepster_nut Offline


Registered: 04/20/05
Posts: 980
Loc: East Coast
Should I advertise it as "used to be self propelled but converted to push" or simply sell it as a push mower without mention of having been previously self propelled?
_________________________
For every complex problem there is a simple solution...and it is wrong. - H.L. Mencken

Top
#2313640 - 07/12/11 11:56 AM Re: Converting Honda self propelled to push model [Re: Jeepster_nut]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 8770
Loc: Buffalo, NY
I'd have to pull a wheel off of mine to take a peek, but I believe all you'd have to do is remove the drive axle, or the small drive gears on the ends of the drive axle.
_________________________
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5, CVT. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SE (Babe magnet III)

Top
#2315058 - 07/13/11 05:40 PM Re: Converting Honda self propelled to push model [Re: JTK]
01rangerxl Offline


Registered: 04/08/06
Posts: 8811
Loc: Birmingham, AL
Originally Posted By: JTK
I'd have to pull a wheel off of mine to take a peek, but I believe all you'd have to do is remove the drive axle, or the small drive gears on the ends of the drive axle.


I'm pretty sure that JTK is right. Removing the wheel gears will disable the transmission and allow the wheels to move freely. Removing the transmission and other self-propel pieces will reduce weight a little. Take off any "Variable Speed" or other stickers, and most won't be able to tell. There will be a couple holes in the handle and deck and ring gears on the insides of the rear wheels, but no other visible differences. The wheel adjusters are the same part number for both models of mower.

I wouldn't disclose the removal of the transmission unless asked. It's probably not worth the hassle of trying to explain it to most people.


Edited by 01rangerxl (07/13/11 05:43 PM)
_________________________
2002 Ford Ranger XLT | 3.0 V6 / 5-Speed Automatic / 2WD | 185K miles
1994 Ford Ranger STX | 4.0 V6 / 5-Speed Manual / 4X4 | 180K miles

Top