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Honda HRC216K3HXA (21") 160cc Commercial Lawn Mower

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Grade
Commercial Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
Honda Engine
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Honda Commercial-Grade GXV160 OHV 160cc 4-Cycle Engine
Easy-starting, reliable and quiet
Cast iron cylinder sleeve and 2-stage air filter
Ball bearing supported crankshaft, electronic ignition

Hydrostatic Transmission
Allows infinitely variable speeds up to 4 mph

Roto-Stop® Blade Brake Clutch
Stops the blade, but not the engine
Step away from the mower without having to restart the engine

21-Inch Stamped Steel Mower Deck
Deck edge guards protect deck from wear, damage and scuffing

Exclusive MicroCut™ Twin Blade System
Grass is cut, then cut again for a smooth, even surface
Mow as much as 40% further before having to empty the bag
2.5 bushel easy-empty grass bag

9-Inch NeXite® Ball Bearing Wheels
Sealed ball bearings for a more precise roll
8 mowing height adjustments

2-Year Residential Warranty

1-Year Commercial Warranty


Model
  Model Number:HRC216K3HXA
 ManufacturerHonda
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GXV
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC160 cc
 Fuel Tank Size0.53 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
 Commercial Warranty2 Years
Drive
 SystemShaft
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed4.0 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed0.0 Mph
 Transmission TypeHydrostatic
Wheels
 Front Tire Size9 Inch
 Rear Tire Size9 Inch
 Tire TypeNeXite
Deck
 Cutting Options2-in-1 (Bag/Mulch)
 MaterialSteel
 ConstructionStamped
 Blades2 Blades
 Positions8 Positions
 Cutting Height.75-4.0 Inches
Accessories
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
Overview
 Weight122 Lbs. (55.34 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
 Commercial Warranty1 Year
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Q: Why does Honda's Residential Mowers have a bigger engine than the Commercial Mowers??? I've got a 217HRX now. Would the Commercial 160cc engine dissapoint me?
by Mark Janzen from Oklahoma on July 25, 2011

A: Mark - while the engine on the Honda HRC216HXA mower is only 160cc, this engine is a commercial grade engine. Your 217HRX has a 190cc residential grade engine. Big difference! Some of the features on the commercial grade engine are: better fuel economy; precision camshaft design for more precise valve timing; ball bearing supported crankshaft; exceptionally quiet; outstanding reliability and easy starting. This mower will have plenty of power for whatever mowing you need to do. This mower will not disappoint.


by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Is the 160cc motor on the HRR series the same as on the HRC
by Dave from Nebraska on May 28, 2011

A: Dave - no, the engines on the HRR series Honda mowers is not the same engine as found on the HRC mower. Both engines are rated at 160cc. But the HRC mower features a commercial grade Honda GXV series engine, while the HRR series mower feature a Honda GCV series engine. The HRC mower is rated as a commercial grade mower, while the HRR series mowers are considered to be residential grade.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Is the HRC series the only Honda with pressurized lubrication for mowing very hilly lawn
by Fran Kempf from Minnesota on May 20, 2011

A: Fran - not sure who told you this mower has a pressurized lubrication system, but it doesn't. This mower uses the Honda GXV160 engine, which is an overhead valve engine with a higher compression ratio for more power and better fuel economy, but the GXV160 engine has a "splash" lubrication system, just like all the other Honda lawn mowers.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Taking care of three properties of my own and sometimes a fourth....should I go to a commercial mower? Possibly the Honda HRC?
by Rod Allen from Idaho on April 23, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. If you are caring for that many properties at a high frequency the HRC would be your best option.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: What is your #1 recommendation for a self propelled mower?

What does Recycler mean?

by Gary from Mississippi on March 09, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. My recommendation for a self propelled lawn mower would be a Honda HRC216K3HXA. The easy starting, reliability, and low noise level of the Honda GXV engine sets this model apart from other self propelled mowers. See link below.

Honda Mower

To answer your question about the term Recycler. Toro uses the term "Recycler" in reference to their cutting system. The Recycler cutting system minces grass clippings into fine mulch particles for a healthy, beautiful lawn thanks to the Toro-patented atomic blade.

Toro Replacement Blades

by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRC216K3HXA Reviews & Ratings
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Mark
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/4/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower Becomes Even Better With Side Discharge Chute
I purchased this mower for use on Idaho irrigated lawns-- mostly Kentucky Bluegrass. I was disappointed at first while mulching when I could only go a few feet and then would have to lift the deck up in order to let it blow out the grass that would get stuck and ultimately cause the engine to kill. When I saw the small size of the clippings that were coming out of the mower, I decided to try the side discharge chute. That has made all the difference! With the side discharge chute, I have... more
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Ralph S.
Dumfries, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/16/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Lawn Service
As a start-up business I owned the top of the line residential Honda mower purchased from a big box store. As the number of lawns increased I realized the need for a commercial mower. Mowers Direct offered the best price. Trusting my experience with Honda I ordered another Honda.

I've no doubt that this mower will serve me well but, I was disappointed in several ways. The mower has a "plastic insert" in the rear eject for mulching. The residential mower did not require this and had... more
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Todd
Humble, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/14/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I just got it and cannot speak for how it will last in the long run, but it is made like a brick c**p house. It runs great and starts easy.

It mulches the leaves so that you can mow and rake at the same time. Great mower!!
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Russ W.
Tacoma, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/9/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
31
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Top Of The Line
After receiving my mower July 17 today was my first chance I had to use it. I had assembled it and filled it with oil and gas. I read the starting instructions and pulled and pulled. It would not start. I reread the instructions. I pulled and pulled. It still would not start. As I was checking the fuel shut off again I noticed the spark plug wire was not connected to the plug. I guessed they send them this way for safty reasons???????

Anyway it fired up in a third of a pull and I was... more
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Marty
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/23/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Commercial Mower A+
I bought this mower to replace a 21 year hold Honda, the first model with the Hydrostatic transmission (the top of the line model in 1991). That mower still started on the first pull every time, but several parts (wheels, suspension, bag, etc.) were in need of replacement. This one feels sturdier and I'm confident it will last 20 years. Yes, it's pricey, but if you factor in the reliability, durability, and high quality feel, it is worth it. I briefly considered the top of the line consumer... more
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Keitth S.
Eagan, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/7/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Honda
Best lawn mower I've ever owned. The mower mulches so well that I don't know if I'll ever have to bag my clipping's again! Highly recommend!
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Peter
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/17/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Backbone To My Business
This mower is the real deal. It's powerful and can climb hilly terrain like nothing. The mower is very heavy so if you're not paying attention you will be taken for a ride. The suction cleans lawns when I bag. The final results are professional and clean. You will notice the difference between a $1200 mower and a residential mower for $400. This is the real deal.
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Thomas
Raleigh, NC
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid And Quiet
Assembly:

The Honda HRC216K3HXA mower was delivered flawlessly by freight to my garage in the original packed-by-Honda box. The mower comes mostly assembled. As I recall the extra handlebar support needed to be bolted on, the grass bag assembled, spark plug cap put on, oil and gas added and it was ready to go. The instructions are good enough to minimize thinking too much.

Use:
Pros:
1. Started easily.
2. Amazingly quiet, I remember wondering if it was really running.
3. Solid as... more
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Gerry
Kansas City, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/14/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
15
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Commercial Mower - Hrc216k3hxa
Mower setup was easily accomplished using the detailed and illustrated instructions. No out of the ordinary tools were needed. Mowing height adjustment is quick. The rear discharge design allows close mowing from the right or left. The optional rear discharge chute is recommended when debris collection is not a concern. The ability to vary the self-propelled speed using the drive clutch lever is very useful when mowing in tight areas. Trees, shrubs, or others objects can be approached... more
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Heath B.
Santa Maria, CA
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Stolen Honda Mower
This mower is to replace my stolen Honda commercial mower, which was almost 20 years old that i bought new. The store from which i bought it from does not even exist anymore. Its been a great mower and ran great!

This new one is awesome and purchasing equipment from Mowers Direct was easy and pleasant.
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Doug
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/30/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Mower!
I love my new Honda HRC216K3HXA mower. Ordering experience was great, especially the advice I received when I emailed Mowers Direct. I priced the mower locally and found Mowers Direct price to be about 10% cheaper, plus I didn't have to pay sales tax so I saved almost 18% over purchasing local. The only glitch was having to wait for shipping which actually only took 5 business days, however, the shipping company damaged the first mower so I followed the instructions on Mowers Direct website... more
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