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Honda HRR216K9VKA (21") 160cc 3-In-1 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Hilly Terrain

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Honda Engine
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Honda GCV160 160cc 4-Cycle Engine
Easy-starting, reliable and quiet

Adjustable Smart Drive™ Variable Speed Transmission
Self-propelled drive system for improved ground speed and control
Easily control the forward speed from the handle

Honda Auto Choke™ System
Eliminates the need for manually choking a cold engine

21-Inch, 16-Gauge Stamped Steel 3-In-1 Mowing Deck
Standard rear bag, mulching capability and rear discharge
New rear discharge design for improved bagging performance
Offers 6 height adjustments from 1-1/4" to 4"

Honda's Twin Blade QuadraCut System®
Four cutting surfaces to cut grass into tiny pieces
Produces finer clippings for superior performance

Large Capacity 1.9 Bushel Grass Bag
Simple on/off design makes it easier than ever to empty

Two-Position EZ-Fold Handle
Quick release handle for easy height adjustment and storage

Large 8" Wheels w/Rear Wheel Ball bearings

  Model Number:HRR216VKA
 Made in USAYes
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC160 cc
 Torque6.9 ft-lbs Net Torque
 Fuel Tank Size0.29 Gallon
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed4.0 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed0.0 Mph
 Front Tire Size8 Inch
 Rear Tire Size8 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
 Cutting Options4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
 Blades2 Blades
 Positions6 Positions
 Cutting Height1.25-4.0 Inches
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 Weight85.0 Lbs. (38.56 kilograms)
 Dimensions60.5L x 23.0W x 40.0H
(153.67 x 58.42 x 101.60 cm)
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
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Q: If you want to discharge the grass, how does that work? Is there a side discharge?
by Brian from Florida on January 22, 2016

A: Brian - on the Honda HRR216 series mowers, the discharge function is through the rear of the mower deck. To discharge clippings to the rear, remove the grass bag and leave the Clip Director lever in the BAG position. The shutter door on the rear of the deck (where the bagger hooks on to the mower) stays slightly open, and the grass clippings are discharged out from there.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: What is the cost of the leaf shredder attachment
by Dan from Alabama on May 10, 2015

A: Dan - the current model HRR216 series Honda mowers (K9) have a re-designed mower deck that does not accommodate a leaf shredder attachment. If you have a 2013 or older Honda HRR216 mower (K1 thru K8 in your model number), then the leaf shredder attachment will fit up to your mower: leaf shredder
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: What does 4-in-one stand for?

by Jacob from Colorado on August 05, 2013

A: Jacob - a 4-in1- mower has the capability to bag, mulch or discharge grass clippings, as well as shred leaves in the fall if you require this functionality. The leaf shredding attachment is not included and would have to purchased separately: leaf shredder
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I'm trying to decide on self propelled or not. Will this mower let you push without using the transmission? In other words when I get to the end of a row can I turn around at my own pace or do I have to have the wheels engaged? Also, what about pushing it into the garage for storage, would it have to be running?
by Tim from Arkansas on March 08, 2013

A: Tim - the Honda HRR216VKA does allow you to disengage the drive system and simply push the mower if you choose to. You would release the Smart Drive control on the top of the handle to disengage the drive. You can then push the mower around. This is actually recommend when mowing around trees and other obstacles
for better directional control.
by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRR216VKA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Durable (7)
Quiet (6)
Easy To Use (6)
Reliable (5)
Easy To Store (4)
Expensive (7)
Heavy (5)
Difficult To Use (4)
Unreliable (4)
Low Quality (4)
65% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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John S.
Goodlettsville, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/11/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Buying Experience
I recently needed a new mower, so I consulted Consumer Reports May 2015 issue for guidance. Their Best Value Self-Propelled mower was the Honda HRR216VKA. I went online and found Mowers Direct, placed my order with standard delivery and received my new mower in 3-4 days. The mower is awesome and the service was excellent. I could not be happier.
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Most Helpful Critical Review
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bought this piece from the Home Depot in July 2012, and the anemic engine struggled to move it over a lawn I was easily able to push an old Murray non-self-propelled! This was the first cut, and I had to pull the old Murray back out to finish the job! In this price range, there were no mowers with stronger engines, so I kept it against my better judgement.

Flash forward almost 3 years, and the gear box decided to eat itself so the mower no longer self-propels. Back to Home Depot it went... more
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Keith Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/31/15
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Simply The Best
I have a small front and rear yard, but big enough to need a 21" mower. This mower does the trick effortlessly. I chose Honda because I have used their mowers in the past and countless small engines and you just can't go wrong with the brand.

The self propulsion works well so far. Assembly is so easy a small child could do the job. So far, I recommend this product for the do it yourself track home owner.
Joe Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bobby More
Huntsville, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/16/15
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Life Saver
Got it for my dad, he is a stubborn 74-year-old who loves gardening.

He loves it.
Bobby Recommends This Honda Mower
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Thank you for the review, and we're happy to hear it's worked out well for your dad. Best wishes, and have a great spring!
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Ted G.
Johnson City, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/20/15
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Mower
This mower starts easily and the cut even,(even when the yard is uneven). I would recommend this mower.
Ted Recommends This Honda Mower
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Vilan K.
Cheshire, CT
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Mower But With Some Pro And Cons
This is a good mower, easy to run, simple in work, but needs some improvements:
1. Rear drive wheels make difficult to move back
2. Big opening in the bag does not allow to collect more, than half of the bag
3. The c.g. of the mower is close to driver and during of movement front part of mower is easy rise.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Fast
Cons: Rear Wheel Drive Makes Difficult Moving Back, The Big Hole Of The Bag Does Not Allow To Collect More Than Half, The Cg Of Mower Is Close To Driver And Front Easy Rise During Of
Vilan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Eldon R.
Pt Charlotte, FL
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Mower
i have had this mower for over 2 years, the only problem I have is when I clean the bottom of grass, if I use a garden hose to clean, a week later the wheels lock up when the mower is pulled backwards, although after using it for a while they start to work normally.

What I have determined is when using the water hose to clean the grass off the bottom, that it has a light coat of rust on the wheel pulley a week after cleaning, if I don't use the water hose to clean the grass off the bottom,... more
Eldon Recommends This Honda Mower
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Rd F.
Concord, NC
Total Helpful Votes
38 Helpful Votes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Self Propelled Has Never Worked Right From Day One...
I bought the lawn mower 3 years ago at (HD) and the first one I took back and it took an act of god for them to replace a 2 week old mower but they did. The reason I took it back was the self propelled part of the mower did not work. A year later same thing.. This time I put the mower in the shop and paid for it my self seeing how Honda would NOT stand behind there product. Now the 3rd year same thing self propelled system not working again. I take very good care of this lawn mower and to pay... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability, Expensive
Rd Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Henry S.
Liverpool, NY
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just The Best!
This is my third year with this Honda and it still starts the first time. My neighbors can't figure out why my lawn looks so well after being mowed. Comes with a great manual. I'm not too mechanical, but I change oil, clean the air filter, and I'm getting ready to replace the blades.

Mulching Leaves: My yard is surrounded by 50-year old trees so I get tons of leaves. This Honda just eats them up and spits them out as finely mulched leaves. I used to have to rake my yard several times in... more
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Portland, OR
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What A Treat
Bought this a couple weeks ago and immediately used it on a small "orchard" - first mowing of the season. Grass was 8-14 inches tall. I set blade height to 3" and mowed the whole area (2000 sq ft) without bogging down.

At one point I unknowingly got the starter cord caught under a sharp-edged piece of metal on the frame and in three pulls, shredded the cord. "Damn!" I thought, "there goes a half-hour to replace it". No! It was three perfectly... more
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Pete S.
Dubuque, IA
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fun To Mow The Lawn Again.
Replaced my 22 year old Lawnboy with this. I couldn't wear the Lawnboy out and finally gave it up to a relative.

I love the easy to fold down handle for storage in my small garage. Starts 1st pull 90% of the time. No choke is very nice. Make sure you fully release the paddle when pulling mower back or the wheels will lock. Quieter then the Lawnboy I had but not surprisingly quiet. Does seem to clump a lot underneath the deck but once I got WD40 applied after the first 2 or 3 clean outs its... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Store, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Pete Recommends This Honda Mower
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