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Honda HRR216VKA (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

Cutting Inches
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"

MicroCut™ Twin Blade System
Four cutting surfaces to cut grass into tiny pieces
Produces finer clippings for superior performance
Mow up to 50% farther between "empties" when using rear bagger

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

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Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
160 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.29 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
6.9 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
Deck Construction
2 Blades
Deck Positions
6 Positions
Cutting Height
1.25-4.0 Inches
Maximum Speed
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Rear Bagger
Mulcher Kit
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Rear Tire Size
8 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Made in USA
85 Pounds
Product Length
60.5 Inches
Product Width
23.0 Inches
Product Height
40.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
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Q: Who fixes the mower while on warranty?
by Chantel from Nebraska on April 26, 2016

A: Chantel - the Honda warranty is a nationwide warranty, so you can take the mower to any Honda authorized service center in your area should warranty repairs ever be required. We have a link at the bottom of our web site for "service centers" if you want to find the closest Honda authorized service center in your area.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Is this mower front or rear wheel drive?
by Jim from California on April 22, 2016

A: Jim - the Honda HRR216 series mowers are rear wheel drive.
by Jose, Product Expert
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
4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
Easy To Use (9)
Durable (8)
Quiet (8)
Reliable (6)
High Quality (6)
Expensive (8)
Heavy (5)
Difficult To Use (5)
Unreliable (4)
Low Quality (4)
63% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower At A Fair Price
After much research and review reading I purchased this mower. I have used it on 1/4 acre several times over the last two months and couldn't be happier. It does all I ask of it and appears well built.

It bags and mulches very well, starts on the first pull, and leaves a clean even cut. It has plenty of HP and you can control the self propel from a crawl to a brisk walk.

With all the crap out there I was feeling no matter what I bought, with whatever name on it , it was a crap shoot. I... more
Tom Recommends This Honda Mower
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James C.
Abingdon, MD
Most Helpful Critical Review
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Good For Mulching
I borrowed my friend's Honda and it had a part you inserted when you mulched. I bought mine 2 years later And they changed the design to a lever for mulching or bagging. Terrible design. It leaves clippings all over the lawn. Won't buy another one.
James Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
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Hello from Honda, James: Sorry to read of the mowing problem with your Honda; you may wish to have a Honda servicing dealer examine and evaluate the mower to ensure there's no defects or problems that may resolve the clippings issue. Find a dealer near you using this link:

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Robert M.
Kingwood, TX
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Don't Need The $750 190cc, This 160 Has A Heart Of Gold
Originally was concerned that this mower would be under powered compared to the more expensive 190's, but its not. Starts every time on the first pull, and won't bog in heavy wet grass. Doesn't leave clumps of mulched grass behind.

Only downsides are she's a heavy weight ( 99 lbs) and the abruptness of the variable speed drive takes getting used to. Have had bad repercussions from cleaning our Toro with the water hose connections, so far haven't needed to clean this one. She is kinda hard... more
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Richard G.
Knoxville, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/19/16
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Seems To Run Fine. No Engine Problems.
While cutting my yard for the third time with the new mower, the self propelled function stopped working. It is rear wheel driven. Upon examination the bolt holding the back left wheel was just about out and the wheel was about to fall off.

I tighten the bolt and it seems to work fine. I just did not expect a structural/mechanical problem that soon. But I am still very happy with the mower. Its starts easily every time. I like the double blade feature.
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joshua N.
Calimesa, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/29/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Confusing Warranty
I borrowed this exact mower from a friend for sometime until i saved enough in the budget to buy my own. good all around mower. It is well built, powerful motor, great twin blade cutting system, the self propelling is great when its needed, and it handles well in thick tall grass.

Only downside i really have is the $$$. Overall, I would give this mower a 4.5!

If mower direct would ever respond to my emails and calls about how the warranty works and how long it is for I would give it a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Upholds Well In Thick Grass
Cons: Expensive
Joshua Recommends This Honda Mower
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Steven O.
Lawrence, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/1/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
I read a few negative reviews, but went with Consumers Report recommendation, and for the money, I am extremely happy so far. For $409, two-blade cutting is visibly better, sucks up leaves and stickes better than the Briggs & Stratton we had, and the bag collects so much and doesn't drop the cuttings when removing the bag. Handles well. Only wish it had cut a wider path.
Steven Recommends This Honda Mower
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower Ever! Go With The Honda!
I have never purchased a new mower. I've always owned someone else's hand-me-down or someone else's garbage that I had to fix to use. For the past 10 years, I've had a landscaper do it for me...

As we all know, you have to manage these folks as they get sloppy. I got tired of it and started researching mowers...Honda, Husqvarna, Cub Cadet, Toro, etc., on and on.

I bought this mower a few days ago. Got tired of the research and decided to go with my gut.

This evening, I finally got... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Quiet, High Quality
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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William K.
Rochester, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/11/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy!!
I love the features of this mower. I have not used the mower, snow is still on the ground in Rochester,NY. Honda mowers are the best, my last Honda mower lasted for 25 years...1990 to 2015. Will revisit after I use it
William Recommends This Honda Mower
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1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Won't Pull Backwards!
Bought it in April of 2015, great mower, Starts on first pull, mulches great, picks up leaves great, but the darn thing simply will not pull backwards due to the rear drive wheels locking up. I took it back to the dealer once and they said that debris got in behind the drive wheels locking the gears in the wheels. I mowed with it once after getting it back and it worked great, put it away and when I went to pull it out of the shed it wouldn't roll backwards! I am taking it back tomorrow and... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet
Cons: Difficult To Use, Rear Drive Wheels Lock Up In Reverse
Rob Does Not Recommend This Mower
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J S.
Baton Rouge, LA
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not What I Expected From Honda
Luckily I don't have much to mow. It starts easy that's the good part. It has one speed and u better hang on it goes way way to fast - Its all u can do to keep up with it and I'm am 6'2"

Thus your thumbs start hurting trying to keep it under control at a reasonable speed with the thumb on/off engagement paddles. When the mower is running it is very hard to pull backwards the wheels for all intensive purposes don't roll backwards.
J Does Not Recommend This Mower
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John A.
Cedar Rapids, IA
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
It's Not Your Father's Honda!!!
After using my Lawn Boy for 17 years I hated to buy a mower. Lawn Boy is no longer like we had as it's a cheap Toro. This Honda had good reviews, so I bought one LATE last year and used it about 5 times. This spring after the 2nd mowing I came to realize that this mower basically sucks.

It pulls really hard to start which my wife can't manage. Usually 3-4 pulls to start. Runs in my opinion too damn slow. Hell, Honda, what are you saving it for? Let the damn thing sing. Cuts well with dual... more
John Does Not Recommend This Mower
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