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Honda HRR216VKA (21") 160cc 4-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 OHV 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 4-In-1 Mowing Deck
Standard rear bag, mulching capability and rear discharge
New rear discharge design for improved bagging performance
Optional leaf shredder (sold separately)
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 2.4 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
 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)
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
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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.
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4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
Even Cut (1)
Durable (7)
Quiet (6)
Easy To Use (5)
Reliable (4)
Should Have Come With Th... (2)
Hard To Maneuver (1)
Expensive (6)
Heavy (5)
Difficult To Use (4)
50% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Pete S.
Dubuque, IA
Most Helpful Positive Review
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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Most Helpful Critical Review
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Herky Jerky
Who ever designed the drive system with the paddles has obviously never mowed on anything but a golf course. On a lawn with any kinds of roughness to it it is impossible to hold the drive paddles in a constant place. As the mower handle moves around so does your dive speed! You end up playing a game of getting jerked forward or running into the mower handle as the mower changes its speed. Easier to use as a push mower.

Secondly the two small slots for the top pins that hold the catcher... more
Pros: Quiet, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Difficult To Use, Heavy
Brett Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Peter K.
Front Royal, VA
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Same On You Honda
I bought this mower August 2013, so I actually used it six months. Last month the rear wheels refused to go backward no matter what I did. I took it to the dealer I bought it from and explained the situation. They said it is still under warranty so they will take a look at it. When I asked if cleaning it every time hurts it, the person said I should not ever clean the mower because it causes problems. I realized I picked the wrong dealer. After going to the Honda web site and looking at... more
Peter Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Gregory W.
Loganville, GA
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Purchased 8/4/14
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Problems With Delivery
The mower is great! At 160cc it far out-performs my 190cc Toro. The self-propell control took a little getting used to, but now I find it better than what I've had in the past with more direct control over speed.

My only problem with the experience is that the mower must have been mishandled during shipping. Out of the box, one of the front wheels was bent at an odd angle, and the handle was misaligned. I was able to force the handle and wheel back into positions close to what they... more
Gregory Recommends This Honda Mower
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We are sorry to hear about the way the mower came. In situations like these, we have no problems sending parts at no charge in order to fix the issue if that works for you. If you are still seeing issues and would like them to be corrected, please give us a call and we would be happy to get the issue taken care of. Either way, we are more than happy to help in any way we can.
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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Smart Drive Should Be Touchy Drive
This is my third Honda mower and my first one is still working at my daughter's home. I bought it in 1988. The second one runs , but front wheels are about to fall off due to rust and it keeps throwing the belt. This newest one starts fine, but is very difficult to maintain steady speed. Also the engine RPM is much too high. I cannot recommend a Honda mower to anyone anymore.
Roger Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Josh P.
Town Creek, AL
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Side Grass Chute
I bought this more because it was a Honda, but for what paid for it to be a 3 in 1, I feel that it should have come with all compatible parts like the side grass chute. They really expect people to use this with out one. Your legs will be ate up by grass clippings and whatever else.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Should Have Come With The 3in1 Side Grass Chute, Should Have Come With The 3in1 Side Grass Chute
Josh Recommends This Honda Mower
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Rd F.
Concord, NC
Total Helpful Votes
29 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
16 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
15 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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Nancy L.
Titusville, FL
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Worst Mower Ever!
Purchased this mower almost 3 years ago, SEP 2010. I have spent over $200 in repairs, which Honda says is basic maintenance, not covered under warranty. This does not include the new transmission that was put on it. Fortunately, that was under warranty. Problem is, the rear wheels lock up sporadically when I attempt to pull it backwards to turn around. Took it to a Honda licensed repair shop numerous times. Last time it was there, the owner said he did exactly what Honda Tech support told... more
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Nancy Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Joseph Y.
St. Paul, MN
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
A Lemon Product
I have been using Honda mowers for 30 years. However this particular model is nothing but a junk. First and foremost, it does not start. Got serviced twice in two months time this year at the Honda authorized dealer , but it does not start, period.

Shame on you, Honda people. You better re-vamp this utterly unreliable inferior but expensive model.
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Unreliable
Joseph Does Not Recommend This Mower
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