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Honda HRX217HYA (21") 190cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch

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Grade
Mid Grade 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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Premium Honda GCV190 190cc 4-Cycle Engine
Longer engine life, powerful and easy to start

Hydrostatic Transmission With Cruise Control
Allows infinitely variable, self-propelled speed settings

Honda Roto-Stop® Blade Brake Clutch
Allows you to start & stop blades with the engine still running
Step away from the mower without having to restart the engine

21-Inch Worry-Free Nexite® Cutting Deck w/ Lifetime Warranty
High impact resistant material does not dent, rust, or corrode

Patented 4-In-1 Versamow System™ w/ Clip Director® Control
Mulch, bag, rear discharge or shred w/ no parts to lose
Maximizes the flow of grass clippings & minimizes clogging

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

High Capacity 2.5 Bushel Rear Grass Bag
Simple on/off design makes it easier than ever to empty

Quick Release 3-Position Handle
Easy height adjustment and folds up for compact storage

5-Year Residential Warranty/ 90-Day Commercial Warranty


Model
  Model Number:HRX217HYA
 UPC:786102002226
 ManufacturerHonda
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC190 cc
 Fuel Tank Size.29 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 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 TypePlastic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
 MaterialNeXite
 Blades2 Blades
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height0.75-4.0 Inches
Accessories
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 Weight96 Lbs. (43.55 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
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  2 Questions
Q: Does it have a discharge chute rear or side capability is this a optional equipment
by Marty from Indiana on April 30, 2015

A: Marty - on the Honda HRX series mowers, if you remove the bagger from the rear of the mower, the discharge guard will swing down and and allow for grass clippings to be discharged out of the rear of the mower deck.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Good morning,

I see that the Honda HRX217HZA has a non-metal mowing deck (with a lifetime warranty). What material is it made out of and on an uneven surface will the deck flex? Thanks

by Floyd Sandlin from Washington on August 11, 2012

A: Floyd - the mower deck on the Honda HRX217HZA is made from "NEXITE", which is a polymer material that is very similar to what is used to make football helmets and car bumpers. The mower will not flex when mowing uneven surfaces.
by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRX217HYA Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (18)
Features (17)
Reliable (15)
High Quality (13)
Quiet (12)
Cons
Expensive (20)
Heavy (7)
Unreliable (3)
Versamow Discharge Clogs (1)
Not One (1)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Total Reviews
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8076 Helpful Votes
Mowers Direct Recommended

The Honda HRX217HYA self-propelled lawn mower combines easy of operation with unsurpassed reliability to create a truly remarkable mowing experience.

The Honda HRX217HYA is powered by the reliable Honda GCV190 engine and features the Honda Auto Choke™ system for easy starting. No engine choke required! Just start the mower and go! Once you're mowing, you'll appreciate the Roto-Stop® blade stop system. You can step away from the mower without having to stop and restart the engine. Move... more
Jose Recommends This Model
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24249
Harmonik
Total Helpful Votes
105 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hrx217hya Is Worth It!
For me this was my first Honda mower and my first self propelled mower. I shopped around a lot after i had problems with my tractor and bought a push reel mower while i found the right gas mower while it cut well if the grass got too long i was in trouble.

I settled on the Honda even though I still think it is just a little more than i would like to have paid. Ordered from PED because they didn't seem like a fly by night place. They had all the details clear and a great selection. Order... more
Pros: Durable, Features, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Harmonik Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Harmonik,
Nice video. Very thorough. It definitely reconfirms all of the reasons why I recommend this model.
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Lon H.
Willmar, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disappointed With Honda
The mower shipped very quickly. I open the box and it was very easy to set handle height and get set up. The engine started on second pull, however, the throttle linkage was messed up and revved up so I shut it down.

Took it to a Honda authorized center. They checked it out and said the engine blew when they started it so they gave me a new mower and took care of the blown engine with Honda.
Pros: Features
Lon Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert
Sheboygan Falls, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/16/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Like The Mower So Far
Have about 5 hours of cutting in with it. I does a very nice job with a single cut. I am very picky and usually cut same strip in both directions. I like the relatively quiet engine and blade engagement compared to other mowers. I do not so much like the drag present when trying to pull the mower backwards. It feels like I am putting some sort of detrimental stress on the self-propel mechanics and adds to the effort expended. I am hoping that this mower, at a $729 price will last 20 years with... more
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Tony D.
Galloway, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/5/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I ordered this new mower in April 2015, to replace another Honda mower that my neighbor destroyed by hitting a cut off fence post in ground by setting mower too low. My new mower arrived in a few days after ordering it, was in good shape, and easy to assemble. The old mower was a belt drive, with the brake clutch, but found grass would bind up under mower belt housing. I am very impressed with the hydrstatic drive system, and the 190cc engine as I do have a few steep terains to cut. I would... more
Tony Recommends This Honda Mower
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Stacy C.
Township of Washington, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/30/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I've Ever Purchased!
Started on the first pull! Shreds through tall grass with ease! Easy to maneuver! Cuts my mowing time in half! I would recommend this mower to anybody!
Stacy Recommends This Honda Mower
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Deanna D.
Boston, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/19/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Really Great Mower!
I've only had the mower for a month, but so far it's the best walk-behind mower I've ever had. I'm mowing about 5 acres of uneven ground with a combination of hills, slopes and flats.

I mulch it all on 2 - 21/2 inches. It bogs down occasionally if the grass is damp or a little long, but so far it has been great overall.
Deanna Recommends This Honda Mower
Deanna's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No big box store had this mower in stock, and it was going to take several weeks to "order" it from any of them. Mowers Direct got it to my door in 3 days at a great price!"
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Josh
Lexington, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/19/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful And Fast
I have a little over 1/3rd acre to mow, and my old mower -- a Husqvarna self-propelled, with a Honda 160cc engine -- was just too slow and was not fun to use it in thick grass. So, I did a fair amount of research online to try to find one of the most powerful and fastest self-propelled mowers I could get. I got this one mainly because of the big Honda engine and the reliable transmission.

Speed? This is a HUGE improvement in self-propelled speed over my old mower. If I crank it up to the... more
Josh Recommends This Honda Mower
Josh's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The mower shipped super-fast and was in perfect shape when I got it!"
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Seth P.
Fairfax, VT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My New Mower
Very impressed! Expensive, but you pay for what you get. I have only cut once so far this season and I look forward to using the machine for many years to come.

The drive clutch is a great feature! When I make my turns, the handle is easy to release, so I can get the mower turned without it wanting to run away from me. It mulches very well and fires on one pull, my buddies are impressed.

I highly recommend this mower, I have been used to Toro for the last decade or so and the switch has... more
Seth Recommends This Honda Mower
Seth's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Thanks for the super fast shipping."
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Kurt
Eustis, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/19/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Enjoying My New Mower
My new mower arrived without a glitch as promised. It was easy to assemble and started with the first pull. I have only used it twice and am still getting used to how it runs, but I get the impression it is well built and should last me many years. mowers Direct offered the service as promised. I would be glad to do business with them again.
Kurt Recommends This Honda Mower
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Henry N.
Otis Orchards, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya
Excellent machine, easy to start. However, when cutting in the corner it takes longer because you have to lower your speed, other than that, it is a great mower.
Henry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Stanley K.
Carbondale, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/27/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Starts On First Pull. Does Not "cut Clean"
The HRX217HYA is a dependable machine, always starts on first pull and power supplied to the rear wheel drive is more than adequate for my terraces.

However, I am disappointed on two counts:

1. The mower does not cut clean and is somewhat uneven. I purposely purchased a "twin blade" mower to achieve a "clean-even cut lawn". I am disappointed!.

2. I was told by the "Mower expert" that the HRX217HYA has a hose port to clean the mower. It does not and apparently the "expert"
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Stanley,
I would recommend checking the blades to see if they are bent in any way. This mower should give a clean cut when bagging or mulching. Also, the mower does not have a wash out port, and I am sorry if their was a miscommunication.
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