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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 OHV 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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  1 Question
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.
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Honda HRX217HYA Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (18)
Features (17)
Reliable (15)
High Quality (13)
I'd Buy It Again (11)
Cons
Expensive (19)
Heavy (7)
Unreliable (2)
Versamow Discharge Clogs (1)
Not One (1)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
7389 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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22248
Harmonik
Total Helpful Votes
99 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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Jeff Fox
Victoria, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/31/15
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Legend Continues...
Had a Honda commercial mower for about 16 years. I thought it was a good mower. Just turned it over to my son when he purchased a new home. It still runs and performs very well. I bought the new HRX217HYA and used it for the first time today.

Full mulch setting tackled 5 - 6" tall St Augustine. The Honda handled it flawlessly. No clumping, very strong and efficient mulching. By the way, it started on the first pull after a quick set up out of the box. Great mower, quick shipping. All... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Jeff Recommends This Honda Mower
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George W.
Magnolia, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/30/15
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya
So far, so good with the Honda. Everything is as advertised.
George Recommends This Honda Mower
George's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered on a Monday and delivered on Wednesday! Thank you! I will look to Mowers Direct first for my future lawn care needs."
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10
Richard O.
Oconomowoc, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/30/15
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Almost Perfect
Have used it only once for the first cutting of the season.

I didn't mind paying more for a well engineered high quality machine.

I would have preferred front wheel drive, because turning by pivoting on the rear wheels is easier. It is a minor inconvenience to disengaging drive clutch while turning.
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
Richard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It arrived in two days. Assembly, including cut height selection, was quick and easy. It started on the first pull. It cut and mulched as advertised with no visible clippings."
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David S.
Sandy Springs, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/29/15
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
Pro
Starts easily
Runs smoothly
Great walk behind speed control
OK bagging
Great mulching

Con
Heavy
Expensive (but worth it)
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10
Daniel W.
Kimberling City, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/24/15
REVIEWED
APR.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Prompt Delivery
This is my second Honda mower. The first lasted 25 years, and if this one lasts the same it will probably outlive me. Great mower, good price, quick delivery.
Daniel Recommends This Honda Mower
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10
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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James W.
Brentwood, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/15
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Honda
I've mowed (.6 acre) three times using my new mower varying between full mulch to full discharge. It does a very good job mulching and a decent job discharging the clippings. It leaves the lawn with an extremely smooth and manicured appearance.

The mower is heavy but I believe this is a result of the high build quality. The drive mechanism takes some getting use to. It is not as easy to use as my old Toro Personal Pace, but I also believe the Honda's transmission will be more durable... more
Pros: Features, High Quality, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
James Recommends This Honda Mower
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James B.
Richmond, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/15
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower & Great Service
Mower shipped from Chicago to Richmond, Ky in 20 hours via Fed Ex, wow! Started on first pull out of box, easy to use, lawn really looks nice using the mulch setting. Big improvement over my previous mower with front wheel drive. Rear wheel drive is the way to go!
James Recommends This Honda Mower
James's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped from Chicago to Richmond, Ky in 20 hours time. WOW!"
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John
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/14
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Workhorse
I am just going to reiterate what others have noted in their reviews here on Mowers Direct and other review websites or forum boards.

I purchased the HYA model with the Roto-stop feature and glad I did. The engine is powerful enough to comb through my very thick tall (and I mean tall) Fescue grass with ease. Up and down hills never a problem for my .5 acre of lush heavily fertilized lawn. The Nexite deck is growing on me as it does not seem to clog up like a steel or aluminum deck. The... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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271
Craig
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/23/12
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Small Tribute
Hey, this is a Honda, a tribute to W. Edwards Deming. That is why Japanese industry is that reliable. When they say easy start, it starts easily. When you expect it to operate as the manual shows it does.

I suggest as I do on all my engines, after the break in time, change the oil to Mobil I synthetic,0-40, another tribute to American ingenuity. Your engine will last decades. I buy two sets of blades, the spare set can be sharpened at your leisure to perfection. Height adjustment is... more
Craig Recommends This Honda Mower
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