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Honda HRX217HYA (21") 186cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch

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4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
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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
Premium Honda GCV190 186cc 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


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Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
186 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.29 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Torque
8.3 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Deck
Cutting Options
4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
Material
NeXite
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Height
0.75-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
4 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Engine Guard
No
Hour Meter
No
Arm Rests
No
Front Bumper
No
Mulcher Kit
Included
Headlights
No
Wheels
Front Tire Size
9 Inch
Rear Tire Size
9 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
No
Weight
96 Pounds
Dimensions
64.5L x 23.0W x 40.0H
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Years
UPC
786102002226
Model
HRX217HYA
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  6 Questions
Q: Does $729 include tax and shipping?
by Gilbert Fernandez from Arizona on July 05, 2016

A: Gilbert,

The $729.99 price will be the out-the-door price for the mower. We do not charge for shipping and as long as you are outside Illinois, you will not be charged sales tax.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Another question: Storage space for the mower is limited. Does the handle fold over or somehow raise to the vertical position with ease? I cannot store it in its operational configuration.
by L N Engel from New Mexico on June 30, 2016

A: The handle is easy to adjust vertical or flat on the mower for easy storage.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Is the rear wheel drive belt driven? If so, how often does one need to replace it and how difficult is the job?
by L N Engel from New Mexico on June 30, 2016

A: This mower is belt driven and the belt will last many years before changing it.

by Jose, Product Expert
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: 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
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 (48)
High Quality (36)
Features (34)
I'd Buy It Again (31)
Reliable (31)
Cons
Expensive (44)
Heavy (21)
None (6)
Unreliable (6)
Difficult To Use (3)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
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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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Adrian M.
Grove City, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/19/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Most Satisfied With My Honda Mower - Hrx217hya
After having basically the same mower for 15+ Years without issues, I decided to configure the same mower and this HRX217HYA mower is about 99% the same as my old one minor changes in bagging/mulching.

I ordered the mower on May19th, and it shipped the same day (unbelievable) and was at my place May 20th. Hard to believe. I took it out of the box, filled it with oil and gas and it started on first pull. It has performed perfect each time.

So happy with its quality, and the service was... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Adrian Recommends This Honda Mower
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31
Alma S.
Apple Valley, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good If Only Mowing A Straight Line Otherwise Hard To Maneuver.
Since our Toro self pace mower had to be more pushed than self propelled and our lot has a partial hill I was looking for a mower that would enough power without me having to push it uphill. This Honda has the power to make it up the hill without me having to push and it works great if you mow in straight lines. However mowing around trees and flowerbeds can be challenging. The mower is heavy and can get away from you since the handle bar for cutting the grass has to be held down at all times... more
Alma's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Wish I would had been able to talk to somebody to get some advise on what type of mower to choose."
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Jon C.
Ilwaco, WA
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replacing A Lawn Tractor
I have about a third of an acre of lawn, half of which is hilly and half of the hilly part is relatively steep. Several years ago, I'm now 75, the power mower was not only becoming too much work but it was leaving small windrows of grass even when the lawn was relatively short. I bought a lawn tractor and used the mower only for the most street visible portions.

Then the tractor broke, literally. Replacement parts were back-ordered and weeks out. The yard is a matter of pride and the... more
Pros: Features, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy, Not So Heavy When You Learn How To Use
Jon Recommends This Honda Mower
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10
Binh N.
Harvey, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/25/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawn Mower I Ever Had
Very easy to start up. Cuts really quite and great. Really recommended.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Binh Recommends This Honda Mower
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10
Michael I.
Longmont, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Why Did I Wait?
While the clutch is taking a while to get used to, the results are phenomenal! My yard looks like a carpet. I have owned John Deere and Toro, but nothing compares to the cut that the HRX delivers. Don't wait. You owe it to yourself.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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10
Michael F.
Shreveport, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/21/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dream Machine
Mower arrived a day earlier than promised. Yay! Set up was a breeze. Started on first pull and cut foot tall St. Augustine grass down to 4 inches with no trouble whatsoever. Love the ball bearings in the wheels. Easy to push or use self propel. So far it is a dream machine.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Website very helpful to compare and contrast different models and features. Staff was able to quickly answer my questions. Free shipping was a great bonus and mower arrived a day earlier than predicted."
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10
Saverio M.
Mifflintown, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/19/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Pleased
It runs great and cuts really well. The bag has a very large capacity. The only issue is that the mower is pretty heavy. For me, this is no problem, but my wife would have some difficulty with turns and backing up.
Saverio Recommends This Honda Mower
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10
Jim G.
Saint Louis, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/5/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Upsold Myself To This
(Mowers Direct sent a link asking for a review, sorry for the repetition)
Hi all,

Ordered my HRX217HYA from MowersDirect on Tuesday, and it was here on Wednesday at lunchtime! Guess it helps just being down I-55 from Bolingbrook (St. Louis).

Anyway, after two days of strong showers, Mother Nature finally decided to cooperate today and let me unleash the new beast on my lawn.

Thoughts:
This thing is very quiet! Compared to my 12-or-so-year-old GCV160-powered mower it's maybe 2/3 the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Jim Recommends This Honda Mower
Jim's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered it on a Tuesday morning, it was here Wednesday at lunch! Guess it helps being just down I-55 (St. Louis) from Bolingbrook"
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Scott R.
Keller, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/4/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Customer
This purchase was to replace my 14 year old Honda mower. The old mower is still running and will be passed on in a garage sale. Mowers direct has me as a Happy Customer. Will tell my friends.
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
Scott's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Happy Customer."
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Lynn T.
Wylie, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/1/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Does It Easy
The first task my new mower took on was negotiating the new landscape's grassy portion getting its first clipping. The variable speed is slow enough that the operator has time to make minute direction changes, to focus on accuracy of pattern. Speed control helps reduce fatigue. Plus, rear wheel power seems to eliminate wheel spinning.

Adjusting the mower bag's share of any clippings helps tailor the percentage of clippings that can be left on the ground to help boost turf health.

Like... more
Lynn Recommends This Honda Mower
Lynn's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering is easy, delivery quick, packaging greatly reduces possibly of injury while in transit."
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Anthony R.
Asotin, WA
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sale
I purchased a Honda walk behind mower, excellent assistance, the next day I see where I could have got a free cover, I feel mowers direct should have put a cover in my order was only a few days from the sale with no mention of this offer at the time, spent $800, new customer should treat them right.
Anthony Recommends This Honda Mower
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