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Honda HRX217HYA (21") 190cc 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
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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
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (28)
Reliable (21)
Features (20)
High Quality (17)
Quiet (16)
Cons
Expensive (27)
Heavy (11)
Unreliable (4)
Durability (2)
Handle Was A Little Diff... (1)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8983 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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26454
Harmonik
Total Helpful Votes
115 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
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
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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138
Scott N.
Tallahassee, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/16/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
Great mower in all respects. Clutch is a little awkward at first when compared to a hand later like a motorcycle.

Only real criticism is the ledge that catches grass where the bagger attaches.

Have used a Honda powered mower for nearly 15 years without any problems. This product is well worth the premium
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
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Rick P.
Voorheesville, NY
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Power Drive Problem
I had two Honda mowers with power drives. I wish I could say mine was 20 years old or still working, both units power drives have failed in 10 Years. The dealers service department has not seen that the power drive on units being a issue. When I purchased the second unit thought that perhaps the first unit was something not common with Honda. However, since it has happened on the second unit I'm not so sure if it is that uncommon for Honda lawn mowers. Once just a fluke but twice!!! I have... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Features
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
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10
Lance W.
Solon Springs, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/12/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Like all the reviews about Honda mower. You get what you pay for. This mower should last many years.
Lance Recommends This Honda Mower
Lance's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipping was fast, easy to set up mower. Runs like a watch."
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10
Michael M.
Altoona, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/19/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bad Ass!
This mower does it all! Man I had a high end Husqvarna for 10 years prior that the self propel went out on so I was in the market. I always heard the talk about Honda and how great the mowers were. Well they live up to it big time. This baby started the very first pull!!!!

This machine runs itself. Got to love being able to let the mower run while you pick up freaking toys in the yard. If you're a father you know what I'm talking about. Notice I haven't even talked about the grass. more
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast fast fast and free free free on shipping! Way cheaper than my local John Deere dealer. No sales tax either."
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Nicholas A.
Stoughton, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/10/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Blade Clutch Brake
The action of the yellow button is cause for some frustration. Hard to engage. Sometimes have to activate it three to four times. If I did it again, I'd prefer a model with out this feature.
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Thomas K.
Hayward, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/29/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Put The Snapper To Pasture
After living with poor mulching from my snapper mower, I put it to pasture and am really happy with the quality of cut this Honda provides.
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick delivery and everything as promised."
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Barbara B.
Norton, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/18/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
This is one of the best mowers I have ever owned. It is so easy to handle, and I love having the bagger attached because it makes my yard look like a golf course. It is self propelled and so easy to operate!
Barbara Recommends This Honda Mower
Barbara's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"This mower is just awesome, and I would highly recommend anyone considering buying a really good reliable mower, this is the mower for you."
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John R.
Brooklyn, NY
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
"cutting Grass In Ireland"
I, as a salesman, hunted down the best mower I could find for one of my customers who has since moved back home. Well since it rains in Ireland every day, cutting the grass can happen 2 to 3 times a week and the Honda HRX217HYA handles it with no problem, even in wet tall grass.

P.S. the customer is thrilled

Thank You Honda
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Curt O.
Shakopee, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/11/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Quality
Replaced an Ariens mower, so I expected quality and got it. Fastest, easiest start I have ever seen. Mower is a little heavier than I was used to, but the auto drive makes up for it. All the features work perfectly, and show machining quality.

Mulching is so fine you can't even tell you mowed. Also don't have to empty the bag as often if you bag. Seems to use a little more fuel than my Ariens, but not a big deal. Bagger goes on and off so so easily, love that Honda!
Curt Recommends This Honda Mower
Curt's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to order. Great communication. Fastest shipping I have ever see."
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