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

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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 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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Model
  Model Number:HRX217HYA
 UPC:786102002226
 ManufacturerHonda
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC186 cc
 Torque8.3 ft-lbs Net Torque
 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)
 Dimensions64.5L x 23.0W x 40.0H
(163.83 x 58.42 x 101.60 cm)
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
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  3 Questions
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
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (45)
High Quality (33)
Features (31)
Reliable (31)
I'd Buy It Again (28)
Cons
Expensive (41)
Heavy (18)
Unreliable (6)
None (6)
Difficult To Use (3)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
11782 Helpful Votes
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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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34170
Harmonik
Total Helpful Votes
135 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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13516
Rick P.
Voorheesville, NY
Most Helpful Critical Review
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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Adrian M.
Grove City, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/19/16
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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Clayton S.
Palmyra, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/31/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Dream Machine
I love the way it starts and the way it mows. This is the fourth Honda mower I have owned, and it is the best. I like the hydro-static the best. Definitely worth paying the extra money!
Clayton Recommends This Honda Mower
Clayton's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Mower was promised delivery on a certain day, but it did not make it until the next day. 36 hours shipping from Chicago to Harrisburg. Must have put it on the rail."
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Michael A.
Drums, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/30/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Grass Never Looked Better
I bought this mower basically to trim around the yard so I can cut with my garden tractor and not cut into my flower beds and hit the trees. I set the selector to mulch half and bag the rest just to see how it worked. I adjusted the height to match the tractor and did the trimming. Nothing great I thought, it cut the grass.

Then I cut the rest with the tractor which has mulching blades. When I was done I noticed the that the grass left behind from the tractor didn't look as good as where I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Wish It Had 1 Handle Height Adjustment
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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Paul C.
Rockypoint, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/29/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower
Great mower true Honda quality cuts the thickest grass wet without any bogging, and bags very nice
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
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Thomas F.
Erie, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Miss My Old Lawnboy
While the Honda is very reliable, it lacks the power of my two-cycle Lawnboy. Both mowers had the same feature (rear bagger and mulcher), but the Lawnboy had a better design bag mounting arrangement and would pick up leaves and small twigs better.

It was also lighter and more manageable around plants, trees and bushes. I also find the blade clutch a bother - one has to grasp two clutches all the time.

I am sure the Honda is a fine machine, but, for the price, nothing amazing.
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Nothing wrong with this vendor. However, it did take them several days to ship. Considering my address is within 500 miles of the vendor, it could have arrived sooner."
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Andrew O.
Auburn, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/24/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Have Ever Bought!
This Honda out performs any mower by far. I especially love how well it mulches. There are NO clumps left behind even when used on taller grass. The hydro-static drive is smooth and easy to use.

Ball bearings on all four wheels, fuel shut off, automatic choke, blade clutch and engine throttle are specific features I looked for when comparing mowers. This mower is well worth the money. You can't beat Honda products.Time to give away my four year old Toro which doesn't compare!
Andrew Recommends This Honda Mower
Andrew's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered this product on a Monday and received it Thursday with no shipping charge."
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Sebastian Famularo
Phillipsburg, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx Series Lawn Mower Plus More You'll Ever Buy Exclamatio
When I receive my Honda hrx Series lawn mower I couldn't wait to use it I was very ecstatic about it I finally got the opportunity to use the mower and I did everything I was supposed to do all I can say it's a great outstanding mower very highly recommended I believe that my heart truly that it is so much more than I will ever need I've also discovered that Snapper mowers no longer offer a lifetime guarantee on the deck the only company that does that is Honda so even though it is a little... more
Sebastian Recommends This Honda Mower
Sebastian's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I would definitely buy again from Mowers Direct. They're a great company to work with, and yes I would definitely recommend this mower to a friend or anybody else looking to buy a mower for the first time."
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Bryan
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/24/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Solid Mower, Few Flaws
Pros:

Power of this machine is top notch. In some very tall, long-overdue-for-a-mowing grass that was damp, the mower didn't so much as whimper, where my previous motor with a similarly rated Briggs and Stratton mower would stall.

Durability is solid. Everything on it has a very positive feel. So much so, that the deck height adjusters on the corners can be a bit of a bear to adjust, though I suspect they'll wear in some.

The easy-fold storage is tremendous. This isn't a small... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Powerful
Cons: Ergonomics
Bryan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mick T.
North Platte, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/21/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mick
Cuts very well. Its a little too heavy for maneuvering around the many trees in my yard. Also the throttle and pace control gets snagged up on low tree branches and bushes and will shut the motor down. I love the mulch control.
Mick Recommends This Honda Mower
Mick's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Can't go wrong.save money by not paying taxes as well as being cheaper than any where else I could find."
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