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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
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)
Deck 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
Product Length
64.5 Inches
Product Width
23.0 Inches
Product Height
40.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
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 (50)
High Quality (38)
Features (35)
Reliable (33)
I'd Buy It Again (33)
Cons
Expensive (45)
Heavy (22)
None (7)
Unreliable (6)
Durability (3)
90% 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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Robert C.
Metamora, MI
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
One Speed - Fast
Purchased one, returned, purchased a second to replace the first - same problem. Turning the speed dial does not change the speed until you get to the very slow region - at that point, the mower will not pull itself up any grade of hill. You have to push it on flat to get it moving, only to have it go full speed.
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Dj C.
Hermitage, TN
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Tall Person Mower Or Self Propelled Mower Period!
I've owned this mower for three years. At 6'5" it was the only mower I can actually adjust the handle at a comfortable height. The slightly less expensive mower won't go higher. I find the blade engagement and self propelled hydro attic system very easy to control the speed from snail pace to a fast walk. Most the time I don't use the speed adjustment at all. The lever on the handle allows full articulation of different speeds.

The bigger wheels also make a noticeable difference on... more
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Dj Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joel
Harlingen, TX
REVIEWED
SEP.
17
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Very Hard To Control Speed After Using Toro For Years
I must start by telling you I'm comparing this to a top of the line Toro with the "Personal Pace" system.

Then I purchased Honda after my Toro was stolen (after 8 years of service), and I've always liked Honda and it had a couple of features I liked.

The Honda motor is superb. The cut quality is excellent. The hydrostatic transmission seems good.

The worst part of this mower is the design of the blade clutch and transmission drive lever. On the Toro, you push lightly to... more
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10
Jimmy C.
Benton, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/26/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower, Except........
Everything is Honda engineering except the cluster **** of controls. The old thumb drive on the cheaper models would have made this a five star mower. In it's current configuration only four stars.
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Philip P.
Milford, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/30/16
Total Reviews
7 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I finally got tired of my old Craftsman mower breaking and not starting. I was going to buy a Honda the last time but it was too expensive. Still very expensive.

It starts well and does take some getting used to. Very self-propelled. Blade clutch works nice and clutch for self propelled works well. Cuts nicely without any effort. Glad I spent the bucks.
Philip Recommends This Honda Mower
Philip's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped promptly and arrived at the door in good shape."
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Glenn F.
Ponchatoula, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/23/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love To Cut My Grass
Call me weird, but I love to cut my grass. This is my third Honda, got 16 years out of my 1st and found them to be high quality and worth the money, mower cranks up 1st pull every time. Love the blade brake clutch, to me safety is worth the extra $.

Mowers Direct had the best price, no tax, free shipping, and delivered in 3 Days. Amazing customer service. They send email updates so you know every stage of your order.

Website is very helpful when drilling down to features and customer... more
Glenn Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Glenn,
Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We're happy to see shoppers offering first-hand experience for other online shoppers to see, and we look forward to helping you with your future power equipment needs.
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Tim A.
Macomb, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Full Review
All in all its a great lawnmower and I don't regret purchasing it one bit. The hydrostatic trans is nice, and I have gotten used to shifting it on the fly when going around corners or landscaping. The large bag is both a pro and a con. I like how much it can hold, however, it makes it a PITA to empty into a paper lawn bag. I bought the lawn chute that you see for sale, and it seems to have solved the issue, however I hate having to put it in every bag. The overall build feels very sturdy and I... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Tim Recommends This Honda Mower
Tim's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I love the site. I will be using you guys again. The price on my mower was great, and it arrived next day. I couldn't ask for more."
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Dennis
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/21/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Had Problems Right Out Of The Box
Took the mower out of the box and after adding the oil and fuel it started up right away which was great but....the blade control lever wouldn't engage and therefore I couldn't cut the grass. Called Honda customer service and the rep wasn't much help (didn't even suggest a possible fix that was found on Honda's site thru Google). All he did was tell me to take it to nearest Honda repair shop. Not what I expected for a brand new $700 mower.

I don't have a vehicle that's suited for stuffing... more
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Roberts B.
Monroe, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/18/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Impressions Of Honda Hrx Mower
I have wanted to upgrade to a Honda mower for a very long time. My new lawn and landscaping gave me the perfect excuse.
I am suprised at the weight of the machine, it's resistance to the idea of being pulled backwards, and the challenges of maneuvering the machine. It's heavy, not nimble, and serious.

If you want to mow a large area that allows for gradual turns, this is the machine for you. If your mowing has a lot of 90 degree turns, or a lot of bushes you want to stitch around, you... more
Roberts Recommends This Honda Mower
Roberts's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Just the best."
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Scott
Oswego, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/6/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Hrx217hya
I love the way this mower cuts the grass and mulches the leaves, It's like a vacuum! There are a couple of areas that need improvement. First, is the way that you have to hold on to the handles in order for it to move , it's awkward. It takes some getting use to. My wife complains about it as well and she has been doing most of the mowing this year.

Another thing she noticed is that when emptying the grass clippings/ leaves into a Lawn paper bag that the Honda's bag is too wide and the... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Needs Some Tweeking See Review
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
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