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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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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
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (41)
Features (30)
Reliable (29)
High Quality (28)
I'd Buy It Again (25)
Cons
Expensive (38)
Heavy (17)
None (6)
Unreliable (6)
Durability (3)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Total Reviews
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
11478 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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33369
Harmonik
Total Helpful Votes
133 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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13316
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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Paul S.
St. Petersburg, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Expectations Exceeded.....
Wow, what a difference a well-engineered machine makes! I wish I had chosen the Honda 3 years ago when I bought the Toro. While the Toro is a 'good' machine, the Honda rises far above. I have relegated the Toro to alley and under-the-hedges mowing. The Honda is a bit heavier, but the drive mechanism is very well-suited for maneuverability.

My main complaint with the Toro is the wheel height adjusters they are weak and do not hold the height setting. Not so with the Honda the clamps are of... more
Pros: Features, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Cons: None
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
Paul's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"As a general rule, I do not make recommendations, but I would recommend the Honda."
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Ronald B.
Woodinville, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rating: 5 Star
People in my neighborhood are wondering how I can mow my 18,000 square foot lawn by walking beside the mower and with only one hand on the controls.
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jonathan H.
Edmonds, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/12/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower Ever
I've always had Honda mowers for the quality of the engine. Had my last one for 10+ years and the engine still runs great. My deck finally rusted out and as old as it is could not buy a replacement.

With the new composite deck this one should last a long long time. The best part is Honda covers the deck for life against warping and cracks.
Jonathan Recommends This Honda Mower
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David P.
Roseville, MI
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Worth It.
I bought this mower less than a month ago and have regretted it since the moment. This is the worst mulching mower you could possibly get and your going to have to clean out the deck half way through every cut or it fills up with grass.

I told Honda my story about how I saved up fort this mower for a long time to get it going to stay a company and how it ruined my chances of doing that this year and instead of helping me they tried taking away my warranty.

Make sure to read the owners... more
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Bruce S.
Stroudsburg, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/15/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
I recently sold my old Honda HR-215. The HR-215 was over 20 years old. I decided to buy this model. It arrived undamaged in the box. It was easy to unpack. I added oil and fuel. It started with one pull.

This mower is exactly what the descriptions described. Easy to use, and it runs quieter than my old model. I purchased this model to eliminate bagging.
Bruce Recommends This Honda Mower
Bruce's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent company to deal with!"
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Morris C.
Kokomo, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
2nd One
Had my parents buy one . This mower is headd and shoulders above a toro clutch blade and it's a very good mower. Previous mower. Bagging system sold me and no priming the motor. Just pull the rope and go. FANTASTIC MOWER
Morris Recommends This Honda Mower
Morris's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped same day. 50 dollars less than local dealer and no sales tax. What is not to like."
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Nazar S.
Elkhorn, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/11/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not So Great.
Bought this mower last fall from Mowers Direct. Great service and shipping. Used it twice in the fall. Worked great for leaves pickup, there was not much grass cutting. This spring was time for buyers regret. At the start of the spring changed the oil, sharpened the blades and was exited to experience all the great things that were supposed to happen. Start was good - first pull.....and this was it for good experience.

To make long story short: if you dont want to see hundreds of single... more
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Cary N.
Accokeek, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Beast
Amazing mower. Just what I was looking for. Very reliable.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Cary Recommends This Honda Mower
Cary's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Good service"
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Glenn F.
Mount Joy, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/6/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Honda Is Awesome
Mower arrived in 4 days after purchase. Unboxing and assembling was easy. Mower started on 2nd pull, and we were off and mowing. Little bit of a learning curve with it, but no problems. When using the bagger it gets a little heavy on the rear, and the mower will wheelie on you.

Love being able to let it idle when you move something or remove the bagger. Might be a little to complicated for some wives (bars, buttons and levers) but this is more of a machine than a mower. Would definitely... more
Glenn Recommends This Honda Mower
Glenn's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good guys to deal with. No problems at all."
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