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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
Flat Terrain
Flat
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
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 (54)
High Quality (41)
Features (37)
Reliable (35)
I'd Buy It Again (35)
Cons
Expensive (49)
Heavy (22)
None (10)
Unreliable (7)
Durability (6)
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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71
John
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Bad Carburetors & Poor Customer Service.
I will not buy another Honda product. I purchased my Honda HRX2175HYA in March of 2015 used it for one season with no problem. This year I used it until July when I went on vacation for two weeks and it sat in the shed. When I came home, I started it and the throttle was surging up and down. So I call my Honda dealer (not worried because it has a Five year warranty) and explained the problem. He immediately told me it will need a new carburetor and that Honda will not cover it under warranty... more
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82
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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Tp
Sioux Falls, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/2/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Excellence
Starts easily. Runs strong. Drive/blade system easy to get used to using. Buy once/cry once.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Quiet
Tp Recommends This Honda Mower
Tp's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast, free shipping."
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Longgrass
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/24/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Never, Ever Again Honda
What a complete disappointment and an expensive one at that. This is the second lawnmower I have purchased. First one was a Yard-Man 14 years ago and the B&S engine still runs great but unfortunately the transmission is kaput. So after reading tons of reviews and looking at the Honda's at HD, I decided to upgrade. What a mistake. Read the manual, watched all the videos on Honda's site and then carefully unboxed the mower.

Got to the point where I gassed it up and opened the fuel valve.... more
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Longgrass,
We apologize for the issues with your Honda mower. We would advise reaching out to Honda directly at (770) 497-6400 if problems continue to exist with the local service centers and or repair issues. If the issues do not get resolved, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will reach out to Honda directly on your behalf.

Thank you
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Otto G.
Glenwood Springs, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mixed Feelings
Like that it starts on first pull so far but have only used it three times.

Like the mulching feature and the ease with which to adjust the settings.

Like the way the grass looks after cutting.

Do not like the length of the handle. It is too long for easy maneuvering in tight places.

Do not like that you cannot pull the mower backwards without lifting the rear wheels off the ground because of the rubber flap in back of the mower.

The mower engagement bar and clutch bar are... more
Pros: Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Difficult To Use
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Nathan P.
Austin, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/5/16
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy
First off, it came in the box with free shipping and only took three working days to get to me. That's awesome. Also, only took about ten minutes to put together and requires no tools.

About the mower... This is by far the best mower I've ever had and it's well worth the money. It mulches the grass very finely and I really like the rear discharge with the guard. This Honda doesn't quite pick up leaves like some of the review said it would but after a few mows the leaves will disappear (from... more
Nathan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Eric O.
Selah, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/18/16
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Does The Job
My normal mowing time is cut in half - due mostly to the powerful engine (with the double blade!) and the fact that I don't have to shut the mower off when emptying the bag. The multiple speeds are great, the bag empties quite quickly and easily. It's heavy, yet stable and easy to push when out of gear. I mowed my elderly parents lawn the other day (they had let it get about 10 inches high).

I set the blade height to 2 and 1/2 and it sailed thru it. I then set the blade to my usual 1 and... more
Eric Recommends This Honda Mower
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40
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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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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Alma S.
Apple Valley, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/16
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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