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Honda HRX217HYA (21") 190cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch

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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 (29)
Reliable (23)
Features (20)
High Quality (18)
I'd Buy It Again (18)
Cons
Expensive (28)
Heavy (13)
Unreliable (4)
Packaging (2)
Durability (2)
89% 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
9244 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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27057
Harmonik
Total Helpful Votes
121 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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12114
Lon H.
Willmar, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/15
Total Helpful Votes
16 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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John M.
Eagle Harbor, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/21/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Absolutely Unbelievable...
I ordered the mower at 3:00 PM Sunday afternoon. It arrived in Keweenaw Peninsula Tuesday at 3:00 PM. Unbelievable shipping speed... Way to go Mowers Direct... Does not get any better.

Now for the Mower... This mower is without a doubt the best mower available on the market. Powerful engine that never bogs down when mulching. Hydrostatic drive for super speed control. Easy empty bagger without shutting off the mower... No need for electric start - it starts on the first pull out of... more
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Edward C.
Jeffersonville, VT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/29/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Quality
Overall a well built mower. Takes about a half a pull to start. One nice thing about the blade brake - you're not turning the blade when starting the motor - easier pull. Seems well executed. I use it strictly as a mulcher on about 1 acre, about 2 hours to mow weekly. Trots along at about 3mph or just above. We have pretty thick grass, it's been moist and warm so the grass grows pretty fast.

I was skeptical of the rear drive but no worries, it goes, and turns easily. No issues with the... more
Edward Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Edward,
We are thrilled you are having such a great experience with your new Honda. Since you own an HRX model, your mower is equipped with the Clip Director. It is a great little device which allows you to easily switch over from bagging to mulching and vice versa. One thing I would suggest with having to deal with thicker grass is to move the Clip Direct over to the middle so it will bag a little as well as continue to mulch. This will help alleviate the excess grass under the deck and then you should not have an issue stalling moving forward.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to call us.
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Edward's Experience With Mowers Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped promptly, arrived undamaged."
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Calvin N.
Lemmon, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/20/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ubelieveable!!!
This is a great lawnmower!!!

I didn't read the directions and it started on the first pull!!!

This is the world's greatest lawnmower!!!

Everything worked as advertised!!!

It's very quiet and it uses very little gas!!!

All you have to do is be smart enough to pour in the oil that comes with it!!!
Calvin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Randall C.
Seneca, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/6/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Best Machine
I owned and operated the earlier version of this same mower in an environment requiring 2.5 operating hours per week for 8 months per year for more than 10 years without any mechanical failure. The transmission eventually failed, no one knew how to fix it, hence the new model.

The new model was delivered to my door, I assembled the few parts, filled the required oil and fuel, pulled the starting rope ONE TIME and it ran perfectly! The new machine clutch for blade action is unnecessarily... more
Randall Recommends This Honda Mower
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Spectrum G.
Stevensville, MT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/29/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
In Heaven!
Nothing is better than a Honda product! However, let's see how the plastic deck holds up over the years. Also, received my mower and the packed oil bottle opened and dumped all over the mower and instruction manual.
Spectrum Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Spectrum,
We are sorry to hear about the open bottle of oil and the mess it caused. If you need a replacement manual, please let us know and we would be happy to send you one. We also have these listed for quick download if you would prefer to do that. Either way, we are happy to assist in any way we can. 800-710-7499
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John P.
King George, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/23/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Difficult To Adjust Mowing Height
I found it almost impossible to adjust the mowing height with the back lever all the way back which is how I received it. The only way I found to adjust the height was to put a board under the back wheels so there was no weight on the wheels. I later found that slightly tilting the mover to one side also worked - I did not find these instructions in the manual. Also it is hard to tell when the tank is almost full - hope it does not hurt to fill it all the way.

Other than the above the mower... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Bad Instructions, Packaging
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Stan K.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/29/14
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's A Beast!!
Thanks Mowers Direct.

I wanted a torque machine that would drag me kicking and screaming across the yard. The Honda meets that need with a wide range of rear wheel speeds. The twin blades turns grass clippings practically into dust to organically feed the lawn.

Great service from Mowers Direct. You just can't beat competitive pricing, tax free, and fast two-day shipping. Will recommend Mowers Direct to family and friends...Five Stars across the board!!!
Stan Recommends This Honda Mower
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161
Hal C.
Austin, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/5/14
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I bought this mower to mow about 1/2 acre of grass on a hilly lot. It was delivered as promised and was easy to set up. Within 15 minutes of unboxing the mower, I was cutting the grass. It started the first pull and was ready to go.

I used both the bag and mulch features. It mulches so well, I couldn't see any clippings. I use the 100% mulch all the time now. It is easy to maneuver around beds and easily handles hills.

It is a great mower and I would recommend it. It is more... more
Hal Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jeff Fox
Victoria, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/31/15
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Legend Continues...
Had a Honda commercial mower for about 16 years. I thought it was a good mower. Just turned it over to my son when he purchased a new home. It still runs and performs very well. I bought the new HRX217HYA and used it for the first time today.

Full mulch setting tackled 5 - 6" tall St Augustine. The Honda handled it flawlessly. No clumping, very strong and efficient mulching. By the way, it started on the first pull after a quick set up out of the box. Great mower, quick shipping. All... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Jeff Recommends This Honda Mower
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