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Honda HRX217HZA (21") 190cc Self-Propelled Electric Start 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
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Premium Honda GCV190 OHV 190cc 4-Cycle Engine
Longer engine life, powerful and easy to start

Electric Start w/ Advanced Cyclon Battery Technology
On-board battery allows up to 300 starts between charges

Hydrostatic Cruise Control Transmission
Allows infinitely variable, self-propelled speed settings

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
Quick Release 3-Position Handle

5-Year Residential Warranty/ 90-Day Commercial Warranty


Model
  Model Number:HRX217HZA
 UPC:786102002653
 ManufacturerHonda
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 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
Overview
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 Weight98 Lbs. (44.45 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
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  2 Questions
Q: Does this mower have a pull cord in the event that the battery stops working?
by Jim from New Jersey on July 07, 2013

A: Jim - yes, all of the Honda HRX series mowers, including the HRX217HZA, have a recoil start (rope pull start) option on the top of the engine.
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 HRX217HZA 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
Mulches Well (1)
High Quality (11)
Easy To Use (9)
Durable (8)
Features (8)
Cons
Expensive (10)
Heavy (5)
Durability (1)
Unreliable (1)
Packaging (1)
74% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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George S.
Inverness, FL
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Have Bought Two Of These
We had one of these mowers in Illinois and then lived in a motorhome full-time for 3 years. I sold the Honda mower before we jumped on the bus. We bought a new home in 2012 and needed a lawn mower. I was so pleased with the Honda HRX217HZA that I bought another one.

I don't think there is a perfect lawn mower made, but this is the best one I have ever owned. It starts every time. I like the double blades. Having two blades means that the grass is cut into smaller pieces and is easier... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Quiet, Reliable
George Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bill F.
Burlington, WI
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
3x Your Out !
Well, I am starting my second summer with this mower in the shop again. Will not start when it is cold. Had to spray starting fluid in the air intake to get it going. Once warmed up it is OK.

Took the mower again to the authorized Honda Service Center for the 4th time on the same problem. Told them to put a new carb on it but they refused and said it needed a new automatic choke assembly.

Been a week now and still no word nor will the service center even return my call. I am... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Bill Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Donald R.
Germantown, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/1/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Jury Is Out:
This is my second Honda mower first one (HR215) is still going strong after 18 years, but with a minor issue in the differential. We decided to get a new one with all the new technology. It came in very quickly, unpacked it, oiled and gassed it, put the bag together no battery power. Started instantly with the rope. Next day, mowed the lawn with no issue, love the new blade design and mulch adjustment. (Battery charged in that hour and a half.) Week later, began the second mowing after... more
Donald Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Donald,
Donald,

If you proceed to have issues, please give us a call, we would be more than happy to offer any assistance possible with this situation.
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William K.
Fair Lawn, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/22/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's A Shame Honda Discontinued This Model.
I needed a self start, self propelled mower for my small lot. My arthritis now prohibits me from the pull-starters, and the new Honda fills the bill. The full mulch also meas no trips to the compost pile with full bags of clippings. All in all, lawn looks great in less time and less effort. win-win.
Best part of ownership so far - unpacking, setting-up, turning the key, and having the mower start by itself - nice.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
William Recommends This Honda Mower
William Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No fuss, no muss. Great customer service communication. Prices were 10-20% below so-called discount "master" catalogs."
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Joseph B.
Olney, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/1/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Honda I Ever Bought
Very nice, a little heavy but you get use to it. I will say it's the best Honda I every bought. Shipping was very fast good job guys.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Quiet
Cons: Heavy
Joseph Recommends This Honda Mower
Joseph's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Nothing but good things"
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Brad B.
Fife, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Little Pricy
Finally a mower that works in NW rain. Would definitely recommend although a little pricy. A little cheaper here than locally because of tax, but not much.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Brad Recommends This Honda Mower
Brad's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Have not needed to contact but sales and shipping great."
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Robert Z.
Alpharetta, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/6/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lifetime Honda Landscape Customer
This mower replaced my 20+ year old HRB215. What a difference in the maneuverability. You would never know this mower is about 95#.

The built-in bag/mulch feature is clever and beyond useful depending on your fertilizer schedule and weather conditions.

Electric start is a dream come true. No more worries about straining an aging back. A must for anyone with back issues or typically over 50.

The quad cut technology provides a cut that rivals my True-Cut reel mower. Since buying the... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Features, Durable
Cons: None
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
Robert's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"MD is the only online retailer for my power equipment needs. Although this was my first, it will certainly not be my last experience with them. Their staff - Exceptional and real people, WITHOUT the attitude. They truly want to help you make the right decision. Shipping - Quite simply flawless. Fast and arrived without any issue. Communication - Excellent and appropriate - not over-using my email for spam level communication. Their Products - A full spectrum of power related equipment for any budget. If you can't find it at MD you probably don't want it. A delighted customer."
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Thomas H.
Lexington, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/12/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Mower
Only downsides so far is gas tank not large enough to do my lawn without refill. I do not have a huge yard, and my previous mowers never needed a refill to finish job. Also, the battery for the electric start is not very powerful. Had to use the pull cord twice to start it out of the first four times I used it. Granted it pull starts easy, but that might not be the case after several years. Plus the fact that it does not come with a plug in battery charger to keep the battery at full... more
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
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John F.
Brooklyn Park, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/5/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower Ever
Shipped very fast! Excellent mower. No issues or regrets. It is expensive but worth it in my opinion. Plenty of power to mow tall weeds. So far I am impressed with Honda's engineering and design.
You wont be disappointed.
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joe K.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/7/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Could Not Have Been Easier!!!
The price for this mower is pretty much the same wherever you go. But I saved on shipping and I saved on those damn taxes! I ordered it on Monday and it was delivered on Tuesday. I didn't have to put up with obnoxious salesmen, did the research myself.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Features, Price
Joe Recommends This Honda Mower
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Larry B.
Middleton, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/20/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I have mowed a large lawn 8 times since getting this mower. Besides the obvious quality, this mower does a beautiful job of cutting smoothly and evenly. Mulching the grass is the way to go. Highly recommend.

P.S. My wife painted the the wheel-adjustment numbers white on the rear wheels, as it is hard to read the numbers without the white.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Larry Recommends This Honda Mower
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