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Honda HRX217HZA (21") 186cc Self-Propelled Electric Start Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch

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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 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

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


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Model
  Model Number:HRX217HZA
 UPC:786102002653
 ManufacturerHonda
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 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
Overview
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 Weight98 Lbs. (44.45 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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  6 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 the battery recharge from the engine, or does it have to be plugged into the charger often?
by Mike Barry from Nebraska on April 02, 2016

A: Mike - the battery for the electric starter on the Honda HRX217HZA needs to be plugged in to recharge. The mower comes with the battery charger.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I am trying to decide between a Honda with electric start, and a Honda with both the blade stop and electric start. If I only get the electric start and have lots of start/stops will I wear that part out if I have 10 or more start/stops each time I mow? If that is not a problem, is there still an advantage to having the blade stop and keeping the mower running? Thanks!
by Dan Baker from Washington on March 20, 2016

A: Dan - if you anticipate starting and stopping the engine as many as 10 times each time you mow, then I would definitely recommend the HRX217HZA model with the blade stop feature. You will increase the lift expectancy of the on-board battery and the starter significantly by going with the blade stop model and not making all those starts and stops on your engine each time you mow.
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: 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
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (15)
Features (14)
Easy To Use (11)
Reliable (10)
Durable (8)
Cons
Expensive (12)
Heavy (6)
Packaging (3)
Factory Quality Control (1)
Awkward Turning Ratio (1)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Damon C.
Granada Hills, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/3/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Electric Start Is A Must Have!
I forgot to mention in my previous review/post that having the electric start and self-propulsion are a huge benefit and one of the strongest selling points of this particular Honda lawn mower model HRX217HZA.

I have back injuries and both of my shoulders are damaged from years of physical labor so buying a new mower without electric start and self-propulsion was not an option for me. I'm sure there are many other consumers out there who have issues with starting a lawn mower with a pull... more
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Pros: High Quality, Features, Reliable, Quiet
Damon Recommends This Honda Mower
Damon's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great website, great staff!"
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Chester Burdette
Charleston, WV
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/11/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Had To Pay 33.00
The blade stop lever was assembled wrong. Had to take it to a shop and pay bench fee. It works well now, but I don't think quality control was too good.
Pros: Features
Cons: Expensive, Asseembled Incorrectly
Chester Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Chester,
If there was an issue with the assembly of this item and it was set up incorrectly by the manufacturer, please feel free to send us a copy of the receipt and we would be happy to reimburse you the charge, as this should have been corrected under warranty.
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Chester's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It wasn't assembled correctly, but that was not your fault. Service was excellent."
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Damon C.
Granada Hills, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/3/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Worth It
As the adage goes, "you get what you pay for"–this applies to the Honda HRX217HZA. I ordered this mower on a Sunday and received it the following Friday morning. The box was new, in great shape, and did not appear to have been "torn up" in shipping. The shipping was free and I have no complaints.

The mower is very easy to assemble and operate. Unexpectedly, this mower started the first time with the electric start! How cool! I was impressed.
My last mower was... more
Damon Recommends This Honda Mower
Damon's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The website is very easy to navigate and ordering was very straight forward. I received my shipment from FedEx with the mower in its original box–in great shape and with nothing missing."
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Miriam C.
Columbia, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/12/16
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower And Great Service
The battery start is great and worked first time. Did not need to use the recoil starter. Self propelled is great and extremely fast at highest setting. No throttling of drive clutch necessary.
Kinda expensive but it has everything. First mower with blade stop and love it.
Mine arrived with a disconnected drive clutch cable but I figured that out and had it working in about 3 minutes.
Delivered in 2 days but oil container had leaked. Fedex delivered it standing on end which probably... more
Miriam Recommends This Honda Mower
Miriam's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Absolutely the best. Fast delivery and fast resolution to a problem."
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Tom H.
Kennewick, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/1/16
REVIEWED
APR.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Love this mower - easy start, mows beautifully - nice and even. My son doesn't like the handle b/c he can't hold his hands wider on it, but I have no problem with it Very pleased with the mower
Tom Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jimmie J.
Bloomington, IN
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
19 Years Strong
I bought my honda 19 years ago and I certainly have had good luck. I am now going to buy the ha model with electric start since I am now 74 years old.
Jimmie Recommends This Honda Mower
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Steve B.
Youngstown, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/14/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Bagging Vs Mulching Settings
I had been using a Toro Personal Pace for 15 years and was happy with it, but it just got old. Since this will be my last purchase, I wanted it to be the best. After lots of research, I chose this model, based primarily on reviews.

First observation: it is heavy, but probably no big deal since it is self propelled. My issue here is that my yard is a little chopped up with lots of trees, beds and turns so, due to the weight of the mower, maneuverability is more difficult than my old... more
Steve Recommends This Honda Mower
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Alexander G.
Marietta, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/19/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Is The Best
First of all, this is an amazing mower. However, Honda is an even better company. I messed up when I first used the mower – I did not put in nearly enough engine oil even though the instructions clearly told me how much to put in. Ultimately, I see seized the engine. However, Honda responded by replacing the engine under warranty no questions asked – they simply stated that they wanted me to be a Honda customer for life. They accomplished that. Not only is this a great mower which makes... more
Alexander Recommends This Honda Mower
Alexander's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowersdirect.com is an outstanding organization - they have great prices, great products and free shipping on top of that. Also, their customer service is outstanding. Not only do they have great prices, great products and free shipping on top of that. Also, their customer service is outstanding. I will only purchase outdoor equipment from mowersdirect.com."
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Jeremy R.
Woodbury, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth Your Time And Money!
I’m a frequent online shopper, but was still hesitant ordering something this expensive from a company I never heard of. Anyway, looked through all their reviews and finally pulled the trigger on this Honda HRX217HZA. My purchase from Mowers Direct was perfect and cheaper than buying it locally.

The shipping was also super fast via FedEx. In regards to the mower, this thing is worth the cash and run/cuts like a dream!!! I researched this mower for two months and I don’t think anything... more
Jeremy Recommends This Honda Mower
Jeremy's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I’m a frequent online shopper, but was still hesitant ordering something this expensive from a company I never heard of. Anyway, looked through all their reviews and finally pulled the trigger on this Honda HRX217HZA. My purchase from Mowers Direct was perfect and cheaper than buying it locally. The shipping was also super fast via FedEx."
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Johnny M.
Carrollton, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/1/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Design - Well Executed
I have a two acre lawn that I cut myself and have done so for the last ten years. I wanted a top notch walk-behind mower because I want the exercise, but not the hassle of a mower that gives trouble. This has been the perfect mower for me.

Here are the reasons:

Trouble free electric start
Powerful dependable Honda motor
Mulch or Bag flexibility
Sturdy composite deck
Infinitely adjustable speed hydro-static drive with clutch
Blade has a clutch and brake
Great warranty

This is... more
Johnny Recommends This Honda Mower
Johnny's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great price, no tax, and free shipping. Arrived on time in perfect condition. Can't ask for more than that."
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Daniel R.
Palos Hills, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/20/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dan, Palos Hills, Il.
Excellent lawn mower, easy to use, powerful and cuts very good whether you mulch or bag it, it works great.

I would buy it again. Don't let the cost turn you away. It is well worth it.
Daniel Recommends This Honda Mower
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